Category: Pet Health & Wellness

Appointing a Guardian for Your Pets: Ensuring Their Future Care

  As pet owners, we cherish our furry friends and want to ensure they live happy and healthy lives. However, life can be unpredictable, and circumstances may arise where we are no longer able to take care of our pets. Appointing a guardian for your pets is an essential step in ensuring their well-being if…

Tips to Find a Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Facility for Seniors

  Finding the best pet-friendly assisted living community is crucial for seniors who consider their pets as family. Pets offer unparalleled companionship and emotional support, which are vital for seniors transitioning to a new living environment. Exploring the right factors can lead to a harmonious living situation for both you and your four-legged friend. In…

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…

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…

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…

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 enjoyed later….

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…

When is a dog considered a Senior? You’ll be surprised at the answer…

  If your dog is rounding the corner at 6 years of age, you may now own a senior (depending on the breed). VCA, with over 750 hospitals and 4700+ Primary Care Veterinarians explains it this way: “Pets age at a faster rate than people. It is a popular misconception that one calendar year equates…

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…

Do these Genes make me look fat? Dog Obesity is a HUGE problem!

While some dog breeds are more prone to becoming overweight or obese, nearly half of the nation’s dogs and cats suffer some level of tipping the scales beyond their breed standards. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) reports that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs suffer from excess weight. Dr. Jerry Klein, AKC…