So, you’re leaving town and aren’t sure if a pet sitter or a boarding facility is best for your puppy? No matter which choice you make, your puppy will be taken care of while you’re away, so just try and get a feel of how your puppy will react to either of them. Below is a list of pro’s and con’s for both options for you and your puppy. (more…)
Archive for December, 2011
Maybe you are leaving town for business or are taking a trip during the cold months or any other time of the year and aren’t able to bring your puppy with you. Even though you are faced with this problem, you don’t want to ask a family member or a neighbor to take care of them while you’re gone and want to explore your other options. A boarding facility is a great alternative and safe option for your puppy to stay while you’re gone. Here are some tips on what to expect from the facility and what to ask staff. (more…)
With the cold weather approaching fast, you may be concerned with how to keep your puppy safe and warm. Here is some simple advice on what kind of clothes and other accessories you can use to keep your puppy warm during the cold months.
- Coats and sweaters are a great way to dress your pet for the cold outdoor elements. You can buy them thick or thin, depending on the size of your puppy. For Yorkie puppies, they are smaller and you may not think they need added warmth because of their hair, but they do. Take a trip to your local pet store and take the puppy with you. Most of the clothing has recommended sizes based on weight, but it’s a good idea to take them with you and try the clothing on. Doing this will give you an accurate fit and do its job for your puppy.
- All of these accessories give added warmth to your puppy and protect them from hypothermia and other health risks. Try to look for clothing with an added hood; this will protect your puppy’s body and their sensitive ears as well. Also, for the days it is snowing/sleeting, search for a water proof material so it won’t become wet and heavy for your puppy to walk around wearing.
- Another important piece of clothing/ accessory for your puppy is booties for their feet. These booties can protect their small and delicate paws from the harsh elements of the outdoors. These booties can protect them from snow that can become impacted between their pads on their feet and create discomfort for your Yorkie puppy. Also, some ice/snow melting salt can cause cracks and irritation for your puppy’s feet and cause them pain and discomfort. Ice is also a safety hazard for your puppy and wearing these booties can help prevent slips and falls while walking on the ice.
Of course you want your puppy to be safe and healthy during the winter months, so if you follow these helpful tips on how to protect your puppy from the cold elements this winter, you and your puppy will be happy and comfortable.
If you are interested in a new puppy running around the house and putting joy and happiness back into your life, then finding and adopting from the right breeder is your first step! Listed below are some tips and suggestions on how you can choose the perfect puppy from a litter. (more…)
Getting a new puppy is always an exciting and eventful time, but getting one for Christmas makes it that much better. Here are some important factors to keep in mind when getting a puppy and some tips on how to choose the right breed for you! (more…)
If you’ve recently just got a new puppy and aren’t quite sure what to get them for Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Listed below are some great ideas on what to get your puppy and other puppies for Christmas! (more…)
You always want your puppy to be safe and happy, especially during the harsh winter months. Given are some tips and ideas on how you can safely keep your puppy warm and comfortable this winter, without breaking the bank! (more…)
Do you remember how imaginative and creative you were as a child and how even the smallest things amused you? Well puppies are pretty much the same way, just with more hair and sharper teeth. So during the cold months, keep your puppy nice and warm inside and create games and activities to keep their bodies and minds working. (more…)
During Christmas, there are a lot of new changes happening to your home. The outside may be decorated with lights and other festive decorations and the inside with the same touches. It’s important to keep in mind when having a puppy in the house that certain things need to be taken into account and placed in the right places. Listed below are some tips on how to decorate and place your tree with your puppy’s safety in mind. (more…)
If you have a new puppy and are also hosting holiday festivities at your house, then you may need some advice on how to keep your puppy safe, but still have that magical look of Christmas. Listed below are a few tips on how to keep your puppy safe, especially with company in the house. (more…)