Dogs that eat too fast are:
E) All of the above
And the answer is…E.
When your dog’s meals turn into a feeding frenzy, that’s bad news for his digestive system. The good news: The Emerald City Bowl can help.
Its unique shape makes dogs slow down to find each piece of food, turning a gobble-fest into a civilized meal.
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These gifts are so stylish, so eye-catching, they’re sure to make a big impression – and earn you a lot of brownie points.
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It’s the worst congress ever - but it doesn’t have to be that way. Chris Hayes explains.
Winter is coming, and with it comes concerns about how to keep dogs safe and healthy during cold weather. Our local vet, Dr. Megan Schommer, shares the most common questions she receives about winter safety for dogs:
How cold is too cold? Do dogs really need to wear jackets?
This is a hard question to answer because there are so many variables. The following factors make dogs less cold tolerant:
Just like for people, dog jackets help increase the length of time a pet can be outside comfortably and can allow pets to tolerate cooler temperatures. Dogs who are slowly acclimated to cold temperatures or bred for cold climates may not need a coat at all. If your dog is shivering, he is too cold!
Okay, but what about boots?
Paws are very weather-tolerant, allowing dogs to walk both on hot pavement and cold snow comfortably. However, paw pads are prone to cracking and bleeding when exposed to salt, sharp ice or frozen groundcover like woodchips. Boots help to protect paws from cold and other traumas paws face outdoors. Like coats, not all dogs need boots – but if your pet is limping outside, if she refuses to walk or if she develops painful cracks in her pads, she could benefit from footwear. Because not all pets tolerate boots, you can also consider “paw pad wax” products, such as Musher’s Secret, to help keep pads in good condition through the winter.
Should dogs be allowed to swim in the winter?
Some breeds, such as Labradors and golden retrievers, are well adapted to maintaining their core body temperatures while swimming even in freezing water. However, it is important to remember that ears, paws, tail tips and noses are not as well protected and are prone to frostbite – especially when wet. If the weather is cold enough that you are protecting yourself against frostbite, it’s best to keep your pet out of the water. At warmer temperatures, your pet should get dry and warm as soon as he’s done actively swimming.
There is nothing more fun than watching your dog enjoy that first romp around the yard in fresh snow. Have a wonderful winter!
Teaching our puppy Pacino how to catch
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We’re not saying they’re bad friends. They’re just the first friends you think of when it comes to poop. (Yay?)
Maybe they’re the ones who are always hogging the bathroom.
Or they’re friends who excel at toilet jokes.
Or maybe they just take lots of walks with their dogs. Trust us, shit goes down on those walks.
But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Scoop up these gifts before they’re gone!
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Another great chance to stock up on dog toys, gear and more! Buy two or more items from Domestic Beast and we’ll ship it for free, now through December 31.
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Happy dogs = happy people.
So we decided to send a little extra dose of happy with every order.
Now though Sunday, get a free toy with any Domestic Beast purchase.
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