The less mental and physical activity your dog has, the more mischief he tends to get into. To help counteract his boredom, consider teaching your dog some new activities that will exercise both his brain and his body. One activity I like is the puppy push-up.… Read More →
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Check out our special presentation to celebrate your fur family members this Valentine’s Day! … Read More →
Regular brushing and/or combing of your dog’s hair is important for several reasons. It helps to build a relationship between you and your dog, improves your dog’s circulation, keeps your dog looking tidy, removes loose and dead hair (leaving less hair to find its way to floors and furniture), and allows for early identification of skin problems.… Read More →
The holidays are here, so please take note of these common risks lurking in the kitchen.
- Grapes and raisins, particularly non-organic products that are heavily sprayed with insecticides, are often featured in holiday recipes. RISK: kidney failure.
- Xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in gum, mints and other candies, and baked goods.
Teaching the ‘leave it’ command can be very helpful and even lifesaving for your pet. The leave it command can be used in a wide range of situations. A few examples are:
- To interrupt your pet from picking up items from the floor that might be harmful, such as dropped medication, toys, eyeglasses, bottle caps, and dropped food, among other things.
One way to kick-up the nutritional value of the food you are feeding your dog is to add raw eggs. Raw eggs have long been recognized as a complete food. Crack open a fresh, raw, locally-sourced or organic egg over your dog’s regular food and see him or her devour it with delight. … Read More →
Play a game of fetch or tug…joyful play and love are two of the most important ingredients of good health. What better way to show love for your dog than to engage him or her in a game that involves interacting with you!… Read More →
There are several super foods that can support your pet’s eyes. A complete species appropriate diet supplemented with natural antioxidants can go a long way in supporting the eye. Unless otherwise stated, these foods should be fed raw and vegetables pureed to aide in digestion.… Read More →
Why make your own dog treats when you can so easily purchase them at your local grocery or pet food store? Three reasons. First, the treats you prepare from ingredients obtained at your local grocery will be made from far higher quality ingredients than most commercial dog treats.… Read More →
We’ve previously talked about the positive impact of being happy and the negative impact of stress. But, how can we achieve happiness and reduce stress in our busy lives? Dr. Mercola recently published a post on this topic in which he gives some great tips for achieving happiness.… Read More →