Category: Pet Health & Wellness

New Year’s Resolutions from a Dog’s Perspective

As you consider your personal goals for the New Year, those inner-most visions for positive change and renewed health and vitality, take a minute to consider what your dog might want from you in 2020. As you fill in the calendar of a new year, please include your dog, or family of pets, regarding their…

Dog Visits Heal Owners in the Hospital

    For those of us who are dutifully committed to our dogs and cats, with a nothing-will-get-between-me-and my-pet devotion, with equal reciprocation, it may not surprise you to learn that many hospitals are now recognizing the therapeutic value of a pet visit when the owner (their patient) is hospitalized. Separate from therapy-trained dog programs,…

Senior Dog Care & How to Pick a Vet for your Pet

In honor of senior dogs, and the extra special attention they so richly deserve, this blog is dedicated to our furry elders. The rule of thumb that 1 dog year = 7 human years is approximate, yet not entirely accurate. Think about it this way: a dog at the tender age of 6 is the…

When to Pick a Bone with 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….

The ABC’s of CBD

    With so much hype about CBD cropping up in today’s headlines, what is CBD and how can it help humans and some pets? Let’s start with some basic terms, definitions and general yet scientific concepts –if you’re hip to hemp!  Medical marijuana and medical CBD are distinctly different terms with divergent applications, while…

Planning for your Dog or Cat’s Future Health Needs

  While Americans are required to have health insurance, or pay a penalty if they don’t, many pet owners have yet to embrace pet insurance for their dogs and cats….although enrollment trends are increasing, perhaps as much as 17% in the past year. As reported by Geoff Williams in U.S. News &World Report (10/26/18): “According…

Weeding out alternative treatments for Dog & Cat Ailments

An emerging interest cropping up in the field of holistic Pet care includes the use of Cannabis in pet products. While many articles written on this subject affectionately coin the term “pot for pets”, cannabis can refer to both marijuana and hemp. The exclusive production of hemp-derived, plant-based phytocannibinoids, for therapeutic purposes without THC (the…

The Best Pet Insurance – are you prepared?

  This blog is offered by LendEDU, a company dedicated to helping consumers with their personal finances. Author: Jeff Gitlen, Content Associate at LendEDU: If you’re like most pet owners, you feel as if there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your pet when they’re sick or injured. Rushing a sick pet down to the…

The Best Dog Food by Reviews.com

This comprehensive and unbiased guide is provided by Jacqueline Ma @ Reviews.com.  Her team analyzed over 3009 dog food formulas to develop the short list of “Top Picks” that follow. Given the statistically alarming and rising rate of Canine Cancer today, and possible links to their diet, it is paramount that all Pet Parents take…

Leptospirosis – what is it?

Leptosprirosis is a bacterial disease that can affect people and animals, including dogs. The bacteria that causes leptospirosis is spread in the urine of the infected animals, including rodents, wildlife, pets, and livestock. People and dogs can be infected through contact with infected urine or water or wet soil contaminated with urine.