All dog advice is not created equal! Just because you read something on the internet, ahem, doesn’t mean that its true– this actually goes for all of life and not just pet advice. Nonetheless, the guides below are from trusted sources and I’ve collected them all so you don’t have to do all the hard work. Infographics are great visual tools for getting to know the basics, but you should always do further research and consult your veterinarian before trying anything new with your pup. Natural Remedies are great, but just because its human-grade doesn’t mean its animal-safe.
Coconut Oil is a fantastic natural remedy for pets and can be used in many ways. Coconut oil improves their skin, coat teeth, and can even boost brain power (for you too). Check out this blog post featured on Puppy Wire for a few ideas on how to incorporate coconut oil (or as I like to call it, the Oil of the Gods) into a regular routine with your pooch.
Dog Tipper provides this guide for those pets and parents which live in colder climates. I live in Florida so I am going to leave it to them to be the trusted experts on this one.
Although dogs wear a fur coat, they aren’t always meant for all the natural and man-made exposure that winter brings. This guide will walk you through that.
AND REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PETS INSIDE
We all have basic supplies on hand to help ICE with people, but having a few extra items handy specifically for your pooch can save you costly trips to the vet. You can also take classes on pet first aid and CPR in case of emergencies. But for a quick and easy guide, check out this handy dandy checklist from Proud Dog Mom, and then follow up with a class or two.
If your dog is fat, YOU aren’t getting enough exercise. This infographic from Dog Tread shows how daily walks benefit you and your 4 legged BFF. P&S also wrote our own guide on the basics of exercising your pooch. Its part of a 3 part series called “A Tired Dog is a Good Dog” you can check out the exercise article here.
Moving isn’t just stressful for you, it is for your pet too. Have you ever left for vacation and as soon as you bust out the suitcase your dog starts getting anxious? That’s because they can tell if you are leaving and are afraid of being left behind. If you start packing up the entire house you can only imagine what they think. Consult this infographic from Rent.com to better prepare for your upcoming move.