Cold Weather is Ruff on Dog Paws - Give a Pawdicure

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz

Our sweet Gracie loves to romp in the snow, but winter is rough on dog paws, and much like human skin, their pads will get dry and cracked from exposure to cold and snow and wet cement. But in case you didn’t know, all the stuff we use to minimize ice for our safety can be extremely hazardous to dogs.

Did you know that dogs can actually be poisoned by rock salt and chemical de-icers, and in some cases can actually die!? Holy Moly! 

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Study: Let Your Dog Into Your Bedroom (If You Want)

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Dog Ownership: Return on Investment

Dog Ownership: Follow Your Nose, Not Your Wallet

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Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

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Human hand shaking dog's paw
02/08/2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz Our sweet Gracie loves to romp in the snow, but winter is rough on dog paws, and much like human skin, their pads will get dry and... read more
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10/04/2015
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Human hand shaking dog's paw
02/08/2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz Our sweet Gracie loves to romp in the snow, but winter is rough on dog paws, and much like human skin, their pads will get dry and... read more
Dog sleeping upside down and sprawled out on pillows and bed.
09/27/2017
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Dogs live in about 36 percent of American households. And, of the dog-owning population, almost 65 percent of people consider their canine companions to be part of the... read more
black and white puppy in sand on beach with tennis ball
10/04/2015
Dog Ownership: Follow Your Nose, Not Your Wallet Abstract: At the recommendation of a regular reader, I’ve decided to start including a quick abstract at the top for people who don’t want to... read more