Summer rolls round every year and every year it means the same thing? Shorts, strappy tops, flip flops, ice-cream and chilled drinks. But what about your pets? What can you do to make summer a fun time for your dogs and cats? It’s easy. Give them lip-smacking summer treats.
If you think you just have to get through 6 weeks of puppy classes and a few months of house training before you can kick back and relax with the perfect dog, then you are very much mistaken. In fact, as your sweet pup goes through an interesting dog adolescence, you might yearn for the days when you had to get up 3 times a night to stand outside in the cold while your puppy decided whether or not she really needed a wee.
One of the downsides to having a canine companion is all the dog hair that seems to magnetically attach itself to your clothes, furniture, carpets, floors and even your dish cloths. Unfortunately, all dogs shed. Some shed more than others but no matter what breed you have, you are going to have to find a way to effectively remove dog hair – and learn to live with shedding in between cleaning.
Plenty of people love dressing up dogs in clothes. And it’s not just the Paris Hiltons of the world. Dog clothing and accessories is a growing industry with everything from cutesy tutus to goth hoodies available. Then there are the Halloween costumes. Many pet parents put as much thought into their pet’s costumes as their own. Dogs dressed as Superman or rocking spider costumes are cute, but are they happy?
Toys are a vital part of dogs’ lives, so ensuring that you buy the best quality you can afford is important. It’s equally important to be strict about the types of dog toys that you purchase because the wrong toy for your pet’s size or breed can have dire consequences. In fact, some dangerous dog toys can be fatal.