How to Use a Dremel Tool to Trim Your Dog’s Toenails

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How to Use a Dremel Tool to Trim Your Dog's Toenails

Does your dog hate getting their nails trimmed? Haley’s never liked having hers trimmed and as she got older it became a real struggle. Literally! It was getting so stressful for both of us that I felt it was time to try a new approach. Did you know that you can ditch those old clippers and use a Dremel® tool … Read More

Grow Young with Your Dog – A Book Review and Giveaway!

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Grow Young With Your Dog - Book Review

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway and congratulations to Shanna, the winner of Mary’s signed copy of Grow Young With Your Dog! Do we have to accept that as we get older we’re going to feel old and tired? Mary Debono challenges that way of thinking, both for people and their pets, in her book Grow Young with … Read More

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

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What to Do It Your Dog Eats Turkey Bones

Every Thanksgiving I remember the year Haley ate an entire turkey breast carcass. Yes, she ate the entire thing! That might have been the first time she discovered the joy of dumpster diving in the kitchen trash can. With all the commotion around the holiday, I had forgotten about the bones in the trash can when we left the house … Read More

How to Tell If Your Dog Is in Pain

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How to Tell If Your Dog Is in Pain

Note: This is NOT a paid or compensated review, but a review of a book that I purchased for my own use. I enjoy sharing information about products or books you may like or find useful and you’ll always receive my honest and unbiased opinion. Whether you have a young pup or your best friend is growing into their senior … Read More

Treating Ear Infections in Dogs

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Treating Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections are one of the most common problems vets see in their offices. Yep, we’ve been down that road several times with Haley. It begins with the ear scratching, then the frequent flapping noise when she shakes her head, and of course, there’s the yucky smell emanating from her ears. So many dogs suffer with these symptoms, but what … Read More

3 Quick & Easy Frozen Dog Treats

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3 Quick & Easy Frozen Dog Treats

We’re heading into the hottest time of the year here in Ohio and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a frosty, summertime treat! Here are three tasty recipes for quick and easy frozen dog treats that’ll keep your pup cool all summer long. These are three layer pupsicles with sweet potato on the top and bottom … Read More

12 Self-Help Tips for Dogs with Allergies

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12 Self-Help Tips for Dogs With Allergies

It’s surprising how many dog owners think that excessive licking and scratching is normal for dogs, but more often than not, allergies are the cause of all that itching and discomfort. In last week’s post, I talked about the drug Apoquel and how it’s helped Haley with her allergies, but there are also practical and natural ways to treat allergies … Read More

Is Apoquel Safe for Dogs With Allergies?

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Is Apoquel Safe for Dogs?

It’s springtime and for many people and their dogs, it means the return of allergy season. Haley’s had allergies issues throughout her life but her symptoms have gotten worse now that she’s older and our usual method of treatment (Benadryl and self help strategies) no longer keep the itching, licking and scratching under control. After reading rave reviews about the … Read More

How to Take Your Dog’s Temperature

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How to Take Your Dog's Temperature

Do you believe in the adage that healthy dogs have cold, wet noses and sick dogs have warm, dry noses? Even though there’s some truth to that theory, the best way to determine if your pup is running a fever is to take your dog’s temperature. But don’t let Haley fool you with the image above, you’ll actually be working … Read More

Dealing with CCL Knee Injuries in Dogs

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Dealing With CCL Knee Injuries

Unfortunately, what I’ve been worrying about for years has happened. Haley recently ruptured her CCL. If you don’t know what the CCL is, it’s the cranial cruciate ligament, equivalent to the ACL in our human knees. Her knee problems started about three years ago when she stretched the ligament. Even though it tightened up after a few weeks of limited … Read More