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

Want to Be Healthier and Smarter? Get a Dog!

Healthier Body in Having a Pet Dog

Are dog owners healthier and smarter? Studies show yes! Well, sort of. During the past ten years, studies have revealed that exercise – movement – is key to solving many health problems. And these findings have been widely shared. Moving, even moderate physical exercise reduces your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and lowers blood pressure. The good news is any exercise is better than no exercise. So, people are encouraged to start with just ten minutes a day, even walking. Ten minutes a day? If you’re a dog owner, you know this is impossible. It’s too short. My … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Shaving Your Dog

Shaving Your Dog Tips and Avoid Pet Accidents and Injuries: Dog Grooming

When the temperatures rise and the sun is at its strongest, you’re not the only one feeling the heat—just think about how your dog feels under all that fur and hair!   Many people consider shaving their dog a necessary part of their hot-weather preparations. However, this may not be the best idea for your dog. To Shave or Not to Shave? If summer or hot weather to your dog translates to unlimited time inside with the cool air conditioning, there’s absolutely no reason to shave his coat. Your dog’s coat has been specially adapted for those times he’ll need … Continue reading

What to Feed Your Senior Dog

Senior Dog: What Your Pet Senior Dog Needs to Be Healthy

As our dogs age, there are many things we need to consider changing in their lives, including our perspective of what is coming during our pup’s senior years.   Most dogs begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes; some of these are unavoidable while others can be managed with diet. The main goal in feeding an older dog should be to provide your pup with a diet that promotes good health and the ideal body weight, while trying to slow down and minimize diseases that … Continue reading

Chiggers on Your Pet: What to Do to Banish These Bugs!

Chiggers and the Pain It Causes Your Pet Dogs

You may never have seen these microscopic bugs in action, but you have probably spotted the inflamed, red and itchy rashes they leave behind on your pet’s body. Chiggers are a species of mites which latch onto and feed off your pet’s body. They feed for about four days before going through an entire life cycle which can last almost two months! They’re hard to spot because it’s actually the larval stage that causes the real pain. And while they really are so tiny at this stage, their formal name is mighty: Trombiculiasis; and the pain they cause on your … Continue reading

How to Be an Earth-Friendly Pet Parent

Earth-Friendly Pet Parent for You, the Environment and Your Pet Dog’s Health

You may be recycling and composting to help save the planet, but did you know that you can help your pet reduce his carbon footprint, too? It’s true. Becoming an eco-friendly pet parent means you care about your pet’s impact on the environment. You not only buy organic produce and meat from sustainable, local farms, but you choose eco-friendly pet products and holistic, natural alternatives to chemicals and additives. If going green has always been your dream, today we’re going to show you how to be an earth-friendly pet parent the easy way. What Does Eco-Friendly Have to Do With … Continue reading

How Your Dog Can Benefit From Antioxidants

Antioxidants and the Benefits It Gives to Your Dog’s Health

You probably hear the word antioxidants every day, but do you know what they actually are and how they can benefit your dog? Antioxidants are substances that work in the body to reduce cellular oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical process that occurs within the body’s cells, releasing free radicals and peroxides. Free radicals are also generated when the body is exposed to environmental pollutants such as smoke or air pollution and harmful chemicals such as insecticides and pesticides. These cellular by-products are potentially toxic to cells and can overwhelm the body’s natural immune system. As a natural defense, the body … Continue reading