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Post-snow survival

Cabin-fever starting to set in? Believe me, your dog is feeling it too.  Cooped up in the house, while the 30 plus inches of snow piles up outside, can make anyone go a little stir-crazy.  If you’re like me and are planning to take your dog out for a nature hike after the Sun shows it face this weekend, make sure to throw some simple post-snow ready-for-anything survival items in your ride.

  1. An old Towel (or two). Melting snow + dirt trails = one muddy pup.  Be ready for your animal to, well…act like an animal.  Bring one for those dirty paws, and one for you or the car.
  2. Water (or more than usual).  Don’t you enjoy a big water-chug after a run?  Your dog’s the same way.  You should always keep a bottle in your car if riding around with your pal but on trips that follow days of pent-up energy, bring extra.
  3. Toys.  If you’re opting for the park instead of a hike, bring some throw toys to keep your dog energized (unless you want to keep up with the running).
  4. Transport Kennel.  Don’t pull a Britney and get caught with your baby in your lap!  Icy conditions make accidents more likely, so think of the kennel as a seatbelt for your dog.  No room for a kennel? Check out a car barrier.

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Shoveling, snowball fight, Snuggie.

Snuggie for Dogs

Courtesy of Petsmart.com

GTL.  By now you’ve heard the acronym that has taken the world by storm, thanks to the MTV phenomena “Jersey Shore.”  Well Pauly D, have I got a new one for you.  With love from B-more: SSS.

Record-breaking snow has hit the Free State, leaving residents and their pets shivering to the bone.  So what more is there to do after a long day of shoveling and snowball fights than throwing on your matching Ravens Snuggies, popping in your Homeward Bound DVD and cuddling with your best friend?

What? Don’t tell me your pup is missing out on the blanket-coat with sleeves!  Snuggie for Dogs is now available at your local Petsmart.  How did dogs ever keep warm without it?

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