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Traveling with your senior dog

Traveling with your senior dog

Taking a senior dog on summer vacation with you? Here are 8 ways to keep safe and comfortable while traveling and at your destination. With...
Canine cognitive dysfunction and vitamin D

Canine cognitive dysfunction and vitamin D

Sometimes referred to as “doggy dementia”, canine cognitive dysfunction affects many senior dogs. A deficiency in vitamin D3 could be the cause. Is your...
Yogurt — it's good for dogs and cats too!

Yogurt – it’s good for dogs and cats too!

The health benefits of yogurt aren’t just for people, so why not share this treat with your pet as well? Most dogs and cats...
A short history of dog training

A short history of dog training

From cruelty to kindness -- how our approach to dog training has become more enlightened. Dog training has come a long way in the...
Brachycephalic dogs

Brachycephalic dogs

From Boston terriers to pugs, flat-faced dogs with short noses are prone to health problems, especially respiratory issues. It’s important to educate yourself about...

Solutions for dogs that growl

Does your dog growl when he shouldn't? Here's how to solve the problem using positive training methods. Sarah's two rescue dogs are very gentle and...
Successful dog training with treats

Successful dog training with treats

Treats are important rewards during dog training sessions, but you don’t want him to become dependent on them. Learn to make training treats work...
Balance your dog’s energy with seasonal acupressure sessions

Balance your dog’s energy with seasonal acupressure sessions

Your dog’s energy shifts as the seasons change. These acupressure sessions will help him keep his Yang and Yin chi balanced as we move...
Brynn

Brynn

This German shepherd is more than just a pretty face. She’s using her influence to spread the word about canine health, nutrition and EPI,...
6 steps to helping your new rescue dog settle in

6 steps to helping your new rescue dog settle in

Rescue dogs often come from situations of neglect and abuse, so may have trouble adjusting to adoption. These tips will help your new friend...
Dogs that don't like to play

Dogs that don’t like to play

You’d think that dogs and play would go together like apples and cinnamon, and in most cases, they do. But depending on how a...
Dog-friendly breweries

Dog-friendly breweries

Looking for something different to do with your dog? How about visiting some dog-friendly breweries? While you sample the suds, your canine companion can...
What to do if your dog is bit by a snake

What to do if your dog is bit by a snake

Besides Benedryl, are there any remedies you should carry with you on a walk in case you or your dog is bit by a...
Service, therapy and emotional support dogs

Service, therapy and emotional support dogs

The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between these three working dog classifications. Our canine companions enjoy having a job. Many become...
Why interactive toys are good for your dog

Why interactive toys are good for your dog

Interactive toys offer many benefits to your dog – they provide mental stimulation and combat boredom, satisfy his natural instincts, and make mealtime more...
Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Is your dog a “nervous Nelly?“ Anxiety is common in our canine companions, so here’s  how to help him chill using a holistic, natural...
Understanding your dog's mind and emotions

Understanding your dog’s mind and emotions

How smart is your dog? How many emotions does he have access to? Recent research into canine behavior and cognition is yielding some surprising...
Solutions for dogs that chase cars

Solutions for dogs that chase cars

Does your dog chase cars or “attack” certain vehicles while you’re out on a walk? Here’s how to combat this dangerous behavior problem. Most...
Solutions for dogs that eat fast

Solutions for dogs that eat fast

Does your dog eat fast? Have you tried everything to slow her down without success? Here's some additional tips to help you remedy the...
What’s the best food for dogs with diarrhea?

What’s the best food for dogs with diarrhea?

If your dog experiences frequent diarrhea and no parasites or bacterial infections have been detected, it’s time to take a look at her food!...
How homeopathy can heal your pet’s allergies

How homeopathy can heal your pet’s allergies

A holistic approach that focuses on homeopathy does more than relieve allergy symptoms in dogs and cats. It heals on a deep level and...
Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

When bathing your dog, follow these 8 steps for a smooth and stress-free experience. Bathing your dog isn’t rocket science. But it’s a good...
Walking and exercise programs make shelter dogs more adoptable

Walking and exercise programs make shelter dogs more adoptable

Daily walks and exercise help more rescue and shelter dogs find forever homes by giving them physical and mental stimulation and teaching them valuable...
TCVM preventative seasonal medicine for dogs

TCVM — preventive seasonal medicine for dogs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different seasons are associated with specific personalities, bodily organs, ages, and foods. By understanding these factors, you can use...
4 reasons to enroll your new puppy in a training class

4 reasons to enroll your new puppy in a training class

You adopted a puppy – congratulations! Once you’ve gotten a chance to get to know one another, consider enrolling him in a training class....
Lyme disease and your dog

Lyme disease and your dog

Taking steps to minimize tick exposure is the best way to protect your canine companion from Lyme disease. It doesn’t seem that long since...
Spencer

Spencer

This charming little rescue pup from Hawaii is making waves on social media – and inspiring kids around the world to become responsible pet...
6 dog-friendly summer activities

6 dog-friendly summer activities

Tips for making your favorite summer activities safe and fun so you and your dog can enjoy all these great outdoor getaways. Now that summer...
5 causes of hearing loss in dogs

5 causes of hearing loss in dogs

Is your dog going deaf? Perhaps he’s just getting older, but there are other causes of hearing loss in canines, so it’s always a...
Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Poor nutrition or a deficiency in certain nutrients can manifest as dandruff, itchiness, dull hair and other problems. A high quality diet with the...
Does your dog have hot spots?

Does your dog have hot spots?

These inflamed red lesions on your dog’s skin can cause him a lot of itching and pain. Find out what really causes hot spots,...
5 eco-friendly gift ideas for pets

5 eco-friendly gift ideas for pets

Many of us are taking steps to improve our impact on the environment. With these 5 eco-friendly gift ideas, your companion's 'paw-print' can be...