You Might Be A Dog Mom If….

Mother’s Day is a day reserved to honor mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mom friends and any other maternal figure that has children…human children. Do you refer to your dog as your son or daughter? Do you call yourself a pet parent? Do your parents spoil your “child”? Do you consider your dog a part of your…

Licked Into Shape

Ears, teeth, nails and paws…nails and paws! They all have special needs and what better place to take care of them other than at home. At times like this it may not be an option to take Fido to the groomer so it’s time to hone in on your beautifying skills and pamper your pup…

Go Dog, Go!

“Dog. Big dog. Little dog. Big dogs and little dogs. Black and white dogs.” “Hello! Hello again. Do you like my hat?” There is a point to this, I promise! In honor of Dr Seuss’ birthday month, this blog is inspired by P.D. Eastman’s, “Go, Dog. Go!” While Dr. Seuss did not write this particular…

Stop and Smell the Roses

Looking for a chance to win some Saltsox and Lavasox?  Well if BINGO was his NAME-O, then dust off your fascinators, press those pocket squares, and dress up your dog, because it’s the second Small Dog Tea Party, presented by Real Dog Moms of Chicago and Hinsdale Humane Society!  Saltsox is a BINGO card sponsor…

The Decade of the Dog

It’s a New Decade…Happy 2020!  There’s lots going on this month in a dog’s life so let’s not waste any time…Change A Pet’s Life Day is on January 24, it’s Unchain A Dog Month and it is Walk Your Dog Month.  Yep, that’s right.  JANUARY is Walk Your Dog Month…seems strange with all the snow…

A Dog for Christmas

You’re nobody if you don’t have a dog,” says Rerun of “I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown”.  Rerun feels that Charlie Brown has the greatest dog in all the world, and of course we all know him as Snoopy.  Rerun’s mom won’t let him get a dog because they can be a lot…

This month is all about saying thanks.  We say thanks for friends, our health, our families and of course our pets…our dogs.  This month at Saltsox we’d like to say thanks to dogs but in particular, service dogs.   Service dogs do very important work in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and more.  They have loving…

Tricks Are For Dogs

Tricks are for kids, and dogs too.  And treats?  Well treats are for everyone!  And Saltsox is all about paws so here is a quick trick guide to easily teach your little pupkin how to give paw, high-five and wave!  And make sure to stay til the end so you can see the featured October…

Join the Paw Patrol

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month.  The most common signs of pain are decreased activity, not going up or down the stairs, difficulty standing after lying down or over-grooming or licking a particular area.  In fact, if your dog is constantly licking or biting its feet, it’s time to take action…it’s time to be on…

Safety, Dogs & Kids…Oh My!

Dogs, dogs, dogs…oh my!  They are in the house, running loose in the dog park, in cars…everywhere you look!  Some are naughty, some are nice and others just want to be left alone, but how do we know their disposition or mood? Kids, kids, kids…they are everywhere, too!  As adults with experience, it is easier…