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3 steps to a well-socialized dog

3 steps to a well-socialized dog

Many dogs are poorly socialized as puppies, leading to over-reactive behaviors in adulthood. The good news is that you can vastly improve your dog’s...
Skin-soothing herbs for your dog or cat

Skin-soothing herbs for your dog or cat

From allergies to liver deficiency, many things can cause itchy inflamed skin in our pets. Find how out how these skin-soothing herbs can help...
How is climate change affecting our dogs and cats?

How is climate change affecting dogs and cats?

We already know that climate change is having an impact on humans and wildlife around the world – but it’s also affecting our dogs...
Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Fleas and certain foods aren’t the only things that can give your dog allergies. Indoor and outdoor household allergens, found in everything from cleaning...
Hypothyroidism and your dog

Hypothyroidism and your dog

Hypothyroidism is a common disease that can be treated or even prevented by improving and supporting the health of your dog’s thyroid.  Hypothyroidism runs...
Cooling and warming foods for your dog

Cooling and warming foods for your dog

Enhance the health and well-being of your canine companion with these cooling and warming foods. Have you ever heard people talk about “cooling” or “warming”...
How does your dog’s mind work?

How does your dog’s mind work?

How well do you understand your dog's mind? Ongoing research reveals that the cognitive and emotional lives of canines are much richer and more...
Is it okay to change your dog’s name?

Is it okay to change your dog’s name?

You’ve just adopted a rescue pup! Everything about her is perfect…except her name. Will she get confused or stop listening to you if you...
Reduce your dog’s stress, naturally

Reduce your dog’s stress, naturally

From loud noises to trips to the vet, a variety of situations can cause stress in dogs. Fortunately, there are lots of safe and...
Collar or harness -- which should your dog wear?

Collar or harness — which is best?

A comprehensive discussion of collars and harnesses and how and when to use them. At a recent dog event I attended, a search and...
Behavior proofing --  a vital step when training your dog

Behavior proofing —  a vital step when training your dog

If your dog only “comes” or “stays” in certain environments and situations, then it’s time to add behavior proofing to his training regime. Does...
Help for the “shut-down” dog

Help for the “shut-down” dog

Dogs that freeze, flatten to the ground, or act like they’re “just not there” have essentially shut down. Here’s how to recognize the signs,...
Your dog's dental exam

Your dog’s dental exam

Our four-legged friends need oral care just like us, but do veterinary dental exams bear any similarities to ours? Here’s what happens when you...
Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

To your dog or cat, especially if he’s a youngster, home appliances aren’t just household items – they’re interesting objects to explore, climb, play...
When your dog doesn’t like other dogs

Does your dog show aggression toward other dogs?

A 5-step guide to helping your canine companion overcome aggression towards other dogs. If you have a dog who displays aggressive or defensive tendencies...
How PRP helps treat cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs

How PRP helps treat cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs

Cruciate ligament injuries are common in our canine companions. Modified platelet rich plasma (PRP) assists with recovery by stimulating the repair of soft tissues...
Goat milk – why it’s so good for your dog or cat

Goat milk – why it’s so good for your dog or cat

Easier to digest than cow’s milk, and packed with unique nutritional benefits, goat milk makes a healthy addition to your animal companion’s diet. Does...
Should I call the vet?

Should I call the vet?

How to determine when your dog or cat needs to see a vet right away, and when it’s okay to “wait and see”. Your dog...
Choosing the perfect dog treats

Choosing the perfect dog treats

How to find the best brand of dog treats for your best friend! Anyone buying dog treats at their neighborhood store or online could easily...
How social media is saving dogs

How social media is saving dogs

From Facebook to YouTube, social media platforms are being used by rescues and shelters around the world to help the dogs in their care. Social...
Winter paw care for your dog

Winter paw care for your dog

From the best protective products to proper cleaning tips, here’s everything you need to know about winter paw care for your canine companion! Whether you’re...
Is your dog overly anxious? Acupressure can help!

Is your dog overly anxious? Acupressure can help!

Occasional anxiety is natural and normal in any dog, just as it is in us. But if your dog seems excessively anxious and fearful,...
Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Many people still believe that dominance-based dog training is the only way to successfully train their canine companion. Here’s why we need to drop...
When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

If you work with animals on a daily basis, you may be familiar with compassion fatigue, the emotional distress and burnout that come from...
Common health problems that can change your dog’s behavior

Health problems that can cause behavior changes in dogs

If your dog has become anxious, withdrawn or snappy, don’t just assume he’s “acting out”. A variety of physical health issues can trigger behavior...
Music offers noteworthy benefits to dogs and cats

Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats

Music isn’t just for us! Research shows that certain melodies can have a profoundly calming effect on our animal companions. You’re probably familiar with songs...
Microalgae – a “green food” that’s good for your dog

Microalgae – a “green food” that’s good for your dog

Discover how AFA microalgae can benefit the health of your canine companion. For the past several decades, people have been enthralled by the “green foods”...
How the canine sense of smell is improving the world

How the canine sense of smell is improving the world

A close-up look at two unique ways in which dogs' incredible sense of smell is helping people – and wildlife. It’s no secret that dogs...
Improving indoor air quality for your animal

Improving indoor air quality for your animal

You might think the air inside your home is fine, but airborne pathogens and other toxins may be having an impact on your dog...
The Pretentious Pooch calls attention to canine enrichment

The Pretentious Pooch calls attention to canine enrichment

Does your dog ever get bored? He could probably use some mental stimulation! Here's how The Pretentious Pooch can help. Have you ever heard the...
The immune system and your animal’s eyes -- balance is key

The immune system and your animal’s eyes — balance is key

A look at how your animal's eye health is linked to his immune system, and how you can keep him seeing and feeling well. Your...
Feeding your dog’s nervous system

Feeding your dog’s nervous system

Many things can affect the health and function of your dog’s nervous system. Good nutrition helps ensure it does its job properly.  When you think...