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BEYOND BARKING

Does your dog go from 0 to 100 in terms of barking at the slightest noise outside or when the doorbell rings? On one hand, you can rest assured that no one will ever break into your house without a ruckus. But after you reassure your pooch that nothing is amiss and the racket continues, it becomes annoying and [...]

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HOMEMADE KONG FILLERS

Did your pooch get a Kong for the holidays? Good dog!! There are many pre-made fillings to put inside of your Kong to keep your dog occupied, but how about some homemade stuffing treats without all the artificial flavorings and packed with a nutritional punch? WOOF!Making your fillings at home has many benefits. You can verify the wholesomeness of [...]

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NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS, NEW DOG

Getting ready for your New Year’s resolutions? Most of us will set new goals involving ways to live healthier, happier, more successful lives in 2018. But why not expand the list this year to include resolutions for your dog? Here are a few ideas to make 2018 the healthiest year ever for you and your dog.Measure Your Dog’s Food. It’s [...]

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HOLIDAY PLANT PATROL FOR PETS

Put this one at the top of your holiday hit list … REMOVE THE TOXIC HOLIDAY PLANTS. If you’re like most of us, you probably have one of these around your house to enhance the holiday ambiance. So, let’s take a moment to brush up on what may be harmful to your family pets and what to do [...]

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DOG THERAPY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

For most, December is a month filled with long shopping lists, ugly sweater parties, stretched budgets, holiday parades, internet flash sales, decorating cookies, coping with relatives you don’t mind seeing annually, and on and on. All this on top of your already hectic life. How does one hold it together? Lucky for you, you have a magic bullet at your [...]

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PUT YOUR DOG TO WORK SPREADING JOY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

When you walk in the door, doesn’t the sight of your dog lift your spirits? Absolutely! They don’t even have to try, they just have this uncanny ability to make people happy.Why not put that infectious gift to work during the stress-filled holiday season? Just by being himself, your dog can help ease tensions for many of us on [...]

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THE MAGIC OF MUTTS

National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was started over 10 years ago by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to celebrate, embrace and save these special pups. It’s celebrated twice each year – July 31st and December 2nd – to raise awareness of the dilemma of unwanted mixed breeds in shelters.Mixed Breeds Need Loving HomesIf you [...]

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GIVE THANKS TO YOUR POOCH WITH THIS GRAIN-FREE TREAT

Day in and day out our dogs show us unconditional love. Their energy for giving seems endless. At this Thanksgiving holiday, let’s show them our “thanks for giving” by making them this yummy Pumpkin-Apple Cookie treat.Your home will fill with the autumn aromas of apples, cinnamon and pumpkin as you make this grain-free and gluten-free treat. These healthy cookies are [...]

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KEEPING FIDO SAFE AT THANKSGIVING

Look out, here come the holidays! With Thanksgiving upon us next week, it’s a good time to be mindful of potential dangers your beloved dog may incur. Let’s look at some ways to “dog proof” your home for common Thanksgiving hazards.Keep them away from the countertops and stove. The smells are incredibly tempting at Thanksgiving, and some dogs [...]

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WHAT TO EXPECT AS YOUR DOG AGES

Even the most robust of canines will start to show signs of aging at some point. Being aware of the physical changes your dog may face will help you and your veterinarian navigate the path through the golden years. Here’s what you may encounter: Hearing issues. Loss of hearing occurs in older dogs as nerve cells and the hearing [...]

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