Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

Are Human Foods Safe for Your Dogs?

As dog parents, we strive to keep our dogs as healthy as possible but sometimes we overlook the basics.   Just as humans, each dog has a different diet. You should always be aware of your dog’s allergies and talk with your vet before adding or subtracting food/treats. Here at Best Bully Sticks, we have created a list of human food that is either safe or unsafe for your pup so that you are never in doubt! We understand that your dog may be the exception to some of these but this article’s content is safe for most dogs. If you … Continue reading

Important Safety Tips to Have Great Adventures With Your Dog

Adventures With Your Dog Safety Tips

So, you want to take your four legged friend on an adventure! That is fantastic! Just as it is important to be prepared yourself, it is equally important to be prepared to take care of your dog.   One of the questions I seem to get often, is how to go about feeding your dog on outings. The following are a few points to consider, as you plan. The importance of having clean water available is going to be assumed in this article, as that is usually understood to be vitally important. When preparing to take your dog on adventures, … Continue reading

Why Should You Feed Your Pet a Grain-Free Diet?

Grain-Free Diet for Better Pet Health

As a pet parent, it can be overwhelming to decide what to feed your pets to give them the proper nutrition they need to live healthy, vibrant lives. The Benefits of a Grain-Free Diet Include: Higher protein provides a better source of energy and nutrition Easier to break-down and digest More food is utilized resulting is less waste May reduce food allergies/intolerances When possible, feed your dog a grain-free diet, but if it is not possible due to budget constraints or particular situations which require other alternatives, try a pet food recipe with “healthy grains.” They promote a healthy lifestyle for your … Continue reading

3 Important Tips for Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette 101

Summer is almost here and that means it is time to get your pup, pack up your car seat covers for dogs, and head out for an adventure. Dog parks are a great place to take your pup this summer. They offer your dogs a fun and safe place to play and socialize with other pups. Some dog parks even have lakes or fun water fixtures so your pup can cool off after romping around. While dog parks can be a fun place where your dog can let loose, there are etiquette rules that all dog owners should be aware of … 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

3 Mistakes I Have Made As a Pet Parent

Pet Parent Mistakes to Avoid and Have a Happy Time With Your Pet Dog

Every day I strive to be a better pet parent to Rooney, but there have been times where I fell short on providing him with the absolute best life.   My goal today is to share with you the mistakes I made when I first became a pet parent, in hopes that my honesty will improve your pet’s life. 1. Training  When we first adopted Rooney, we did take him to a basic training course. I knew that it would help strengthen our relationship and perhaps improve our communication. I believe the early training course did just that. After 6 weeks … Continue reading

New, Mentally Stimulating Ways to Feed Your Dog!

Feed Your Dog Tips to Make It More Fun

People are slowly becoming more aware that dogs need mental stimulation as part of their everyday lives as well as physical exercise. Mental stimulation is a type of thinking stimulation and includes things like problem solving, using their senses i.e. sniffing and co-ordination. The wild dogs use their mental energy by just surviving, for example sniffing out and hunting for food as well as avoiding any dangers that might be present. When we share a home with our dogs, we provide their food for them and protect them from anything that is potentially harmful BUT our dogs still have the … 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

What Should You Really Look For in Dog Food?

Dog Food Tips for a Healthy Pet

Food is the foundation of good health! But finding the right food for your dog can be a bit overwhelming. Try going to the grocery store or online and you will quickly become aware of just how many choices there are out there! A customized nutrition plan is the way to go, however; if you’re in a bind, can’t afford a customized nutrition plan, or you just want to know how to choose if you ever need to, we’ve put together some tips just for you! Top 8 Things to Look for in Dog Food: 8. Made in the USA … 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