Deck the halls with boughs of holly, unless of course your dog has eaten the holly. With the holiday season comes the beautiful holiday plants that we enjoy so much, but can be harmful to our dogs, such as holly, poinsettias, amaryllis, mistlletow, and even some potpourries. However, the holiday issues do not stop with the plants. While we enjoy the sights and sounds of the seasons, the holidays can be crazy and the festivities that go along with it can interrupt your dog’s routine and may present a unsafe situation. But there are a few tips that might help keep the holiday cheerful for everyone, including your dog. Dogs have gotten used to their routine and the lay of the land, therefore by simply moving a chair or table can create stress for your dog. They may become insecure because they are not sure what is going, and if you get too busy the dog may feel like he is being pushed aside. To help maintain the stable environment they have become used to make sure you keep to their walking, exercise, and obedience training schedule. Also, make sure you keep your dog’s water bowl filled with water. When it comes [...]
I always enjoy walking into a bakery and smelling all the delicious food that is being made such as cookies, cakes, brownies, and muffins. A bakery is one of my favorite places to go, but have you ever wondered what those delicious smells to do our dogs. To they get the same feeling of warmth and delight by walking into a bakery? Have you ever wondered if there are bakeries out there that are specific to our four legged friends. The answer is yes! I have found three bakeries that cater to our pooches and the delicious baked goods they can enjoy. 1. Bag of Bones Barkery- They offer a wide variety of gourmet, all-natural, and nutritious dog treats that fido will absolutely love. They use the freshest of ingredients such as roasted peanuts, real bananas, bacon, and honey. They mix, roll, cut, and bake every item in their store. So check out what they have to offer for your best friend! Located: Mercerville Shopping Center 364 Route 33 Hamilton, NJ 08619 609-528-0101 2. A Doghouse Bakery and Grooming Salon- Get the best of both worlds by grooming your dog and then giving them a special treat afterwards. They offer a variety of wholesome, healthy [...]
Ho Ho Ho! That is what many of you think of when you hear about Santa Clause. His famous saying gives smiles to many children throughout the world, but does it make our dogs smile as well? Do you think our pooches wait the entire year to hear those words and know that little presents will soon be arriving for them? Well why not bring them to see Santa Clause and give them a little treat after for being a good boy or girl. On December 17th between 11 am and 3 pm Santa Clause will be at Petco in Succasunna, NJ to take pictures with your adorable little pooches. This is courtesy of Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association along with Petco. So bring fido dressed to the nines and your children too and take a big family photo this holiday season. Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter will greatly appreciate your participation in this event because you will being helping the shelter continue to do wonderful things for the local pet’s that are in the shelter. So please go to Petco and support a wonderful cause and get a picture with Santa Clause to last a lifetime. Location: Petco Route 10 East Succasunna, [...]
With the holiday season approaching taking weekly visits to the mall to buy presents for others is unavoidable. But what do you do with your dog while out shopping? Leave him home alone? Find someone to watch him? Or bring him with you? The best choice would be to bring your dog with you, but where can you go shopping in NJ that will allow you to bring your four legged friend along. Short Hills, Collingswood, and Lafayette are just a few towns in NJ that allow you to bring your four legged friend shopping with you in NJ. Here is a list of a few places that you can bring your pooch with you, so you can enjoy your holiday shopping without worrying about how your dog is doing home alone. 1. The Mall at Short Hills- They provide complimentary strollers for your pooch Monday through Friday. 2. The Collingswood Farmers Market- Bring your pet for a nice stroll through the farmers market as long as your pooch is kept on their leash. 3. Olde Lafayette Village- Stroll through the shops in a park setting while being able to keep your pooch by your side. The village provides an [...]
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Beneful, the dog food company, is currently having a contest going on. The idea is for pet owner’s to write a 250 word essay stating what they would do to create a dream dog park if they won $500,000. The candidates must also submit a picture of themselves with their buddy that shows how life is better when their together. Well the contest has made it’s way to Lawrenceville, NJ where contestant Kyle Mills lives. Kyle is one of the 15 finalists who believes that by winning this contest he can create a dream dog park in his own town. He believes that this park will encourage breeds to be able to express and reinforce their natural behavior. The potential park would include separate areas for large and small breed dogs to ensure their safety. Some of the other features that Kyle envisions for the park would be sand boxes for agility, shade, and hills for dogs to run around on to expel their energy. Some other ideas would be track a fake prey, that gives dogs with an instinct to hunt act on those natural behaviors. A ball launcher that would send the dogs running around the park, gaining some wonderful exercise and having fun [...]
The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, New Jersey holds a Dog Days of Summer event every Monday through September during either the lunch hour (11:30a.m. – 2p.m.) or the dinner hour (5:30p.m.-10p.m.). This gives both the owner and pet a chance to enjoy a find dinning experience together while sitting outside on the restaurant’s terrace. According to Diane Carr, general manager, the idea came about when guests saw service dogs on the terrace dinning with their owners. People started to inquire if they were allowed to bring their dogs there as well. The owners can enjoy a wonderful selection from the menu, while their canine friends can enjoy their own pet friendly water bowl as well as a homemade gourmet treat, which is prepared on site by the restaurant’s pastry chef. The recipe’s for these threats are available to pet owners so they can make them at home as well. Due to the limited seating in the terrace area reservations must be made for lunch and dinner. You can call the Bernards Inn at 908-766-0002 to make your reservations today!
Pet Savers is hosting Yappy Days are Here Again. The event will be held at Atkinson Park on Sunday August 14th, Bethel Mill Rd & Delsea Dr in Washington Township, NJ. This even will go to support the Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars. Entertainment will be by Chicks for Charity. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase, along with dog washes, rockin roller mobile arcade, games for children of all ages, and bake sale. Dogs will get a $10 wash with a $2 nail trim, you will also receive a free gift with dog wash. Some contests will include making and decorating a model dog house out of any material also Poopie Bingo, a $20 donation can win you $1,000. For more information contact: Pet Savers at 609-217-4980 or 856-981-7630, you can also go to their website Petsaversnj.org Happy Yapping!
The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is having a pet contest. First you must “like” their facebook page, then enter a photo or video of your pet to win the “Cutest Pet in the Garden State Contest”. To show JUST how cute your pet is, include a link to your video in the comment section!! Voting starts July 29 so remember to invite your friends to vote for your pet. The pet with the most votes wins!! The winner will be notified via e-mail upon contest completion. Phase 1 (Photo/Video Submission) – July 13 through July 28 Phase 2 (Voting) – July 29 through August 12 Phase 3 (Winner Announcement) – Aug 15 To be eligible you must reside in New Jersey and be 18 years of age or older. Prizes: 1st Place – $150 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and 1 year supply of Frontline Plus 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and a 6 month supply of Frontline Plus 3rd Place – $25 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and a 3 month supply o Frontline Plus Good Luck!
Before your family heads off on summer road trips and vacations, please keep in mind these travel tips for pet travel safety: Buckle up – Always be sure to restrain your pet when traveling in your automobile. An unrestrained pet can distract the driver and injure themselves and the driver in an accident. Location – Make sure you keep your pets out of the front seat unless they are secure in a booster seat, that will not trigger the air bag in case there is an accident. Remember pets should be secured in the backseat or cargo area of the vehicle for their safety and yours as well. Reduce distractions – Walk your dog or play with them before you put them in the car. This will help ensure that your pet is calm and will be less of a distraction to you while you are driving, so that your focus can stay on the road. Make them comfortable – Make sure you bring water, food, snacks and their favorite toy or blanket in the car so they can enjoy the ride too. Happy and Safe Traveling!