Dog Food Company Looking For Human Taste Tester

Dog Food Company Looking For Human Taste Tester

Advertisement Every devoted pup parent cares about what they feed their dog, but are you willing to take that commitment to the next level? A dog food brand specializing in home-cooked meals is looking for the “ultimate dog lover” for a special job. They say their dog food is good enough for humans, and they’re prepared to prove it. All they need is a dog person willing to serve as taste tester. Starting the week strong with a bowl of Butternut Beef Recipe, does it get any better? 😋 Did you know that…continue reading →

5 Signs You’re Dealing With A Flea Infestation And How To Fix It

Advertisement There’s only one “f” word that strikes fear into the hearts of all dog people: FLEAS. These blood-feasting insects are so tiny you can barely see them, but they wreak havoc on your home. If your dog has fleas, the bugs won’t stay on their unwilling host for long. It always starts with one, but soon enough, there are fleas in your carpet, couch, blankets, and even your bed. A flea infestation takes over your entire house, and your dog will suffer the most. The longer you let fleas survive in your…continue reading →
If Your Dog Is Lethargic, It’s Time To Figure Out Why

If Your Dog Is Lethargic, It’s Time To Figure Out Why

Advertisement You know your dog better than anyone, but that doesn’t make it easy to know when she’s not feeling well. She can’t come out and tell you she’s ill, and that leaves you to worry and wonder when something seems “off.” Decreased activity is one of the most common symptoms of canine illness. Commonality, however, doesn’t make it easy to identify or interpret. If your dog is lethargic, there’s always a reason. The trick is knowing what that reason is. It could be something as simple as a sore muscle or as…continue reading →
The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

The Healthiest Food Will Bring Your Pet A Thriving Life

What do you say when people ask you how your dog is doing? Do you shrug your shoulders and say “fine”? Or do you tell your friends and family that your dog is overjoyed, on top of the world, honest-to-goodness thriving?   Some people may be okay with knowing their dogs are doing “fine,” but others know that our dogs are capable of being so much more than just “fine” and won’t settle for less. How do you take your dog from fine to thrive? Start with his bowl. NomNomNow knows that so…continue reading →
Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Health Is Wealth, And The Same Can Be Said For Your Dog

Pet parents want their dogs to have the healthiest, longest life possible. Every year, we learn more about how healthy eating can affect a human’s mood, energy levels, and overall health – so it makes sense that the same would apply to dog food. NomNomNow has embarked on a journey to revolutionize pet health, starting with the #1 contributing factor to a healthy lifestyle: what they eat. Everybody knows by now how many health problems a lifetime of eating junk food can cause humans, but few people realize that many commercial dog foods…continue reading →
Mysterious Dog Disease Is Rapidly Spreading Through Virginia

Mysterious Dog Disease Is Rapidly Spreading Through Virginia

Advertisement Veterinary clinics in Virginia are warning pet owners of a mysterious new threat to their furry family members. In the past month, more than 150 dogs in the Charlottesville area have received veterinary attention for a type of respiratory condition similar to whooping cough. The disease is highly contagious, and local vets are officially calling the issue an “epidemic.” Autumn Tails Veterinary Center in Charlottesville, VA is one of many veterinary clinics that has seen a huge intake of dogs with this unknown disease. Since this past Thursday, the clinic has treated…continue reading →
Why CBD Oil Is Becoming So Popular For Dogs With Joint Pain

Why CBD Oil Is Becoming So Popular For Dogs With Joint Pain

Fatigue, trouble standing, limping—all these are signs your dog has joint pain. Dogs of all ages suffer from the effects of this chronic condition, and it’s enough to seriously lower overall quality of life. There’s no guaranteed cure to osteoarthritis in dogs, but dog owners resort to a number of treatments to bring relief to their beloved pets. Typical methods include surgery, steroid injections, and regular pain medication, but there’s a new player changing the game. CBD oil is gaining popularity in the world of holistic veterinary science as a safe and effective alternative…continue reading →
5 Reasons CBD Oil For Dogs Is Exploding In Popularity

