Written by Christine Durrant, Professional Dog Trainer and Pet Care Consultant
I’ve found so many stray dogs over the years! Just the other day, I found another - the little guy in this photo. I would say 50% of the time the dogs I find have no collar and 60% no microchip either. It’s frustrating because it could be very simple. Taking a stray dog to the shelter is traumatizing for them. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PET HAS ID – Microchipping is best.
I’d also like to provide information on what to do if you find a stray and also a bit of discussion regarding whether or not to have your dog microchipped or wear a collar with id tags.
If you find a stray:
Guest Blog written by Lindsay Penvy. Lindsay Pevny is a pet industry copywriter and dog blogger at LittleDogTips.com, where you can find more dog nutrition tips, raw feeding guides and healthy treat recipes.
Reward-based dog training requires lots of motivation - which can mean lots of weight gain if your treats of choice aren’t healthy.
According to the Association For Pet Obesity Prevention’s 2017 clinical survey, an estimated 53 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese, possibly because most pet foods are very high in starchy fillers like corn, wheat and legumes, and because many owners simply feed their dogs too much.
Our modern, sedentary lifestyles are also to blame for the pet obesity epidemic. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise to keep them in shape, especially when you give them lots of treats - even if they are healthy.
Cat and Dog Room Ideas
Cited from Furniture.com
Some pets can share your whole house without leaving much of a trace, other pets are accidents waiting to happen no matter where they roam. Investing in a pet-friendly space keeps your furry friend happy and maintains the look of your decor. With a few simple changes to any spare room, you can create a clean, functional and fun area for cats or dogs that will help contain their chaos. Use these pet room ideas to kick off the decorating process.
Move Decor Away from the Floor
To prevent accidents from boisterous tail wags or play sessions, keep pet room decor high on the wall. Closed shelving is an excellent place to store opened bags of dog food or cleaning products away from a curious pet. Hanging wall units provide a place to store leashes and treats out of reach as well.