3 Reasons Why Dogs Need a PREbiotic Just As Much As A PRObiotic

3 Reasons Why Dogs Need a PREbiotic Just As Much As A PRObiotic

Keeping track of everything your pet needs to stay healthy can be tricky. There’s a lot to know and understand, and getting your facts straight is key to having a happy dog. One of the health-related topics pet owners often get confused about is the need for prebiotics. No, that wasn’t a typo. You’ve heard of probiotics, but prebiotics are different. Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for canine gut health, but the majority of dogs in the U.S. are missing out on the former half of that equation. The first step in…continue reading →
5 Herbs To Help Sooth Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

5 Herbs To Help Sooth Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

No one likes an upset tummy, and that includes your dog! While our four-legged friends can’t tell us if they have a belly ache, pet parents know when something isn’t right. Whether your pup vomits, has a bout of diarrhea, or just seems under the weather, loving pet parents will do just about anything to help. While you should consult with your vet if there are any noticeable changes in your dog’s health or habits (especially if they’re prolonged), sometimes it’s just anxiety, car sickness, or unsettled food that’s the culprit. Below, you’ll…continue reading →
Do I Still Need To Worry About Fleas During Cooler Months?

Do I Still Need To Worry About Fleas During Cooler Months?

Advertisement Many people assume that fleas die off in the winter and it’s safe to stop your dog’s flea and tick preventative. But is it really safe to do that? Do you need to worry about fleas during cooler months? The surprising answer is that YES, you do still need to worry about them during cooler months, and it’s all about their life cycle. About the flea life cycle You may be surprised to learn that much of a flea’s life cycle takes place OFF of a host. As long as it’s warm…continue reading →
A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

Since the release of our Pronine™ Flora 4-in-1 Canine Probiotic, Prebiotic, Digestive Enzyme, Herb Supplement, people have been asking whether or not they should switch their dog to that from the Project Paws® Omega 3-6-9 Select Chews to help control their dog’s allergies. While each product individually can help reduce symptoms of allergies, the products work differently and actually work best in conjunction with each other to reduce your dog’s itching and scratching. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause all sorts of health problems including allergies, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease,…continue reading →
How A Dog Carrier Sling Can Keep Your Dog Safe & How To Use One Safely

How A Dog Carrier Sling Can Keep Your Dog Safe & How To Use One Safely

When you want to take your pint-sized pup with you everywhere you go, a dog carrier sling is your perfect solution. Slings are a convenient way to keep your pup close, and they even help keep pets safe from harm. There are several situations where using a sling is beneficial to both dogs and their people. Pretty soon, your sling will be your favorite pet accessory. If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of the experience, you need to know how to use it properly. Best Ways to Use…continue reading →
iHeartDogs Partners With Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

iHeartDogs Partners With Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

We love our dogs, and in a perfect world, we’d spend every waking moment with them. But knowing that our dogs are comfy and cozy while we are away grants us peace of mind. The perfect little bed, a bowl full of their favorite chow, a basket overflowing of toys…but what else can we do to make things just right in our absence? Think about it: what is the most soothing sound to your dog’s ears? A human’s voice! This is why Audible has gone to the dogs–giving your dog an opportunity to…continue reading →

The Best Dog Dental Hygiene Hack Your Pup Will Love

Maintaining dental heath is one of the most important things we can do for our furry friends. Unfortunately, at-home oral care can be invasive and uncomfortable for some dogs, leaving well-intentioned pawrents clambering for an effective solution. Dental issues are frighteningly common, with the majority of dogs over three years of age already showing signs of periodontal disease. According to the American Veterinary Dental Association (AVDA), many owners do not pick up on these symptoms until their dogs are already suffering with inflamed gums, painful infections, even damage to their internal organs. Dog dental…continue reading →
The First 15 Seconds Of A Coyote Attack Are Critical  – Here’s How To Protect Your Dog

The First 15 Seconds Of A Coyote Attack Are Critical – Here’s How To Protect Your Dog

