Should I Be Giving My Healthy Dog Probiotics?

Probiotics for Your Pet Dog? Should You or Should You Not…

Thanks to the recent explosion of yogurts packed with probiotics on the market, the term ‘probiotic’ is becoming more of a household name, and for good reason.   Probiotics give even the healthiest person a natural immunity boost from the inside out. And, thanks to recent findings, they may also help improve the health of your dog, too. So should you be giving your healthy dog probiotics? Let’s find out what the research says. What Are Probiotics Anyway? Our guts (and our pet’s guts) have a mix of healthy bacteria that’s good for us, and some not so healthy bacteria … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Doggy Digestion

Digestion of Food Process for Your Pet Dogs

In our house, the most exciting part of the day for our dogs is when it is time to eat their meals. The jumping, running, and sometimes overboard vocalization is a sure sign that Dad is prepping the fur kids’ food. Have you ever wondered just how the food that your dogs eat is turned into fuel for the body?  Here is a brief explanation of the process of digestion in our dogs: In a dog, the digestive system is shorter than in humans, and for good reason.  A shorter digestive tract will not allow for the formation of bacteria … Continue reading

6 Amazing Health Benefits Pumpkin Has on Pets

Pumpkin With a Beautiful Golden Labrador Retriever

Fall is my favorite season and October is my favorite month. There are so many fun and festive activities that occur this time of year, but when I think about fall my mind directly goes to pumpkin lattes. But, let’s not leave Fido out of the picture! Rumor at the dog park is that pumpkin and canned pumpkin (not pie filling) is a wonder food. We know it’s great for humans, but what are the health benefits for dogs and cats when given in small doses? Diarrhea | Constipation Pumpkin offers a solution to both! Canned pumpkin is actually pumpkin in … Continue reading

10 Ordinary Food Items You Should NEVER Give Your Dog

Food That Is Fatal to Dogs

When a dog drinks antifreeze or eats its owner’s sleeping pills, birth control pills, psychotropic drugs, it is a serious affair. But it can be just as serious if your dog eats some of our food. Check out the list to ensure that your ignorance doesn’t end up harming your sweet dog. There is a difference between dogs and humans. What is part of healthy nutrition for humans, can be fatal to dogs. That may surprise many dog ​​owners that their dog can’t tolerate everything humans can, but unfortunately that is the truth. Because of this you have to make sure … Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Dog For a Vet Visit

Vet Visit That is Hassle Free

Does going to the vet make you nervous? I think there is nothing more frightening than rushing your pet to a vet for an emergency. It can also be scary when taking your pet for a planned appointment when you suspect there is something wrong. Since our pets cannot tell us what is ailing them, we need to be their eyes and ears. It’s important to gather the right information when you suspect there is an injury, illness, or behavior change. There are steps that we can take as pet parents to prepare for a vet visit whether it is an … Continue reading

10 Common Health Problems in Dogs

Health of Dogs Is One of Our Top Priorities

There is a plethora of information available to pet parents regarding common issues for dog breeds. However, there are a handful of health issues that most dogs experience in their lifetime. The purpose of the below list is to inform pet parents so that you can prepare for the potential issues your dog may face. (This list is in no particular order) 1. Intestinal Parasites These include tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and roundworms, among others. The most common, as cited by Perdue University include tapeworms and roundworms. The intestinal parasite that is the most dangerous to your dog is heartworm. … Continue reading

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe In the Water

Water and Keeping Your Pup Safe on Summer

If your dog is anything like ours, he absolutely loves water! In fact, we haven’t met many dogs that don’t enjoy splashing or swimming through a lake or pool, especially on those hot summer days. With summer in full swing, chances are you are going to be spending some recreational time with your pup in a local dog-friendly lake or pool. While your pup may seem like a natural swimmer, he is still susceptible to the same dangers that humans are. It is important to know how to keep your dog safe while he is in the water this summer. … Continue reading