The Risks of Bringing Your Intact Dog to a Daycare or Dog Park

Your four-legged friend is doing great. No health issues, loves to play—why not bring him to a dog park for a fun afternoon? Or, if you’re going on vacation or are away for several hours at work, why not drop her off at daycare for the day? There are several reasons you may not want […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Paws on Hot Concrete

While warm weather is great for dog-walking, it’s not without its hazards—namely, the hot pavement. You probably don’t think twice about the temperature of the pavement when you walk outside because you have shoes on, but your dog is often not so lucky. For safety, you should account for your dog’s paws on hot concrete, […]

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Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration in Dogs

Summer in the Midwest is great for getting outside and enjoying the weather. Taking your dog for a walk is a terrific way for both you and your pet to get some exercise. But dogs are built differently than humans, and sometimes they can’t handle the heat as well as we can. Being aware of […]

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How Matting Occurs and What to Do About It

Regular dog grooming has many positive benefits for both you and your dog. It’s always nice to hear compliments about your “beautiful dog” when you go for a walk, while for the dog, keeping up with grooming is all about feeling good and staying healthy. Without regular dog grooming, your pet’s fur may become matted. […]

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