What to Feed Your Senior Dog

Senior Dog: What Your Pet Senior Dog Needs to Be Healthy

As our dogs age, there are many things we need to consider changing in their lives, including our perspective of what is coming during our pup’s senior years.   Most dogs begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes; some of these are unavoidable while others can be managed with diet. The main goal in feeding an older dog should be to provide your pup with a diet that promotes good health and the ideal body weight, while trying to slow down and minimize diseases that … 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

Healthy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Fig Cakes

Dog Treats Your Pet Dog Will Surely Love

Was that dog treat recalled? Do you want your dog to ingest Ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose or maltodextrose? Trying to stay away from dog treats that have been recalled or have toxic ingredients can be a challenge. Sometimes it is just easier to make your own healthy dog treats. By making dog treats in the comfort of your kitchen, you can ensure quality control. Not only will you be able to purchase organic and even locally sourced ingredients, but you have the opportunity to modify a dog treat recipe to meet the needs of your … Continue reading

8 Things New Dog Owners Forget to Do

Dog Owners Tips for Proper Parenting and Dog Behavior

We’re sure over the course of your internet life, you came across so many do’s and don’ts for new dog owners and it causes people to get even more lost with the whole process. Everyone has their own techniques that work based on the owner and the pets. Each one is different in what training tips work. So we have come up with some things that we see pet owners don’t start training on right away. Here Are Some of the Mistakes Most New Dog Owners Do: 1. Owners Forget to Start Potty Training Right Away It’s easier to teach … Continue reading

What Is Good Dog Nutrition and Why Is It So Important?

Nutrition For Your Pet Dog’s Health

For many pet owners nutrition is a veritable minefield of misinformation and opinion, with no real place to turn to for help. The words ‘let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ have turned pet owners into polarized groups, each believing that their model is best. Every day I read blog after blog and post after post about how Fido is healthier on a prey model, Spot does best on a BARF diet, and Daisy thrives on her commercial dog food. For me Nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all solution to better health, but rather an individualized approach to … Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Longer, Happier Life

Longer Life With Your Canine Friend

We all love our dogs and want them to live forever, right?? Until we find the fountain of youth for canines, our dogs will never live nearly as long as we want. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to help them live longer, more fulfilling lives. Follow these 5 basics and your dog will be on the path to longevity for sure. 1. Get Them Moving Regular exercise will help keep your dog’s mind and body healthy. Just 20 minute walks a day will turn back the hands of time. A little exercise each day is better … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of Pet Adoption & Animal Rescue

Pet Adoption and Pet Care

There is an epidemic of homeless dogs in this country! There are an estimated 3.9 million dogs placed in shelters annually because of unwanted behavior problems and medical need. Unfortunately for many of these dogs, the outcome is bleak. However, due in part to the thousands of shelters and rescue organizations working diligently, many of these dog’s lives have a happy ending. But what happens to those dogs who don’t end up as new members of a family? The ones who are seen as unadoptable or returned for the unwanted behavior or medical issues which outlasted their novelty or cuteness quotient?  This … 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

Pet Obesity: How to Spot It in Your Dog and Manage It

Pet Obesity, Dog’s Health and Dog Safety

There are many things you don’t think about when picking up a dog from your local breeder or animal shelter. You look online at the newest articles on what to look for but beware, you’re always going to miss something. There is no one quick article you can read over and know every problem your dog might run into, they are just like kids and every situation is unique. This being said I’m going to delve into what has become ubiquitous here in the US. In a new study taken in March of 2015 by the Association for Pet Obesity … Continue reading

5 Causes of Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs and How to Treat It

Does your dog strain when defecating? When he/she goes is it only a small amount? Does it come out hard or dry? If that is the case, then your dog may be constipated. The process of defecation is an intricate process that involves involuntary actions of the intestines and voluntary action involving the muscles surrounding the rectum. If anything in this process is defective it can cause constipation. Constipation can be a primary health issue, but it is often a symptom of a more serious health issue. Here Are Some Potential Causes of Constipation in Dogs: Diet If your dog … Continue reading