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

Could Your Dog be Suffering from SAD?

sad dogWinter can be tough on people with the colder temperatures often keeping people and their pets from their usual walks. One of the things that people also miss is the sunlight. Our pets can also be affected by seasonal changes. Less activity can create joint stiffness. Some also believe that since dogs are mammals like humans, that they can also suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Continue reading

Are Your Pets Ready for Winter?

Winter weather seems to be hitting us hard and early this year. We are more than a little nervous about our friends on the East Coast with the Frankenstorm!

Even if you’re not affected by this storm, it’s important to look out for your pets for winter. Not only do we need to think about maintaining our furnace and vehicles, but looking out for our four-legged friends is also an important step to ensure their well-being and safety.

Here are the things to keep in mind as the temperature drops… Continue reading

Even Pets Can Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

The world has been painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. While pets may not understand the significance of this cause, they do love people, and a good many of them are dependent on the health and well being of nurturing women. So of course they are willing to become a visual supporter of the pink ribbon campaign! Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: How Often Should My Pet Go to the Vet?

I’ll admit it… I am sometimes derelict about getting myself into the doctor for my personal yearly exam. I have also been lax at scheduling my pets for checkups as well. I tell myself that regular checkups could prevent a more serious and expensive problem from developing but, unfortunately, I still often rely on those friendly reminders from the vet’s and doctor’s offices that say I need to schedule a checkup. 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