Tips For Moving With Your Pet

Moving Can Affect Each Pet Differently Moving can be very stressful for both dogs and people! Each dog is different so it can also depend on each animal. Anxious Dog? If your dog is generally anxious, moving will increase their anxiety. Talk to your pet's veterinarian for a mild anti-anxiety medication such as Trazadone or Xanax. Your pet may also benefit from a thunder shirt or pheromone collar. Anxious Horse? Hire a professional horse mover/trailer to help with the process. They will have the experience and knowledge to make it an easier process for both the horse and you. General Tips For Moving With Pets Routine - Keep a regular routine as much as possible. Get in Walks - Make sure your still setting time aside for regular walks to burn off excess energy and calm anxiety. Manage Your Stress - Make sure your own stress is managed so you don't add to theirs. Visit the New Home - Go to the new home as much as possible to familiarize your pet with the environment. Go to the new home before moving boxes in so your dog has a chance to sniff around or play in the backyard. Bring high value [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:08:51-07:00February 16th, 2022|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Why Is My Dog Eating Rocks

Why Do Dogs Eat Rocks? Dogs can eat rocks for many reasons - habit, boredom, play, curiosity, anxiety... Sometimes it starts out as curiosity then turns into a habit. The habit often gets worse when the people give the dog a lot of attention when they have the rock in their mouth. What Re the Risks of a Dog Eating Rocks? No matter what their reason is, it can be dangerous. They can break their teeth, choke and/ or create an obstruction in their digestive tract. Dogs can require surgery to remove rocks from their stomach or to remove teeth that break from chewing on the rock. How Do I Stop My Dog From Eating Rocks? There are many ways to STOP dogs from eating rocks: Prevent access to the rocks - remove them or block access in your yard or keep them on leash when they are around rocks. Teach your dog "leave it" and "drop it." Be sure to use high value treats when you reward them for doing “leave it” or “drop it.” Provide other safe toys for them to chew on like stuffed Kongs, no hide chews, bully sticks, food dispensing toys/ kibble nibble ball, Kong [...]

By |2021-10-18T21:54:35-07:00October 18th, 2021|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

How Your Personality Can Affect Your Dog

How Your Personality Can Affect Your Dog Carefully choose a dog whose personality and energy level are a match for yours and/or your family's. When we adopt a puppy or an adult dog, we rarely consider if their personality is a match with our own.  We fall in love with how cute they are, or their picture on the rescue site, or we just like the breed. When we are adopting a dog, we are often trying to adopt our new “best friend.” Just like people, dogs can be energetic, impulsive, silly, shy, fearful…..the list of personality traits are endless.  And, just like in people, some personalities do not “mesh” as well as others do. Playing the Match Game - Yours & Your Dog's Personalities When we match with the right dog, the relationship can be magical.  If you are a couch potato and you find a dog who loves laying by your feet, you can both be at ease in your relationship. If you are a marathon runner and you find a dog that never seems to tire, your relationship can be blissful. If you adopt a dog who gets distracted easily or is impulsive, you [...]

By |2021-09-14T22:39:48-07:00September 14th, 2021|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

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