A number of my clients have seen their dog’s bodies change as a result of COVID lockdowns. Some have had extra time to walk their dogs and their dogs have trimmed up– great! But for many, there has been extra time at home which has only encouraged pet owners to dole out too many treats. Even before the pandemic, pet obesity was considered an epidemic, with over half (!!) of the dogs in the USA overweight as of 2018.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help your pet stay in a healthy body condition this summer.
It’s been a really, really long time since our last giveaway. In fact, I just realized this is the first giveaway here on the blog in 2020. I think you’ll agree this one is worth the wait though, because we’re teaming up again with our friends and long time Bubby and Bean partners Gaia Conceptions to give one lucky Bubby and Bean reader a $ 200 gift card to spend in Gaia’s online shop!
Gaia Conceptions offers an endless array of absolutely gorgeous eco-friendly clothing and accessory items made by hand in the USA. They have hundreds of styles to choose from, each of which is custom created to your color choice, fabric selection, and size. (They also have organic masks!)
Use the form below, and/or, enter on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.
a Rafflecopter giveaway This giveaway will run through this Friday, October 23, 2020, and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here early in the week of October 26, 2020.
Thank you to Andrea and friends over at Gaia Conceptions for giving the Bubby and Bean tribe achance to win some of their stunning clothing designs. Good luck!
GreaterGood.org & Halo Announce A New Dog Resource, FidoFoster.org, & Launch the “Walk and Wag” Photo Contest with Celebrity Judge Olivia Munn to Salute Dog Heroes Halo Pet Food for a Year, 15,000 Halo Meals and $ 10,000 in Grants Courtesy of MyPetCandle to Donate to Animal Shelters, Training with Animal Planet’s Pet Expert Andrea Arden, Wag!
COVID-19 – Revisited Five months after the outbreak began, COVID is still very much in the news. None of us could possibly have imagined the magnitude of impact this virus would have on our daily lives, financially and on the world over. First were the questions: could people catch COVID from their pets, and vice
Should we dress up our pets for Halloween? Dressing up on Halloween can be great fun for children and adults alike, but what about our furry friends? Just like people, dogs and cats are individuals, and no two animals are the same. For some pets, getting dressed up and the attention their costume brings, is
How to Safely Celebrate a Pet’s Birthday Happy birthday to you! We all love a celebration, and a pet’s birthday (or adoption day) is a great excuse to spoil them rotten – as if we don’t do that every day! Of course, there are many ways to celebrate and show our love to our pets,
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of its exciting new Virtual Home Manners (VHM) Program. The program is designed to help teach dogs proper manners at home. Teaching their dogs to behave at home is important for owners, mentally stimulating for dogs, and home-based training can … Continue reading AKC LAUNCHES NEW VIRTUAL HOME MANNERS TITLING PROGRAM→
Whole Meat vs. Meat Meal: How to Spot the Difference in Ingredients What’s in a name? Does it matter? Yes! There are many ways to provide essential nutrients to pets, including a variety of protein sources. Most dog and cat foods contain meat from other animals – typically chicken, turkey, cattle, pigs or fish, though
This is a remarkable bit of trail camera footage from Putnam County, Florida.
Here we have two gray foxes coordinating an attack on a flock of Osceola turkeys. They are engaging in behavior I’d expect more from wolves or coyotes. One fox harries the birds, while the other sneaks around from behind.
Although the foxes don’t catch a turkey that day, they might sometimes succeed if they keep doing this behavior.
I’ve read old accounts of gray foxes working together to hunt rabbits, but I put them away as hearsay.
After seeing this footage, I am convinced they do sometimes engage in cooperative hunting.
Gray foxes, especially in Florida, aren’t that big, and a turkey is a fighting dinosaur of a chicken. My guess is they aren’t regularly preying on mature turkeys, but they do engage in this sort of behavior to test them in much the same way wolves test elk or caribou.
Maybe I’m reading too much into this footage, but it is pretty remarkable.
I’ve always admired the gray fox. It’s a truly unique American canid, for it has no Old World congeners.
They and turkeys have been interacting for millions of years in the Southeast and Southwest, a dance far more ancient than wolf and bison in Yellowstone. And certainly far more ancient than man versus beast on this continent.
And this drama happened in the third most populous state in the union, not in some far wilderness of the West. Indeed, just a stone’s throw from the first permanent European settlement in North America.