Having an anxious dog can be tough, particularly if they are afraid of thunderstorms. After all, there are many things you can do to mitigate anxiety-inducing situations for your pups, but controlling the weather is one thing that you just can’t do. Luckily, though, if you have a dog that is afraid of thunderstorms, there are some steps you can take to help make storms more tolerable and less panic-inducing for your pets. Here are some helpful ways that you can help out your scared dog during a storm.
We love NomNomNow. I was introduced to the brand almost two years ago and it’s still my favorite fresh pet food delivery service. (Later I will share with you what makes them stand out among other companies). NomNomNow started as a homemade dog food delivery service but now they offer cat food, too! They make it convenient for me to order food for ALL of my kids. With NomNomNow you can get your pet on a healthier, happier diet with the convenience of delivery. Plus I’m offering 20% off for you to get started!
I cannot begin to find words which appropriately express my gratitude and appreciation for those who came forward to help me with vet bills after Wynston’s attack on November 1st. Not only did I raise $200 to cover initial expenses, but I ended up receiving enough donations to pay for a $550 vet bill which followed just days later. I personally feel like “thank you” is not enough, so I want to dedicate this blog post to the 29 donors who stepped up to assist me during such a difficult time. I list every patron’s name in this post, as my way of recognizing those who helped.
For years I have been encouraging fellow dog parents to allow their dogs to sniff more frequently when out on walks. A dog’s sense of smell is their most powerful sense, and humans don’t exactly understand how important it is that a dog use their nose. Recently I saw an image on the Dog Decoder Facebook page which referred to “sniffaris” – a walk where you allow your dog to enjoy sniffing. Jill Breitner explains that a “sniffari” is far more enriching for a pup than a 30 minute walk at heel. But why? In this post I delve into why it’s important to let your dog sniff.
I’ve lived in Arizona for 20 years and within the last two years Wynston and I have been stung by scorpions…twice each. Up until then I had never been stung. A little sucker got me in bed twice on the same night. The first time Wynston got stung we were on a walk and the second time it was by a scorpion in the house. It probably sounds scarier than it really is. Here’s what to do if your dog gets stung by a scorpion.