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10 Indoor Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

great post to read Any pet owner knows that sometimes, dogs have a habit of eating strange things. If it falls on the floor, Topher’s going to try and eat it: crumbs, dirt, leaves, anything. Many a dog will try at least a chew of something, even the stray houseplant. Plants can be a tempting diversion from your dog’s food bowl, and one that can end with some serious repercussions for their health.

buy modafinil india online To prevent poisoning your dog by cut flowers or from house plants, you should avoid buying ones that are known to be toxic. Alternatively, you should avoid placing any plants in your home where your pets may be able to reach them.

Here is a short list of some common indoor plants that are toxic to dogs. If you have some of these in your home, never fear! Just make sure your pet isn’t developing an interest in the greenery, and make sure they’re kept out of reach.

Exercising With Your Dog: Beyond The Walk (Or Run)

Last week we talked about getting fit with your dog by taking advantage of the dog walk, and how to run with your dog. However, there’s no need to limit yourself (and your pup) just to walks around the block or runs in the park. Dogs crave adventure, and many breeds are perfect hiking, biking, in-line skating, or swimming buddies.

You get to decide what forms of exercise you want to pursue with your dog. Although jogging and walking are the usual paths many owners take, there are many other workouts you and your dog can do together, and some of these can be used to vary the workout routine to prevent boredom for either of you. Variety is very important to ensure that your dog isn’t overworking some muscles at the expense of others. Here are some great workout options for exercising with your dog.

Exercising With Dogs: Getting The Most Out Of Your Walk

Our Fellowship of the Dog challenge might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped exercising with our dogs! Like approximately 50% of the U.S., I too resolved to be more fit and healthy in the new year. While I’ll be incorporating non-running workouts into my weekly routine, there’s no reason for me to leave Topher’s walks out when it comes to my fitness plan! When you consider how exercising with dogs can help you get fit, lose weight, and have fun in the process, the extra pit stops for your pup are a worthy sacrifice.

The Dog Attack: One Year Later

It’s been a year to the day that I wrote about the dogs who attacked Topher on New Year’s Eve. This time last year, we were processing the news that Topher would likely never regain sight in his right eye. In the first nine days of the new year, we’d been to the vet’s office once almost every single day. As I think back on that time, I’m more than grateful to not be deep in the middle of a crisis like that, as we head into 2015. Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to rehabilitate Topher, and the hard work isn’t quite over yet. Here’s a look back on the year, and where we’re headed in the next 365 days.

10 Holiday Hazards For Dogs

The holidays are a fun and festive time of the year…but for dogs (and cats!) the holidays can be very stressful indeed. December brings a host of changes—to the home, to our schedules, and sometimes to our natural surroundings (unless you’re down here with me in snow-less territory). So it’s important to take precautions and ensure that we’re managing our pets during the holiday season, considering how many holiday hazards for dogs and cats are out there.

Remember, the holidays are not ideal for introducing a pet into your family. New puppies and dogs require extra attention and a stable environment, which the holiday season doesn’t permit. Here are ten other potential holiday hazards to watch out for this season, for any dog young or old.