Pet Care Tips

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Tip of the Week:

Keep Your Dog Active and Engaged!

Daily Walks: Aim for 30 minutes to an hour each day.

Interactive Toys: Invest in puzzles and treat-dispensing toys.

Training: Spend time daily on commands and tricks.

Playtime: Schedule fun activities like fetch or tug-of-war.

Variety: Keep things interesting with new routes, toys, and games.

An active and mentally stimulated dog is a happy dog!

Digestive Health

Ensuring a pristine backyard involves prioritizing your dog's digestive well-being. A healthy digestive system not only contributes to your pet's overall wellness but also plays a crucial role in maintaining a clean and hygienic outdoor space.


Balanced Diet: Feed your dog a well-balanced and nutritionally complete diet. Choose high-quality dog food that suits their age, size, and breed.

Probiotics: Consider adding probiotics to your dog's diet. These beneficial bacteria promote a healthy gut and aid in digestion. You can find probiotic supplements or choose dog food that includes them.

Regular Mealtimes: Establish a consistent feeding schedule. Regular mealtimes help regulate your dog's digestive system and can prevent digestive upset.

Avoid Table Scraps: Limit the intake of table scraps and human food. Some human foods can be harmful to dogs and may cause digestive issues.

Hydration: Ensure your dog has access to clean and fresh water at all times. Proper hydration is crucial for a healthy digestive system.

Slow Feeding: If your dog eats too quickly, it can lead to indigestion. Consider using slow-feed bowls or puzzle feeders to encourage slower eating.

Exercise: Regular exercise promotes overall health, including digestive health. Physical activity helps keep the digestive system functioning optimally.

Regular Vet Check-ups: Schedule regular check-ups with your veterinarian. They can identify any potential digestive issues early on and provide guidance on maintaining your dog's digestive health.

Fiber-Rich Foods: Include fiber-rich foods in your dog's diet. Vegetables like carrots and pumpkin can be added to their meals to support healthy digestion.

Monitor for Changes: Keep an eye on your dog's bowel movements. Any sudden changes in frequency, consistency, or color may indicate an issue that requires attention.


Remember, it's always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian before making significant changes to your dog's diet or routine, especially if you notice any digestive issues.

Winter Tips: 


Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During a Blizzard

  • Store up activities for dogs and cats to do while you're together indoors.
  • Stock up ahead of time on all pet food and medicine your animals may need over the weekend—travel may be much more difficult or impossible in the event of a blizzard.
  • Prepare for a power outage, especially if your family includes fish, reptiles or pocket pets.
  • Have a coat and booties ready for any dog who needs them. Be ready to protect your pets from very strong wind and cold.
  • Make sure your pets wear identification at all times (even better: have them microchipped as well) to dramatically increase your chances of reunification should one become lost.
  • Keep your dog on a leash after heavy snowfall. Dogs are much more likely to get lost during winter, especially during and after a blizzard.
  • Watch out for ice melts! Snow-melting salt can be very painful to dogs’ feet and can make pups ill if ingested, so make sure to clean off your dog’s paws with a moist washcloth after a walk.

Summer Tips:


  • Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  • Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  • Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  • Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  • When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
  • If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  • Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  • Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats (talk to your veterinarian first to see if it's appropriate for your pet), and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.
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