Category Archives: Dog Tips

If it’s love it’s love

When winter time decides that spring time is the best time to come you bundle up even longer during the cold weather. You’ll probably wear a jacket and some boots and possibly get a cold. But hey, your dog its just like your dog. Do they have a long enough coat to keep their bodies warm in low temperatures or do they need a jacket? Does your dogs long fur collect snow balls like velcro or have super short naked paws and need booties? And yes I will ask, are they coughing, sneezing, not eating/drinking cause they may also have a cold. Everything that comes with being a human in cold winter temperatures goes the same for your fur children. Not all dogs need a coat, booties or ever get sick but how often do you think of those things when you think about them for yourself on a daily basis. Some dogs Need jackets for their short haired coats, some dogs Need booties for their naked paws or long haired feet, some dogs get cold and obviously they can’t tell us but it’s up to You to know the symptoms and assess your pup. Living in Bend, Oregon you have plenty of exploring to do and sometimes our pups get into the wrong things like garbage, dead animals, rattle snakes, skunks, other dogs and other animals and yet we always want to make sure they are at their best health when experiencing those things. Hopefully your pups never encounter some of those things. But you never know what can happen, so are you prepared? Do you have a vet for your dog? Having a vet for your dog is so important as you, your dog and vet will build a relationship and when scary things happen, your dog will know that the vet is there to help and will hopefully see the vet as a positive. Have you thought about what vet you’re looking for? Maybe a holistic one as you know that western meds aren’t your route for specific things. Maybe an alternative vet that has studied western medicine and alternative/Chinese medicine. Maybe a western vet for serious scenarios or just for general shots and check ups. I feel like most of us want the best deal, but the best deal is having a vet that TRULY loves your pet and is dedicated to helping your pets get better. There’s nothing better than a vet that can understand your pup the best, next to you! Here in Bend, Oregon we have some amazing Veterinarians that are TRULY dedicated to helping your pets. Some highly recommended vets here in Bend, Oregon from Moon Dog Lodge would be, “Heart to Heart Connections” by Bernadette and she is a Holistic vet only. She has many holistic practices under her belt. She’s also an animal communicator and is quite amazing. She is located outside of Bend, Oregon but travels here once a month for 2 days. So to get in to see her is a gift! We also have another favorite at “Four Paws Welness Center” named Steve. He’s a western medicine and alternative medicine vet. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the dogs physical body inside and out. He makes his first appointments to be 1 hour long so he can get to know your pup. I think that’s so inportant! For western medicine vets I’d like to recommend “Central Oregon Animal Hospital” and Dr. Douglas is who i personally saw. He was great, ver determined and confident.  They have all been such wonderful veterinarians and pups all over the world deserve vet like the ones here in Bend, Oregon!

Cheers Moon Dogs

A new year is exciting, but how exciting is it really? I mean for someone like me, who basically lives around multiple different dogs at all times just sees it as another new day. I love how dogs see holiday’s, just another day. Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather spend “the holiday’s” with my… Continue Reading

Ending the year on a Pawsitive step

Every year comes to an end, everyone starts preparing for the new year, new traditions, new habits, new goals, new resolutions and yet the “new year” is just tomorrow. I like to think of the new year as a continuation to my forever growing and changing life. It’s more time and more opportunity to grow… Continue Reading

Fall dogs

Hey there, as we head into the season of fall some of you with dogs may have noticed your pets have become more itchy. Licking their Paws and belly and possibly the tail, some may be sneezing a bit more, and some may not be itchy or sneezing at all. But fall has arrived! As… Continue Reading

So many dog jobs

So many dog jobs, it makes it that much harder to choose what direction you want to go in, in the dog world. I always thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do and now that I’ve been a part of the dog world for 6 years now, I have a hard time deciding… Continue Reading

Your dog choosing the right daycare

Getting a new dog is always an exciting moment! Having a furry family member that can interact with the family and maybe even the other animals it grows up with is always going to be a new adjustment, and an exciting one. And choosing when their old enough to go to daycare! But have you… Continue Reading

Spring is ruff

Spring is in the air and summer is around the corner. The pond is full and the frogs are coming out! Us moon Dogs are so excited for the wet days ahead! Swimming in the pond, running in the creeks along the property, and shower time at the end of the day to wash some… Continue Reading

New year

Excited to start another year here at Moon Dog Lodge! We have new pups to say hello to and some pups that crossed the rainbow bridge as we said our “See ya Laters.” It had been a great 2017 and were very excited to go into 2018 with new guardians, pups and attitudes. We still… Continue Reading


As we are nearing the end of the year we still haven’t had a “real” snow day. I’m talking a couple feet of snow, and yet we’ve only had a sprinkle. Some of us humans and dogs here at moon dog lodge love the winter days where the sun shines and the cold air is… Continue Reading

Moon Dog Talk

As summer came to an end here at Moon Dog Lodge we all prepare to say “see you later” to our most favorite friend, the Pond. Day after day it slowly lowers and lowers into the ground. The dogs observe in confusion and realize they are able to walk across the whole pond which doesn’t… Continue Reading