The Dog People
Fun information for the dog lover.
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It’s best to be proactive and plan ahead by researching options that can calm your dog during fireworks, like an anti-anxiety pressure wrap. You can also try distracting your pets by stocking up on their favorite treats, picking up a puzzle toy, or planning to play games together. If you have a highly anxious pet, you may want to ask your vet to prescribe a medication to calm or mildly sedate your dog or cat during a stressful event like fireworks.
When the sun is out, you probably want to spend even more time outdoors with your dog, right? But as temperatures rise, it’s important to protect your pup from the heat. One of our biggest summer safety tips for pets is to know how hot superheated black asphalt can be. Do you know what temperature asphalt has to be to burn your dog’s paw? A good rule of thumb is that if the ground is too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.
We crunched the numbers, did the research, and interviewed experts on our own Dog People Panel to determine the range of annual essentials for dogs in 2022. After covering the initial expenses to make your home pup-ready, keep the ongoing, annual costs in mind. Our research shows that the average dog parent may spend anywhere from $480-$3,470 per year on their dog—that averages to $40-$290 per month.
We crunched the numbers, did the research, and interviewed experts on our own Dog People Panel to determine the range of upfront costs for dogs in 2022. How much you spend depends on whether your dog prefers the basics or if they can puppy-eye you into splurging. According to our research, the all-up total of bringing your dog home typically ranges from $1,000 to $4,450 for the first year.
For many, Thanksgiving is a time of turkey, stuffing, football, and family. It can also mean a break in routine that is fun for humans but can be confusing or even dangerous for our furry family members. We have some easy Thanksgiving pet safety tips sure to make the holiday fun for you and your dog.