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

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care: The Wave of the Future

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care Tips and Advantages

Holistic veterinary care is in great demand these days. The term “holistic” implies that the entire being; body, mind and spirit, is being addressed. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept stands in direct opposition to the Western reductionist view of life. Modern medicine tends to break systems down into smaller and smaller pieces, reducing them to their basic building blocks to gain an understanding. Often, the modern doctor loses sight of the forest for the trees. Holistic medicine takes many forms, but there are common principles among these various techniques. First of all, health … Continue reading

How to Stop Your Pet from Overeating

Overeating Problems of Your Pets

Just as humans are facing an obesity epidemic like we’ve never seen before, our pets are following in our footsteps and getting larger. But due to their smaller statures, any extra weight on their tiny frames does a lot more harm to their bodies than a few pounds does to us. This extra weight could mean serious health issues and joint problems later down the line. So when it comes to feeding your pet, ensuring that he or she doesn’t eat too much should be a top priority. We’ll show you exactly how to prevent your pet from overeating in today’s … Continue reading

Signs and Causes of Kidney Disease in Your Dog

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How to Prevent and Treat

The kidneys are one of the most important organs in a dog’s body. They filter toxins out of the blood, maintain the body’s blood pressure, and helps produce red blood cells. With these functions it is no wonder why kidney disease can be serious.   What are some causes of kidney disease? There can be many causes of kidney disease in dogs. Here are some of the most common: 1) Toxin Ingestion Toxin ingestion can involve chemicals and even food. Anti-freeze –  many dogs are attracted to anti-freeze because of its sweet taste. Unfortunately, when ingested this chemical causes major changes with the kidneys leading to kidney failure. 2) … Continue reading

3 Must-Know Tips for Fighting a Flea Infestation

Flea on Your Pet Dog and How to Eliminate It

Some sources say that “for every flea that you find in your home, there are statistically about 80 others hidden from your sight.” This means by the time you spot your first flea you may be under a full-on hidden invasion! These minute, pesky biters feast on your pets’ (and family’s!) blood. Once the tiny flea feeds, the darn rascal can live up to a full year without another meal. So you will want to take action to eradicate the flea circus before it sets up camp in big numbers. Below are tips from Vet Organics for controlling a full-out flea infestation: … Continue reading

The Importance of Understanding Your Dog’s Growl

Growl Actions of Dogs and What Does It Mean?

One of the most misunderstood forms of canine communication is your dog’s growl. For a dog, growling is a way that they are able to get across to the people and other animals around them that they are feeling uncomfortable.   A dog cannot turn around and say to you “I don’t like that can you please stop” or “I’m really tired and just want to be left alone” instead he lets you know by growling. The problem is that many people interrupt the dog growling to be an unwanted behaviour and so they start to punish the dog whenever … Continue reading

Healthy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Fig Cakes

Dog Treats Your Pet Dog Will Surely Love

Was that dog treat recalled? Do you want your dog to ingest Ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose or maltodextrose? Trying to stay away from dog treats that have been recalled or have toxic ingredients can be a challenge. Sometimes it is just easier to make your own healthy dog treats. By making dog treats in the comfort of your kitchen, you can ensure quality control. Not only will you be able to purchase organic and even locally sourced ingredients, but you have the opportunity to modify a dog treat recipe to meet the needs of your … Continue reading