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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. Anal gland infection, irritation and inflammation is an extremely common...

growing pains

Does Your Puppy Have Growing Pains?

Did you know dogs can have growing pains? If you are a new puppy owner and have noticed symptoms of pain in your pup, they may be going...

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 new...

travel

Dos and Don’ts of Doggie Travel Etiquette

Do you travel during the holidays? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination,...

cleaners

Fido-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...

xylitol

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 you know it could...

dock diving

Making a splash with Dock Diving

Calling all water babies! If your dog enjoys the water, Dock Diving, aka Dock Jumping, might tick all the boxes for you and your best...

Treibball

Give Treibball A Try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live...

nose work

Sniffing Out Fun With Nose Work

  No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a...

plants

Plants that heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...

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...

dog greeting

Greeting Your Dog Correctly

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

holidays

Top 10 Tips For The Holidays

Holidays are busy and exciting but they can be a little stressful for everyone, including our dogs. This handy list will help ensure your...

health check for your dog

9-Step Health Check

Monitor your dog’s well-being by adding a quick and simple health check to his grooming routine. Regular veterinary exams are vital to...

questions to ask a breeder

10 Questions To Ask A Breeder

There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, but don’t be so dazzled by that irresistible little bundle in the breeder’s arms that you forget...

puppy

Puppy Stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally,...

food allergy

Food Allergy Or Sensitivity?

Does your dog have a “sensitive” stomach? Does she react badly to certain foods? Is she itchy year round? Do you think she might have a...

fit

Get Your Dog Fit!

Exercise doesn’t just keep your dog healthy and fit and extend his lifespan. It also reduces anxiety, builds confidence, provides an...

bathing

Tips For Bathing Your Dog

Some dogs love having a bath; to them, it’s just another romp in the water. Others tremble and whine, shivering pitifully or struggling...

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...

leafy green vegetables for dogs

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients...

treating heartworm in dogs

Treating Your Dog’s Heartworm Naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever...

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...

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...

All About Pet Insurance

Heimdall was a much loved great Dane. Having such a big dog taught his parents the importance of maintaining pet health insurance coverage....

mushrooms

Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least one can of button mushrooms. My mom made thick tomato sauce with meatballs, and it...

veterinary world

What’s new in the veterinary world

Next time you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian, you might be surprised at some of the medical options he or she can offer you. Just...

Chinese herbs for canine arthritis

Canine Arthritis Aided With Chinese Herbs

Lily was trained for agility work. “She was my performance pooch, and also herded my sheep,” says Certified Pet Dog Trainer Jan Blue....

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 falls through the...

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...

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