For many of us, our dogs are like our children. They’re certainly beloved family members, so we can’t just let their birthdays pass by like any other day. Whether you’re celebrating your puppy’s first year or another year achieved for your senior dog, a birthday party is a great way to mark the occasion. If you aren’t sure of the date for your dog, a party for their adoption day or another special moment in their lives works just as well.
If you’re ready to throw your dog the biggest birthday bash, here’s everything you’ll need to plan for.
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With Halloween approaching, many dog owners may be thinking of how adorable their pet will be in a Halloween costume. For those of us that do everything with our dogs, why should the Halloween festivities be any different? If you’re thinking about taking your dog along for trick or treating or simply letting them roam the house all dressed up, we’ve got some costume ideas that may work for you.
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Houston’s Best Dog Friendly Restaurants.
Houston’s food and drink scene is expanding rapidly, and if you’re anything like us, you probably want to know: can my dog come, too? As we move slowly out of summer, we’re coming right back around to patio season, a time where people can eat, drink, and live without sweating through the floor at every turn. If you’re looking for a great place to grab a drink and kick back with your best four-legged friend, we’ve got you covered with a few of the best dog-friendly places around Houston.
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When living in an apartment it can be easy to feel hesitant about getting a dog. Depending on where you live, there will be breed restrictions, but you also have to be mindful about the type of dog you get. A dog too loud could upset your neighbors and an energetic dog may need more space than your small apartment. It is important to take the appropriate time to research the perfect dog for apartment living.
Luckily, we’ve done the research for you. Here are five dog breeds perfect for apartment living:
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Eating grass and other plants is a common canine behavior, yet you can’t help but wonder why your dog does this. Is it because grass tastes delicious? Not necessarily. Dogs will usually eat grass when they experience a stomach ache, nutritional deficiency, or just plain boredom. Either way, you should try to determine the specific reason since eating grass can be symptomatic of an underlying problem.
This article will explain why dogs eat grass, when is it cause for concern, and what you should do about it.
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Summer weather is here! Time to schedule weekend picnics, road trips, and B-B-Qs with the family, including your beloved furry ones! But as much as summertime is the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy the great weather, it’s also the time to pay extra attention to your dogs and make sure they stay cool as the summer temperatures begin to climb.
To help keep your dogs from overheating, here are seven summer care tips for you to remember:
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Flat-faced dogs like pugs, bulldogs, and boxers may be known for their squished features and loud snorting but these characteristics that are affectionately admired by their owners also make them prone to health problems. Here’s how you can make sure your flat faced furry friend is getting the care they need.
These dogs were bred for people that adore the squish-faced look, but the unfortunate reality is that this look comes with a multitude of health issues. Breathing issues, dental issues, and eye issues are all a result of the changed skull shape, and it’s something to be aware of if you find yourself with one of these flat-faced friends.
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Springtime is the perfect season for dogs and their owners to head outside and have some fun. Tired and bored of cold winter days, both animals and their human friends are eager to soak in some sunshine and enjoy the fresh breeze. But no matter how lovely the spring season is, warm weather also brings some health risks for pets.
So, before you head out, here are some tips on helping your pet have fun and stay healthy while outside.
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As Spring approaches, more Houstonians are being drawn outside. If you are itching to take Fido to a dog park to play, keep these foundational safety tips in mind. Here are four ground rules for any four-legged friend visiting a dog park in Houston:
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If you’ve ever seen a dog struggle through parvovirus, then you know that it’s a truly terrible and potentially fatal disease. With spring on the horizon, parvo season is about to begin, and it’s imperative that your pet is protected.
Proper prevention, quick recognition of the symptoms, and early treatment can mean the difference between life and death for your dog. Here’s what you need to know to give your pet the best chance against parvo:
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