When we first got 10 week old Django, Mike and I (Steph) would take him outside every 2-3 hours for bathroom breaks. Most of these trips consisted of Django sitting in the middle of a busy NYC sidewalk and staring down strangers until they came over to pet him. We met so many wonderful owners and fans of dachshunds. Surprisingly, so many of these New Yorkers had an unsolicited story to tell us about their dog and intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).
What exactly is IVDD? We did a LOT of research to better understand the unfortunate and often painful condition that affects 20% of dachshunds. Here is everything you need to know: causes and symptoms of the IVDD, prevention, and treatment options.
We're approaching our third year in New York City with Django (and our 10th year living here overall!). We've lived in five different apartments throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, so we've gotten to know the city and everything it has to offer really really well.
New York City can be an intimidating place, especially if you're visiting for the first time with your dog. Not sure where to eat and hang out with your pup next time you visit? We put together a list of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, bars, parks and beaches (yes, beaches!) in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
With ticks and other disease-spreading insects proliferating throughout the United States, dog parents today are increasingly concerned about protecting themselves and their pups from Lyme disease. Lyme disease is commonly transmitted to dogs and humans through bites from blacklegged ticks and can cause serious symptoms and illness.
We partnered with the Cynthia Lopez, editor of Pet Life Today, on this important topic. Here is everything you need to know about Lyme Disease in dogs including preventative care, symptoms, and treatment options.
Last year Mike and I took our dachshund Django on our honeymoon to Europe. We had a great time with Django in France and Italy and highly recommend international pet travel when it's done right!
We outlined everything our friends and followers need to do to successfully bring their dog to Europe. But what about our international friends who want to take their pet to the USA? Well, guys, this post is for you!
Here is everything you need to do to take your dog to the USA.
Mike and I started planning our first pet-friendly trip to London, England a few weeks ago. We've already been to Europe with Django once and even got him a EU Pet Passport in Paris. Planning the trip to London should be easy, right? Wrong. We quickly discovered that no airline offers in-cabin pet travel to the United Kingdom; pets are only allowed to fly to the UK in the hold.
The good news is there are safe travel options for getting to the UK with your dog without having to put him or her in cargo. Here are the best travel options for taking your pet dog or cat to the UK.
Django and Chloe might be the world’s most well-traveled dogs. Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, these two pups are only 4 years old and have already bounced around several continents with parents Bruna and Luiz.
We met this globetrotting family last year while living in southern California. We caught up with Bruna again last week to hear about her most recent adventures around the world and get a few tips on traveling internationally with dogs.
Whether you have a healthy puppy, a middle aged dog with a sensitive back, or an older dog who has already experienced IVDD, consider minimizing the risk of future back problems with pet gates, bedside dog ramps, and pet stairs.
We researched the best products currently available on the market (and we own #1 on the list).
When Home Depot reached out to me to test and review their new SmartWash Advanced Pet Carpet Cleaner, I welcomed the opportunity. We were getting ready to move out of our Philadelphia apartment - a one bedroom rental - and the light cream carpet in the bedroom showed clear signs of Django’s presence. In additional to many little smudge marks, there was one very noticeable pee stain.
Here is our honest product review of Home Depot's advanced pet carpet cleaner - and an entertaining product video for your viewing pleasure ;)
... and it was as magical as you might expect. Check out our video montage of the biggest dachshund meetup in the nation!
This is the story behind DJANGO's newest design, a waxed canvas and leather dog carry bag designed for weekday commutes and weekend getaways. Inspired by life in New York City with a small but mighty adventure dog.
Ever wonder what life in Alaska is like?
Diesel, a small but mighty Alaskan dog, walks us through life and adventures in Anchorage, Alaska and the Denali wilderness.
Most people don't know this, but Django is passionate about only a few things in life: Selena Gomez, tacos, and... podcasts. So who were we to hold Django back?