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ECO-FRIENDLY DOG TIPS: HOW TO HELP YOUR DOG LIVE GREENER

Green-pet-products-Pawsh-Magazine-1 How green is your pet? It’s not a new question by any means, but it is a consideration worth revisiting every year, as the environment impacts us all (whether we have two legs or four!) With spring officially here and almost in full swing, what better time to explore this matter. Consider it a bit of a spring cleaning do-over to help your pet reduce his environmental pawprint. Here we go! (more…)

PAWSH MAGAZINE NO.9 | “THE ART OF BARK” SPRING 2014

Presenting Pawsh Magazine No. 9! It is here at last! Phew! Thank you all for your patience while the team and I took a few extra days to make sure it was perfect for you! As always, huge thanks to all of our contributors, our wonderful sponsors (be sure to check out their beautiful boutique ads!) and everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to be interviewed for this edition!

So grab a cup of tea, sit back and flip through Pawsh’s fresh pages! Oh, and don’t forget to share what your favourite pieces are in the comments below! xo

PAWSH NO.9 SPRING 2014 COVER

Pawsh-Spring-2014-CoverA bit of bad news friends — Pawsh No. 9 will not be available until this Friday, March 21st (the first day of spring). We want it to be as perfect as possible, so opted to spend a few extra days making sure every little detail is spot on!

In the meantime, however, here is the new cover! Our cover pup, Cohen, looks like she is crooning with glee at the prospect of warm weather. This shot makes me want to sip wine on a warm patio and listen to live jazz all night long.

Away I go now to wrap up this new issue! Thanks so much for your patience and understanding — I hope you are still excited to read it! xo

PUPPY SAFETY TIPS: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PUPPY

Pet-Safety-Puppy-Checklist-Pawsh-Magazine-1Now that spring has arrived, many people may be planning to add a puppy to their family unit. While the precious little babes may seem like low maintenance, the truth is they require a lot of preparation and care. So here’s a brief checklist for first time puppy parents that overviews some important things to keep in mind before puppy comes home.

1) RESEARCH
This cannot be stressed enough. Researching puppy care in general, as well as the care required by its specific breed, is number one. Different breeds come with different needs which an expectant puppy parent should know about.

Keep a couple of reputable puppy books on your coffee table, or bookmark some informative blogs and websites on your computer, so that you can easily turn to a reliable source if faced with an unknown when your ball of fluff arrives. Be prepared to tackle house training, teething, exercise needs, nutrition and more all at once. Taping your local vet’s emergency telephone number to the fridge isn’t a bad idea either — just in case.

2) PUPPY PROOF
Pet-Safety-Puppy-Checklist-Pawsh-Magazine-2Puppies like to put anything and everything in their mouths, so be sure to put anything that is potentially harmful out of puppy’s reach. Tape down wires and cover electrical sockets. Put baby gates across stairs so your puppy cannot fall down and injure themselves, and put away any rugs or valuable items in your home that might get broken.

3) HAVE A CRATE
Your puppy is going to need a place to call their own, a safe place to hideaway and sleep when they want to. Introducing your puppy to a crate at an early age is a good idea so that they are comfortable and can be left in it when you have to go out. This will help keep them safe and out of mischief when you’re not around to supervise.

4) PUPPY CHOW
Pet-Safety-Puppy-Checklist-Pawsh-Magazine-4Yes, puppies need a special form of dog food. Visit your local pet shop ahead of time and choose a kibble that suits your puppy’s age. Talk to the sales clerk if you are unsure.

5) AGE APPROPRIATE TOYS
Puppies have little mouths with little teeth that need to be worked, so be sure to have a few toys in the house for them to play with. It is important to get toys that are designated as ‘suitable for puppies’ because these will be designed specifically for little ones who are just growing into their chompers. Puppy chew toys especially will help them when it comes time for teething.

6) BABYSITTER AT THE READY
Pet-Safety-Puppy-Checklist-Pawsh-Magazine-3Just like babies, puppies are a lot of work and demand a lot of attention. Sometimes, as the doting parent, you’ll need an afternoon or an evening out to clear your head and recharge your batteries. Or sometimes you have to travel for work and run out to unexpected meetings. Thus it’s a good idea to have a reliable puppy babysitter on speed-dial for those hectic times, somebody who can lend a hand and help you ensure that puppy is getting only the best.

7) OBEDIENCE CLASS
As a first time puppy owner there is a lot to take in. Enrolling in a puppy obedience class never hurts, because you will have access to an expert trainer who will teach you how to train your puppy and communicate effectively with them. Plus, it is an opportunity to socialize your puppy with other dogs their age and provides them with a new exciting experience.

*** For any concerns regarding proper puppy care, be sure to consult a qualified veterinarian.***

Bringing home a puppy to a well-prepared home is a magical experience like none other. What was your first day home with your puppy like? We’re dying to know and relive some precious puppy moments!

{Photography by Pawsh Studio}

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