Upbeat Winter Activities for Pets That Will Use Up Excess Energy

The long cold days of winter can throw everyone off their game. Through the busy holidays and cold weather, you and your pet may have chucked the usual exercise regiment in favor of sleep and snuggles. That’s okay to a certain point, but daily exercise and socialization are important to good health and well-being for your fur friend. 

Godspeed Animal Care came up with these exercises and fun inspired activities you can do to burn off some of your pet’s pen- up energy. These will surely inspire the two of you to maintain those games, activities, and daily walks, even if you have to do them indoors. 


Diabetes in Pets

diabetes in petsDiabetes is a huge problem, both in humans and our pet population. This all-too-common disease can have serious health consequences if uncontrolled. Godspeed Animal Care thinks it’s important for animal lovers everywhere to have a good understanding of diabetes in pets and what they can do to prevent it.


Avoiding Pancreatitis and Other Holiday Pet Emergencies

Banquet for the animalsFrom brimming gravy boats to oodles of noodles, Thanksgiving is the preeminent holiday for feasting. We feast with our friends and relatives; so naturally we may feel inclined to indulge our fur family members, too. And, this is precisely why many food-based pet emergencies occur this time of year.

But, does this meaning you can’t include your pet in the holiday togetherness? Not at all. There are some things to be aware of, however, when it comes to pets and people food. Continue…

Fun Ways to Reinvigorate Your Dog’s Daily Walk

dog and ownerIf you are the proud pet parent to an energetic canine, you probably enjoyed a walk with your dog this morning… What? No? You didn’t?

Our best friends seem to be an endless source of walking exuberance, but somehow in the middle of snow and cold weather or in our busy schedules, we have lost interest and motivation for those important dog walks.

There are times when it isn’t safe to walk your dog – below freezing temperatures or during a winter storm, for example. In most cases, however – and with a fitted dog jacket and booties for those short haired and tiny pups – the benefits far outweigh the excuses.

So, why not take January’s National Walk Your Pet Month’s celebratory cue, and infuse some new energy into those daily dog walks. Here are some creative ideas to get you started! Continue…