The Dog People
Fun information for the dog lover.
The Ultimate Guide to a Pet-Friendly Wedding
More and more couples are including their furry family members in their nuptials. Whether it’s having someone in your wedding party walk your pet down the aisle, coordinating photos with your pet, or including them in your wedding decor, there are many ways to honor the special relationship you have with your pets on your special day. Check out Rover’s top tips and tricks for incorporating your pets in your wedding and get ready to say “I do” with your pets in tow.
How Often Should You Wash Your Dog's Gear?
Rover spoke with National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) expert Lisa Yakas about the ways dog parents can efficiently and safely sanitize their furry friend’s belongings—items she says can be full of bacteria and germs. “Pet toys and bowls are considered some of the top germy spots in the home,” says Yakas. “Anything the pet puts in their mouth or drags in from the outside might be considered the germiest.”
Sleepypod x Fear Free Car Safety for Pets
Reduce travel-related stress for you and your pets with the Sleepypod x Fear Free Happy Homes collection. This special line of products from Sleepypod combines Sleepypod’s design innovation and craftsmanship with Fear Free’s expert understanding of how to help pet parents and pets live happier, healthier lives.
Crash-Tested and Certified Pet Gear
Sleepypod creates thoughtfully made carriers, leashes, and more so your pets can travel comfortably. Each product is thoroughly researched and tested, so you never have to guess about the safety of your pet’s products.
Keeping Pets Calm During Fireworks
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.
Preventing Summer Paw Burns
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.