Keeping up with an active dog can get challenging. Dogs do well in environments where they have plenty of things to do. I remember when our dog, Honey, was younger, she would get bored easily and then get destructive. I have the furniture to prove it! Coming up with things to do with her that kept her busy and were fun for all of us could get difficult. This is where the idea of a dog bucket list came from.
If you are like us, your dog is a big part of your life (she is our furbaby). If we could, we would take her on vacation with us everywhere we go. Okay, I would… not sure about my husband. When our beagle, Honey, was around 2 years old, we took her camping with us. I had no clue about camping with a dog, and learned a lot from the experience! Here are a few things I wish I had known before taking her camping with us.
Our beagle, Honey, had to have a lump removed from her ear about a week ago. She came home from the vet wearing the “cone of shame” so that she wouldn’t be able to scratch her ear and open the stitches. She’s worn one before, after she was spayed, but she was very little and I’m sure doesn’t remember.
Most people know that a dog should start with a food designed for puppies and then switch to an adult dog food. However, what some people may not realize (including me) is that as your dog enters its senior years (age 7+), you should switch to a food for senior dogs. Why? According to the ASPCA, as a dog ages some of the following health issues may arise and many of them can be managed with diet.
When it comes to the health and well-being of our furbaby, Honey, there isn’t much my husband and I wouldn’t do to make sure she is happy and healthy. Often times this means spending a small fortune on the best that money can buy for her. For example, we are about to spend around $1000 to have the vet remove a growth on her ear and clean her teeth while she is under anesthesia. Some people may think we are crazy, but she is our baby and we have her best interest in mind.
If you’ve never taken your dog to PetSmart® before, you need to do it. Honey has so much fun whenever we go. So many great smells and so many new friends to make. Plus they have everything you need for your dog.
It has been above 90 degrees all week and doesn’t look like it will cool down any time soon. We are fortunate enough to have air conditioning in our home, so we are pretty comfortable indoors. However, we can’t stay inside all day. Our beagle, Honey, won’t allow that! She loves to be outdoors and is up for a walk anytime we are willing to take her. It is one of her favorite things to do (right after eating and sleeping). With all of this heat, she starts panting in no time at all. When we come home from our walks, she guzzles down water and then sprawls belly-down on the wood floor near an air conditioning vent.
Who can resist melting when looking into the eyes of a puppy? I know I couldn’t. Just look at Honey when I first brought her home. How sweet is that face? And those tiny nails? How about that cow belly? She really was just the cutest thing I had ever seen.
Then came bedtime.
Our beagle, Honey, is like our child. We hug her, kiss her, snuggle with her and know that she gives us unconditional love in return. The love of a dog is a wonderful thing. However, there are times when I just don’t want to be around her. Why? Because she smells. I’m not talking about the normal dog smell; all dog owners love that smell. I am talking about when she stinks to high heaven.
This post about choosing the right dog food has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias When our beagle, Honey, transitioned from puppy food to adult food, we had a hard time figuring out what food would be best for her. There are so many choices out […]