DogFoodDirect.com Blog

We deliver the highest quality pet food and supplies to your door.

Hot weather tips for your dog

by | Monday, March 25, 2013 |

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...

no categories.
Read More


Questions to ask before your buy a puppy or dog

by | Friday, March 22, 2013 |

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...

no categories.
Read More


Pet friendly lodge has dog lover’s weekends

by | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 |

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...

no categories.
Read More


Winter tips for your pets

by | Saturday, March 16, 2013 |

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...

no categories.
Read More