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How to Cool Down a Dog That is Overheating

Britney Sayers

How to Cool Down a Dog That is Overheating

Many dog families don’t realize that their furry friend is not well-equipped to cool herself down, in fact, in the US, “how to cool down a dog that is overheating” is in the top 5 dog-related queries on google every summer. When the temperature begins to rise, dog parents need to make sure that they are watching for the signs (Schweig, 2015) of an overheated loved one.   The first thing that needs to be determined is if your dog is simply overheating or if she is suffering from heat stroke. Vets recommend that dog families carry a rectal thermometer (How...

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Top 31 Pet Friendly Hotels in the United States

Britney Sayers

Top 31 Pet Friendly Hotels in the United States

A vacation truly isn't whole without your furbaby with you, am I right? Thankfully, hotels are making it easier for us dog parents to bring our pooch along for the trip. So ditch your dog sitter, pack the toys/treats, and hit the road with your pup!   Last month, we stayed in San Diego, California for one night, then we headed out to Phoenix, Arizona, for four days. Since we have two Dachshunds and one Great Dane, we could not bring all three dogs along for the trip; however, we decided to bring Carl, our dachshund with IVDD (we'll save that...

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How Can Dogs Die in Hot Cars?

Britney Sayers

How Can Dogs Die in Hot Cars?

How can dogs die in hot cars? We read about it every summer, we shake our heads, we feel sad, we feel angry, and then we go about our day. We think to ourselves, “Of course you can’t leave your dog in the car on a hot day, those idiots.” What many of us don’t realize is that it doesn’t take a “hot day” for your dog to die in a car. Your car gets hot because it is basically a greenhouse on wheels. If you travel back for a moment to some fundamental physics, you’ll recall that glass allows...

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The Dangers of Rawhide for Dogs

Britney Elizabeth

The Dangers of Rawhide for Dogs

Rawhide chews have been given to dogs for years, but more recently the dangers have come to surface, and many pet owners are opting for safer alternatives. The truth is, rawhide can be deadly for your dog. Let's take a closer look at the ways that it can be harmful, and some of the safer alternatives that you may want to consider instead.   What exactly is rawhide?  Rawhide comes from the inner layer of a cow's (or horse) hide. They take these sections and clean them and strip away all of the hair so that they are smooth and...

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