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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…

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…

Potty Training a Puppy- pee haw!

    The word “puppy” has no clear origin yet likely to have come from the French word poupee meaning “doll” or “toy.”  Poupee is pronounced “poo-pay.” And there’s hidden meaning there! Most puppy owners are poo-payed at the end of the day, chasing their young charges around constantly, especially during early house-training months. House training a puppy takes determination…

Proper Dog Nutrition – What’s in your Dog’s Food Bowl?

  Properly feeding your dog is important for a healthier, longer life. It helps to know what compounds are crucial for your dog’s health from bowl to tummy! Every dog’s diet needs at least 6 main nutrients. These include fats, minerals, vitamins, carbs, protein, and water. These essential ingredients are pivotal to fulfill basic body…

Counter-surfing dogs and tips to curb the crave!

  Most dogs can’t resist the lure of something yummy left on the kitchen counter. If given the opportunity to nab it, you bet it’s a robbery about to happen.  Obviously, if you know your dog is prone to thievery, you clear the countertops of every bread crumb before you exit the kitchen. Yet if…

Tips to keep your Pets safe during 4th of July

With 4th of July approaching and backyard barbecues and fireworks to enjoy, please remember that pets may not appreciate the fanfare as much as we do! July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60% increase in lost pets each year between July…