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5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog More Active

5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog More Active

If you have a senior dog, you might have noticed he’s having a harder time keeping up while walking or running. Or maybe he’s stiff and sore after playing at the park, chasing a ball or doing agility. My own Lab mix is 9 years old. He used to be my running buddy, but today we stick to short walks because longer exercise sessions are hard on his joints. Obviously, dog owners want to keep their senior dogs as fit and active as possible, but sometimes it feels like options are limited. …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar

How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar

Nylon collars are a great option for your pet. With a variety of colors to pick from, you can match your pup's personality. But what happens when your nylon collar starts to show wear and tear?Here are the dogIDs tips for caring for your nylon dog collar.Nylon Collar CareHow to Set the Color of Your Nylon CollarIt's always exciting to order a new collar for your best friend. dogIDs offers a variety of bright and vibrant collars for your pup, but bright colors tend to fade over time. We want to h …
Jul 02, 2023 Hannah Savoy
Dental Tips for Dogs and Cats - What to Know

Dental Tips for Dogs and Cats - What to Know

I'm taking my 11-year-old cat Beamer to the vet on Friday to have his mouth examined. The poor guy has some gross-looking teeth that might be causing him pain. Had I taken his dental care more seriously while he was younger, I could've prevented some of his current discomfort.February is National Pet Dental Month, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and I'm writing this to encourage other pet owners to do what they can to keep their pets' teeth and gums clean and healthy.Pe …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
You Won’t Believe These Embarrassing Dog Stories!

You Won’t Believe These Embarrassing Dog Stories!

If you live with dogs, I know you definitely have a few embarrassing stories to tell. And, you can probably relate to the stories I’m about to share! I hope you can get a few laughs out of these, and of course, feel free to share your own embarrassing dog stories in the comments. At least we can all laugh about them after the fact! Embarrassing Dog StoriesArtie the Labrador Farrah Kemp is the owner of a dog named Artie (pictured). “He's a 100-pound black lab oaf with a habi …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How to Treat Your Dog on Halloween

How to Treat Your Dog on Halloween

Halloween: a time of costumes, kids and lots of candy. Opportunities abound for spooky sweets to find their way out of kids’ hands and bags and over to family pets. So, are any types of candy actually OK for your dog or cat? Any they need to avoid? We’ve all heard the dangers of chocolate, but what about the other types of treats out there? Veterinarian Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Veterinary Services in Indiana and pet food cookbook author, and Jena Questen, a holistic veterinarian, weigh in …
Jul 02, 2023 Amanda Huggett
How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

If you’re expecting a baby, you might be wondering how the heck your dog will react to the new family member. You’re probably also thinking about what you can do ahead for planning that introduction.The following are some tips and tricks from parents who've been there.How to introduce your dog to your newborn baby1. Change up the routine before the baby arrives.Obviously, once the baby arrives your schedule might get a little … hectic.Jeris Pugh is a father and the owner of The Martial ARFS, a t …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Walks Interesting

7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Walks Interesting

Walking your dog is not only a form of exercise; it is also an opportunity for him to explore the world around him and learn some good behaviors. And, of course, there’s the chance to pee and poop. However, having the same dog walking basics everyday is dull and boring. While your dog may be always excited for the walk, some people may grow less and less optimistic each day that they would wish someone could just walk their dog instead. It does not have to be that way all the time. These simp …
Jul 02, 2023 Guest Blogger
Meet Four Dogs That Go to Work Every Day

Meet Four Dogs That Go to Work Every Day

Friday June 26 is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Will any of you be taking your dogs to work?The dogIDs team definitely understands the benefits of having dogs in the office. You might remember our post about the company office dogs and why they’re so important to the overall business.This year, we decided to feature several other businesses that benefit from dogs in the office.Here are four lucky dogs that get to go to work every day:Coco the Pomeranian, JLH MediaJLH Media has its own “Chief Cutene …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
What to Put in a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

What to Put in a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. If you don’t have a first-aid kit for your dog at home, now is the perfect time to put one together. You can either buy a first-aid kit for dogs or put one together yourself. I reached out to a couple of professionals for advice on the best items to include in a first-aid kit specifically for dogs. Here’s what they had to say. Items to include in your dog’s first-aid kit For the most part, you can just use a first-aid kit designe …
Jul 02, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Harness vs Collar: Which Is Best For Your Dog?

Harness vs Collar: Which Is Best For Your Dog?

As a pet parent, you might wonder if a collar or a harness is a better choice for your everyday use with your dog. You may hear opinions on both, but there are no definite answers as to which pet product is best. It depends on the kind of activities you will be doing with your dog as well as other factors.Here are three questions you should ask when picking between a collar or harness. What are my dog’s needs?What are my dog’s attitudes and behaviors?Which product will benefit my dog the most?W …
Jul 01, 2023 Tara Peters

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