Earlier this year, Toni Tesen let her dogs out for a late night potty break. Stanley, an 11-year-old Toy Poodle, suddenly saw movement in the bushes and sprang forward to investigate. Tesen had enough time to register the “fat tail” of a coyote before the animal took off through a nearby field with poor Stanley in its jaws. It happened so quickly, the seven pound rescue dog never had a chance. “Stanley was there one minute and the coyote was there the next,” Tesen later recounted. Sadly, Tesen – who lives less than 10…continue reading →
Coyote Attacks Are On The Rise In The U.S. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

Coyote Attacks Are On The Rise In The U.S. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

The number of coyote attacks across the country is steadily increasing. Once known for living exclusively in remote areas of brush and mountains, these canids are now wandering suburban and even metropolitan areas. They’re braver and hungrier than in the past, and it’s causing problems for pet owners. Attacks on humans are rare, but many dogs have already been seriously injured and killed. A coyote attack can happen in seconds, and these clever, elusive animals are known to scale backyard fences and cross city streets. If you live in an area with an…continue reading →
Just Because Your Backyard Is Fenced In Doesn’t Mean Your Dog Is Safe

Just Because Your Backyard Is Fenced In Doesn’t Mean Your Dog Is Safe

If you have a fenced in backyard, you probably just let your dog out to do their business, then turn your back to do something else until they’re ready to come back in. After all, your dog can’t escape from your yard – yet this is a very dangerous practice. Did you know that a 6-foot-tall fence isn’t enough to keep predators out of your yard? Coyotes are becoming a big problem in suburban and urban environments as humans continue to encroach on their habitat, and they are perfectly capable of scaling a…continue reading →

5 Ways To Reduce Risk Of A Coyote Attack

Advertisement When you picture a coyote, you probably see him standing in some dusty, empty desert, but coyotes are found in every state, and not just in tiny, outlying towns or along empty highways chasing roadrunners. Coyotes are incredibly intelligent, adaptable creatures, and though they’re wary of humans, they’re also fond of eating what we throw out and are capable of surviving in urban environments – near our families and our pets. You may feel safer living in a city with lots of people to keep coyotes away, but before you click away,…continue reading →
Does Your Dog Eat Their Own Waste? Try Adding This Popular Supplement Humans Are Taking Too

Does Your Dog Eat Their Own Waste? Try Adding This Popular Supplement Humans Are Taking Too

Catching your dog chowing down on their own waste is enough to make your stomach churn, especially when you think about the big slobbery kiss they’re bound to give you later. The technical term for consuming feces is coprophagia, and it’s a condition that almost always has to do with a problem in your dog’s digestive system. It could be a general lack of nutrition that has your dog searching the yard for an unsanitary snack, and for many poop-eating pups, an unbalanced intestinal microflora is to blame. A dog’s intestinal microflora is…continue reading →
How Your Senior Dog Can Benefit From Coconut Oil

How Your Senior Dog Can Benefit From Coconut Oil

It seems you can’t go anywhere without hearing about what a miracle coconut oil is, and with good reason. Coconut oil may seem like just another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fad, but this one has stuck, and for longer than you might think. People use coconut oil to get great hair, great skin, great health, and so many more things, but did you know that your dog can benefit from coconut oil too? There’s some pretty incredible claims out there about what coconut oil can do, but there’s a reason people are raving about it, and…continue reading →

11 Natural Ingredients To Help Keep Fleas Away

You definitely don’t want your dog and your home to be infested with fleas, but you might be a little concerned about using the hardcore chemicals and pesticides found in traditional flea repellents, whether they’re topical or ingested. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between using chemicals or not protecting your dog. There are lots of natural ingredients that can help repel fleas without exposing your dog to chemicals and pesticides. But first, if you live in a climate with cold winters, the better news is that you may not need to worry…continue reading →
iHeartDogs Partners With Amazon Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

iHeartDogs Partners With Amazon Audible To Help Feed Hungry Shelter Dogs

We love our dogs, and in a perfect world, we’d spend every waking moment with them. But knowing that our dogs are comfy and cozy while we are away grants us peace of mind. The perfect little bed, a bowl full of their favorite chow, a basket overflowing of toys…but what else can we do to make things just right in our absence? Think about it: what is the most soothing sound to your dog’s ears? A human’s voice! This is why Audible by Amazon has gone to the dogs–giving your dog an…continue reading →
How CBD Oil Can Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

