Entries by Hot Dog on a Leash

Scented Candle Fumes

There is nothing better than lighting a scented candle from time to time.  It creates a cozy environment for the entire family.  Whether it is for the aroma, decoration or mood, we must think about the effects that it has on our dogs.  A lot of people wonder if scented candles are toxic to dogs.  […]

Doggie Danger 101

An amazing pet owner would never put their pup in danger…. well, not intentionally.  There are many common practices that put our dogs at risk, even if they are not intended to do so. There can be a multitude of reasons why this happens.  It could be a lack of information, a flawed belief or […]

Spotlight Breed: Irish Wolfhound

Our Spotlight Breed of the week is the Irish Wolfhound!  This breed was originally used in war to drag men off horses and chariots.  The Irish Wolfhound also hunted large game such as deer, boar, and wolves.  Today this adaptable dog is a family companion who also competes in obedience, tracking and lure coursing! Fun fact: the Irish […]

Family Dogs: The Best Breeds!

There are so many breeds out there and it makes it a challenge to find the best breed for families, especially those with kids!  Many breeds make wonderful family companions, though some are better suited for suburban and farm families than households living in the city.  We have created a list of some of our […]

Tuesday’s Treat: Doggie Birthday Cake!

Welcome to Tuesday Treat day!  We are excited to share one of our favorite Doggie Birthday Cake recipes with you.  This easy to make cake will add to the excitement of your pup’s next birthday!  Be sure to share the recipe with your family and friends and let us know what you think. Ingredients – ¾ cup wheat flour […]

Happy 2021! Safety Tips to Welcome in the New Year!

Many dogs go missing on New Year’s Eve.  Why?  Think about it!  They fear the loud noises, huge crowds of people and unfamiliar surroundings.  This is due to poor planning by the owner.  We have created a list of tips so that can safely celebrate New Year’s Eve with your four-legged friends! Plenty of physical activity!  One way […]

Christmas Trees & Dogs: A Bad Combination!

A Christmas tree is a source of joy during the holidays but can pose dangerous hazards to your dog.  Most dogs are instinctively drawn to its inviting smell, bright colors and ornaments which can place them at risk for serious injury.  Even the most well-behaved dog can succumb to the temptation of a Christmas tree!  The […]

Plastic Bags & Dogs: The True Dangers

Dogs are known to eat anything that grabs their attention.  Think of all the times that they dug things out of the kitchen wastebasket or even the time when they tried to eat a dead bird out in the yard.  Oddly enough, dogs have been known to eat plastic bags, mainly from curiosity rather than […]

Food Allergies in Dogs

Food allergies can cause various skin conditions in canines as well as chronic disorders such as indigestion, ear infections, and problems with breathing.  Poultry is one of the most common food allergens for dogs.  Allergies occur because of a high defense response to a protein, which the immune system perceives as an intrusive substance. A food […]

Sleeping with Your Dog: The Benefits

When it comes to sleeping with your dog, there are many benefits to sharing your space with your four-legged friend.  Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed can mean many things.  For you, it can be a way to cuddle.  For the dog, it may be looked at as a bonding experience.  Here are […]