Pros and Cons of Feeding Your Dog Raw Food

Raw Food: Is It Good or Bad for Your Pet Dogs?

Are you on the fence about whether to feed your dog raw food or not? Too much confusing and conflicting information out there? Let me simplify. Here are 3 layman’s terms pro’s and con’s to feeding your dog raw food. Pro #1: Your Dog Will Be Healthier There are 3 basic reasons your dog will be healthier: 1. When dogs are fed raw meat and bones they salivate. That saliva is thick, mucusy and packed full of enzymes. Their body needs to create this in order to aid in digestion and immunity. When they are not fed raw their body … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming … Important Tips for Protecting Your Pets

Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

Fans of the popular HBO series the “Game of Thrones” are accustomed to attacks from dragons and the unexpected deaths of some of their favorite characters. The phrase “winter is coming” has become synonymous with this fictional favorite, but the approach of colder months shouldn’t mean that any harm should come to our beloved pets. While lurking death and danger from above in the form of fire-breathing dragons often happens in an instant while viewing this show, here in the real world, flying animals like bats can carry dangerous diseases like rabies and other potential health problems for our pets. … Continue reading

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Holiday Season Safe & Bright!

Holiday Season Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, making delicious foods, decorating, and shopping! To help keep the season bright, here’s 10 tips to be sure your dogs enjoy the season as much as you do! 1. Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! With all the busyness of the season, putting a bell or a jingle collar on your dog is not only a festive thing to do for the holidays, it’s also a great way to hear where s/he is! 2. Down Through the Chimney No matter the egress or ingress to your home, when the holidays are near, doors … Continue reading

5 Cleaning Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Cleaning Tips to Help Clear Dog Mess

Muddy paws, stained carpets, furry sofas, stinky floors… Every dog owner is familiar with at least a few of these messy crime scenes! During colder months, our dogs tend to spend a little more time inside. With more inside time, comes more messes. Luckily, there are several simple cleaning tips and tricks to that can help minimize the havoc your furry friends track into your home during the fall. 1. Clean Up Carpet Stains Start by wiping up the initial mess with a paper towel. Make sure the area is dry before continuing to the next step. Mix about a … Continue reading

Fresh Pumpkin Squash + Oat Treats

Treats for Your Pet Dogs That They Will Surely Love!

We are in the fall mood around here and of course I want to share that with my kiddos! I decided to make homemade gluten free treats from fresh pumpkin, butternut squash and oats.   We all know that pumpkin is good for our pups, especially their digestive system. But did you know butternut squash is also good for them too? It’s packed with potassium. Of course, no vegetable in large quantities is good for our dogs so that is important to keep in mind when feeding veggies to your dog. Spoiler alert, my dogs LOVED these baked treats. I was nervous for some reason … Continue reading

10 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe & Warm This Winter

Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet Dogs

Like it or not, winter is coming. In fact, here in Canada, Ontario – we have already had our first snowfall! So, it’s time we start thinking about some winter safety for our dogs. Every summer, the internet is blasted with reminders about hot cars and hot pavement, and in my opinion, summer safety is taken way more seriously than winter safety. Dogs love to play in the snow, well most dogs… but that doesn’t mean they don’t still feel the cold. Chances are, if you’re cold, they’re cold! Follow these 10 winter safety tips, and you can help make … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in Hot Climates

Safe Tips for Your Dogs During Hot Climates

As we move into summer, the majority of the country is experiencing warmer temperatures that could potentially cause harm to our pet’s health.   Of course, some of us live in a climate that’s generally balmy on a year-round basis, like my native Los Angeles.  Therefore, we warm-weather dwellers must always be prepared to reduce the chance that hot and sunny weather will sicken or injure our pets. Are pets more-prone to heat-related illness than humans? Yes, pets are more prone to heat-related illness than humans. Unlike people, cats and dogs aren’t able to evacuate heat in a manner permitting the … Continue reading

Can Your Dog Get Stressed Out?

Stressed Dog? How to Further Understand Your Dog’s Needs

As humans we know that stress can wreak havoc on our lives. Stress can make us sick, tired, grouchy, distracted and so much more.   Often times our stress touches other people our lives, our children, friends, coworkers, bosses, etc. With our fast paced lifestyle, we are experiencing more stress all the time. We typically get stressed because we have too much on our plate, we have a troubled relationship (child, spouse, friend, coworker, parent, boss) or we are facing a problem or project that is overwhelming. If stress can affect the other humans around us, can stress also affect … Continue reading

3 Safety Tips You Should Know When Treating & Feeding Our Pets

Feeding Our Pet Dog and Make Them Healthy

We all love our pets and when it comes to giving them treats and other food-related rewards, we’re used to seeing articles about those with all natural ingredients are best along with warnings regarding some overseas brands that have been toxic or even deadly for some animals. But now we want to discuss some other safety issues when it comes time to feeding and treating our pets.   First of all we should point to the growing obesity epidemic when it comes to today’s companion animals. Without getting into a bunch of scary statistics, veterinarians and other animal care professions … Continue reading

September Charity Spotlight on Noah’s Arks Rescue

“We are not a shelter.  Our wish and lifelong hope is that our Society becomes educated in the ethical treatment of all animals and to stop the senseless killing of animals that have been tortured and abused.”   Headed by President, Jennifer Simple Smith, based out of South Carolina, Noah’s Arks Rescue became a 501c3 a Not for Profit Organization in 2009. Noah’s Arks Rescue supplies emergency medical, surgical and rehabilitation to abused animals. CHIEF – 2 to 3-year-old Walker Hound Mix. Chief was in a bad dog fight while in the presence of his old family. They did not … Continue reading