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Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel   Arizona — ghost towns, prehistoric ruins, the Grand Canyon, cacti forests, Joshua trees and petrified logs from a prehistoric forest. If you are traveling with pets, you may want to visit between October and May — the summers in Arizona are sizzling. Tuzigoot National Monument - Tuzigoot is an Apache phrase that’s been translated as “crooked water”. It refers to Pecks lake which is beyond the flat to the Northwest. PETS: Due to the...

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Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel Arkansas — amazing scenery from the Mississippi River to prairie remnants, antebellum homes vintage car and motorcycle museums and a state park that lets you dig for – and keep –diamonds. Crater of Diamonds State Park – is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, and is a geological “gem” for you to explore and enjoy. There is a 37-1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100...

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Prepare For Emergencies Now

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:41:00 AM
Protect your pet from disaster

Prepare For Emergencies Now Have you created a pet emergency kit? If not, you should get something put together — just in case.  When you start putting together akit of pet emergency supplies, think about it just like you do with your family’s emergency supply kit. Think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. The following are tips from Ready.gov and should get you started on putting a kit together. Food: Keep at least three days of food in an airtight,...

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Pet friendly travel - Alabama - Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

by on Monday, August 05, 2013 10:10:00 AM

(Image from NPS) One of the earliest clashes between the U.S. government and the Native Americans took place here in March 1814. The leaders in this battle were Menawa, an Upper Creek chief and Andrew Jackson, commander of the American forces and a future president.There is a small museum in the visitor center that shows weapons, documents and a diorama. The three-mile drive through the battlefield where Jackson fired 50 cannon rounds at the Creek barricade. Another point of interest is the...

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Pet friendly travel Russell Cave National Monument Alabama

by on Thursday, August 01, 2013 2:07:00 PM
Pet friendly summer vacation spots

Russell Cave National Monument is an archaeological site that was discovered by amateur archaeologists in 1953 and it is one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast.

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Introducing a new baby to your dog

by on Friday, May 31, 2013 12:09:00 PM
Pets and babies -- keep it safe

A new baby coming into your home can cause rivalries and danger to both your dog and your new baby. There are some basic steps you can take to help everyone make the adjustment. Allow you dog to sniff things your baby will be using so the dog’s scent will be on these items. This is a sanitary method because dogs can pick up scent on items even after the have been laundered.Get yourself a baby doll and introduce it to your dog using the word “baby” and teaching your dog to sit and lie down...

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Hot weather tips for your dog

by on Monday, March 25, 2013 4:44:00 PM

Buddy the dog – Photo by Kathleen Riley-Daniels By: Kathleen Riley-Daniels These are tips I put together for showing dogs in hot weather, but all of these ideas will work for dogs whether they are at a show or at home. When in doubt about anything health related and your pet, always consult your veterinarian. Show Ring Tips – Hot Weather A large part of showing dogs is adapting to the particular conditions presented on any given show day. There so many variables out there that we should be...

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Questions to ask before your buy a puppy or dog

by on Friday, March 22, 2013 4:38:00 PM

Bailey the Chinook as a puppy These are questions to ask before you go see any puppies, because once you are looking at and petting the pups, it is almost impossible to walk away. Knowing how your puppy has been raised (hopefully indoors) and socialized to people, places and things are critical to the decision process. When you get your puppy, take it to visit your veterinarian right away to make sure your puppy is as healthy as possible. The more you know about your puppy, the better. Like...

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Pet friendly lodge has dog lover’s weekends

by on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:34:00 PM

Grizzly the Dachshund photo by Kathleen Riley-Daniels If you are looking for some fun to have with your dog, head up to Gunflint Lodge in Minnesota’s north woods for one of  their Dog Lover’s Weekends. Your dog will have plenty of time to explore and interact with other dogs, and you know they prefer to be with you enjoying the trip rather than being left behind. The lodge has some fairly simple rules, including keeping your dog on a leash when outside, securing them (crates are...

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Winter tips for your pets

by on Saturday, March 16, 2013 4:32:00 PM

Posted on March 18, 2013 by dogfooddirect Dalmatian Puppy photo by Kathleen Riley-Daniels In some parts of the country, winterizing your pets is not so much of a concern. Here in the land of ice and snow, where layered clothing is a fashion statement, taking care of our pets during harsh weather is an important survival skill. Feet and Pads Remove ice, salt or snow from your dog’s coat and paws as soon as you come inside. Thoroughly dry off damp feet to prevent cracked, sore pads. Spread...

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