Frisky Dog Blog

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Keeping Your Dog Safe During Winter Weather

 

It’s January – and baby, it’s cold outside!  While people bundle themselves to keep warm, your dog can’t dress himself for the weather or let you know how cold he is.  Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association on keeping your pet safe during the cold weather:

 

Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?  Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should ...

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‘Tis the Season!

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Don’t Forget Pet Safety During This Year’s Holiday Festivities

The house is filled with the scent of roasting turkey, while fresh baked cookies wait to be eaten.  The tree is decked with lights and ornaments, and the soft glow from the fireplace lights the room with a magical charm.  It’s that time of the year again — when friends and family gather together to enjoy food and companionship as we share the spirit of the season.

For many families, this companionship extends ...

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Chews and Treats

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Chews and Treats: Beyond Rawhide and Milkbones

If you’re like most dog owners, you love to give your best friend a bone to chew and a cookie to enjoy now and then. But with recent recalls including chicken jerky from China, and the potential for dogs to choke on large pieces of rawhide, pet owners are wondering what IS a safe option for their dogs.

At Frisky Dog, we’re proud to offer several alternatives. Among the most popular alternatives ...

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Choosing a Breed for Your Lifestyle

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Choosing a Breed for Your Lifestyle

Choosing a Breed That Matches Your Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking for a purebred puppy or want to rescue an adult dog, it’s extremely important to select a breed or mix that matches your lifestyle and personality. A dog’s breed or mix determines external features like size, coat, and color, but also qualities that go far beyond appearance, like energy level, sociability, and intelligence.

If you get a Husky because you think they’re beautiful (and no doubt, they are!), remember that Huskies are ...

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Healthier Pets

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Healthier Pets

Resolutions for a Healthier Pet

It’s the beginning of a new year, and that means many of us have made resolutions that we hope will improve our lives. Frequently, these resolutions include eating healthier and getting more exercise. But what about our pets?

Pet obesity is a rising epidemic in the United States, and it’s costing our beloved pets years off their lives. Extra weight puts stress on joints and vital organs, promotes premature aging, and can lead to complications like ...

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Guide to Training Equipment

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Guide to Training Equipment

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Dog Foods

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Dog Foods

Dog Food is Dog Food… Right

Wrong! For many people, pet nutrition isn’t something they think about too often. Most of us just pour our furry friends a scoop or two from their bag of kibble, and then don’t think about it until the same time the next day. After all, in the end, aren’t all dog foods pretty much the same?

Actually, dog food varies enormously in the quality and quantity of ingredients, and those ingredients can have a huge ...

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Training and Manners for the Holidays

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Training and Manners for the Holidays

Guests at the Door
If your dog is like most dogs, he probably gets excited and tries to jump on your guests. He may also be tempted to run out the open door as your guests are carrying in platters of food for your Thanksgiving meal. Here are some simple solutions to make your holiday gatherings safer for everyone:

  • Keep your dog put away in a crate or dog-proof room until your guests are settled in. He may bark or cry, ...
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Grand Opening Party :: Saturday, October 22nd

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Grand Opening Party :: Saturday, October 22nd

Frisky Dog Daycare is proud to announce our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 22nd! We invite you and your family to take an extensive tour of our facilities. We’re excited to be a part of the Brookfield / La Grange Communities.

WHAT: Frisky Dog Daycare Grand Opening Party
WHERE: Frisky Dog Daycare, 9216 W. 47th Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd
TIME: 11am – 4pm

PLEASE NOTE: We would like to provide you with a full tour of our ...

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Dogs that are Groomed on a Regular Basis Are Healthier Dogs

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Dogs that are Groomed on a Regular Basis Are Healthier Dogs

This following post is a guest article from Frisky Dog Daycare’s resident groomer, Wendy Neal.

There are several reasons why getting your dog groomed on a regular basis is beneficial to your dogs health, in addition to the aesthetic benefits.

If you own a breed that requires routine coat trimming such as a Shih Tzu, Poodle, Cocker Spaniel, or Maltese, keeping a regular grooming schedule will result in a healthier coat. As a groomer, it pains to have to resort to shaving ...

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