Category: Pet Health & Wellness

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…

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…

Covid’s Impact on Pet Health

      As we unpack the past 2 years, the requirement to embrace change became necessary during unprecedented upheaval. We found creative ways to entertain ourselves indoors and learned to Zoom. We’ve emerged from the Covid cocoon, yet what about our pets? Dogs born and/or acquired in 2020 were kept in isolation too. Robbed…

The Yin and Yang of Spay and Neuter

Opinions are mixed regarding the ideal age to spay or neuter your dog.  Rescue groups and animal shelters spay and neuter as quickly as possible to avoid unwanted litters.  Some veterinarians, most breeders and owners may lean toward delaying these procedures past the first 6 months of age to avoid potential health risks later. These…

In-Home Pet Care and Diagnostic Vet Services for Dogs and Cats

  Google analysts report that search trends have skyrocketed for “24/7” services and we want major convenience evidenced by the frequent use of key words “near me” when browsing online. While it’s almost impossible to find 24/7 resources in any industry, we can expect door-to-door delivery of desired provisions. Pet owners can now subscribe to…