For years, I had taken Savannah to professional groomers and, more times than not, have left unhappy with the work. Being a poodle invited loads of excuses for shaves that ended up being too short, resulted in razor burn and more, but when I brought her home with uneven hair, it was time to draw the line. Throughout my at-home dog grooming journey, I picked up some tips that some lovely folks left online and will be sharing them with you to return the favor.
Category: life of a pet owner
5 Tips for Leaving Your Dog Behind When You Go On Vacation
Vacations are a way for us to relax and take a temporary leave from the struggles of everyday life. But when you have a pet or two, things become a bit more complicated. Don’t worry though, I’m here to help you combat those pre-vacation blues by providing some helpful tips on managing stress for both you and your pup.
4 Reasons July 4th Isn’t a Dog’s Holiday
It’s about that time of year again. Yep, the 4th of July! Can you believe it? It feels like 2018 arrived just yesterday and, here we are, halfway through the year already. While including your pet in on the exciting events of the holiday are okay, there are certain boundaries you need to be aware of for the sake of your pets’ safety. Check out these 4 reasons why you should keep your dog inside on July 4th.
Hiking with your Dog
I’m proud to say that I feel as though I’ve mastered the “bring your dog hiking” challenge. Not only do you have to worry about them getting dirty (I might be working on that one still…), but you’re also constantly on alert for other dogs and BUGS. Oh man, the bugs. Ticks and spiders haunt me, but they should never be a reason you or your pet don’t venture outside and explore nature! For those of you who want to test the waters (or trails) with your pups this summer, here are the top 3 hiking must-have’s while being one with nature with your dog.
Separation Anxiety: Part 2
It’s always hard when the yearly vacations arrive and it’s time to say goodbye. We see parents FaceTiming their kids that are staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s house all the time, so why can’t us pet owners do that? They’re our kids, too.
Is Ice Melt Bad for your Dog?
Snow can be great fun for pups of all shapes and sizes (with the proper snow gear, of course!), but the ice melt that is used to ensure no one slips and falls is not.