Many of us dogs love spending time in our crates, but choosing just the right one can be a challenge for our humans. Whether your dog loves to sleep in their crate or it’s only pulled out for special occasions, it’s important to choose one that’s appropriate and safe for their size, needs, and habits. Here’s what to know about how to choose a dog crate.
I was a foster dog at one point. In between coming off the racing track and finding a forever home, greyhounds typically have a stopover in a foster home. This is where we get used to life on the outside of the kennel – life with hardwood, slippery linoleum floors, glass doors, and of course comfy couches and beds. Life inside the kennel can even be dangerous sometimes! Like when big storms that even you humans are scared of come…
Us dogs are curious creatures. We like to explore, especially when we’re alone at home with nothing else to do. Even I, a lazy greyhound, from time to time will see if there’s anything interesting in the kitchen trash. (The answer is always yes.)
Unfortunately, there are a number of things in the household that can be dangerous to dogs. Some items may cause some mild digestive issues, while others are fatal depending on the amount ingested. Below are some things you may have at home that should be kept out of your dog’s reach.
Summer is almost here. Remember, us dogs can suffer from heatstroke, sunburn, organ failure, and even death if we get too hot. See, we don’t sweat the way you do; 90% of the way we cool ourselves off is by panting. All this to say, it’s important to keep your dog cool when temperatures rise. Here’s how.
Skip the shave
If your dog’s fur is very thick, you may be tempted to shave it all off to cool them down in the summertime. Don’t do it. As odd as it seems, dogs with double coats actually regulate temperature better when they have their fur, as it protects them from too much cold and too much heat.
Orthopedic dog beds are just for older dogs, right? Not so fast.
Lots of dogs can benefit from orthopedic beds. Take me. I’m just 4 years old, practically still a pup, but as a greyhound I’m all skin and bones and need a bed that’s extra comfortable and supportive.
Here are my top tips on whether your dog might need a little extra support and what to look for in an orthopedic bed.