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cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

The dangers of cocoa mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa...
How to clean your dog’s floppy ears

How to clean your dog’s floppy ears

Many of our most beloved breeds, including Labs, Hounds, Spaniels and Poodles, sport floppy ears. But these wonderful ears may also require a little...
reasons to switch your dogs protein

Top reasons to rotate your dog’s protein

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. When it comes to your dog’s diet, variety can also prove a healthier...

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

A new ground-breaking study reveals that small dogs should be receiving a half dose vaccine, rather than the same size vaccine as large breed...
taking care of your dogs ears

Taking care of your dog’s ears

Given how common ear problems are in dogs, it pays to give regular attention to the state of your own pup’s ears, and to...
dog-friendly cleaners

Dog-friendly household cleaners

These non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laden cleaners keep your house fresh and sparkling -- and your dog safe and healthy. Green is in! And that’s wonderful...
What human foods are safe for dogs?

What human foods are safe for dogs?

Find out which human foods are safe to feed your canine companion – and which aren't. Can dogs eat table scraps? Should they? The simple...
Essential oils and your dog

Essential oils and your dog

You can’t go too far these days without running into essential oils. They’re everywhere – online, in the news, and lining the shelves of...
canine lice

Lice prevention on your dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless parasites may...
stomach

Soothe your dog’s stomach

Most dogs surrendered to shelters or taken in by rescues have some physical and emotional baggage. Stomach issues are often part of this baggage...
butt scooting: anal gland problems in dogs

Butt scooting: why anal gland problems are such a drag

Chances are you’ve seen a dog butt scooting along the floor. But do you know why he's doing it? Anal gland infection, irritation and inflammation...
glutathione

Glutathione for your dog’s health

Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are even more...
vaccines for your dog

Which vaccines are necessary for your dog?

We’ve known about the risks of over-vaccination for awhile now, though many veterinarians, trainers, boarding kennel operators and others still promote yearly boosters. Learn...
Understanding pet food recalls

Understanding pet food recalls

It’s been ten years since the huge pet food recall that sickened thousands of dogs and cats. How has pet food safety improved –...
Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

Natural ways to prevent bad breath in dogs

You may assume bad breath comes with the territory of having a dog, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Does your dog...
understanding your pet's lab tests

Understanding your pet’s lab tests

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. We take a close-up look at some of the most common...
Power of pumpkin

Power of pumpkin

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....
food for dog's dental health

Foods for your dog’s dental health

Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she walked into our home and straight into our hearts. She was a much loved...
Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

Oops! 12 mistakes most dog parents make

As dog parents, we strive to do the best for our canine companions. But we may overlook or misunderstand some aspects of canine care....
Treibball

Give Treibball a try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live animals like sheep or ducks, participants...
When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

When should dogs be spayed or neutered?

In North America, spaying and neutering are generally regarded as a necessary and responsible approach. But new research indicates these procedures can negatively impact...

Toxic items in your home and garden

Dogs are opportunistic omnivores, which means they sometimes ingest things they shouldn’t. To keep your buddy safe, avoid these toxic doggie dangers altogether or...
homeopathy for animals

10 homeopathic remedies for dogs

Based on the principle that “like cures like”, homeopathic remedies are effective healing methods that go deep to the root of a problem. Here are...
winter

Winter walks with your dog

Going for a stroll in the snow with your dog? Be sure to keep him comfy and safe. There’s something exciting about the first snowfall....
cannabis for pets

Pot for pets

It’s no secret that dogs share many of the same health problems as people, including anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, and even dementia. These parallel health...
How dogs are improving the mental health of humans

How dogs are improving the mental health of humans

From depression to PTSD, dogs are helping humans cope with a wide range of mental health issues. When we think of dogs-with-jobs our minds tend...
medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not eaten in...
Supporting senior dogs

Supporting senior dogs

Fortunately for us, many dogs now live well into their teens. So what can you do to make his senior years his best years...
How to create a proactive grooming plan

How to create a proactive grooming plan

This 11 step grooming plan will help you to maintain your companions coat at home in between visits to the groomers. When I welcome a...
boost your dog's diet with these supplements

Boost her diet with these supplements!

Just like us, dogs benefit from additional supplements in their diet to ensure optimal health. Thankfully, you can now find pet-formulated supplements at many pet...