This blog has information on dog exercises to build muscle, weight management, dog rehabilitation and more!
It’s that time of the year where it gets a little colder outside, your home feels too cozy, and you don’t want to leave. You and your dog will both feel the need to be lazy during this time with extra naps, less movement, and probably some more treats - and that’s okay! But, we all need to make sure we stay healthy and get a little exercise every day. Luckily for you and your dog, there are a ton of ways to get some daily movement in while staying inside your warm and cozy house. We have a lot of great dog exercises to keep your dog healthy and happy that you can do with your dog, all while staying inside and not going on a cold walk outside!
Exercise is an integral part of your dog's overall health and happiness. Like us humans, dogs need proper nutrition and exercise to stay healthy and live a long and happy life. As a dog parent or even a new puppy parent, you have probably found yourself asking if you really need to go out and take your dog on walks or how much exercise they really need. We're here to tell you that, yes, your dog needs proper exercise, and it's a great way to keep you and your dog in shape! Dog care and dog health are critical, and giving your dog the proper amount of exercise is, luckily for you, very easy. We'll give you good tips on how to stay active with your dog and share with you how much exercise your dog needs. Follow along to keep your dog happy and healthy!
Arthritis is a prevalent issue in dogs (and us humans!). If you start to notice your senior dog start to slow down, struggle walking up and downstairs, have a more challenging time sitting or standing up - then your dog may have arthritis. Arthritis primarily affects your dog's hips, legs, and back but can affect other areas as well. If you notice these symptoms or pain in these areas, the first thing to do is consult your vet and get a diagnosis.
Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is an integral part of dog care and dog health. If you clicked on this article, you probably know or think your dog is overweight, but we have a simple trick to double-check! While your dog is standing, run your hands along their sides (don't apply too much, or any, pressure); if you can feel their ribs without any pressure - they are at a healthy weight! If you need to apply pressure to feel their ribs, then they may be overweight. It's always good to check with your vet. They will give you a better idea of how much weight your dog actually needs to lose, but this trick is a good baseline for knowing if it's time to start a doggy diet! If you have been advised by your vet, or can just tell your dog needs to lose some weight, then keep on reading - we will share some simple steps that you can implement today to help your overweight dog.
If you have a naturally hyper and energized dog, you know that sometimes you really need ways to calm them down and give both you and your dog time to relax. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, it is normal and healthy to teach your dog to be calm, happy, and submissive. You can find hundreds of different methods to calm your hyper dog. Still, we will break it down into 3 main categories on How to Calm Down a Hyper Dog and keep it simple for you! This will help if you have a hyper dog breed, a hyper puppy, or just a crazy dog who has a lot of energy. We will cover everything from natural remedies to actual medications and help you figure out what works best for you and your hyper dog.
Getting a new puppy is so exciting! Your days are about to be full of a cute new puppy and all the fun stuff that comes with it. You are going to get warm cuddles, puppy breath, and a cute little ball of energy. But, at the same time, your days will also be full of work because raising a puppy is not easy! They can be energetic, wild, goofy and not potty trained. It’s fun, but a challenge. There is a certain art of raising a puppy and we’re here to help you navigate some of it. We will go through our top 3 steps for puppy handling and give you some dog care tips to make this new addition to your family as fun, happy and stress-free as possible.