5 Reasons CBD Oil For Dogs Is Exploding In Popularity

Advertisement It’s a dog owner’s priority to safeguard the well-being of their pets, and a new player in the world of veterinary science is opening all-natural doors of opportunity. CBD oil from hemp is the medicinal herb dog owners are talking about. It’s a pain reliever, it helps with anxiety, there’s even the potential for it to have cancer-fighting properties, and this non-toxic type of cannabis is already valued as an effective treatment option for a number of canine ailments. The benefits of CBD oil are reaching more dogs every day. Here are…continue reading →
Why It’s Important To Let Your Dog Sniff During Walks

Why It’s Important To Let Your Dog Sniff During Walks

Advertisement Getting your dog out the door for daily exercise will always be a step in the right direction when it comes to their health and happiness.  There is a way, however, for your dog to get even more enrichment from their regular walk around the block. While you’re busy looking at the scenery, your dog’s nose is working overtime. They walk a few feet before stopping to sniff, and then they take a few more steps to find something else worth smelling. It’s tempting to tug on the leash to keep them…continue reading →

If Your Dog Is Under Stress, Consider Adding A Probiotic To Their Diet

With a dog bed in every room and no job or obligations to worry over, it’s hard not to be jealous of your dog’s care-free lifestyle. Their lack of responsibility seems blissful, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to stress. Dogs get stressed out just like humans do, and like us, high stress levels can seriously affect their health and well-being. Counting to 10 and meditating won’t work for a stressed out dog, but adding probiotics to your dog’s diet is an effective way to help keep their body in balance. What are…continue reading →
Is Your Dog a “Weekend Warrior”? Make Sure You’re Taking Care Of His Joints In These 5 Ways

Is Your Dog a “Weekend Warrior”? Make Sure You’re Taking Care Of His Joints In These 5 Ways

You wish you could spend every day playing fetch and hiking with your dog, but weekday obligations get in the way. Between work, family, and everything else life throws at you, finding time to exercise your dog can seem impossible. While you’re at work Monday through Friday, your dog is lounging around the house. You both live for the weekends when it’s finally time to have some fun. If this sounds like you, your pup is a weekend warrior. You spend your days off work doing a variety of activities like running, hiking,…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 →
10 Times That Probiotics Are Especially Beneficial To Your Dog

10 Times That Probiotics Are Especially Beneficial To Your Dog

Advertisement Up to 80% of a dog’s immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract, so maintaining digestive health means far more than just preventing upset bellies and loose stools. Probiotics replenish the levels of healthy bacterial flora in the GI tract and prevent the “bad” bacteria from taking over. Dogs with unbalanced flora levels experience digestive problems and are more susceptible to illness. In the following 10 circumstances, probiotics can be especially beneficial to your dog. All of these stressors upset the balance of good to bad intestinal bacteria, potentially leading to…continue reading →

10 Best Essential Oils For Your Dog

Advertisement There’s a lot of information out there about the risks and benefits of using essential oils with pets, and everything revolves around one very important concept. It’s the understanding that while there are thousands of different essential oils out there, not every oil that benefits humans will benefit dogs. Some of them pose significant health risks, and before you introduce your dog to this holistic approach to aromatherapy, you need to know which essential oils are safe for their use. There are certain oils that dogs should never be exposed to, but…continue reading →
How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Weight

How To Help Your Rescue Dog Gain Weight

Advertisement “Skin and bones” are words to describe a specific population of rescue dog. They’re the ones found staggering near death on the side of the street or rummaging through the dumpster looking for scraps of anything remotely edible. They’ve known what true hunger feels like, and recovering from near starvation isn’t an easy process. Helping a rescue dog gain weight isn’t tossing them a few McDonald’s burgers and letting them go to town. It isn’t even leaving a limitless supply of dog food in their dish. Feeding a dog with the intent…continue reading →
What’s Going On When Your Dog Chatters Their Teeth?

