5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy This Spring

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5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy This Spring

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Longer days, warm weather, and weekends spent frolicking with your furry friends all mean one thing–spring is here! As we emerge from our winter hibernation and prepare our yards, gardens, and home for the upcoming months, we don’t want to forget our pets. Increasing temperatures also mean the return of several health threats to our dogs and cats. Use this simple guideline to help make the blue skies and sunshine as fun and safe as possible.

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health?

Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather:

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6 Summer Snacks For You and Your Dog

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

As summer approaches, nobody wants to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen, so what do you do when you want something quick and healthy that you and your dog can share?

Check out our collection of quick and easy dog- and people-friendly recipes that are perfect for picnic outings or cooling down on a hot day. Read More…

Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks? 11 Things To Know

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Do fireworks scare your dog? He’s not alone. While they’re fun for humans, the loud, unexpected sounds of fireworks cause stress and anxiety for a lot of dogs. Before July 4th rolls around, here are eleven things to know about why your dog gets anxious and what you can do to help.

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Dog Rules for Charleston Beaches

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

We often get asked about local beach rules concerning dogs.  Below is a list of local beaches with relevant dog information and hours.

Folly Beach Dog Rules

While dogs are allowed on Folly Beach year-round, from May 1 to September 30 dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A maximum fine of $500 can be issued to anyone who breaks this rule. Dogs must be on a leash while on the beach and under control by their owners. As always, dog waste must be picked up by pet owners.
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Dogstar on Instagram

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Dogstar Pet Care is now on Instagram.  Please click below to follow us on our daily adventures with the dogs and cats of Charleston!

Dogstar Walkers Start Creative Ventures

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Please check out the beautiful work created by two of our walkers.  Both Julia and Jessica have been tremendous assets to Dogstar over the years and there is a good chance they’ve cared for your pup if you live downtown or on James Island.  Not only do they provide excellent pet care but they’re also very talented artists!

Julia’s Paintings

Jess’ Handcrafted Tables

Furry Friends Need Fun, Too: How to Keep Your Pet Happy and Active

Monday, February 9th, 2015

It seems like the most natural thing in the world—our pets need food, water, medical care and lots of love. But dogs and cats have other needs, too. Our furry friends need ample physical exercise and mental stimulation to lead truly full and happy lives.

“They need jobs,” says Kristen Collins, CPDT, ASPCA Animal Trainer. Dogs and cats need to stay busy and engaged, but unfortunately most pets are unemployed—daily they sit at home, chronically bored and waiting for their humans to return from work. And as we all know, an idle pet can quickly turn into a naughty pet when restlessness becomes overwhelming.

“With nothing to do, dogs and cats are forced to find ways to entertain themselves,” explains Kristen. “Their activities of choice often include behaviors we find problematic, like excessive barking or meowing, gnawing on shoes, raiding the garbage, eating houseplants and scratching furniture.”

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Does Your Dog Need More Exercise?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

In his own doggy way, Jake, a chocolate Labrador retriever, tried everything to tell his owner he needed more exercise. When his owner arrived through the door each day, Jake would play bow, bark, jump, bring him a tennis ball and his leash. Read More…

LCD 2012 Cover Model Contest

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Vote for Wyatt or Ruby by clicking on their name & then clicking LIKE!