Frozen Treats To Help Your Dog Beat The Heat

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Ahh, summer in the South, a time when our desire to be outside enjoying events that end with fireworks is only outweighed by our desire to not melt into a puddle on the sizzling hot sidewalk. However, don’t worry fellow southerners, it should start to cool down around Thanksgiving. In the summer, we humans tend to strip down to as … Read More

The Evolution of Dogs

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Dogs are such a integral part of lives that it is hard to imagine a time when weren’t starting Instagram accounts for them or feeding them organic homemade dog treats or sending them to doggie day care. And, although our four-legged best friends may not have always been given the same kind of royal treatment that many of them receive … Read More

Benefits of Using In-Home Pet Care

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Dogs are more than our pets. They are our friends and our family members and because of this, we want them to live their best lives. Dogs are social animals that crave routine. To keep them healthy and out of mischief, they need to be consistently mentally stimulated. According to WebMD, dogs, much like their human counterparts, receive many benefits … Read More

A Definitive List of Charlotte’s Best Dog Parks

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Take a quick pick peek at some local Instagram accounts and you will find that Charlotteans love: craft beer, Uptown sunsets, popsicles melting in Prosecco and dogs. Fortunately, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recs provides some incredible dog parks for all of its dog loving citizens. Dog Park near Matthews NC: William R. Davie District Park Located off Pineville-Matthews Road near the … Read More

Human foods that you should never feed your dog (and a few that you should)

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The Doggie Diaries: Food Confessionals “Hello. My name is Bella. I’m a Boxer and I once ate half a bag of self-rising flour. There were biscuits starting to form in my mouth.” “Good evening. My name is Copper. Proud mix breed here. I once ate a giant bag of Starbursts – wrappings and all.” “Hey there. My name is Max. … Read More

Thoughts Your Dog Has During a Skipper Visit

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My human is a little nuts this morning – she spilled coffee on her favorite shirt – and, now she is going to be late to that place she goes every day. I miss my human when she is gone. Mom’s halfway out the door but runs back in, gives me a big kiss on the head and says, “Now, … Read More

Four Ways to Use Essential Oils With Dogs

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This is a guest post written by Real Food Carolyn at realfoodcaroyln.com! Essential oils aren’t just for people! Our beloved fur babies can also benefit. Here are my four favorites ways to use essential oils with our pup. CALM THE CRAZIES :: Our Charley is a pretty low-key pup but when we travel by car he seems to stay on … Read More

The Name Game: What to consider when naming your dog

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The Name Game: What to consider when naming your dog A dog’s name is often a reflection of its owner’s personality and interests. Although it is not as intimidating as naming a child because you don’t have to worry about their dog friends rhyming their name with bodily functions, it is important to remember that a puppy’s response often depends … Read More