Important Tips for Your Dog’s Health

Dog’s Health Tips for a Healthy Pet’s Body

There is a chronic disease epidemic that is rampant in today’s pet population that has the central cause of an overactive or autoimmune response in the pet’s body that has lead to immune disorders across multiple organ systems.   Whether one is talking about chronic skin allergies, ear infections, hot spots, feet chewing, etc; or talking about chronic digestive disorders, urinary tract diseases, joint disorders, hormonal disorders, brain/spinal disorders, cancers etc, the essence of what is going on in all of these conditions is the pet’s immune system is being over stimulated and triggered leading to disorders of these various … Continue reading

How to Prepare to Evacuate With Pets in Case of Emergency

Emergency Situation: How to Be Prepared in Evacuating Your Pets

From devastating earthquakes to floods, wildfires and all other manner of disasters, some of the most vulnerable victims can be our pets. Many times, residents are expected to evacuate with little to no notice. Are you prepared to evacuate with your pet in the event of an emergency? Have you ever thought of items you will need? Some of the items you’ll include may vary, depending on whether you are evacuating to a shelter, the home of a relative or a hotel. A relative may not require you to crate your pet, while many shelters and hotels do. Know where … Continue reading

Common Sense Dog Walking!

Walking With Your Dog? Here Are Some Dog Walking Etiquette You Need to Know

Many dog owners in this country as well as others have or have had a dog that is reactive on the lead. This could be for numerous reasons, whether it be they are frustrated greeters that become increasingly wound up when they see other people or dogs that they cannot get to, they could be dog aggressive, or they may just be really nervous and fearful. Whatever the reason walking these types of dog can be incredibly stressful for the owners as well as the dogs! Sometimes when walking a dog that is reactive you are watching everything else as … Continue reading

4 Ways You Can Use Food as Medicine for Your Dog

Food and Nutrition for Managing Dog Disease

We live in times of considerable transformation. I’m not talking about politics or current world news, but rather the inclusion of integrative medicine into our society. Holistic medicine with complementary treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and nutrition focus on healing the body as a whole, not just the physical symptoms of the disease. Understanding how to heal the body in its entirety has begun to modify the way that we view our pets. My primary focus is Nutrition, using food as therapy. In viewing what we feed our pets as a means of warding off disease and illness, … Continue reading

Why Should You Feed Your Pet a Grain-Free Diet?

Grain-Free Diet for Better Pet Health

As a pet parent, it can be overwhelming to decide what to feed your pets to give them the proper nutrition they need to live healthy, vibrant lives. The Benefits of a Grain-Free Diet Include: Higher protein provides a better source of energy and nutrition Easier to break-down and digest More food is utilized resulting is less waste May reduce food allergies/intolerances When possible, feed your dog a grain-free diet, but if it is not possible due to budget constraints or particular situations which require other alternatives, try a pet food recipe with “healthy grains.” They promote a healthy lifestyle for your … Continue reading

Can My Dogs Share Rx Medications?

Medications for Dogs and Humans: Are They Compatible?

Often times we compare dogs to humans. Whether it is nutrition, physical fitness or behavior, there are some things that have been found OK to treat in a similar way. This came to mind when our veterinarian prescribed Nakita her heartworm prevention during her first post adoption visit. Knowing that I had other dogs in the home, he stressed the importance of not sharing prescriptions amongst the others. Physicians and Pharmacists warn against the same thing for humans. Prescription medications are specific to each patient for a reason. Why Do Pets Needs to be Prescribed Medicine? When your veterinarian prescribes a medication for your … Continue reading

5 Quick and Easy Dog Treats!

Treats for a Happy Dog: Here’ How to Create One

With the amount of recalls and reports of tainted products inundating the airwaves these days, it’s so important to know exactly what your dog is eating. One of the easiest ways to ensure the quality of treats is to make your own. Here are six easy and healthy treats you can make for your dog: Stuff and Freeze a Kong Kong stuffing can be just about anything your dog likes. In my house the go to stuffing is pineapple. I use frozen pineapple chunks, let them sit out for a few minutes so they’re easy to cut, and chop them … Continue reading

How to Handle and Help Your Aging Dog

Aging of Your Pet Dog: Things to Do to Have More Time With Your Bestfriend

We all love our dogs. So probably the hardest thing for us is to watch them age. Just like us, they undergo changes that may require further support from us as pet owners.   So what are some of the common changes that occur in your aging dog? How can we help them deal with these changes? What changes do we need to make in their care? Orthopedic Changes Most dogs, especially active dogs experiences changes with their bones and joints as they get older. Arthritis sets in especially in the hips, knees, and elbows. Many dogs with these signs … Continue reading

5 Tips to Prevent Dog Bites From Happening

Dog Bites? How to Avoid Your Dogs From Biting…

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? But what does it take to prevent dog bites from happening, and is it possible? Being a parent of both pets and hu-kids, I have learned to pick up on the subtle signs my dogs may be showing me when they begin to feel anxious or annoyed by my children. Today I would like to share some tips on helping your kids prevent dog bites – not just your own dogs, but dogs your children may encounter while outside playing or what have you. 1. Teach your child that if they see … Continue reading

Doggy First-Aid Tips and Tricks

First-Aid Knowledge for Your Lovely Pet Dog

Health issues in our beloved family pets can be a scary problem to face. Many of us have an idea of how to administer first-aid to humans, but first-aid for pets is a whole different ball game. Animals don’t have the ability to vocalize pain or sickness in the same way that humans do, so we have to rely on our observations and changes in their behavior. When something goes wrong, we might not always know what to do or how to help them. Instead of being in the dark about doggy first-aid, it’s smart to do your research and … Continue reading