The BEST Christmas Cookie to Make For Your Cat or Dog
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Zack H
5M ago
Christmas means.... COOKIES! Everyone loves making, eating, and giving out our delicious treats. Why can’t our pets also enjoy the treats we eat during the holidays? If you came for some delicious recipes for your cat or dog, read below, we have a treat for both! Homemade dog treats in our household for over 10 years, these dog cookies are guaranteed to have your pup coming back for a second breakfast. We make these treats year-round, and a fresh batch was made this week for our dogs' Christmas treats. “Peanut Butter 2nd Breakfast Dog Cookies” ● Mix Below: ● 2 Eggs ● 1⁄2 Cup Pumpkin ● 2 Table ..read more
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How Do I Travel During The Holidays With Pets?
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Zack H
5M ago
Here we go again...! The holiday season is upon us out of nowhere and right around the corner. If you are reading this, you probably have a pet of some sort. If you have a dog or cat, keep reading for some Christmas magic related to travel and treats! Holiday season for a lot of families means travel. If you are traveling during any holiday season, pet comfort is important. Some people choose to board their pets, leave them at home, or take them with them. Weighing your options is important and each pet is different! There are pros and cons to each choice. Nobody knows your animal better than ..read more
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Keeping Your Kitty Hydrated
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
8M ago
Most cats are dehydrated, simply due to lack of knowledge! Many people don’t know that cats struggle with water intake and staying hydrated. Felines don’t have thirst the way dogs do; they don’t crave water. They also have a very differently shaped tongue that doesn’t allow much water to be held when lapping from bowl to mouth. Dogs have big spoon-shaped tongues that allow a nice big puddle of water to be lifted up into their mouth, whereas cat tongues are smaller and more flat, so that puddle is way smaller! In the wild, cats get their hydration mostly from their food by eating small mammals ..read more
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Back to School
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
9M ago
It’s that time of year again! As kids and teachers head back to school, the pets at home might benefit from some help adjusting to their new schedules. Going back to school can be quite a busy time for a household, and that may include an adjustment period for the pets, kids, and you! Your pets still have needs, even though the week days are fuller now. Sometimes pets get depressed when they go back to being home alone all day, everyday. They are sad that you are gone, feel lonely, and probably get bored. They may struggle to balance all those feelings, which might lead to them expressing tho ..read more
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Preventing Heatstroke in Pets
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
11M ago
Hot summer days mean spending time outdoors with your dog, but it also can pose some risks. Dogs can easily overheat when exposed to high outdoor temperatures without resources to help them cool down. Here are some tips to enjoy a hot day outside while staying cool: Always carry water with you wherever you go! A doggy water bottle, or a collapsible bowl work great. For longer trips/days out, fill an old milk jug or juice jar with water from home before leaving, so your pup has clean drinking water all day. Fill a spray bottle with water so that you can mist your dog’s body while out in the h ..read more
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Don't Wait for the Boom!
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
1y ago
The 4th of July is quickly approaching and that means fireworks, festivities, gatherings, and fun! But for some pets, those celebrations are anything but fun. Loud noises and big booms can easily scare your pet into hiding, or worse - getting lost outside! There are lots of things you can do to help reduce stress for your pets. The month of June is the time to begin preparing your pets, your house, and yourself for July festivities. Here are some tips to help you and your pets feel prepared so that everyone can have an enjoyable holiday! Fireworks: One of the biggest causes of lost dogs each ..read more
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Traveling tips with your pets!
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
1y ago
If you’ve ever had to use tissues to clean up an accident in the back seat of your car on the side of the road, then this post is for you. (Or maybe you learned your lesson from that!) Traveling with your pets can be stressful, but it’s not as bad if you’re well-equipped with the right tools. Holidays, vacations, and summer trips are coming up, so here is a list of items that are definitely worth having on hand while traveling with your furry companion. Poop Bags: Good for more than just poop, these are seriously handy if/when messes happen. Being able to scoop up and tie off any messes make ..read more
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Here’s a seasonal enrichment game for your pup!
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
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1y ago
EGG HUNT – You need: A dozen (or more!) plastic eggs, Treats or food, A large area (Indoor or Outdoor) 1. Purchase plastic Easter Eggs that are typically used to hide candy for children to find. A dozen is plenty, but if you have more than one dog or friends joining you, grab another bag of eggs! 2. Prepare your treats or food to be put into the eggs. Make sure they are broken up into smaller sizes so they fit well in the egg. 3. Fill the eggs and gently close the lid. If you are unsure if your dog will be able to pop open the egg, don’t completely latch the egg closed. This will help your pu ..read more
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Litter Box Basics
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
1y ago
There is so much information about litter boxes and litters for your cat, how do you know where to start? We’ll go through the basics to help guide you and your feline friend! *Important note: if your cat is experiencing any type of litter box issues, the first step is to have them checked by a vet to rule out any medical concerns. Boxes: From open to closed, reusable to disposable, and name brand to DIY – the options are endless! Find an appropriately sized box for your cat and the designated space for their litter area. If your cat is larger, then they will need a taller and wider box than ..read more
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Share the Love, Or Don’t!
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
1y ago
Valentine’s Day is a joyous holiday about spreading love and showing others you care for them! There’s lots of ways we can express our love to family and friends, and even our pets. But sometimes when expressing that love to other humans through gifts, we may be putting our pets in danger. Here are some quick tips and things to watch out for during this lovely holiday. All true Lilies are toxic to cats. They should be avoided or thrown out if you have cats. All parts, including the pollen are extremely toxic. This applies to potted Lilies (like Amaryllis) and fresh cut flowers (like the Orie ..read more
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