Who doesn’t want to see your dog as beloved Yoda or wrapped in a bun? Well, perhaps not your dog. Despite your pup’s unwillingness to wear a costume, safety concerns do crop up when get-ups get especially intricate: like immobility, strangulation, choking, snagging, and more.
First, never leave your dog unattended while they’re in costume. Next, make sure your pet is comfortable in their costume. This doesn’t mean they’ll bark for joy for the opportunity to dress up, but it does mean that they’ll be able to breath, move, and relax comfortably.
We all know chocolate and sugar isn’t good for us — but it’s even more hazardous to our beloved dogs. From the toxic elements of many candies to the choking hazards of their wrappers and sticks, treats can play dangerous tricks on your dogs on All Hollow’s Eve.
Keep candy bowls off the floor and low tables. Make sure you children know the dangers of sharing Halloween spoils with their best furry friend. If you’re worried your pup has dug into the candy jar, be on the lookout for vomiting, diarrhea, severe agitation, and elevated heart rate. Take your dog to the vet if you see any symptoms.
Maybe your dog gets anxious at the sound of the doorbell. The night of trick-or-treating, it rings again and again and again. Or maybe your dog likes to slip out the door. Or perhaps he’s afraid of new people—especially these people dressed in masks and with hats. Be sure to take extra precaution by the door to avoid a lost, anxious, or aggressive pet.
Consider camping your dog out in a room far from the front door for the night with a radio or TV playing to drown out the sound of the doorbell, knocks, and strangers and a chew toy to keep them busy. If the inevitable does happen, and your dog does sneak out, be sure to have proper identification that’s up to date to increase the chances of finding your friend.
And the easiest save of them all: Bring your dog to Dogwoods Lodge for the evening. We’ll keep your pooch happy, calm, and out of spook’s way.
Longtime Dogwoods Lodge fans know: Alice is one smart cookie. And she better be — she and her sister, Libby, wear the praise as Dogwoods Lodge mascots and best friends to owner, Jessica Lohry.
Jessica trained the cattle-dog mix herself. Agility, narcotics, search and rescue, advanced obedience, CGC—and even certified as a diabetic alert dog—Alice has talents, and a talent for learning.
Package all those skills up with a ball of energy and a personality sweeter than pie, then you’ve got Alice.
So next time you’re at Dogwoods Lodge, be sure to bend down to give her a pet — and throw her ball. She deserves some lovin’ after all her hard work around the Lodge.
The 4th of July
Keep your dog safe and calm
Dogs aren’t singing the same tune about fireworks as Katy Perry. In fact, this patriotic day that goes out with a bang is one of the highest ranking for dog escapes. On top of that, some dogs become nervous wrecks.
Guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. Follow one of these three tips below to keep your dog safe, confined and happy, while you enjoy American traditions.
Above all else, never leave your dog unattended or free in the yard when fireworks or other loud activities are happening. And have a great, safe Fourth of July!
You vacation. They Vacation.
When you’re having fun away, so are they — at Dogwoods Lodge
You find an adventure at Adventureland.
They find an adventure during daycamp.
You get pampered at the resort spa.
They get pampered at Spa Dogwoods Lodge.
You meet new friends on a cruise.
They find the best friend during a game of catch.
You conquer the Grand Canyon.
They conquer the playground during daycamp.
You relax on a Caribbean beach.
They relax on beach Dogwoods Lodge.
You sleep in high-quality hotel rooms.
They slumber in the highest-quality log dog beds.
6 ways to keep you and your dog active
Make the most of the nice weather — for you and your dog.
How do you and your furry friend stay in shape? Share your ideas in the comments!
3 safety tips for your dog this season
What better time of the year than summer to enjoy the outdoors with your dog? Fetch, runs, trips to the pool, picnics… But caution: Too much of a good thing can go sour. Be sure to keep these three things in mind this season as you and your dog play under the sun.