What’s Going On When Your Dog Chatters Their Teeth?

Advertisement A dog owner’s first instinct when they see their pup chattering their teeth is usually to grab a blanket. Humans clack their teeth together when the’re cold, and it’s true dogs occasionally do it too. It’s the body’s attempt at generating more heat, but what if it’s the middle of summer and your pup is out on a long walk? Or maybe you’re inside your cozy home about to play with a new toy? There are some situations where temperature-related teeth chattering doesn’t make sense. In these cases, there are other likely…continue reading →
How Gentle Stretches Can Help Your Senior Dog Stay More Limber

How Gentle Stretches Can Help Your Senior Dog Stay More Limber

Dogs suffer from stiff joints, soreness, and general bodily pain alongside the best of us. Unlike the human members of the family, however, their struggle usually goes unnoticed. The good news is, there’s an easy way you can help your senior dog ward off pain and feel younger and healthier. Stretching is great for both people and pets. People often underestimate the benefits, but making a daily effort to gently extend and exercise your dog’s muscles will do them a lot of good. Photo by Caleb Stokes on Unsplash Stretching Benefits for Senior…continue reading →

Why Does My Dog Drool So Much?

Advertisement When you live with a dog, drool is part of the package. You get used to the slobber that stains your clothes and accept the fact dog drool is an unavoidable part of your life. It’s usually not a big deal, but sometimes the liquid leaking out of your dog’s mouth gets out of control: there are puddles of it on the floor, wet stains on the couch, and you can’t look at your pup’s face without seeing strings of saliva precariously hanging from their jowls. Excessive drooling could be a harmless…continue reading →

What Is Paw Pad Hyperkeratosis And How To Heal It

A dog’s paw pads tend to go unnoticed in terms of upkeep, but they’re one of your pet’s most important physical features. They’re built tough, but there are certain conditions that cause paw pads to be painful. Paw pad hyperkeratosis is an example. This is a type of skin condition where a dog develops especially dry, crusty, and sensitive skin on the bottom of their paws. It’s also called “hairy dog feet” because it can look like the dog is sprouting an unusual type of hair on the bottoms of their feet. If…continue reading →
10 Signs Of Canine Cancer Every Dog Owner Needs To Know About

10 Signs Of Canine Cancer Every Dog Owner Needs To Know About

Advertisement The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research reports around six million dogs in the U.S. are diagnosed with spontaneous cancer every year. While better understanding of canine nutrition and advanced veterinary technology is prolonging the average dog’s lifespan, the risk of developing cancer increases as dogs age. Recent reports indicate about half of dogs over 10 years old are diagnosed with some type of cancer.1 Dogs get cancer at around the same rate humans do, but the disease tends to progress faster for our canine friends. The key to fighting it has…continue reading →
Top 4 Tips For Avoiding Dementia In Your Senior Dog

Top 4 Tips For Avoiding Dementia In Your Senior Dog

As dogs age, their muzzles grow grey, their bodies slow down, and some are at risk of developing dementia. Also referred to as canine senility or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), dementia is a condition that can cause stress, anxiety, confusion, and puts a dog’s safety at risk. It’s heartbreaking to watch a senior dog suffer from the effects of dementia, but it’s a painful reality everyone who loves an aging dog needs to prepare for. The exact cause of dementia in dogs is unknown, but many veterinary professionals agree it has something to…continue reading →
Dog Won’t Stop Itching? Why Pet Parents Are Turning to Neem Oil for Relief

Dog Won’t Stop Itching? Why Pet Parents Are Turning to Neem Oil for Relief

Between allergies, fleas, mites, and standard dry skin, an itchy dog is a miserable dog. There are several reasons why Fido might be scratching more than usual, and it’s not always easy for dog owners to find the kind of relief they need. You can try bathing them and ask your veterinarian for medication, but there’s an all-natural way to stop the itch. Neem oil is something humans have been using for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It can strengthen hair, repel insects, and heal skin, and more people are beginning to…continue reading →
10 Signs It’s Time To Switch To A New Vet

