Our dogs getting older is one thing we all as dog owners hate to think about. We want them to stay our little, lively puppies forever. As much as we may be in denial about our pup getting older, it’s important to make sure that we keep an eye on our older dog’s health and wellbeing to ensure they have the best quality of life possible. In this article, we explore 4 things to watch for in older dogs and how to help them.
Downsizing your home can be stressful. Apart from actually finding a new place that makes you happy and suits your needs, there’s also the logistics of moving to consider — not to mention the emotions that come with letting go of certain belongings, and saying farewell to your neighbours and memories.
Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and switch off — but for many pet parents, trying to find reliable and safe pet care you can trust can be stressful! So with summer just around the corner, we’re sniffing out some of the top ways you can keep your pets safe this Lost Pet Prevention Month.
The summer marks a three month window where homegrown fireworks displays could happen at any moment. While an annoyance for some, the loud noises can be terrifying for pets, triggering their fight or flight response. That, combined with warmer weather, open windows, and visitors who don’t always fully shut doors upon their arrival, could lead to a pet finding their way outside of the safety of your home.
It sometimes seems like dogs will eat anything - except for those times when they turn up their nose at dinner time. Even if they have enjoyed the same kibble recipe for years, there are many factors that can cause your dog to suddenly stop – including age, health issues, or even a change in their environment.
Whether you are new to being a pet parent or have had your furry friend for years, we know how expensive vet bills can be - especially when it comes to dental. Luckily, pet technology has only gotten better and we now have access to tools that improve the life of our pet’s as well as our lives as pet parents!
We are starting a new Pet Lover Geek series called From the Vault! We will be bringing back episodes from past seasons that we think are packed full of important and relevant information for pet parents. In this From The Vault episode, Lorien talks with Robin Bennett, Kim Paciotti, and Ruth Ann Lobos about puppies and what is important during that stage of your new furry friends life.
When it comes to dog food, one size may not fit all. Dogs may have different nutritional needs based on their breed size and stage of life, and it’s important to consider this when making decisions for them so they can live the longest and happiest life possible.
Dogs bring so much to our lives; they’re the ultimate companions which help reduce our feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness, and can even teach us as kids how to be more compassionate and cope better with stress as we grow up. So, is having two dogs better than one? In many cases, the answer can be an emphatic YES! But make sure to do your homework to make the right decision for your entire family, humans and pets included.
This is a featured guest article from Harper. A human training app for the modern dog and Apple App of the Day.
Author: Brennan Knotts, Co-founder of Harper. He’s also head trainer of Zelda, a confident, curious, tug-loving, lord of the chase, collector of full-body pets, demander of attention, master of cuddles, 3-year old Giant Schnauzer.