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The F Word Matters, For Your Dog Too!

9d50433df7d49b919e19dc998f12bebfBy F word, we’re talking F-I-T. If you live in that part of the world where seasons can take a sharp turn downward, don’t let the colder months take you and your pet by surprise! Get outside, keep fido moving and make fitness part of your regular routine.

Did you know that many of the medical and physical conditions associated with overweight or obese pets mirror those suffered by overweight or obese humans? For fido, even just an extra five pounds can put them at risk for these disorders:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Respiratory and heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis and joint problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer, particularly intra-abdominal cancers
  • Shortened life span

7b3754346a7e86090143ec8560a58f43Don’t let chubby puppy creep in – avoid giving your sweet  little furry friends rich fatty treats. The ‘diet’ part of the fitness equation includes portion control. Often, pet obesity is a people issue, not a pet issue. Be aware of the quality of food you’re feeding your pet.

Many would agree that both exercise AND diet will keep your little bundle of love fit, trim and healthy.

Happy FALL!

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Host The Ultimate Pet Paw-ty For Your Furry Friends!

4f49afdd729bcb0388f013ea7f2ddfbfSummers are fun AND the perfect time to celebrate just about anything! If you’re someone who enjoys planning parties and casual soirees with friends and family, why not let pets be in on the fun too?

Planning and prepping a PAW-TY can be done (almost) lickety-split.

Here are a few ideas: 

  • Let the waterworks begin! Grab a kid’s pool and let all of those four legged beasts in! Remember to always keep an eye on your pets and ensure that proper safety practices are in place.
  • 8496270d22cac00dec87330d1e6058faDoggie loot bags are always great fun! You can include healthy treats and toys that are safe to play with.
  • If you have a big yard, provide some space for pets to run! Leaves time for a little chit chatting amongst the grown up humans.

Remember to always have fun. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Stay Hot And Cool With These Trendy Ruckus Dog Belt Buckles

Keep that HOT factor in check while still being COOL with Ruckus Dog’s new line of belt buckles! These vintage inspired snap on belt buckles scream of chic and will turn up YOUR already happening hipness!

Great as a gift or to show off on your own, these buckles are crafted in zinc alloy with an antique finish. Don’t just keep up with any trend, start your very own!

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Eat. Play. Bark. Setting Up Play Dates For Your Dog.

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 10.40.22 AMAre you planning a play date for your pooch? Play dates can either work out amazingly well OR be a complete recipe for disaster. How great would it be if your dog was able to EAT, PLAY and BARK with fellow Fido?

Here are a few tips to help you bring in the new guest and create the ideal environment:

  • If you’re considering an overnighter, when your guest and Fido arrive, take beds and crates inside right away and choose a safe place for each to sleep. Selecting separate sleeping quarters is really important because the last thing you want is having to break up a squabble in the middle of the night. Baby gates are great at helping with separation.
  • Take both your pooch & Fido out together on a walk. This will encourage doggie interaction, ‘pack-building’ and give them both some exercise before the visit gets underway. Be sure to lead the walk so that Fido knows who’s in charge and who’s leading the way.
  • 1dogIf the walk was stellar and no issues came about, get into your home by leading the way in, guest and Fido afterwards.
  • Now it’s time to get the dogs playing TOGETHER! Ideally, a fenced in backyard would be great but if that isn’t an option, choose an indoor play space where less to NO damage can occur. Your home ‘scents’ will play a big role AND set the stage letting Fido know that you and your pet are primary.
  • Don’t be afraid to lay down the rules! It’s important that you take a few minutes to specify house rules (without offending anyone of course!) so for instance, if dogs aren’t allowed on furniture etc., make it clear to your guest.
  • When mealtime comes about, you may want to consider separating the dogs for feeding to make sure there are no food fights! You want to minimize the potential for any incidents to take place and food aggression could result.
  • 1dognewHave FUN! If all seems to be going well, PLAY, catch up with your guest, have an abundance of treats on hand and ENJOY all of the company!

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