Archive for the ‘Dog Ownership’ Category

Posted on July 12th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

How green does your grass grow? Dogs and Lawn Burn

Maybe it’s the summertime or maybe it’s because our family is outside more often now but the fact that a certain section of my yard doesn’t have any grass is really starting to bother me.  How did this happen? Friends who don’t have pets ask me. It happens because my Westie has his favorite spots […]

Posted on July 7th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Out damned spot, no not the dog: Removing dog urine smell

It’s happened to all dog owners at one time or another.  Dog pee – urine – “magically” appears on our tile, carpet or hardwood floors.  Maybe out dog just really needed to go and it is a random occurrence because we weren’t home in time to let them outside.  Or maybe like my dog it […]

Posted on June 29th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Firework Safety Tips for Dogs

With the 4th of July approaching, many of us may be looking forward to enjoying a brilliant display of fireworks at a local park or possibly even shooting off some near our own homes.   Wherever you are enjoying the fireworks there is one important thing to remember; “fireworks and dogs don’t mix.” I don’t know […]

Posted on June 20th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Summer Play: Keeping Your Dog Cool and Safe

When the summer heat is reaching into triple digits, we humans are happy to sit in the air conditioning inside the house. If your dog is used to going outside for playtime and exercise, he or she won’t understand the words, “It’s too hot!” Your dog can still enjoy the outdoor playtime, but it will […]

Posted on June 16th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Before the storm: Pet safety preparation tips during hurricane season

Don’t wait until there is a hurricane warning to decide how best to keep your pet safe during hurricane season.  Use these tips to be prepared and to keep your family pet safe and sound.  We wouldn’t want to encounter Murdered Pets in New Orleans Schools Post Katrina as so many did after their major […]

Posted on June 5th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

And baby makes 4: Tips to help you avoid “sibling” rivalry with your dog

It’s easy to find a great deal of information about how to prepare your older child for when a new baby comes home, but what about when the “baby” in the house is of the four legged kind?  We turned to the professionals and found out that there were several things we could do to […]

Posted on May 25th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Beat the summer heat on your dog’s feet: Summer foot care for dogs

The summer can be pretty rough on your feet and let’s face it most women don’t even like to step foot out the door wearing sandals without a pedicure to show how neat their feet can be.  The dangers of summer on our feet are some of the same summer dangers that our dogs are […]

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

The Yorkshire Terrier: A popular breed for designer dogs

Hybrid dogs:  Yorktese, Yorki Poo and Yorwich The Yorkshire Terrier has become a popular dog to cross bread with three adorable new “breeds” of dog to choose from the: Yorktese, Yorkipoo and the Yorwich.  Yes, they sound a little odd, but they are definitely adorable and combine some of the best characteristics of both their […]

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  1 Comment »

Choosing the Correct Collar

I recently went shopping for a new collar.  My poor pup really needed one.  But I was amazed at the number of collars available and actually was not sure what would be best for my Jack, who is a West Highland White Terrier.  What did my dog really need?  So I decided to do my […]

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Helping your dog grow old gracefully

If we are very lucky, our dog will live to a healthy old age, and to make sure that happens there are some simple steps you can take to help your dog grow old gracefully. (Note older dogs 7+ years of age) Be aware of