Pumpkin Spice for Dogs

Pumpkin Spice – Every Dog’s Dream

Pumpkin Spice for dogs Pumpkin spice for dogs – t’is the season; the onset of fall conjures up all the signs, sounds, smells and tastes of the season! Apples, pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins are just a few.  If you’re a real die-hard fan of the fall season then a little pumpkin spice something or other probably enters your life in one form or another.  The market caters to people like you, right? From the famous PSL to flavored coffee creamers, breads, cereal, ice cream and deserts, you can pretty much get your pumpkin spice fix from anywhere nowadays.  Newsflash! Friends, some dogs are lovers of the fall season for precisely the same reason!  [Read more…]

Pet Feeders you and your Pet Will Love

Pet feeders are just one way that technological advances are making their way into the pet industry. Whether you spend long days at the office or just enjoy not having to run right home after work to feed your dog or cat, the investment of a smart pet feeder might be just what you need.  We’re always looking for ways to to use technology to our advantage so why not allow it to simplify our life and keep our pets happy?

Is a pet feeder really necessary?

Nowadays, work and familial obligations keep pet parents away from the home for more hours a day than they feel comfortable.  Smart Pet Feeders have the ability to relieve a little stress in your life by taking one thing off of your plate, or at least making one more task easier to manage and  complete.  [Read more…]

Back to School Anxiety

back to school anxietyWhen we think about back to school anxiety, we usually just have the human family members in mind.  Not so fast, friends.  What about the family dog? Dogs experience back to school anxiety, too.  Think about it – after romping around all summer with their favorite humans, they are suddenly left alone.  The sudden change in routine has the potential to make any dog anxious. So, what do you do [Read more…]

Summer Dog Products

5 Summer Dog Products that We Love!

Summer Dog Products

If you’re worried about how to keep your dog cool as we dive into the hottest summer month of the summer, we understand!  After all, heat stroke in dogs is nothing to scoff at. Well then, look no further.  We’ve compiled some “cool” summer dog products that you and your dog will love.  [Read more…]

Health Hazards for Dogs

health hazards for dogs

Health hazards for dogs is something to be aware of since summer is often characterized by carefree fun in the sun, as it should be, but there are many summer hazards that exist for dogs. Making yourself aware of the summer hazards for dogs could potentially save your dog’s life and at the very least, make your dog’s life more comfortable. [Read more…]

Muscle Strain in Dogs

muscle strain in dogsMuscle strain in dogs is possible!

Most dogs, especially in their younger years, are very agile and mobile.  So, it’s no surprise then that they are susceptible to muscle strain, just like we, as humans, are.

Strain or Sprain, What’s the Difference?

Strains and Sprains both result in some degree of discomfort in your dog, however they are not the same.  Muscle strains occur in dogs when the tendon joining bones and muscle is stretched too far.  You can expect this to happen with dogs that run around a lot and generally lead very active lifestyles. On the other hand, Sprains occur when ligaments connecting bones are injured in some capacity.  Common sprains in dogs are the result of jumping. [Read more…]

5 Ways your Pets make you Healthier

pets make you healthierPets make you healthier and do more than just provide you with hugs, companionship and entertainment. Pets make you healthier.  It’s true.  In fact, having a pet could potentially add years to your life and/or prevent an untimely death. 

To keep things short, we’re just going to list ten.

Pets improve heart health.

Researchers at the American Heart Association have discovered that owning a pet actually reduces your chance of cardiovascular disease. This has a lot to do with the fact that dogs encourage their humans, who would not do so otherwise, to exercise.

Pets are mood boosters. [Read more…]

Shaving your Dog’s Coat

Shaving your dog's coatSome people are under the impression that as soon as the temperatures heat up, they should shave their dog’s coat.  That’s a common misconception however, we understand there are some times when shaving a dog’s coat is necessary or unavoidable. There is a time and place for everything, however shaving your dog’s coat does come with risks and there are reasons why should not do so.   [Read more…]

Changing Dog Food

When and How you Should Consider Changing Dog Food

changing dog foodSome pet parents make the common mistake of keeping their pet on the same pet food for the duration of their life.  Doing so may present problems for your pet.  Think about it.  Does a baby eat baby food for their entire life? There are a few things you may want to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to change out your pet’s food.

When should I consider changing my dog’s diet?

Food Allergies

It’s not uncommon for dogs to develop food allergies.  In fact, Beef, dairy, wheat and chicken are often at the source of food allergies in dogs.  Allergies in dogs can present themselves in more ways than one.  If you notice your dog experiencing itchy skin or ears, and/or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to consider switching out his dog food.  At the very least, you will want to have  conversation with your vet about treating the allergy, and then trying to figure out if the allergy correlates with his food or not. Unfortunately, this process is often trial and error based and may require much patience on your part. [Read more…]

Dog Tag, Microchip or Both?

Should I get a dog tag, microchip or both? Picture this, you’re at home going about your business when your cell phone rings. You look at the screen and you don’t have the number of the person calling. After a few seconds of contemplating, you decide to answer the call. “Hello?” you answer   sans enthusiasm. In response you hear “My name is so and so and I believe I have your dog Fido.” At that point you freeze, run to the back yard and for sure find the gate ajar! Someone found your dog! That’s good news, but the not so good news is that too many dogs never become reunited with their pet parents because they are not protected with a dog tag or microchip! [Read more…]