Benefits of Dog Daycare

When you work all day and then have to take care of the house, family, and other things, it can be hard to make sure that your dog isn’t neglected. It’s great to play in the yard, but some dogs need more. The weekends can be a time when long walks, hikes, and other activities […]

5 Ways To Improve Dog Joint Health

As your pup ages, their joints may start to stiffen up. Most dogs in their senior years develop arthritis. It’s very common and and can cause the same discomfort and pain that we feel. Most of the time, you may not notice the signs because as dogs age, their energy level changes and their activities […]

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails

Some dogs don’t mind having their nails trimmed. Others may pull away, try to nibble your hand, or hide. If you want to get your dog used to nail trimming, try to desensitize her to the clippers. Start by getting them used to having their feet touched. Offer a reward. Rub your hand up and […]

Benefits of Walking A Dog

We know it’s good to walk our dogs. It teaches them how to walk on a leash, gets us moving, and helps socialize our pups with the outside world. But on hot days, rainy days, cold winter mornings, and after a long day at work, walking is the last thing we want to do… right? […]

5 ways to stay calm when training your dog

One of the most important things when raising your pup is to make sure you are calm and keep the training sessions on track. It’s hard. Puppies have an attention span of about 10 seconds before they go do something else that is more fun to them. Sometimes they can learn how to sit and […]

Buying Food for Your Dog

We’re bombarded with brand names and specialty foods. Low fat, active, young, senior dog, sensitive stomach, organic, middle-aged, big, small, and tons of other labels stare at us as we walk down the dog food aisles. You may have a brand and type that your dog loves to eat but if you don’t and want […]

PETA Members Steal Family Dog

In the beginning of November, an article from the NY Daily News told the story of Maya, a chihuahua who belonged to the Cerate family, that was stolen and euthanized. According to Mr. Cerate, two women walked onto his property and took his dog from the front porch. Video surveillance confirmed his story and the […]

4 Great Organic Brands of Dog Food

When looking what to feed your dog, organic is a great choice. But how do you know it’s organic? The labels will tell you a lot about the ingredients. The first ingredient should always be a meat – turkey, lamb, chicken, etc. If the first ingredient starts out with water, dehydrated something or other, or […]

February is National Pet Dental Month: Keep those fangs shiny!

February is National Pet Dental Month. The American Veterinarians Medical Association is working in conjunction with several clinics and companies around the country to educate and promote dental health to pet owners. It is estimated that about 1 in 10 pet owners make sure their pet’s teeth are cared for and brush them on a […]

5 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

While we love our dogs and like to share fun times, cuddle times, and sometimes even snacks with them, there are some foods that are not good for their stomach and digestive system. We all know some foods like chocolate are not good for dogs but there might some others in this list you weren’t […]

Fostering A Dog? Here’s 9 Questions to Ask

Fostering a dog is a great way to help a pup find a forever home and also great for you. The presence of a pet in a home can bring a lot of joy and a lot of fun into a daily routine. But, before you complete the interview and paperwork with a rescue group, […]

Fall Weather Rain Gear For Dogs

The weather is cooling down and if you live in the Pacific Northwest, then you know that the rain is here. Walking your dog in the rain isn’t always pleasant, especially when you come back home and have to dry your dog off or have that “wet dog” smell for a few hours afterwards. Your […]

Dog Care 101: Hot Spots

It’s slimy, it’s wet, and it often looks like someone or something took a bite out of your dog’s fur leaving a red bald spot. It’s a hot spot and it’s uncomfortable for your pup. What causes a hot spot? It’s usually an allergic reaction to something, sometimes a flea bite, that causes the skin […]

Daylight Savings and Your Dog’s Internal Clock

Ok, losing an hour may mess you up for a day or two but did you know your dog might have a harder time adjusting? Just because the clocks changed doesn’t mean your dog’s internal clock changed. Your dog may be trying to sleep now when it’s time for the morning walk or not quite […]

Poisoned Meatballs Found in San Francisco Neighborhood

Alert: Someone is leaving poisoned meatballs in the Twin Peaks neighborhood of San Francisco Earlier this month meatballs that were tainted with poison were strategically planted around a popular trail where pet owners walk their dogs. It is suspected the meatballs were there to poison or harm pets. Signs have been posted alerting pet owners […]

12 Reasons to Teach Your Dog To Sit

Basic commands that we teach our dogs help with being able to control them when they get hyper, teach them to have manners, and keep them from getting into trouble. Many dogs know the word “sit” and associate it with getting a treat, putting on a leash, or waiting by a door. But knowing this […]

Jerky Treats Linked To Illness in Pets

The FDA is looking into a recent outbreak of illnesses that are connected to jerky treats. There’s been almost 600 deaths and over 3,000 illnesses since 2007 from treats made from chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and other ingredients. The treats are made in China and it’s unclear what other ingredients might be in the treats. […]

4 Tricks Every Dog Should Know

Life sometimes gets in the way of the fun things we want to do. Heck, it even gets in the way of our day to day. Sometimes you find yourself awake at 3am on a workday doing dishes or up at 7am on a Saturday so you can finish up some report due on Monday. […]

Tips for Healthy Lawns and Healthy Pets!

Now that the weather is getting warmer and trees and flowers are starting to bloom it means that you and your pet will spend more time outside. You’ll have to start mowing the lawn weekly,and using fertilizers and weed killers to keep your lawn healthy. But what about Fido? Some commercial formulas are poisonous to […]