Trendy Dog “Beer” Is Both Delicious & Nutritious

Advertisement Megan and Steve Long are dog lovers, but they had no idea their passion for pups would lead them to open one of the country’s first canine breweries. It all started when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky began having digestive issues. In order to ease his symptoms, Megan began experimenting with his diet and searching online for ideas. Soon she found herself brewing non-alcoholic “beer” to pour over Rocky’s food. One year and a good deal of experimentation later, Good Boy Dog Beer was born! The Houston-based company currently offers three different “beers” in…continue reading →
The Top 6 Ways To Give Your Pup The Probiotics He Needs

The Top 6 Ways To Give Your Pup The Probiotics He Needs

Approximately 70% of a dog’s immune cells reside in the gut, so it is extremely important to their overall wellness that digestive health is maintained. For this reason, veterinarians often recommend probiotics for their canine patients in addition to a healthy diet. Probiotics balance the “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut in order to protect the dog’s natural defenses, promote digestive heath, and keep the body working to its full potential. According to Dr. Marcella D. Ridgway, Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois, the microorganisms in probiotics also…continue reading →
5 Ways To Manage “Poop Butt” In Long-Haired Dogs

5 Ways To Manage “Poop Butt” In Long-Haired Dogs

Advertisement There are many wonderful advantages to having a long-haired pooch. They are fun to snuggle, many breeds shed less than their short-haired cousins, and with proper care and grooming, they are exceptionally beautiful. On the downside, all that extra hair can act like velcro, collecting leaves, dirt, and worst of all, poop. If your long-haired dog has ever fallen victim to the dreaded “poop butt,” read on for tips and tricks that could help you prevent and manage this problem. 1. Keep Hair Neatly Trimmed Whether you prefer your dog’s hair long…continue reading →

7 Dog Breeds Prone To Serious Tummy Troubles

Advertisement There are dogs that seem to be able to ingest just about anything with little to no trouble; then there are those that require special diets, feeding methods and medications just to maintain basic digestive function. Many dogs have “sensitive stomachs,” but the breeds on this list are predisposed to serious – sometimes life-threatening – gastrointestinal illnesses. 1. Irish Setter Irish Setters are genetically predisposed to gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE) which causes diarrhea, weight loss and chronic skin problems if wheat or other grains are ingested. Due to their high risk of gluten…continue reading →