Celebrate your shelter dog this month!

August, better known as DOGust, is international birthday month for all shelter dogs whose birthdays are unknown! So, with that being said, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all shelter dogs! Since these cuties deserve the best, why not celebrate them all month long? Below are some recipes and ideas to celebrate your dog and give them the…

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Stay safe on the water

The sunshine, warmer temps, and all of Michigan’s great lakes create the perfect recipe for summer. While it’s fun to include our pups in all adventures, it’s important to make sure they’re safe in and around the water.  The first thing to consider is if your pet likes the water at all. Some dogs want…

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Exercise your pup indoors!

While June, July and August typically bring ideal weather to Michigan, sometimes thunderstorms and extreme heat can really put a damper on our summer months. This, unfortunately, can trap you inside your house more than you’d like! If you’re feeling cabin fever from bad weather, chances are your dog is, too. Here are some ways…

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Ideas to memorialize your pet

Although it’s hard to think about, we know our fur babies won’t live forever. Here are some unique ideas to keep your pet’s memory alive after they have passed. 1. Invest in a headstone Some people want real headstones for their pets, just as their human companions. You can get miniature ones created that can…

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Tails & trails

As the weather breaks and you take your exercise outside of the gym, you may feel inclined to bring your pup along — and you should! Hiking is a very good way for both you and your pet to get mental and physical stimulation, as well as bond with each other, but there are a…

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How to give picky dogs pills

If you’re lucky, you have a dog that will wolf down anything you give him — including pills. However, if you’re like the rest of us, it’s a struggle to get your dog to take his important medicine. While a lot of dogs can be fooled into taking their pills simply by wrapping it into…

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Is your dog mad at you?

Just like humans, dogs are able to feel a range of emotions — happiness, fear, nervousness, excitement, and even anger. The difference in dog emotions though, is that they aren’t able to associate blame to each one. So, even though your dog may be feeling upset or even angry, there is no evidence to show…

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Collar & leash options

Tis the season! For walking your dog, that is. Accompanying your trek with the correct collar and leash is very important. While it can be intimidating to know what is best for your dog while looking over the various choices, we’re here to help. If your dog is a good walker and doesn’t cause any…

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Fitness tracker options for your pup

You have a fitness band because keeping track of your activities is important to you, right? What about tracking the activity of your pup? There are plenty of ways that you can keep track of your dog’s daily workouts and routines to make sure that they’re getting the right amount of exercise and everything they…

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Make your road trip pup-friendly!

Are you hittin’ the road this holiday weekend? While the thought of traveling hours with your dog may sound impossible, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to make sure that the trip goes as smooth as possible. First, make sure that your dog is restrained. This should be the case for any…

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