10 Spring Dangers You Should Be Aware of for Your Pet

10 Spring Dangers You Should Be Aware of for Your Pet

Spring is in the air! …Well, almost! Winter is nearing its end, and while some of us may be breathing a sigh of relief and welcoming the warm weather, others might not be so keen to say goodbye to the fluffy white snow, and cold breezes. And by “others,” I am specifically referring to my 3 Siberian Huskies!   The Spring season is warm, beautiful, and seems to just bring your surroundings to life. But with all this beauty are some hidden dangers. Some of which can be extremely harmful to your pets. Today, I will share 10 common (and some … Continue reading

The Diary of a Dog Walker…

Dog Walker and Understanding More About the Behaviors of Your Pet Dogs

I became a Dog Walker full time just over six months ago, and I love my job.   I’m the owner of my own business and get to work with dogs all day to name just a few of the positives. However I see a lot of adverts suggesting that Dog Walking or even Pet Sitting is an easy way to earn a few extra pounds during the week with very little effort. There is a lot more to running your own Pet Care business than simply ‘walking a dog.’ Before I even start walking a new client’s dog, I … 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

How to Choose the Right Kennel For Your Dog…

Kennel Choosing Tips for a Better Place to Leave Your Pet Dogs

Have​ ​you​ ​ever​ ​had​ ​to​ ​go​ ​away​ ​on​ ​a​ ​trip​ ​but​ ​couldn’t​ ​bring​ ​your pets?   I​ ​mean,​ ​don’t​ ​get​ ​me​ ​wrong,​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​travel​ ​a​ ​lot,​ ​but​ ​when​ ​I​ ​do​ ​I prefer​ ​bringing​ ​my​ ​dogs​ ​with​ ​me,​ ​however​ ​sometimes​ ​that​ ​just​ ​isn’t an​ ​option.​ ​ So​ ​in​ ​that​ ​case,​ ​what​ ​do​ ​you​ ​do? The​ ​first​ ​thing​ ​I​ ​try​ ​and​ ​arrange,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​have​ ​family​ ​come​ ​to​ ​my house​ ​and​ ​watch​ ​my​ ​dogs​ ​while​ ​I​ ​am​ ​away.​ ​But…​ ​once​ ​again, that​ ​is​ ​not​ ​always​ ​an​ ​option.​ ​So​ ​when​ ​you’re​ ​out​ ​of​ ​options​ ​and you​ ​just​ ​aren’t​ ​sure​ ​who​ ​to​ ​leave​ … 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

4 Signs Your Pup May Have Allergies

Allergies and How to Detect it from your Pet Dog

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies. Whether they are food allergies or seasonal allergies, your pup can experience the same nagging, itching symptoms. However, it can be difficult to recognize these symptoms in your pup. After all, they can’t exactly come out and say that they don’t feel well. So, how do you know if your furbaby is suffering from those nasty allergies? There are a few signs that every dog parent should be aware of. Constant Scratching Just humans experience itchy eyes, if your dog is suffering from an allergic reaction, he might constantly scratch or lick … Continue reading

Fleas, Seasonal Allergies, or Food Allergies? How to Tell Them Apart in Your Pet & How to Treat Them!

Allergies in Dogs and How to Cure Them

We’ve all probably seen our dogs lick or scratch themselves…they’re dogs, that’s what they do! If done once in a while, it’s not a problem. However when this becomes a frequent activity, something serious may be bothering your dog, and he’s certainly uncomfortable. What I’m talking about are canine allergies. Now allergies are not the only reason that dogs itch. There are other conditions that can cause itching such as a drug reaction; a bacterial infection; a fungal infection; a disease like pancreatic, liver or renal disease – these are just a few examples. Therefore it’s important to see your … Continue reading

How to Manage and Treat Your Pet’s Bad Breath

Bad Breath Issue With Your Dog? Addressing Dog Hygiene…

Puppy breath is said to be cute, but as dogs get older, their breath can turn into something you’re less than excited about cuddling up with. If your dog wants to give you a full-face smooch, do you recoil from the smell? And cat owners know the feeling, too. Like when your cat yawns up close and personal by your face and the smell of her breath makes you want to faint. Phew! So how do we stop our furry friends from having dragon breath? First, we need to figure out root causes. Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath? … Continue reading

How Chronic Inflammation Could Be Affecting Your Dog’s Health

Inflammation in Dogs? How to Deal With It…

Inflammation is an everyday part of life, and in some cases, may even be a symptom of healing. However, chronic inflammation is different, working on a cellular level, undermining your otherwise healthy dog.   It can slow the healing process, as well as be the cause of obesity. Allergies, liver disease, and kidney disease have all been linked to chronic inflammation as well as damage to the eyes and digestive tract. Veterinarians and owners alike have seen an increase in joint inflammation as well as arthritis issues. In recent scientific studies, inflammation has even been linked to heart disease and cancer. … Continue reading

Allergies and Your Dog: An Itchy Dilemma

Allergies on Your Pet Canine and Treatment Needed

If you are a dog owner, you either have a dog that has suffered from allergies, or knows someone who does. Seeing your dog scratch or bite themselves until sometimes they bleed can be stressful. Also, the sight of your dog with missing patches of hair is unpleasant. So naturally you want to provide relief for them as quickly as possible. So If your dog is itching because of allergies, what are the causes? How do you diagnose an allergy? What are some of the most effective ways to treat allergies in a dog? To answer these questions let’s look … Continue reading