10 Signs It’s Time To Switch To A New Vet

Advertisement Having a good relationship with a veterinarian is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. From annual check-ups to emergency situations, you need to know your chosen vet will give your pup the best possible care. Trust, respect, and confidence all come into play, and unfortunately, you can’t always find the ideal person with the first office you schedule appointments with. If a recent experience has you doubting whether or not you’ve found “the one,” pay attention to these signs that mean you and your pup may be better off…continue reading →
5 Tips For Stopping Your Dog’s Stinky Farts

5 Tips For Stopping Your Dog’s Stinky Farts

Advertisement You know your dog has a gassy problem when cuddling on the couch turns into a test of how long you can hold your breath. Your four-legged family member can let them rip with more stench than any person you know. While all dogs fart on occasion, some have the unnerving ability to pass gas that can only be described as deadly. Farting is completely natural and sometimes even good for your dog’s health, but poots that make you gasp for fresh air are a sign something isn’t right with your dog’s…continue reading →
How To Be Your Dog’s Advocate When She’s Facing A Serious Illness

How To Be Your Dog’s Advocate When She’s Facing A Serious Illness

Advertisement It’s a moment every pet parent dreads: your dog has been diagnosed with a serious illness. While your veterinarian does her best to explain the disease, treatment options and prognosis, your head spins with questions: Is my dog suffering? Can my family handle the emotional strain? How much will all this cost? Dr. Nancy Kay is a veterinarian and the author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs for a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. She says that being a successful medical advocate for your pet involves “gathering all the…continue reading →
Astaxanthin For Dogs: The Powerhouse Super-Nutrient Everyone’s Talking About

Astaxanthin For Dogs: The Powerhouse Super-Nutrient Everyone’s Talking About

It’s hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, but dog owners, vets, and behaviorists are spreading the word about an antioxidant called astaxanthin. It’s the natural red pigment that gives lobsters, shrimp, krill, and flamingos (from the shrimp they eat) their color, but turning things red and pink isn’t what people are talking about. Evidence shows dogs, cats, and people can benefit from the antioxidant’s powerful way of protecting the body from free radicals. And don’t worry, it won’t turn your dog pink. What Are Free Radicals Anyway? A free radical is…continue reading →

5 Reasons To Supplement Your Dog’s Diet With DHA

Out of all the possible supplements your dog could benefit from, there’s one that stands out for being especially vital. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in eggs, certain types of organ meat, and fish. It’s an essential part of a dog’s health, but the canine body can’t produce what it needs. Without the body’s ability to produce it naturally, your dog relies on their diet to satisfy more than cravings. Here are a few of the most common reasons why experts recommend dogs be fed a DHA…continue reading →
What You Need To Know About Hip Dysplasia

What You Need To Know About Hip Dysplasia

Advertisement Hip dyplasia is a serious skeletal condition affecting a high percentage of large breed dogs and occasionally small dogs. It’s diagnosed as a malformation of a dog’s hip joint that makes moving painful, and in extreme cases, walking normally is impossible. Owners of large dogs need to be aware of the risks and symptoms to provide their pets with the happiest and healthiest futures. Like humans, dogs have what’s called a ball and socket joint that connects the pelvis and the top of the femur (rear leg). In dogs with normal bone…continue reading →
A Guide To Cushing’s Disease In Dogs

A Guide To Cushing’s Disease In Dogs

Advertisement Difficult to diagnose, Cushing’s disease is a condition affecting a dog’s endocrine system–the glands that produce and secrete hormones throughout the body. One of those hormones, cortisol, is responsible for stress management and balancing the immune system. Cortisol is essential for healthy body function, but too much or too little can cause problems. A dog dealing with increased levels of cortisol has hyperadrenocorticism—more commonly known as Cushing’s disease. Causes There are three types of Cushing’s disease in dogs. The most common is caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland located…continue reading →