Consider this: 56 percent of pet dogs in the U.S. are overweight, with 30 percent of those being obese, according to a 2018 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Those statistics increase the likelihoods of pets being diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis, resulting in shorter and reduced quality of life. Read more about Scaling Back
Pet-friendly travel is on the rise, and, thankfully, it’s becoming easier and easier. While we have not flown with our dog, we did bring her on a 24-plus hour road trip. It’s very feasible with a little extra planning. Read more about Pack Up the Entire Family For Your Next Trip
For my job, I spend too much time sitting at my computer cranking out social media content for local businesses or columns. Like a lot of desk-sitters, I know I need to take more breaks to stand and walk. I tried using an app that reminded me to walk around every hour. After a few days I muted and ignored it.
Then, I had an idea: to get a small dog, one that would force me to get up and go for a walk. Our current dog—Odin the giant schnauzer—isn’t much of a snuggler. I wanted a dog who could sit on my lap while I worked or watched movies. Read more about Need to Walk More? Get a Dog
While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart Read more about 'Un-kennel' Starts Foundation to Find Forever Homes for Elder Dogs