Author: Golden Meadows

Activities + Adventures

Tips for Visiting Pet-Friendly Establishments

If you plan on taking your dog to any pet-friendly hotels, restaurants or cafes, you better make sure that Fido is well mannered and groomed. Whether this is your first time visiting a pet-friendly establishment or not, here are a few suggestions for you to keep in mind. Prepare If

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Signs of a Responsible Dog Breeder

When you are looking for your new family pet, you want to make sure that you get a healthy, happy puppy. That means that you have to take a long look at the breeder. There is a big difference between a responsible breeder and what is known as a backyard

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Canine Companions

How Dogs Help with PTSD

War can have far reaching effects on a soldier, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recent experiments have found that dogs may help alleviate some of the symptoms and help distraught people to assimilate into regular life. PTSD Symptoms With the help of canines, veterans can sometimes work through issues

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Health + Wellness

Feeding Fido the Good, Natural Stuff

Walk down the pet food aisle of any grocery store and you will find hundreds of choices. Who has time to read all of the ingredients? While you may assume all of them are technically safe for your dog, that does not necessarily mean they are beneficial for him or

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How Service and Therapy Dogs Differ

While therapy and service dogs each play a role in supporting and helping people, there is more than a name difference between the two. Here’s a look some of the distinctions. Purpose Service dogs are intended to help people be independent. They are specifically trained to help those who would

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How a Service Dog Can Help a Child with Autism

Therapy dogs have been assisting people with physical tasks for decades. Canines that guide blind people are familiar type of working dog. Less familiar are animals that provide emotional support for people with autism. For children with this condition, a dog is a soothing presence. People with autism deal with

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Activities + Adventures

Fun + Safe Summer Activities for Dogs

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and have fun with your dog and bring sun-kissed days, fun-filled vacations, and welcome relaxation. However, the season is not just for you and your family. Let your dog join in the fun as well. While walks and fetch are activities you

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Service Dogs: 5 Little Known Facts

Most people have seen and are somewhat familiar with the canines that help disabled individuals navigate through certain daily tasks. However, if you are not constantly in contact with or working with them, there are certain facts that you probably are not aware of. Below are five little known facts

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Safety Tips + Advice

Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

When you are going on a road trip, why leave your dog at home if you can take him with you? With some research, it is easy to scout out dog-friendly places and spaces. Follow these tips for a safe and happy vacation with your pet. Traveling with your furry

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Healthy Food Options for Dogs

In general, people are becoming more health conscious. They try to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and less sugar and preservatives. It makes sense, then, that they want their pets to get healthier, too. Buying commercial pet food is certainly easy, but is it really providing the nutrition

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