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How do I protect my dog's paws from salt, snow, and other surfaces?

How do I protect my dog's paws from salt, snow, and other surfaces?

When you're out for a hike in the winter, you throw on your jacket, hat, gloves, heck, even your long underwear! And of course, you never forget your warm winter boots. So what about your dog? Should your pup have the same kind of protection for their paws? The answer will vary depending on where you live, your dog's breed, and their own preference. The two main options to protect against the elements are balms and boots. Some dogs find boots uncomfortable and for some dogs, their paws are strong enough to be okay in most situations without boots. However,...

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Protecting your dog on Halloween

Protecting your dog on Halloween

Halloween is coming, are you and your dog ready? Whether you’re going out or staying in, Halloween can be an exciting night for you and your pup, but there are a few considerations to ensure the night is a good time for all. Candy My mouth has been watering since we started seeing the Halloween candy on store shelves in the middle of September. You and your dog both know there’s going to be candy everywhere. If you’re out for a walk, trick-or-treating, or handing out candy, it’s important to keep a close eye on your dog to make sure...

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Taking your dog to the beach. What you should know.

Taking your dog to the beach. What you should know.

You, your dog, and the beach. There is no better Summer combo. A trip to the beach with your pet is a great way to spend a sunny Summer day. To make sure you can enjoy your day-cation to the fullest, we’ve brought together everything you need to consider when heading out to the beach with your dog. Choose a beach that’s right for your dog Though you may have a favorite beach, even one that is right down the road from you, it may not be a dog-friendly beach. Like many public recreational spaces, including parks and hiking trails,...

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My dog has a dry nose. How to prevent and fix it.

My dog has a dry nose. How to prevent and fix it.

Normally, your dog’s nose will be wet. However, it is common across all breeds to have a nose that is intermittently wet and dry throughout the day. Your dog’s nose being wet is completely normal, as the dog uses the mucus to enhance its sense of smell. So, a wet dog nose usually just means your dog’s sniffer is kicked into gear.A dry nose can be just as common, however in some cases it can also be a sign for concern. It’s important to be mindful of any possible causes in your dog’s environment, their daily routine, or their general physical...

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