Wash that Smelly Dog!

August 17th, 2015

Washing a dog isn’t as intuitive as it might seem; dogs react to temperature, smell, and sound, far differently than humans. Bath time is full of all three. New research suggests that washing your dog once a week is beneficial for his or her health, and can prevent infection, contrary to the prior belief that[…] Read the full article…

 

IMPORTANT PET SAFETY POST re: peanut butter + xylitol

August 14th, 2015

If you’re like many people, you might want to give your dog some peanut butter as an occasional treat. Or you might want to use peanut butter as a trick or reward to get your dog to take their medications? In many cases this is perfectly fine (so long as it’s not in excess —[…] Read the full article…

 

Strut your pup!

June 8th, 2015

We’ve finally done it, y’all! Sweatpants and hoodies are en vogue in 2015! Your 10 am Sunday morning shlub in sweats to the Starbucks is now a bonafide strut. Some style truths, however, cannot be outrun: no outfit is complete until our tiny pets match it too!   In our journeys through the dog and[…] Read the full article…

 

Yippee! Time to pee!

June 1st, 2015

We love a good infographic, especially ones that help reduce the amount of pee appearing on your floor…

 

Let them eat cake, the dogs!

May 26th, 2015

Does your pup have a summertime birthday? Why not go above and beyond that grocery store birthday-bone this year and go all out? This peanut-butter and carrot cake will be the star of the doggie birthday bash you throw for Fido (yeah, you know who you are):   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1[…] Read the full article…

 

Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

April 20th, 2015

  Feel a little like snacking today? Why not whip up these yummy treats for your dog to munch, too! It’s always better to share the good times with a buddy.   1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree, canned 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (You can substitute Whole Grain[…] Read the full article…

 

Meet Your Dog Walker: Sarah Dewees!

April 19th, 2015

Sarah grew up in Alaska, and finally settled in Portland after traveling all over the country. She’s been with Hot Diggity! for 2 years and we’re so glad she found us! She’s heading out for a couple months this summer to study bats which is amazingly cool, but we will miss her very much. Luckily[…] Read the full article…

 

Recognizing Pet Anxiety: An Infographic

April 16th, 2015

This beautiful infographic is a handy guide to recognizing anxiety in your dog and learning how to properly react!  

 

DIY Dog Bowtie!

April 15th, 2015

Are you going to a lot of pet-friendly weddings this summer? Maybe you’re just having a classy party on the lawn? There’s nothing cuter than a dog in a bowtie, and this DIY guide will show you how to make them! The matching possibilities are endless, and Fido told us the babes really dig it…[…] Read the full article…

 

Canine CPR

April 13th, 2015

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) preserves brain function until proper blood circulation and breathing can be restored. Below is a guide for how to properly administer canine CPR, however it is always best to take a class from a certified veterinarian or animal care specialist to avoid accidentally harming your pet. The signs that indicate the need[…] Read the full article…

 

Frozen Treats for Your Hot Dog!

April 10th, 2015

  Your dog will love these delicious frozen peanut butter treats this spring and summer! To make: Place 1/3 cup peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for one to two minutes or until melted and thin. Add 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk and 1 cup water and stir until blended. Return[…] Read the full article…