7 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day Celebration With Man’s Best Friend

If March 23 doesn’t yet hold significance for you, it should. In 2006, National Puppy Day was started as a way to remind us of the joys and responsibilities of K9 ownership. Founded by well respected author Colleen Paige, National Puppy Day is now recognized as an international holiday! National Puppy Day was created out of a necessity to confront the worldwide problem regarding puppy mills and the conditions they provide. According to, http://www.streetinsider.com, there are “unfavorable conditions at the estimated 8,000 – 10,000 puppy mills in the nation.” Poor diet, dirty and overcrowded kennels and a lack of proper … Continue reading

How to Get Your Dog to Sleep In Its Own Bed

Dog to Sleep and Train to Use His Bed

It may seem like a good idea, particularly on a cold and lonely night, to let your dog sleep in your bed. However, before you know it, you are ready to have your own bed back, but your dog doesn’t want to leave anymore. You may think that all you need is to offer the dog a comfortable alternative, but that’s not actually as easy as many people think. Furthermore, there are so many dog beds to choose from that simply picking a comfortable one can be quite overwhelming. The Case Against Letting Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed Most … Continue reading

How to Keep Your House-Trained Dog From Having Accidents Indoors!

Accidents and How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Accidents happen! But if your dog consistently has trouble making it outside to do its business, there could be something else wrong. Dog incontinence can be frustrating for both owners and dogs. Your pet may be trying really hard to let you know she has to go out, but physically can’t make it. And you may be getting upset about your ruined carpet or rugs! Here’s everything you need to know about dog incontinence— what causes it, what to look for, how to treat it, and some products that will help you manage the diagnosis. Causes of Incontinence in Dogs … Continue reading

Top 6 Nutritional Needs of Puppies

Puppies and Their Important Health Needs

Puppies can be a lot of fun, but their nutritional needs aren’t as easy as you’d expect. Here are my top 6 recommendations as a veterinarian for the unique nutritional needs of puppies: 1. Complete and Balanced Meals Dogs can’t grow on meat alone. They need an appropriate combination of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more. Most commercially available puppy foods have been formulated to be nutritionally complete and balanced for puppy growth and will include a statement that such foods have met requirements of the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). “Nutritionally complete” means that all the … Continue reading

Keep Your Car’s Cargo Area Clean (Even, If You Have Dogs)

Want to keep your cargo area clean despite dogs or supplies riding in the back? The 4KninesCargo Liner may be your solution. This liner protects your cargo area from dirt, spills, fur and claws. Here are five ways this durable cover can help keep your cargo area clean: Everyday Life with Pets – Dogs will be dogs, and ours like to get dirty! Anyone who likes to take their pets with them on adventures knows the hassle of having to clean up the car afterward. It may seem like no matter how careful you are, the pet hair, dirt and grime always finds it … Continue reading

Furbaby, it’s cold outside! Winter safety tips for your dogs

It’s cold! The kind of cold you feel in your bones. Whether your yard is under two feet of snow or it’s just above freezing temperature where you live, all dog owners should take some winter precautions for our furbabies. Here are just a few guidelines to practice. 1.Hypothermia and frostbite. It can happen to pets too! If your dog stays and sleeps outdoors, be especially mindful of the following hypothermia symptoms: shivering, shallow breathing or lethargy. Frostbite on the other hand is a tissue-related injury that occurs mostly on ears, tails and paws. Look for discolored skin, blisters and swelling … Continue reading

Your Furry Best Friend Can Help You Keep Your Fitness Resolutions!

It’s the New Year, which means most people are setting goals for themselves as a recharge and starting over point for fitness and health. It has been proven that working out with a partner is more likely to hold you accountable and motivated while attempting to achieve your goals. I have found that my dog is the absolute best workout partner ever, he doesn’t complain, never cancels on me, never judges me, protects me, and is there rain or shine and ready to tackle whatever workout I decide to do. I have included a few workouts that you can do … Continue reading

Indoor Activities That Help Stimulate Your Dog

During the winter, it can be hard to find motivation to get outdoors. However, if your pup is used to regular outdoor activities, the winter season can be a boring and restless time for them. While nothing can compare to getting outdoors with your dog, there are several fun indoor activities that can help mentally stimulate your pup while also providing them with some much needed physical activity. One great indoor activity that is sure to mentally challenge your dog is to play hide and seek with them. Take a treat and go hide somewhere in your home. Then call … Continue reading

Tips for boarding your dog in your hotel room

Spending time with our loved ones around the holidays often means traveling. Some dread it, and some love it. And needing to bring your pet along can make a trip seem much more daunting than it’s worth. Unless, you know how to prepare yourself and your dog for the obstacles that will most certainly occur. First things first, make sure the hotel you desire to stay at allows pets. Then find out how much it costs and if there are any restrictions, for example size, age or certain breeds. It’s not uncommon for hotels to turn away guests with puppies … Continue reading

The Dog Resource Roundup!

Ever find yourself scouring the internet for the best tips on how to get your dog to do ‘XYZ,’ what to do if your dog eats ‘XYZ,’ how to keep your dog healthy, the best toys for dogs, and so on? Yeah, us too, which is why we’ve created this dog resource roundup of the best websites and blogs we follow. We think you should check them out too. PetMD- When our four-legged friends are sick, it breaks our hearts, not to mention causes us stress! It’s always best to seek professional advice directly from your veterinarian, but sometimes a … Continue reading