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Keeping Your Pets Cool: Essential Tips for the Summer Heat

  When someone refers to the Dog Days of Summer, they are actually referencing the hottest time of the year, typically July 3-August 11. The phrase has its origins from the Greeks and Romans when the Sirius “Dog Star” appeared to rise before the sun in late July. It’s also a time of year when…

Ultimate Guide to a Memorable Road Trip with Your Dog

      For many dog owners, hitting the road with their furry companions is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a short trip to the dog park or a cross-country journey, ensuring your pet’s safety during travel is paramount. Traveling with dogs requires some preparation and consideration, especially when it comes to road safety. If…

Learn Something New (Both You & Your Dog)

This article is provided by STEFANIE STRACKBEIN, CFDM Stefanie is an Owner & Creator, Dog Advocate, Canine Behavior & Enrichment Specialist and Certified Family Dog Mediator @ What Dogs Want, a learning academy for dogs in Phoenix, AZ. Are you aware that fostering creative thinking in your dog is a vital component in helping them…

PAWS FOR PATRICK-Emotional Support Animals and Mental Health

PAWS FOR PATRICK-Emotional Support Animals and Mental Health Over 5 million young people suffer from mental illness in the United States (CDC, 2022). There are a number of treatments out there to help with any mental health concerns- therapy, medication, rehabilitation, the list goes on. Paws for Patrick takes pride in their animals. Established in…

How Dogs Communicate -the Love Language between us

If you own a dog, you know they possess marvelous communication skills. Apart from their vocalization and understanding of our words and commands, dog body language involves their posture, tails, head and eye gaze and using their paws to emphasize their point. Have you noticed when you stop petting your dog how they “paw” you…

Boost Your Dog’s Diet: 8 Healthy Herbs for Dogs

  Whether you cook or use herbs for healing and well-being, herbs contribute substantially to your dog’s overall well-being. The benefits of herbs are both dietary and therapeutic, and we can share the benefits of these plants with our dogs. A dog’s digestive health can be improved with herbs and spices because they’re packed with…

A Dog’s New Year Resolution List

  As you consider your goals for the New Year, take a minute to consider what your dog might want from you in 2024. As you fill the calendar of a new year, please include your dog, or family of pets, regarding their needs and how to include them in your daily plans. A Dog’s…

How to Pick the Right Bone for your Dog

    Chew bones are engaging for all dogs who love to chew and allows them to release their “inner wolf” when it comes to this instinctive behavior. Think about it…in the wild, every bit of the kill is devoured including the meat left on the bones. Once satiated, the bone is buried to be…

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving with your Pets

  Thanksgiving Is a Special Time of Year to Gather with Friends and Family and share a Feast of Foods. This can include family pets with some precautionary tips. What you need to know to keep your pets safe! Sadly, Thanksgiving can also mean an increase in emergency vet visits due to unsafe human food…

Safety Tips for a Fang-tastic Halloween!

    As Halloween approaches and you prepare for the thrill of trick-or-treat, be mindful of a dog or cat’s reaction to the hubris. If your dog is used to seeing you and your kids in costumes, then it may not be a big deal when you deck out as “Darth Vader” and suddenly appear…