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…

The Itchy Blog

WARNING: THIS BLOG MAY CAUSE ITCHINESS! Summer officially started on June 21 so it’s finally time to get out there and walk, run and have some fun.  One of the effects of having a dog is making their owners more active.  A study in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300 minutes walking…

Walking with Wallace

First, as a follow-up from last month, have you registered for Chicago’s largest dog-friendly charity walk?  It’s happening on Sunday, June 2 at Montrose Harbor and benefits PAWS Chicago…the PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run!  Come for the walk/run and stay for the goody bags…where you will find a discount coupon for Saltsox!  Click here for all…

Pet Week, Plants & PAWS

First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous dog moms out there!  And since dog moms love their pups so much, there is a whole week dedicated to their fabulous pets as well the week right before Mother’s Day – National Pet Week, May 5-11!  And the grand finale is of course held…

National Pet Day & More

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong… ” – W.R. Purche You heard it here first, well maybe not since it was established in 2006, but National Pet Day is on April 11!  How are you going to celebrate?  Well for most of us pet owners and lovers, everyday…

You Licky Dog, You!

A good dog, like a best friend, are like four-leaf clovers, hard to find but lucky to have.  In March we celebrate luck while we share licks and kisses with our four-legged friends.  There are many reasons why our dogs lick, whether it is lucky or not is the question.  First, let’s explore lucky licks!…