The holidays can be a magical time filled with family and friends. But, as wonderful as this time of year can be, it can also be perilous for your pet. Check out these tips to keep your dog healthy through all the festivities.
Have you ever stopped to think about an athlete's regular workout routine? Olympians and other professional competitors push their bodies to its maximum potential and continue to improve with each drill, but consider the most crucial component to their day: stretching before and after workouts. We ask the very same thing of our equine companions who are in regular work, and they even carry weight on their back while accomplishing these athletic tasks! This article explains how stretching your horse regularly will produce not only performance gains, but health benefits as well.
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As a kid, I loved to pet animals. Hearing about someone who could “talk” with animals sounded amazing, but I didn’t think I could converse with four-legged creatures. That gift was for “special people,” or it was superhuman power. Imagine my surprise when I realized that I could talk to animals! My journey of working with the energy in my hands to communicate began when I was nine years old.
If you have never owned or raised a dog before, this can all seem very overwhelming! Particularly now, with most people working from home, settling into a routine with a new dog can seem like a challenge. It is extremely important to get our dogs into a consistent daily routine immediately to ensure a seamless transition into our household.
This summer will likely be a big one for road trips, as we are ready to escape the isolation and caged feeling of quarantine. And nothing is better that an escape with your best friend at your side! Whether it’s a long-strategized cross-country adventure or a spontaneous “GET ME OUT OF HERE!” escape, there are some “best practices” in keeping your dog healthy and happy during whatever journey you take.