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Dog Activities and Fun


This collection of Dog Activities and Fun articles has been curated for you by Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (512) 892-9038.

Canine Sports: Dock Diving is Making a Big Splash

Does your dog love the water? Does he or she have a special toy they will do anything to retrieve? Do they have a strong play drive? If so, then the canine sport of dock diving or dock jumping may be for you.

Any breed, including mixes, and any size of dog can compete as long as they are six months old, healthy, and the love water! Dogs compete for distance, leaping for height and swimming for speed.


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Tips for Fun (and Safety) at the Dog Park

Now that the long winter is finally over, the dog parks are coming alive with the sounds of frolicking pups. For many dogs, these off-leash parks are an important part of sociability, not to mention exercise.

Yet, dog parks are not for everyone. Dogs with aggression issues or poor social skills are not good candidates for example. But if your dog is a friendly sort who enjoys the camaraderie of playing chase with the pack, they can be a terrific outlet for both physical and mental stimulation.


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Pets Make Us Happy: The Mental Benefits of Pet Companionship

As a pet lover, you know your pet makes you happy. But you may be surprised to hear that science agrees that those warm feelings can lift your mood and even lower your blood pressure!

In fact, the positives are such that pets are now invited into all sorts of therapy settings, such as hospitals, to soothe and calm the patients. There’s even a name for it: “pet therapy.”


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Top 4 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Are you trying to convince your place of work to go pet-friendly? A 2015 Society for Human Resource Management survey found 8 percent of American workplaces allow employees to bring their furry loved ones to work, up from 5 percent in 2013. (Source)

It may seem like having your pet around is just going to be fun and games, but with the right considerations, more and more companies may want to consider the benefits.


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Need Dog Boarding? Here's How to Prepare

While traveling with your dog can be fun, let’s face it, it’s not always feasible. Erratic schedules and allergic family members can add stress for everyone, not to mention the difficulty of flights or long road trips.

That’s where dog boarding is helpful.


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Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Pets:Part II

Summer has officially arrived! Protect your pets this season with our second installment of safety tips for the beach and pool.

Watch for signs of heat stroke.

Pets can easily overheat in the summer months, even while swimming. Remember to have fresh water available for your dog at all times and offer it frequently. Because swimming usually takes place during the hottest part of the day (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.), it is important to give your dog regular breaks.


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23 Amazing Facts About Dogs You Probably Didn't Know

Do you think you know everything there is to know about canines? Think again! Check out these 23 interesting facts you may have never heard:

  1. Dogs have a sense of time. It's been proven that they know the difference between an hour and five. If conditioned to, they can predict future events, such as regular walk time.


     


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Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Pets:Part I

Summer’s just around the corner! Is your pet eager to get in the water? Be sure to read these safety tips before diving in at the beach or pool with your furry friends.

Never leave pets unattended.

All open bodies of water, including pools, oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds and even hot tubs can pose a threat to your pet if left unsupervised. Remember that pets are like small children and need to be monitored at all times. No pet should be allowed near the pool without adult supervision.


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