10 Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

Human Foods That are Safe for Your Dog: Cheese

We all know there are some human foods we shouldn’t feed our dogs, but what about the safe ones? I don’t know about you, but I love being able to whip up a snack for the human children, and pass some on to my dogs (who happen to be giving me the big blue puppy eyes every time.) Lets take a look at 10 human foods you can feed your dog, as well as the benefits of each: What human foods are safe for my dog? Carrots Sweet Potatoes Peanut Butter Yogurt Pumpkin Eggs Broccoli chicken Apples Cheese Carrots:  My … Continue reading

3 National Parks That Are Dog-Friendly

National Parks When Traveling With Your Dog

Summer is the perfect time to take an exciting road trip with your furry best friend. With so many beautiful places to see right here in the U.S., you don’t need to spend a lot of money on an exotic vacation. Plus, odds are that you won’t be able to take your pup along with you to a fancy resort. So, this summer, instead of traveling halfway around the world, try taking a trip to visit one of these gorgeous, dog-friendly, national parks that are right in our back yard. Grand Canyon National Park Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National … Continue reading

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Camping With Your Dog

Camping With Your Dog Pet and Dog Safety Tips

Camping is the perfect summer activity. It allows you to get outdoors and to spend time with friends, family, and your furbaby. Camping is a great summer activity that you and your pup can enjoy together. However, before you take your dog camping with you, there are a few things you should keep in mind. These tips will help ensure that you and your pooch enjoy your next long weekend in the wilderness. Bring the Necessities When you are packing for your camping trip, you need the obvious necessities. You need to bring your sleeping bag, tent, food, etc. However, … Continue reading

Obesity and The Effects It Can Have On Your Dog

Obesity and The Effects It Can Have On Your Dog

An extremely high percent of Americans suffer from obesity. We all know the effects obesity can have on our bodies. From heart disease to cancer, obesity in humans has been linked to a number of deadly diseases. But what does obesity have to do with your dog? Just as your weight and obesity directly affect your overall health, they also directly affect the health of your pup. Many pet owners do not take things seriously when they hear from the vet that their dog is overweight, however, this is something every pet owner should take very seriously as this can … Continue reading

The 5 BEST Remedies for Dog Allergies

Allergies in Your Pet Dogs and How to Stop It

You can clearly see that your dog is itchy and miserable. So you take her to the vet and he tells you she has allergies. The first thing he suggests is switching her food. Okay, easy enough. So you switch, but it’s been months and she’s still having issues. Now, hold off on the Benadryl and/or steroids. There ARE other solutions that are gentler on her, more natural AND actually work. We researched the BEST way to relieve your pup’s allergies because we know you just want her to feel better and get back to being her happy self. 1. … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Parks!

Dog Parks Benefits

Dog parks – we love them right? Who wouldn’t dive at the chance to take their beloved 4 legged friends to a place of what seems to be sheer paradise to them? A place where dogs can meet, greet, play, sniff and do all the things dogs love to do! But what really lies behind dog parks?  Are there dangers you should be aware of?  What are the benefits? Stick with us today and i’ll do my best to answer all those dog park curiosities! Dog Park Risks: While dog parks are a great place for our fur babies to burn off some … Continue reading

What Does It Mean When Your Dog Is Barking?

Barking Dog and the Reason Behind It

A barking dog is generally perceived as an annoyance by majority of people. However, a dog’s barking can have a wide variety of meaning behind it, ranging from; boredom, excitement, frustration, fears and alerting when something is out of the ordinary. Many owners look to rid their dog of the barking behaviour but tend to look at the exhibiting behaviour to fix, not the underlying problem which is causing the barking in the first place. When we look at “fixing” a barking dog, you must understand what is causing it, simple examples below: Barking In The Backyard A bored and under stimulated dog. When … Continue reading

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems

Tips to Recognize and Treat Dog Ear Problems - featured

Is your dog plagued by chronic ear problems? Are frequent trips to the vet for ear cleaning or applications of medications required to keep your dog’s ears free from uncomfortable inflammation and infection? If so, you are not alone, as ailments affecting the ears are some of the most common reasons owners present their pets to their veterinarian for evaluation and treatment. Causes of Dog Ear Problems There are many causes capable of contributing to skin and ear problems including: Infection: A variety of microscopic organisms can take up residence in your dog’s ear, including bacteria, yeast, mites. Increased ear discharge … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Pup Safe in the Summer Heat

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Okay, so it’s pretty obvious that we are excited about summer. With so many new adventures to be had, it’s hard not to get excited about spending some quality time with your pup. However, as summer temperatures start to climb even higher, it is important that every pet owner knows how to protect their pet during the summer and how to keep them cool and healthy. While You’re At Home Let’s face it, we have jobs. So, while we would like to, the majority of us cannot stay home with our pups all day. This means that there is a … Continue reading

Got a Dog? Get a Kong! (Part 1)

Kong for Dogs to Keep Them Intellectually and Physically Challenged

There are things we want, and there are things we need. If you are a dog owner, dog lover, kennel worker, shelter staffer, or pet sitter, then you need to have Kongs handy.  Lots of them. We use Kongs all the time in our family, and I recommend them to anyone who owns a dog. They are amazing and they make life with a dog much easier and less stressful!  I’ll explain why. Kongs are Enrichment The Kong is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe rubber toy. When stuffed with food and treats, it provides dogs with a healthy outlet for their natural desire to … Continue reading