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Dogs and Valentine’s Day

Dogs and Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I am here to tell you to stop daydreaming about flowers, chocolates, and the cute little hearts proclaiming “Be Mine” when the perfect valentine has already given their heart and soul to you, but you already know that. Yahoo News recently reported that one in five people would prefer to spend this sacred love day with their pet over their partner.

I think we can all agree with that! So here are some reasons why dogs make the best Valentine’s Day companions.

– Dogs are super easy to talk to and they don’t talk back. Well, not in human.
– Doggie slobber is cute. Human date slobber is disgusting.
– You don’t have to share your dessert with a dog or buy them flowers and chocolates (and shouldn’t).
– Dogs don’t care if you are “presentable” or not. You don’t have to buy expensive clothes or wear painful but beautiful shoes to hang out with your dog. You don’t even have to shower or put on pants.
– Dogs are funny and goofy, and gladly clean food right off the kitchen floor when you drop it.
– Pup snuggles are literally the Best. Thing. Ever. And when your dog nuzzles into you and sighs a bit, you will stay still in that exact same position for hours while your arm falls painfully asleep as not to disrupt their comfort.

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8 Great Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this Halloween.

Doggie Bubble BathHalloween is upon us once again. It’s tons of fun; homes are decorated in hopes of scaring little children dressed up as angels, pumpkins, and vampires, and who could forget the CANDY!!!!

Unfortunately, Halloween is also one of the most dangerous time of the year for our pets and the busiest for Pet Poison help lines and veterinarians who typically see a 12 percent spike in calls over the holiday. Most often, the calls are due to food related Halloween hazards like chocolate, raisins, and candy wrappers which are incredibly dangerous for dogs.

As parents (of the human and canine kind), it is important to sit down with your children and talk to them about the importance of keeping candy off the floor and out of reach of pets before they go out to collect their bounty. Continue reading