Does your dog have bad breath? When I was growing up, smelling a dog’s stinky breath was considered a normal part of having or being around a dog. We called it “doggie breath” and if we would have heard of someone back then brushing their dog’s teeth everyday, they surely would have been labeled as the “crazy dog lady” of … Read More
Are Sticks Safe for Dogs?
Like a lot of people, I grew up throwing sticks for my dogs to chase and I’ve done the same thing with Haley when hiking through the woods or playing on the beach. Throwing a stick for a dog seems like a natural thing to do and a lot of dogs like to chase and chew on sticks. Most people … Read More
12 Simple Ways to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
Pet obesity continues to be a problem here in the United States. A survey conducted last year by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 52.7% of dogs in the US are either overweight or obese. But what’s more surprising is that 95% of dog owners identified their dogs as being normal weight. Our overweight dogs have an elevated … Read More
10 Tips for Exercising Your Dog in the Summer
Exercising your dog is important all year long. Last fall I wrote 12 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog in the Winter, so with the temperatures starting to warm up and summer being right around the corner, I wanted to share some safety tips for exercising your dog in the summer. High heat and humidity levels can pose a risk … Read More
The Pet Wellness Report Review (PWR)
Note: This is NOT a paid or compensated review, but a review of a product that I purchased for my own use. I enjoy sharing information about products you may like or find useful and you’ll always receive my honest and unbiased opinion. Haley had her annual vet exam last week and since she’s getting a little older, I decided … Read More
March Madness – Featuring Sports for Dogs!
Today’s Wordless Wednesday post celebrates dogs that love playing sports with their humans. It’s springtime and March Madness has just begun, so here’s Haley tipping things off by playing her favorite sport, basketball! If your dog isn’t a fan of basketball, that’s okay. Check out these other sports for dogs: baseball, hockey, football and tennis. Try different ways of including … Read More
How to Deal With Ticks – A Dog Hiker’s Survival Guide
The snow is melting, the days are getting longer and spring is almost here. That means you’ll soon be spending more time outdoors with your dog. This is a good time to plan on how to deal with ticks this year, especially if you love hiking with your pup. Has this ever happened to you? You return home from a … Read More
Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips?
You may have noticed from time to time an aroma emanating from your dog that makes you want to head to the kitchen for a salty snack. It’s not just your imagination when you think your dog’s paws smell like corn chips or popcorn. Yes, I’m talking about Frito Feet! If you’ve never noticed this before, go ahead and take … Read More
12 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog in the Winter
If you’re like me, you love the change of seasons, but it’s not always fun or convenient to find ways to exercise your dog in the winter, especially when the days are shorter and it gets dark earlier. For those of us that live in the northern United States, wintertime walks can be beautiful sometimes, but it’s usually all about … Read More
What Is Leptospirosis?
If you’re like me, you may have heard of Leptospirosis and the vaccination for the disease, but don’t fully understand what it is and how it can affect your dog. After learning that the disease is increasing in the United States and Canada, I wanted to know more about it. I didn’t realize how serious the disease is and how … Read More