My Dog Ate a Pencil and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: With no opposable thumbs, dogs often rely on their mouths to explore their world. So, if you or a younger family member leave pencils laying around the house, they’re likely to check them out. Some pups will find the wooden stick appealing and chomp it down. Should you be concerned? Fortunately, modern-day pencils … Read more

My dog ate Tums. Will he be okay?

Key Takeaways I’m sure we’ve all used Tums at some point in our lives to treat the symptoms of heartburn. Your pooch may have even eaten one sneakily, but this time they’ve eaten the whole bottle (we’re looking at you, Labradors).  The first thing you do is check the ingredients; luckily, there’s no xylitol in … Read more

My dog ate Hot Cheetos. What Do I do?

Key Takeaways I’m always amazed at what dogs will munch on, given the chance. Luckily hot Cheetos aren’t poisonous.  While there are small amounts of garlic and onion powder in hot Cheetos these are in such small quantities they are unlikely to cause an issue. One concern aside from digestive upset is if your pooch … Read more

My Dog Ate a Cockroach and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: You notice a cockroach skittering across the floor, and suddenly your pooch pounces on the pest and eats it(Eww!). Should you be concerned? Cockroaches in themselves are not toxic to dogs, but they may carry diseases, parasites, or poisons that could make your pup sick. So, you should watch your dog closely for … Read more

My dog ate Ants. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: To start with, your pooch has probably already eaten ants without your knowledge and was perfectly fine. Occasionally, some ants will find their way into your pooch’s food bowl, and most pooches aren’t discerning about what they eat when kibble is right there.  In fact, ants are a great protein source and even … Read more

15 of the Best Dog Beaches in Dana Point, CA

Between Laguna Beach and San Clemente in Southern California, you will find Dana Point on the western coast. The city boasts over 33,000 residents and has one of the only harbors along the coast of Orange County. The entire area is a popular place for outdoor sports like surfing, swimming, boating, hiking, and biking, with … Read more

15 Dog Beaches in Wrightsville Beach, NC Your Pup Will Love

Located in New Hanover County, North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach is a small village with a population of just over 2,400 people. Just minutes from Wilmington, the city is a four-mile beach called Harbor Island and several areas of commercial property. It is also the place where Dawson’s Creek was filmed, which was a popular television … Read more

15 Awesome Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cambria, CA

About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the western coast, you can find Cambria, California. It is a small coastal town with about 5,600 residents in the middle of a forest full of Monterey Pine trees. Because it is in the northern section of southern California, the average high temperature year-round is 70 … Read more

15 of the Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Manistee MI

Located on the banks of northeast Lake Michigan in the northwestern lower peninsula, Manistee is a small city in Michigan with just over 6,250 residents. The city is surrounded by Manistee Lake, the Manistee River, and of course, Lake Michigan, so there is a lot of waterfront space for residents as well as visitors to … Read more

15 Pawesome Dog-Friendly Beaches in Bodega Bay, CA

Located in northwestern California, Bodega Bay is a village on the Sonoma Coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a small town with under a thousand residents named after Juan Francisco de la Bodega Quadra, who was an officer in the Spanish navy in the 1700s. You may recognize parts of the city from two … Read more

15 Fun Beaches in La Jolla, CA That Are Dog-Friendly

La Jolla is a coastal city between Pacific Beach and Del Mar, California, with seven miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Being in southern California, La Jolla enjoys warm weather year-round, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Between the bluffs and the ocean, the city is a popular vacation town with so much … Read more

15 of the Most Pup-Popular Dog Beaches in Cayucos CA

Located on the west coast in Morro Bay, Cayucos is a small coastal town in southern California that is not very well known to many. In fact, the city only has about 2,500 residents. It is an ancient town, settled by the Chumash about 11000 BC but was not officially founded until 1842, almost 13 … Read more

15 of the Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Avila Beach CA

Located in southern California along the coast off Highway 1, Avila Beach is known for its hot springs, spas, and peaceful valleys of wineries and vineyards. Many people visit the city, but it is not as well-known as other nearby cities like Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, or Pismo Beach. Between Los Angeles and San … Read more

15 Top Beaches in Sullivan’s Island SC for Pups to Play

Also known as O’Sullivan’s Island, this city is indeed an island in the county of Charleston on the Charleston Harbor. The population is only about 2,000 people, but during the summer season, it can reach 10x that amount. However, it is much less crowded than the nearby tourist towns like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. … Read more