Pets can be easily injured in summers from such elements like heat and insects. To stay prepared and aware of these injuries, check out this nifty infographic for more information.
Pack up your treats, collars and leashes! On August 21st, dogIDs will move into a new office space located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.
The pack is ready for our next adventure and we are very excited for our new space. Here are a few things we are looking forward to:
Take a look at our new space or swing by for a visit if you are ever in Fargo!
503 7th St N Suite 001
Fargo ND 58102
– The dogIDs Pack
When a dog marks, he (or she) is leaving small amounts of urine around, usually to let others know that he was there. It makes sense in the animal world, but obviously it’s not something most of us want to allow in our homes or even in certain parts of the yard.
So, if you have a dog who marks or pees on things in the home, here are some tips on how to end this annoying behavior.
My mutt Ace is a big, drooly black Lab mix with long legs and a blocky head.
Most people think he’s some sort of great dane or hound mix, but all his mixed-breed DNA test could tell me was “50 percent Labrador.”
When I adopted my dog, I wasn’t set on any particular breed or mixed breed, but I did know I wanted to adopt a dog in need.
This allowed me to choose a dog based on personality, temperament and energy vs. the dog’s appearance, which is the best advice I can give anyone when choosing a dog.
I have to admit, I will have a much harder time ignoring a dog’s appearance the next time I head out to adopt. Like most of us, I’m now drawn to all the dogs that look like my current dog – the big, shorthaired, black dogs.
And while I love purebred dogs, mutts will always be special because of my first dog Ace.
In my opinion, here are some of the perks to owning a mutt:
There isn’t much more heart-breaking, or endearing for that matter, than a disabled animal facing physical limitations. Many still have a can-do attitude and simply need a little help getting around or returning to a somewhat normal lifestyle. For some, it’s a temporary need to help them recover post-surgery or injury as they heal. For others, they need a permanent solution.
Enter doggie wheelchairs.
Just like for humans, dog wheelchairs enable pets to be able to walk easier and ease stress on their body. They can take some getting used to at first, but before long, they’ll learn how to adapt. Dogs are smart creatures, after all. There are lots of success stories out there. [Read more…]