Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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feeding dishes for dogs

The right feeding dishes for your dog

Take a look at all the water and feeding dishes at any pet supply store and you’ll see a wide range of different sizes,...
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...
integrative veterinary care for your pet

Integrative veterinary care for your animal

When it comes to veterinary care, there are a growing number of options available. Some people choose to go completely holistic. Others want to...
lifespan

Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions is...
flower essences

Flower essences for hypersensitivity in dogs

“We have a 12-year-old pit bull and our veterinarian said you might be able to help,” Marcie anxiously told me. “Kelly gets really frightened...
networking with pet people

Social networking… with pet people!

Nowadays, it's easy to connect with other pet people online. You don’t need a secret handshake or a map to the clubhouse to participate...
pet health insurance

All about pet insurance

While pet insurance for your companion is a wise idea, it can be difficult to decide which policy is best for your animal. Here's...
Does your new partner's pet dislike you?

Does your new partner’s pet dislike you?

If your new partner's dog or cat dislikes you, you're not alone. Some animals are stressed and frightened by new people moving into their...
electrocution safety for your dog

Electrocution safety for your animal

Last summer, while visiting France, I was window shopping in Nice with my rescued Bichon Frisé, Lamby. I had stopped in front of a...
Reduce your dog's shedding

Reduce your dog’s shedding

One evening, I was at an exercise class when someone came up behind me and began brushing down the back of my dark blue...
best city dogs

Size doesn’t matter with city dogs!

Think of a purse-sized designer pooch being toted around Paris Hilton style. It’s the city dog stereotype, but it doesn’t present a true picture....
groom

Groom your dog like the pros

Have you ever picked up your dog from the groomer and wished you could reproduce those same wonderful results at home? Your professional groomer...

Make your animal smarter!

Adopting a puppy or kitten guarantees lots of love and laughter. It also guarantees some added responsibilities. New animal parents may not experience the...
best city dogs

Keep your dog safe in the city

Urban environments can be fun for animals. There’s plenty to see, other animals to meet, and endless streets, parks and gardens to explore. But...
stress-free halloween for your dog

A stress-free Halloween for your dog

Halloween is just around the corner and your home will soon be bombarded with hungry trick-or-treaters. Depending on your dog or cat, it may be...

High-tech microchipping: tracking devices for dogs

An unlatched gate, an open door, a loose window screen…a dog or cat can look on these opportunities as his own version of Prison...
table scraps for dogs

Should you feed your dog table scraps?

Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially when given too often, can result in digestive upsets, obesity and sometimes even life-threatening reactions. However,...
dog fitness

The latest in canine fitness

Denise was concerned about her best friend, Jack. Because of recent surgery on her knee, she’d been unable to take him for walks and...
exercise for dogs

6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often...
Do you understand your dog's body language?

Know your dog’s body language

When your dog barks as you enter the house, you recognize it as a joyful greeting. If he whines as you’re eating a sandwich,...
know your vet's credentials

What do your vet’s credentials really mean?

You know the importance of choosing the right veterinarian or alternative practitioner for your dog. But deciphering the sometimes formidable string of initials following...
dog indoors

Keeping your dog happy indoors

Being stuck indoors too much can make you a little depressed – and it can also affect your canine companion. According to a study by...
training tips for dog parents

Top 8 training tips for dog parents

In my first book, The Dog Whisperer, I related the story of the psychiatrist wife and psychologist husband who called me for help because their dog...
remodelling your home with a dog or cat

Remodelling your home with your dog in mind

When planning a home remodelling project, whether you’re having one room painted or redesigning the whole kitchen, you probably make a checklist of everything...
fitness

Fitness with your dog

You’re a couch potato and you readily admit it. Sure, you have a gym membership, but you can’t remember the last time you used...
keeping your dog cool in the heat

Keeping your dog cool & comfortable in the heat

We may love the heat, but it’s hard on our canine companions. Whether you live in Arizona or Alaska, your dog is affected by...
make things easy for your dog walker

How to make things easy for your dog walker

If you work long hours, travel a lot, or have a canine with special needs, a dog walker can be a godsend. Knowing that a...
finding the right dog training class

Dog training class 101

  Enrolling in a dog training class? It's important to find the right one for you and your dog! Enrolling in dog training classes is a...
Does your dog have storm phobia?

Does your dog have storm phobia?

A beautiful summer afternoon can take a terrifying turn for dogs with storm phobia. While some don’t turn a hair at thunder and lightning, those...
doggie daycare

Finding the right doggie daycare

Thinking of taking your pooch to doggie daycare for exercise and enrichment while you’re away at work? Daycare is a wonderful outlet for an...