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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...

Rate your dog’s food!

How does your dog’s food rate in terms of good nutrition? Use this scoring system to help you make the best dietary choices for...

How to grow an animal-friendly vegetable garden

Follow these ten simple steps to grow a nutritious vegetable garden for you and your dog! We can all claim victory when we grow our...

Is your pet eating a healthy diet?

Many positive changes have been made in the pet food industry. But that doesn’t mean all brands on the market are “good” for your...

Reading and understanding pet food labels

Make healthier and more informed pet food choices for your dog or cat by learning how to read and interpret pet food labels.  Trying to...

Manganese deficiency and CCL disease

Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet...

Top pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or...

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...

Zuke’s — from treats to food

Your choice of premium dog foods just got wider, thanks to a new line of diets from Zuke's, a well-established company who specialize in...

Xylitol and your dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did...

Essential oils: natural insect repellent for dogs

Looking for a natural insect repellent? Check out the best essential oils for protecting your dog against insect pests. Fleas are a fact of life...

Sprouts – they’re good for dogs and cats too!

Sprouts are mini-powerhouses of nutrition, and they’re just as good for your dog or cat as they are for you. Instead of whole grains...

Counting on quality — Redbarn Pet Products

Celebrating 20 years in business, Redbarn Pet Products takes pride in producing premium, all-natural pet food and treats for dogs and cats. As kids, Jeff...

Catnip is good for dogs too!

Catnip offers a range of natural health benefits to canines. When I return home from a trip to the pet supply store, my Jack Russell terrier...

Keep his teeth clean without brushing

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums...

Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being. Food...

Canine food allergies, get to the root of it!

Does your canine companion have food allergies? An elimination diet will help you determine what the cause of it is. Two decades ago, I prepared...

The lowdown on jerky

Why are dogs getting sick from jerky treats, and is anything being done about it? You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the risks of...

Cooking with spices for your dog

Cinnamon, ginger, cayenne…Aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits when...

Energy bars for active dogs

Energy bars are a favorite snack among active humans. Why not make some to share with your active dog? Whether your dog plays hard at...

10 ways pet parents can save money

Don't worry, pet parents — you can still spoil your animal companions without breaking the bank! Just follow these ten money saving tips. Every companion...

The health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

There are about 100,000 varieties of mushroom in the world, and as many as 700 are used for food. Here’s a look at some...

Cranberry supplements for dogs

Cranberries are one of the world’s “superfoods”. They have antioxidant properties, protect urinary tract health, help prevent infections and can also fight cancer. Why not...

Shopping organic for your pet

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have some questions about organic pet food. What does the term actually mean, and how...

Freeze dried and dehydrated food for your dog

Premium freeze dried and dehydrated pet foods offer the perfect combination of optimal nutrition and convenience. Love, exercise and nourishing food...they’re what dogs and cats...

8 steps to healthy dog treats

What better way to love your dog than by giving him treats? The trick is choosing something that won’t pack on the pounds. Do you...

Looking into pet food ingredients

One good thing comes out of pet food recalls – they urge manufacturers and regulatory bodies to pay more attention to the ingredients that...

8 tasty meal toppers for your dog

These meal toppers pack a punch of flavor and nutrition, and they’re simple to make and serve. Just use them as a sauce or...

All about humane pet food

Are you feeding your pet a humane pet food? Food made from humanely-raised meats eases concerns about the treatment and welfare of the animals...

Bake your dog a cake!

Does Fido have a birthday coming up? These cake recipes are mouth-watering, healthy and dog-friendly! Birthdays were a big deal when I was growing up....

Sugar alternatives for dogs

Think outside the sugar jar when fixing delicious treats for your best friend. These days, there’s a lot of press about dogs eating a whole...

Why do pet food recalls happen?

Why do pet food recalls keep happening, and what’s being done about it? These days, it seems consumer product recalls are a fact of life....