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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Dog to Run with You

A dog can be a great exercise partner if you’re a runner. Whether you simply like to get a run in or are training for a marathon, you can always bring your dog along to give your companion a healthy workout at the same time. Here’s a brief guide to help you get started on…

5 How-To’s for Walking Your Dog

An ideal dog walk would consist of a nice time simply strolling outside while your dog strolls beside, just the two of you enjoying your time out for the day or night. However, dogs are often focused on the here and now, finding many distractions in their environment, which can cause some frustration for their…

What to Know About Dog Blood Donation and Canine Blood Banks

Want to Know More About Canine Blood Donation?   As pet owners, we’ll often pull out all the stops to ensure the health and well-being of our furry friends. Yearly vet visits to keep updated on vaccinations, a balanced diet and regular walks and exercise are a given, but one thing we may not spend…

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics

Learn More About Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics

We all know that yearly vaccinations for our pets are required by most cities and states, and that in order to keep your dog at their healthiest, it’s suggested and heavily encouraged to keep them current on other vaccines and tests, as well, such as heartworm. Unfortunately, we have all gone through times where money…

Benefits of Dog Boots in Winter

Benefits of Using Dog Boots Throughout Winter

While we Chicagoans have been lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you feel about snow!) to have a mild beginning of winter, chances are it won’t stay like that for too much longer. Soon, we’ll be inundated with forecasts of snowstorms and blizzards, freezing rain and sleet. In other words, dog walks are about to…

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Staying Visible and Safe During Nighttime Dog Walks

With Daylight Saving Time upon us, it’s essential to find ways to ensure that you stay safe when you’re walking your dog when it’s already dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. When the sun sets earlier and earlier, we become less visible to cars as well as other pedestrians, making nighttime dog walks somewhat precarious….

leaning and grooming your pup from head to toe

A Crash Course in Cleaning and Grooming Your Dog

If you’re the sort of person who prefers to drop off your dog at the local groomer, this article is not for you. The desire to hand off that dirty task is completely understandable, after all—what’s worse than a muddy dog shaking off water before you’re done rinsing? However, if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, get ready…

Find a good spot to rest from fieworks or help acclimate your dog to loud noises.

How to Calm Your Dog’s Nerves from Thunderstorms and Fireworks

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s not uncommon to get caught in a surprise rainstorm complete with thunder and lightning. It’s also pretty common to hear fireworks all season long in your neighborhood, even if there’s nothing in particular going on that’s cause for celebration. While these can be simply chalked up as…

Keep dogs cool during hot summer activities

Summer Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool, Yet Active

When it starts to get warmer outside, you may be rejoicing, but a lot of dogs are silently cursing the changes in weather. While a fur coat is warm and luxurious in the winter, in the summertime, it can be a lot more uncomfortable, so it’s important to pay close attention to your dog’s well…

Groom your dog with care.

DIY Grooming and Bath Care for Your Dog

Whether you just got a new dog and you need to give it a bath but aren’t sure what products to buy, or you’re trying to save some money and do the grooming at home, DIY grooming and bath care for your dog is easier than you might think, but may involve a few things…