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…

 

Come on and pee, already!

February 27th, 2015

The temperature is below-freezing, the ground is wet because, duh, it’s Portland, you’re already in your sweatpants and slippers, and Fido needs to go out to pee. A simple enough situation for a dog owner, sure, but what happens when your dog takes forever to get down to business and do his business?   Dogs[…] Read the full article…

 

Get Outta Here!

February 27th, 2015

Traveling can be so many things–exciting, stressful, enlightening, expensive, overwhelming… depending on your destination and how much planning you put into it, you can skip the stressors. Originally from Vermont, I’ve lived in Ohio for 3 years, Portland for 5 years (and driven cross-country multiple times in the process), studied abroad in Spain for 5[…] Read the full article…

 

Barry the Pug in the Tub!

February 3rd, 2015

The Hot Diggity! office erupted in a chorus of sighs, “awwws,” and squeals when we found this adorable video of a suds-loving little pug named Barry! How cute can one little fuzzball get?! Do any of your pets love bath time this much?

 

Pet Health: 10 DIY Procedures Pet Owners Should Learn

March 27th, 2013

I know. This may seem gross, but bear with us. Being a pet owner means being able to get your hands dirty — even if it’s just a wee bit. After all, every single one of us is responsible for our pets’ basic maintenance, including everything from feeding, bathing and brushing to exercising, toenail trimming and even doingdental duty. But wait! That’s[…] Read the full article…

 

Why Does My Dog… Steal Objects?

March 27th, 2013

Funny. But not so funny.   The sight of a puppy trotting off with a sock in her mouth might seem adorable, but if your dog is a chronic object stealer, it’s not all that cute. Having Fido make off with the roast you cooked for Sunday dinner or your toddler’s favorite toy can be[…] Read the full article…

 

How to Give Your Dog Liquid Medicine

March 5th, 2013

Giving a dog his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your dog. Many people find liquid medicines easier to administer than other types, such as pills, capsules, eye drops or injections. But it still takes patience, precision, and a bit[…] Read the full article…