dog health issues - four cartoon dogs associated with 4 common dog health issues:

Sometimes what seems like minor issues are actually symptoms of a larger problem – sometimes they are minor issues for your dog. Paw irritation for instance can be an infection or irritation due to road salt. Nasal congestion can be seasonal allergies or a blockage that needs removing. Similarly, dry nose is not natural but might be a reaction to weather.

Every year, Pavlo Pottery selects a different charity and creates a series of 500 handcrafted mugs sold as an all-proceeds-fundraiser for the chosen charity. The is the focus is on fundraising for Ukraine.

Several dogs running in a dog park on post for "The Ultimate Guide: Hamilton Ontario with Your Dog

Per capita, Hamilton, Ontario has a surprising number of fenced off-leashed dog parks, conservation trails, pet-friendly hotels, dog cafes (yes, dogs allowed), and, well… several waterfalls – making in a surprisingly dog-friendly city.

Homewood Suites by Hilton has officially climbed aboard the pet-friendly-across-the-brand train and that’s worth noting. As of January 2022, Homewood Suites is pet-friendly across North America. Pet tourism is the trend for the new year.

three dogs in the snow on a poster promoting best dog paw protection

Before each walk, I rub the tube on my dog’s feet, coating my dog’s paw pads with wax. This adds a barrier between her paws and the road salt. In a pinch, you can use petroleum jelly. Neither are toxic if the dog licks them, but both wear off in less than an hour. Long walks need reapplication.

Easy homemade frozen dog treats poster with three pictures of dog treats

Winter storms and snow days lead to one thing – time to experiment with homemade frozen dog treats, including homemade frozen dog treats with yogurt (my dog’s favorite).

brown and white dog on poster explaining dog teeth brushing

Dog oral health is extremely important, especially as a preventative strategy to ward off disease later in life. February is dog dental health month, so we at dogtrotting.net are exploring some ways to clean your dog’s teeth at home including using dog chews, water additives, and even canine toothpaste.

Promotional poster for The Pinery Provincial Park Dog Beach post on dogtrotting.net

Two of the day beach zones along the 10-kilometre Lake Huron shoreline at the Pinery Provincial Park are designated dog-friendly – P1 and P2 – at the furthest east end of the lakeshore. However, according to the rules, these aren’t leash-free beaches – dogs must be on a controlled leash less than two-metres long. The good news: these beaches are expansive and part of the main beach – rather than small gravelly less-desirable areas like many other dog beaches sometimes are.

The Grand Bench beach that runs for miles from the iconic lighthouse to the beachfront accessible from the pet-friendly Oakwood Resort is not dog-welcoming in the summer. However, off-season in the middle of winter, no one seemed to care – especially because early morning on the Grand Bend Beach was primarily the domain of fellow dog walkers, and canine stick scouts. So many sticks. My dog loved it.

A list of wineries, distilleries and breweries inspired by dogs, named after dogs, and that give back to pet rescues and dog groups.