Dogs General

How to Find the Right Doggy Daycare

How to Find the Best Dog DaycareThere is a growing number of doggy daycares across North America but they are not all created equal. How can you tell the difference between a quality facility and one that is just out to make money?

Do they require proof of vaccination or health certificate? Do they do an assessment to determine the “personality” of your dog?

Ensuring that every dog that enters the facility is healthy is just as important as determining whether a dog has a nervous, boisterous, or calm temperament. A good doggy daycare will place the appropriate types of dogs together rather than having one large group. There should also be a policy in place so dogs with aggression issues aren’t allowed to attend the daycare.

Dog Grooming Trends

Photo: Patti

Photo: Patti

Dog grooming was once limited to bathing and a trim. Today, groomers are pushing the boundaries to give your pampered pooch a unique look.

Hair Dying

Photo: garycycles

Photo: garycycles

Fancy your dog with pink highlights? Or maybe you want to express your dog’s wild side with an animal print? Pet safe hair dyes make this (and more) possible.

Be sure to select a groomer who has experience with product and never use on dogs with irritated skin or who have allergies.

Watch Out for Wasps

It’s that time of the year when grumpy wasps are flying about looking for a place to winter. This means that your dog could accidentally have a run in with one of them. What should you do if your dog gets stung by a wasp? First of all, try not to panic and remember that your dog will most likely be just fine. Having said that, wasp stings are painful and may swell. You can make a paste of baking soda and water and apply to the area that was stung. You can also apply an ice pack intermittently. Watch your dog carefully for signs of a more serious reaction. If the swelling extends beyond the area that was stung, if your dog seems confused, has difficulty breathing, or is restless, you should take your dog to the vet right away. Don’t wait because your dog could be having an allergic...

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Hi-tech dog gear

Whether you love gadgets or for the dog who has it all,here are some hi-tech dog gear to help keep your dog healthy, happy, and safe.

Photo: Go Go Dog Toys

Photo: Go Go Dog Toys

If you have trouble keeping up with your dog’s activity level or just need a new way to entertain him/her then Go-Go Dog Pals might be the perfect toy. It is similar to a remote controlled car except it has a durable cover designed to look like a squirrel, turtle or a number of other creatures. It can cruise up to 25 MPH, has a range of 350 ft, and its chassis’s ”shape and material is designed so dogs cannot grasp and puncture it…[and] is engineered to operate on most surfaces.”