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Dog Activities and Fun


This collection of Dog Activities and Fun articles has been curated for you by Countryside Veterinary Clinic. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (410) 657-8024.

6 Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Dog in Honor of National Dog Day!

August 26 is National Dog Day, founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige—a pet and family lifestyle expert, animal rescue advocate, conservationist, dog trainer, and author. This day honoring dogs of all breeds marks when Colleen and her family adopted their first dog, Sheltie, from a local animal shelter when Colleen was 10 years old.


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National Camping Month: A Guide to Camping Safely With Pets

Every pet owner wants to bring along their four-legged family member when they set out for a fun adventure, including camping. However, camping excursions must be carefully planned, from understanding campground rules to ensuring your pet is safe in an unfamiliar outdoor environment. June is National Camping Month—the perfect time to safely explore how to take your pet along for a multi-day camping trip.


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Your “Pandemic Pet” might be lonely, start misbehaving, or develop separation anxiety. Is it time for Doggy Daycare?

There were 26,000 more pet adoptions in the first 9 months of the Coronavirus pandemic than the year before, according to the Washington Post, January 6, 2021. Puppies purchased from breeders were also dramatically increased.  Rover.com polled 1000 owners and 68% of Generation Z owners and 42% of millennials plan to hire dog walkers or reserve spots in doggy day care for their transition back to the workplace.


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How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Sitting Pretty On Your Next Road Trip

Since our dogs are much-loved members of our families, it’s only natural that we want them along for the fun when it’s time for a family vacation. However, that often means a long road trip to the beach, campsite, mountains, or other destination. As veterinarians, we understand your goal is to make the trip as comfortable and safe as possible for your dog, and we want nothing more than to help this effort with some expert insight. Following are our recommendations for ensuring a smooth road trip, so your dog enjoys both the vacation and the journey.


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