My Dog Is Scooting – What Can I Do?

my dog is scooting - what should I do?

My Dog Is Scooting – What Can I Do? You’ve come home to a disaster like no other. A trail of something foul stretches across the floor, and at its end sits your faithful four-legged companion. Even though they’re wagging their tail as if absolutely nothing’s wrong, you can’t feel quite as content: Somebody’s going […]

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Is Tea Tree Oil Safe for Dogs and Cats?

Is tea tree oil safe for dogs and cats?

Is Tea Tree Oil Safe for Dogs and Cats? Lots of people love using tea tree oil for skin conditions due to its antibacterial properties and refreshing scent, but is tea tree oil safe for pets? The good news is that more natural dog grooming supplies are including tea tree oil in their blends because […]

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Spring Shedding Driving Your Dog Crazy?

5 ways to control shedding

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 […]

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3 Tips for Safe Outdoor Play

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 […]

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How having a dog can actually protect you from sneezing fits!

dog allergies

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.

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Top 5 cool earthbath refreshers for hot dogs

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!

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Peee-Yewww! Tips on reducing doggy gas!

bulldog sleeping dog farts

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.

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Do you really have to brush your dog's teeth?

dog dental health

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.

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Fleas: Does your best friend have hangers-on?

Flea Prevention, Flea and tick treatment, fleas

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.

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Natural Remedies: Acupuncture For Your Pet?

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!

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