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Proper Dog Nutrition-what’s in your dog’s food bowl?

  Feeding your dog properly is important for a healthier, longer life. It’s helpful to know what compounds are crucial for your dog’s health, to obtain the best possible results – from the bowl to the tummy! What are the main nutritional requirements for dogs? One thing to keep in mind is that every dog’s…

Planning for a Stress-Free Move with Pets

  Planning for your move Whether moving across town or out of state, it is an exhausting process for any family; including the furry children. Dogs especially are creatures of habit and thrive on predictable routines. The frenzied activity of a household relocation can cause as much stress for them as you, yet manageable with…

How to safely travel with pets – Top Tips for Pet Owners on the Go

This in-depth pet travel guide is in collaboration with Evelin Weiss at Overlandsite.com.  Evelin and her dog Mazli are travel and overland enthusiasts. With the growing popularity of exploring the outdoors through adventure travel, we encourage you to find safe and fun ways to include your pets. Traveling can be hectic, especially if you are…

Crate Training your Dog – Do’s and Don’ts

  Crate training is a common practice and helpful for dog owners when used in the right circumstances. Crates are used when potty training a puppy or when owners are away for extended periods. The crate is a management tool to minimize accidents, destructive chewing, post-surgery safeguards or when flying or driving long distances with…

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

  The holiday season marks the end of the year and fresh beginnings, with all the joys of gift giving and festive, family celebrations. Your pets are family too and should also benefit by the added gaiety of the holiday spirit. As you prepare your home for the holidays, please keep in mind that not…

Fall and Holiday Hazards for Pet Owners

  The onset of fall and holiday preparations brings a welcome change, albeit with some precautions where our pets are concerned. Things to keep in mind for your pet’s safety this fall and holiday season: As you reshape outdoor lawn and gardens, know that compost piles are not safe for pets. They grow toxic molds…

Benefits of Adopting an Older Dog

November is National Adopt a Senior Month.  In honor of our senior dogs, and the special attention they so richly deserve, this blog is dedicated to our furry elders. Senior dogs are often surrendered to shelters due to owner lifestyle changes. If a guardian has not been appointed for them in advance, these otherwise healthy…

The Barking Dog-the Message behind the Bark

  A popular adaptation film about Dalmatians has a poignant scene of a community of animated dogs barking in orchestrated concert to alert the pack of danger. This is a real-life scenario that plays out daily in our own neighborhoods and homes.  It’s important to respect the communication of a dog’s bark and discern the…

Is Social Distancing Impacting your Pet?

When is too much of a good thing not a good thing? While many dogs and cats have benefitted by our round-the-clock presence with constant attention and non-stop belly rubs, are they prepared for our eventual return to work and offsite activities? Dogs especially thrive on predictable routines. Your absence while at the office, church,…

Planning a Safe Road Trip with Dogs

  Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Driving cross country with your dog(s) can be a fun way to see the sights and include your companion in the fun. Helpful tips to keep in mind: SAFETY Hopefully, your dog is used to riding in the car. If not, start in advance and…