Friday, August 28, 2009
With hurricane season in full force this is a good time to make sure you and your family have a backup emergency plan in effect for your family and pets. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Check out the ASPCA's "Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets"...Paw Here For Rescue Plan
Friday, August 21, 2009
Rescues & Runways kicks off on August 26 with a major fashion show and entertainment at the maurices home office in Duluth, MN. Rescues & Runways is an exciting new nationwide effort by maurices to support local shelters and the animals they help. During the month of September, more than 700 maurices stores in 44 states will host pet-themed fashion shows in partnership with their local animal shelter and sell a special charm to benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®)...Continue
Making your own dog treats at home is not as hard as it may seem. What dog could resist a tasty crunchy dog biscuit. Home made means healthier fresher treats for your loving canine companion. These wholesome biscuits are so tasty and fill the house with such a wonderful aroma. Several minutes after the first batch is baking in the oven, our boy Maxxamillion will suddenly stop playing, sniff the air, and walk over to his favorite spot in the kitchen to wait for them. He recognizes the delicious aroma of these biscuits every single time.
Not only are they a delicious treat for your dog, but they are also very wholesome and nutritious for your pet's health. The biscuits are made of wholesome ingredients that contain no salt or unhealthy preservatives...Read More
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Traveling with your dog can be a very rewarding experience, but it also means added responsibility on you. The best advice for traveling with your dog is to plan your trip in advance. Make sure your dog is up to date on all his vaccinations, and get a copy of your dogs medical records from your vet. It is a good practice to always have the medical records when you travel in case of an emergency or an accident. Most states in the USA require this.
One of the most popular ways people travel with their dog(s) is to go by car or recreational vehicle. Before you plan on traveling with your dog it is good practice to first get them used to being in your vehicle. Our boy Maxxamillion's wonderful car behavior resulted from us getting him accustomed at an early age. We would take him with us in the car every time we went out, especially to the park close to our home. We brought Maxxamillion home at eight weeks old in December, and by the following summer he was accustomed to riding in the car with us.
Be considerate of your dogs needs when traveling with them. A good tip for traveling with your dog is to chart ahead all the hotels in the towns you intend to stop and visit. It also would be good to look up some animal hospitals on your route. We did this on our way to Texas last summer and it gave us an added peace of mind knowing we had the addresses and phone numbers of most animal hospitals on our route. The internet makes this process very easy today...continue