Monday, 30 June 2014

OMD! Aww moments - Canada day tips to keep your pet safe

Hiya everyone!

Wow! What a busy weekend!
We had a weekend full of fun in the sun, plus getting tons of well needed yard work done!
I actually have a garden now!
Yes, yes, I know, it's a tad late in the year, but what can I say? I'm not much of a gardener, but I knew I had to get something done out there! Stay tuned this week for some pawsome garden pics with the huskies!

For today's "Oh My Dog!" post, we bring you a big "awww" moment.
This dad gets the sweetest welcome every day he comes home from work from his gorgeous husky.


You can really see the warm, loving relationship these two have. It is such a beautiful thing!
Check out this short video to see the love for yourself!






Is that not the sweetest thing you have ever saw?
Watching this video inspired me to find a few dog quotes, so here are two of my favs :

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Beautiful!


Before you go, I have a few quick tips for you, for our upcoming holiday.
Tomorrow (for us Canadians) it is our countries birthday.
Canada Day is widely celebrated, and is one of the most eventful days of the year.
But for us humans, who are owned by dogs, cats, or other pets, there are a few things to remember.

Stay safe tips for Canada Day :

  • If you choose to bring your pets with you for the celebrations, please be sure to keep them hydrated! This is SO impawtant. There are portable bowls available for your convenience, so that your not having to bring bowls with you everywhere you go. See my post on the Kurgo zippy bowl for an example.
  • Provide your pet with shade throughout the day. Do not let your pet overheat. Take breaks by finding shady areas, and allow your pet to lay down for a while with a nice cold drink.
  • If you notice your pet is over anxious around so many people, or if your pet is showing signs of heat exhaustion, please bring your pet home. 
  • Do not let your pet get overstimulated. You don't want your dog to be nervous, anxious or fearful in a surrounding of so many people. This can easily happen if your pet is not used to these settings.
To learn how to spot the signs of heat exhaustion click here.

I don't think it needs to be said that 99% of dogs are scared of fireworks. 
We all know that. 
Some dogs may be able to tolerate them, but it is best to leave your pets at home during the fireworks.
By all means, let them take part in the daytime festivities, but I would recommend leaving them home for the night shows.

If you follow these tips, both you, and your pets can have a great time celebrating the birth of Canada!


BTW, I know I have a ton of readers from the U.S, the U.K etc....
these tips are great for any celebration such as Canada Day, anywhere in the world, for whatever you may be celebrating. 

Thanks everyone, and have a Happy Canada Day tomorrow!!!








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36 comments:

  1. So sweet!! Lots of love there. :)

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    1. I know, I just loved this video! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  2. Great tips, Jenna! And that video is adorable!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I loved that video! So so sweet!!!

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  3. My comment went through! Yahoo! I've tried every day for weeks! Now if only I could figure out why it's still using that old pic. LOL.

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    1. Woohooo!!! You can comment again!!!!!! Not sure what was going on there lol

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  4. I was going to say that those tips are great for July 4th too!!! Happy Early Canada Day to you!

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    1. Exactly!! Thanks and Happy early 4th to you!!!

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  5. So cute! Great tips for anyone with all the celebrations this summer.

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  6. So much pawesome information and fun in this post!! Just loved the husky and his Dad!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Aw thanks!!! I thought the video was so sweet! I had to share it of course!!

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  7. Pets are the best. This is once more proof :-)

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  8. The video was very sweet. You also offer up some good advise on handling holiday in general. Glad you've got your garden going. It's always nice no matter how big or small.

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    1. Thanks guys! That's what i thought too, as long as it looks neat and tidy, as well as having a few pretty flowers to look at, that's what matters!

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  9. Such a sweet video - what a loving bond...

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  10. Hailey will be glad when Canada Day is past. There have been fireworks every night at our place since last Thursday! She hates them so. Phod doesn't seem bothered, but I wouldn't take him to a show.

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    1. Aww poor Hailey! Every day fireworks? Wow! Not here! Just once on Canada \Day itself. That's pretty cool you guys have them daily like that around a holiday. Your in Quebec I believe which I heard puts on one of the biggest fireworks shows out there!!!

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  11. HAPPY CANADA DAY!! to our wonderful neighbors to the North! Hope everyone celebrating, human & canine, has a Pawsome day! Love the Big Hug video! Thanks for the Heat Exhaustion reminder, it's so critical, especially here in the Desert Southwest part of the U.S. The first quote about a dog that "changes everything" - that is Spot On!

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    1. Thanks so much!!!!
      We are hoping the rain will hold off!
      I loved that video too, so so sweet!
      The first quote was my fav, when I saw it, I know I had to post it!!!

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  12. Aw, there's nothing as sweet as a snuggly dog!
    I didn't know your Canada Day was so close to our 4th of July. That is great advice for all of the big holidays. Do you have big plans for the day?
    I'm looking forward to seeing your gardens!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Yep, July 1st is Canada Day. We do have plans, yes, BUT that depends on the weather! It says it is suppose to rain :( I am hoping and praying that it hold off for the day!!! Canada Day is one of my fav holidays to get out there and do fun things! We were gunna take the boat out for a bit, then join the festivities in our town, then watch a great fireworks show at the end. PLEASE DON'T RAIN!!!!! BOL!
      My gardens are nothing special, but I like them! :)

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  13. Happy Canada Day! Hope you all have a very fun day!

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  14. Happy Canadian Day, enjoy! Great tips! Love the quotes! Sorry I bailed on your blog hop :(

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    1. Thank you! And hey, no worries, I know you guys have been super busy!!!

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  15. Yes, I said "Awww!" that is such a wonderful welcome to come home to each day! ♥ I love the quotes too!

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    1. I know, that's the first thing I said when I saw that video too!!! Awwwwww!!! BOL

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  16. Aw what a sweet video! Much calmer than the welcome home I usually get from Shiner =D

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    1. Hahaha!!! I know!!! I hear ya!!! I get bombarded by husky craziness when I get home!!!

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  17. Awww, what an adorable welcome! They always make us happy to be home. Wow, you have a new layout ... very perdy. The tips are great for US readers too since our Fourth of July is this weekend and is our biggest fireworks holiday of the year. Hope all is well with you and yours :)

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    1. Thanks! So glad you like the new blog look!
      Yep, these tips are great for everybody!
      The welcomes our pets give us are always so loving!

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