Welcoming your new dog

Welcoming your new dog is an exciting moment that needs some aspects to be considered, and some steps to be done before, during, and after the adaptation process of your new dog. Therefore we want to help you through that process, offering you a full guide of tips for your new dog welcoming:

Human foods dogs can & can not eat

allowed

- Apples

- Bananas

- Blueberries

- Cantaloupe

- Carrots

- Cheese(in moderation)

- Chicken

- Eggs

- Green beans

- Honey

- Kiwi

- Mango

- Oatmeal

- Peaches

- Peanut butter

- Pears

- Pineapple

- Potatoes (cooked skins removed)

- Pumpkin

- Rice

- Sweet potato

- Yogurt

forbidden

- Alcohol

- Avocado

- Caffeine

- Chocolate

- Coffee

- Fat trimmings

- Garlic

- Gum

- Grapes

- Macadamia nuts

- Milk

- Mushrooms

- Oatmeal

- Pits and seeds from fruti

- Potato skins and raw potatoes

- Raisins

- Rhubarb

- Salty foods (in large amounts)

- Tea

- Walnuts

- Xylitol

- Yeast and dough

8 tips to keep your cool dog cool

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Shaded from the blazing Texas sun by a large umbrella or a tree in full leaf, what a cool way to hang outdoors. Remember that dogs with short muzzles (pugs, pekes, etc can't be in heat for long periods of time)

Please mind the Texas sun

A cool shadow or a cooler umbrella

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A child's swimming pool filled with cool water is a great way to cool off 

Water is a great remedy

Swimmingpools for everyone

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Who doesn't like ice cream? While there are special ice creams for pups at the grocery store, plain old vanilla works just fine. Starbucks "Pupachinos" are also popular. Just remember, too much of a good thing is bad for the waistline.

Spoiling your dog is sometimes fine!

Does anyone fancy an ice cream?

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Pupcicles are easy to make at home.  An ice cube tray or freezer safe bowl,  a few kibbles or small treats, fill with chicken broth and freeze.  A tasty way to cool down

Pupcicles are easy to make at home

Pupcicles as a refresher

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Cooling mats filled with water are a great addition to the shady area. Ever watched your dog dig down into the sand to find the cool damp area?  Same idea without the mess!

Cooling mats are a great addition

lying down never was so refreshing

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A fan is a great way to augment the cooling effect of the household A/C without increasing the electric bill astronomically.  Join your pooch for a cuddle, you'll love it too.!

A fan is fun!

Fresh air

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Most important for pooch and owner alike is plenty of water. Ice cubes in the water are an added treat for the pups.

The importance of a cube

Keep the water cool as much as you can 

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Press the back of your hand firmly against the asphalt for 7 seconds to verify it will be comfortable for your dog.

Hot asphalt awareness

Check the asphalt temperature 

About medications

Medications, even those deemed safe enough to be dispensed over the counter can cause problems.  Medicate only on advice from a veterinarian. Do not give more than is recommended.

 

If this is a new illness for the dog, please speak with your veterinarian BEFORE giving any OTC medications. If this is a recurring problem for your dog and you've given this medication in the past, please see your vet if symptoms persist more than a couple of days, or if the symptoms worsen, or you see no improvement.

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755 W. Walker League City 77573

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CELEBRATING 10 years of advocacy and action