10 Fun Facts About Dogs You May Not Know! (Part 2)

Facts About Dogs You Should Know

Alright everyone, you asked for a part 2 version of my 10 Facts About Dogs You May Not Know, so you got it!   I hope you enjoy this one as much as the last! If you would like to go back and read part one, check it out here. 1. You have all heard that pets are good for our health. But did you know that it has been proven, petting a dog can in fact lower your blood pressure? 2. Have you ever noticed your dog curl up into a nice swirl type position? This seems to be … Continue reading

5 Ways to Honor Your Pet that Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Honor Your Pet for the Loyalty!

Losing a pet carries with it a particular kind of grief. We watch them progress through their life so quickly from puppyhood to senior dog or kitten to senior cat at the blink of an eye.   When they are potty training or clawing furniture, their toddler stage feels like it lasts forever – but when it’s time to say goodbye it’s hard to even remember what it was like when they were babies. We see our furry family members go through so many stages of life, and as a result it feels like things go by in a blink … Continue reading

6 Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean From Dog Hair

Dog Hair Off From Car Seat Cover

If you ever read my blog, My Kid Has Paws; you know that Rooney is the kind of dog who loves to swim in mud puddles as much as he loves to swim in swimming pools. Not to mention, he sheds, a ton!   So, one would imagine that my car isn’t always in the best shape. However, my car is new, so I try not to let the dog hair in my car get out of control. Today, I would like to share with you some tips that you can use to keep your car clean from dog hair. … Continue reading

7 Simple Ways to Shower Your Dog With L-O-V-E!

Love for Your Dogs in Many Ways!

Welcome to the month of love! Ah, yes, love. Poets and authors write about it. Singers croon about it. Artists create visions of it. While every day is a day for showing our pets how much we love them, February is a time to celebrate that love with Valentine’s Day on February 14 and Love Your Pet Day on February 20!   While we can certainly count the many ways our beloved dogs love us and we love them, here’s a few ways of showering our canine best friends with some l-o-v-e! Love Is Simple Nothing says, “I love you,” … Continue reading

Why Guard Dogs Should Not Be Aggressive!

Guard Dogs and Their Behavior

I own a Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) named Zeus. If you are unfamiliar with the breed, think 100-pounds of muscle in the form of what many think looks like a giant Pitbull.   People constantly cross the street, pick up their small children, and shoo their dogs away when we are walking by. I know this is because people are afraid of Zeus, they assume he is aggressive and would harm them. If only they knew how well behaved he is and that he will not attack at any given moment. When most people think of a typical guard dog … Continue reading

Dog Training Philosophies: Medical Model, Behavioral Model and Knee-Jerk Reactions

Training Tips for Your Dogs to Properly Communicate With You

Most of our dog pet owners are not aware that there are different philosophies/approaches to “training” a dog and more so how to approach solving behavior problems.   There are two main veins of approach even though I titled with three; two of them go together. Medical Model see “problem behavior” as if it’s a disease.   The “trainer”, “counselor” or “veterinary behaviorist” may take a history of your dog and come up with a diagnosis for the behavior and label it something like “dominance aggression”. This approach focuses too heavily on the “symptoms” presented and do little to address … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Dog Rehab BEFORE Surgery

Dog Rehab and Go With the Basics Before Operation

In October of 2014 my husband and I noticed our Bernese Mountain dog, Bethany, began limping. It was evident the issue was the front left shoulder. We went to our regular vet where we were referred to an orthopedic surgeon (DACVS) who specializes in soft tissue injuries. At our appointment the doctor conducted an examination and took x-rays, determining she most likely had a tear in her ligament. We were given a couple of options: surgery or rehabilitation. The surgery had a long recovery period and there was a chance it wouldn’t work. Bethany was a 6-year-old puppy mill breeder … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Air Travel With Your Dog

Air Travel Tips With Your Pet Dog

New year, new adventures! Are you planning a big trip in 2017? And are you thinking about bringing your dog along for the ride (or flight)?   Besides working out where to stay and what to eat, there are many things to consider when flying with a pet. Here is how you can prepare yourself, and your dog, for air travel. As soon as you have decided on a destination, it is crucial to start planning your trip at least a month ahead of time. There is a lot to do! 1. Plan Your Trip You will have to decide whether … Continue reading

Coconut Cream Cookie Dog Treat Recipe!

Dog Treat Recipe to Make Your Pet Dog Happy!

I’m a big fan of coconut in all its forms and incorporate it in many of Kirby and Kenzie’s meals and treats. Once believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, we now know that the fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) lead to efficient burning of energy.   Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or other, provides a wide range of health benefits. Holistic veterinarians recommend daily servings of up to 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body. I wanted to make a treat in the purest form of coconut as possible, and … Continue reading

10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Pet Dog

Yes, you read that right. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… already!   Valentine’s Day is a day of love, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. February 14’th was originally in honor of different saints named Valentinus. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14’th century. Now that we are more familiar with the day of love, do you have a furry friend you want to be your valentine? Let’s Go Over 10 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them on Valentine’s Day 1. Bake some yummy, pet friendly, heart shaped biscuits for your pets! 2. … Continue reading