Tag: pets

Santa Adopted a Dog

D. Williams Yep, Santa called and wanted to adopt an older dog to keep him company while Rudolph leads the way with his bright, shiny nose. I asked Santa, “Why an older dog,” and, boy, did I get the answers! Thought I would share with you this holiday season what Santa said. First off, Santa…

What Your Dog Wants for the Holidays

Here we are again—the beginning of the holiday season, and since so much of the holidays revolve around gifts, do you know the best gift you can give to your dog? What do you think, a tasty reward like steak or a bone, or maybe a favorite toy? Do not forget that the important word…

Summer Safety Tips—Working Out with Your Dog

Exercising with your dog is a great way to strengthen your bond and to get some cardiovascular in at the same time. While canine/human workouts/exercising can be fun, they can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken, especially during the summer months in Arizona. The following tips will help to ensure that…

Vaccinations and Your Pet

Everyone is asking about the new research on vaccinations, so we are sharing what the experts are saying. So, just how long do your pet’s vaccinations last? Definitely longer than a year! We all want our pets protected from life-threatening diseases, but did you know your pet may be carrying enough protection from their puppy…

Pet Safety in Emergencies

D. Williams No one likes to think that a natural disaster or family or personal emergency will happen to them, and few people are prepared for such situations. While the thought of any emergency is scary, you can avoid outright panic by preparing to protect your pet the best you can before the situation arises.…

Did You Know Dogs Need Sunlight?

D. Williams Sunlight is vital to our wellbeing as well as our pets. It is essential that dogs get sunlight at different times of the day. We are talking raw sunlight from early morning through mid-day and into the evening. Raw Sunlight has a natural spectrum of light from infrared (IR) right through to ultra-violet (UV).…

Signs Your Dog Is Happy

D. Williams I think we all agree that there is nothing better than the companionship of a dog. We cannot learn how to speak dog, but we can learn to understand behaviors and body language signals that our dog is happy and content. All animals are different, and as dogs age, their activity levels and…

Traveling with Your Pet During the New Year

Just a few days ago, it was National Pet Travel Safety Day, and I thought it was a perfect time to share with all of Rover’s family, cousins, and Sun Lakes pet parents the importance of keeping your dog, cat, or critter safe when traveling with you in a car. While your pet is excited and…