New Year, New You With Help from Your Furry Friends!

new yearsIf you’re like the folks here at BaxterBoo, you’ve had a few too many treats over the holidays, but looking at the New Year, you’re thinking about getting back on track to a healthier lifestyle and making this year the best year yet! Being the pet lovers that we are, we know that the healthier living can be even more fun when including your pets.

The are several things people consider when trying to live healthier lifestyles: eating better, getting exercise, making new friends, and making smart money choices. Read on to discover how your critters can contribute to living the healthy life you’ve always wanted. Continue reading

How to Choose Your Pet’s Collar, Harness, and Leash

One would think that choosing a collar or harness, and leash would be a fairly straight-forward purchase, but there are actually lots of things to consider when choosing the right walking gear and collar for identification.

We’re here to help you with this all-important decision, especially since a collar or harness is a symbol of the bond you share with your pet. It is the sign of belonging to each other, so it should suit your pet’s health needs, and also you and your pet’s sense of style. Continue reading

Treadmills: Not Just for Humans Anymore

Pet obesity is on the rise and one increasingly popular solution is treadmills for dogs. Not only do these tools assist in helping dogs shed extra pounds, but they can also be helpful with behavioral issues.

Just as exercise helps to relieve stress and raises mood in people, well-exercised animals are more likely to be well-adjusted emotionally when their physical bodies have the opportunity to be active. Continue reading

Surviving the Summer Storm Season with an Anxious Pet

Summer is full of wonder, but can also be a season of woe for pets with thunderstorm phobias and other noise-related anxieties such fireworks. Watching a pet tremble and shake is heartbreaking for pet owners, but for some dogs, the reaction is so severe that they even injure themselves and destroy property. Sometimes these pets are surrendered to shelters with former owners being reluctant to divulge this condition.

We’re not professionals here at BaxterBoo, but most of us are pet owners, and we are happy to pass along some of the things we’ve learned or heard about to help our friends out there in dealing with storm anxiety. Continue reading

Best of the Best: Tips for Flying with Pets

I’m going to the BlogPaws2012 pet bloggers conference in June and registrants are encouraged that the Salt Lake City hotel and conference are pet friendly. I imagined how much less nervous I  might be to embark on this adventure if I had one of my pets accompany me. But then the prospect of researching and providing for my pet’s travel needs seem daunting too! Ooh, but I work at BaxterBoo! What great travel products are at my disposal! How great would it be to test them out for my readers’ benefit?

But ultimately, my decision to bring a pet is going to have to come down to the airline policies. So here are some tips and airline resources for flying with pets: Continue reading

Staff Reviews: Retractable Leash Collars

With folks traveling and enjoying summer activities with their dogs, we wanted to make you aware of some of our products that will ensure you have a convenient way to keep your pup safe. We’re reviewing two retractable leash collar products so you can make an informed decision: The Supercollar Dog Collar and the WalkieWay All in One Dog-Leash Collar. Plus, we have a bonus retractable collar tool you won’t want to be without this summer! Continue reading

Doggie Do’s and Don’ts for Your Lawn

One of the few downsides to dog ownership are the accompanying yellow spots that appear in your lawn from their urine. Before you replace your grass with artificial turf (though that certainly is an option) here are some suggestions to have a happy pet and a lush lawn. Continue reading

Feline Fridays: National Walk In the Park Day – March 30th

Can You Really Take Your Cat on a Walk?

Today is National Walk in the Park Day. And Fridays are also all about felines here at BaxterBoo. (Hurrah for Boo!) You may be wondering how these two things can possibly work together. Well, feline friends, we’re here to expand your kitty’s horizons and say it is possible for you both to enjoy outings together. Continue reading

Best Pet Products to Start Your Spring Season Off on the Right Paw!

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Best of the Best:

The Best Pet Products to Start Your Spring Season Off on the Right Paw!

Spring is on its way (or so we hope, because the weather seems so unpredictable this year).  What steps can you take to get your beloved pets ready for the spring season?

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