Caring for your new puppy helps bring you even closer to your new family member. Learning the ins and outs of puppy care might seem daunting, especially if you’ve never owned a dog before, but it’s easier than you think. Besides, one look into that adorable little face makes it all worth it. 1. Find […]Read the rest of the article
Unless you have a hairless breed, shedding is just another part of owning a pet. That doesn’t mean you have to deal with excessive shedding all over your home. There are a few things you can do to take control over the shedding and keep more of the hair on your pet instead of your […]Read the rest of the article
Now that the weather is warming up, we hope your dogs have been enjoying more time outside! Here are 3 tips for ensuring that unsupervised playtime is not only fun but safe: 1. Fencing – A dog-proof fence is key to maintaining a safe place for your dog to run and play. The height of the […]Read the rest of the article
We already know that pets calm and soothe us, helping to reduce stress levels, lower our blood pressure, and also keep us in good shape (as long as we d0n’t keep couch-potatoes). As if passionate pet owners need additional convincing that dogs are good for our health, new research has found even more evidence that dogs contribute to better physical health, in the form of protection from asthma and other kinds of respiratory viruses.Read the rest of the article
If your dog is looking a little “hangdog” from the heat, we’ve got some solutions for you… that don’t involve putting him on ice! Keep your favorite Fido fresh in the blistering summer weather with our top five choices for the summer months, designed to tame itchies, soothe hot spots, moisturize, deodorize, clean, and refresh!Read the rest of the article
t’s a Friday night, you’re all curled up with your sweetheart on the couch, engrossed in the latest DVD new release, sharing a glass of wine, when out of nowhere… OH. MY. GOD. A certain SMELL hits your nostrils. Sound familiar? We tackle the problem of doggy gas so you’ll be spared in the future. You can thank us later.Read the rest of the article
It’s that time of year again… February is here and that means it’s another month to talk about the importance of your pet’s dental health! I think just about every dog owner would be lying if they said they were truly diligent about brushing and flossing their own teeth regularly, let alone brushing their dog’s teeth. As if there wasn’t already enough to do in the day, right?!
But there are some pretty important reasons why you shouldn’t ignore that “doggy” breath. It doesn’t have to be the norm that dogs have terrible breath; in fact, bad breath is usually a sign of a more serious health problem, ranging from rotting teeth and periodontal disease, to potentially life-threatening diseases in the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.Read the rest of the article
Your dog may not be arthritic, but he may still benefit from some joint support. As the snap of fall chills the air, old injuries or general sensitivity can manifest in creaky joints and stiffness (just as in humans)! And just as we humans benefit from taking our Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Omega-3 supplements, dogs can also benefit from a little extra joint support.Read the rest of the article
It’s among the worst fear of every pet owner: a flea infestation. You know they cause major itchies and irritation, but there are other dangers that can cross the canine-human barrier. Fleas can trigger problems like skin irritation, allergic reactions and anemia, and are just downright disgusting, since they can also infest your house and bite the human inhabitants living there! You should know the signs of fleas and ticks so you can get any infestation under control before it gets, well, out of control. Read on for flea facts, flea treatments, and flea prevention.Read the rest of the article
Pain, arthritis, digestive problems, kidney failure, allergies, anxiety: these are just some of the ailments and illnesses that acupuncture can effectively treat.
…in animals. As holistic therapies become more and more common for people in the West, so too are they becoming accepted forms of treatment for pets here too (though according to the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, acupuncture has been used on animals for at least 3000 years!). Read on to find out how this ancient form of medical treatment can help your pet!
Your dog is scratching constantly, rolling around in the dirt more than usual, licking its paws, and/or sitting abruptly and turning to bite itself. It’s clear he’s uncomfortable and itchy, but why? It’s probably dog allergies. But is it due to pollen, food, dust mites … or your other pets? There are nearly endless possibilities. We help you narrow it down to the likeliest ones. Once you know what’s causing your dog to itch, you can take action to provide your dog with some much-needed relief. Also: have you noticed an increase in allergies this summer? How do you deal with them? Share your tips with us! If you leave a comment below and post it to Facebook, you may receive a little earthbath surprise from us!Read the rest of the article
Summertime brings with it longer days, sun-drenched vacations, and necessary escapes to the nearest body of water to cool down. For dogs who like to hit the lake, beach, or pool with you, this increased time in the water also increases the risk of painful ear infections. When water enters the ear canal, the perfect environment – dark and wet – is created for bacterial and yeast to grow in. Read on for more tips on preventing ear infections in your summertime swimmers!Read the rest of the article