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Tail Gating with Your Dog

In light of the upcoming football season I thought it would be important to discuss safe ways to take your furry friend to tail gate parties!
First, it is important to make sure the location is pet friendly. Whether it is at a friend’s house, public park or a stadium, it is always important to double check to make sure it is okay to bring your pet.
Another extremely important “to-do” is to bring dog safe foods. Odds are your dog is going to be eating some human food at a tail gate party, so make sure  you bring pet friendly people food such as lean meats, carrots, watermelon etc.. It would also be a good idea to bring your dogs regular food since tailgating is normally an all day activity!
Just like humans, dogs need shade and plenty of water on these hot days. Bring a portable dog dish like the one from DoggieBaby.com.
Remember,  you are packing for the day. Odds are there will be activities going on all around you such as frisbee and tossing footballs. Bring toys for your dog to keep him occupied. Although you want to have fun with your dog on these extremely fun days, don’t forget to keep your dog on a leash. You never know what will startle your dog since there is a lot going on!
Make sure to always clean up after your dog. No one wants to ruin their game day shoes =)
Speaking of cleaning up, keep your tailgate area clean so your animal does not eat anything unsafe. You don’t want your dog to end up choking or getting very sick. This last point is something I had not thought about until recently. Have you ever heard of a doggie first aid kit!?!?! It is always a good idea to be prepared for anything that might end up hurting your animal. Here is a list of what to put in a doggie first aid kit:
  • gauze
  • bandages
  • sting ointment
  • any medication your dog is taking
  • towels
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • eye dropper
  • muzzle
  • vets phone number
I don’t know about you but I will be putting together a first aid kit for my dog!! This may seem like a lot of information but it will be worth it for you and your furry friend to enjoy game day!! Happy football season everyone and stay safe!!

Tue, September 3 2013 » Blog, Care, Food & Nutrition, Health, Just for Fun, Seasons, Travel

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Molly Molly

I am a three year old German Shepherd from South Georgia.  I don’t really have a favorite toy because my favorite things are sleeping and getting petted on the head. Although if I do get up some energy I will admit that I love getting into the trash to look for napkins.

My brother Teddy is lots of fun to play with, plus he usually takes the blame for my chewing.  I really like him for that!  I love to bark a lot; sometimes my humans do not appreciate that so much.  I am SUPER special because I am a white German Shepherd and that is not so common I hear.

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