How CBD Oil Can Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

When you come home to find your perfectly house trained dog left you a stinky surprise (or two) on the carpet along with the remains of a couch cushion, expensive shoe, or maybe the TV remote, there’s a good chance they have separation anxiety. If the neighbors complain of your dog’s constant barking and whining when you’re not home, that’s another sign your dog has separation anxiety. And if you worry about your dog jumping through a screened window, chewing through a door, or hurting themselves while you’re not there to watch them,…continue reading →
Does Your Pup Have Greasy/Fatty Looking Poos? This Could Be Why…

Does Your Pup Have Greasy/Fatty Looking Poos? This Could Be Why…

Does your dog’s poop look different lately? Your dog’s feces are a huge indicator as to what’s going on with his overall health, so any change is important to note. While unusual poop or diarrhea should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian if it doesn’t clear up within a couple of days, poop that looks greasy or fatty may indicate that your dog isn’t digesting his food properly. What could be causing that, and what can you do to help? Read on for these answers and more! Your dog may be…continue reading →
Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

All dogs shed. Now, dogs that have hair that grows continuously such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, and Yorkies shed very little, and what they do shed tends to get trapped in the rest of their hair instead of winding up on your sofa, but they do shed a little bit. Some breeds of dogs shed A LOT, usually with the change of the seasons, such as Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Shelties, and German Shepherds. Other dogs just shed all the time, like Labs, Pugs, and other short-haired dogs. Any dog that…continue reading →
The 3 Most Wonderful Ways To Remember A Dog No Longer With Us

The 3 Most Wonderful Ways To Remember A Dog No Longer With Us

Losing a dog can be just as painful and devastating as losing a beloved human family member or friend. Many of us go through the exact same grief process as we would with the loss of a human loved one. There are many constructive, positive ways to deal with your grief. Memorializing and celebrating the life of a deceased pet can help those who have experienced loss cope with the effects of grief. Whether you’ve lost your pet or someone you care about has lost a dear furry companion, these 3 wonderful ways…continue reading →
How To Take The Perfect Photo Of Your Pet For A Pawp Shop Art Piece!

How To Take The Perfect Photo Of Your Pet For A Pawp Shop Art Piece!

Taking the perfect pic of your pet doesn’t have to be something only a professional photographer can accomplish. You happen to be one of the best suited for taking pics of your pet. Why? Because, for starters, your furry family member LOVES you and loves getting attention from you. Also, you know all of your pet’s best poses, expressions, and angles! All you need is a camera or camera phone, your pet, and these tips: Keep It In Focus Blurry photos rarely make it into photo albums or fine art photography, and for…continue reading →
5 Things People Should Give Their Senior Dogs To Make Them Happier And Healthier

5 Things People Should Give Their Senior Dogs To Make Them Happier And Healthier

Aging is difficult, whether you’re human or canine. Luckily, we live in a day and age where there are plenty of products to help our furry kids feel better as they age. At what age is a dog considered “senior,” anyway? It depends on your dog’s size and breed. On average, dogs are considered seniors at 7. Giant breed dogs are considered seniors at the age of 6. Toy breeds may not be considered senior until they reach 10 years old. Of course, these are just general guidelines, and if your dog has any…continue reading →

8 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Mind Healthy

Advertisement Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise when it comes to your dog’s overall well-being. Just as physical activity helps stave off obesity and disease, exercising the brain prevents boredom, anxiety and depression to keep your pooch healthy and happy! Doggy dementia is an ever-growing problem in the United States. About 25% of dogs over the age of 10 show signs of brain aging, and more than 60% have symptoms by the age of 15. Regular walks are a great start, but there are many other fun, creative ways to exercise your…continue reading →
How Digestive Enzymes Can Help Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

How Digestive Enzymes Can Help Your Dog’s Tummy Troubles

Thanks to technological advances, pet parents have the option to conveniently feed their pups pre-packaged food rather than having them hunt for meals themselves. While this makes life easier for us and our domesticated friends, there’s one small issue: prepared foods don’t contain all the digestive enzymes that they need for a balanced and healthy gut. What are digestive enzymes? According to Dr. Karen Becker in an article by Mercola Healthy Pets, these are the four major digestive enzymes: Protease – helps break down and digest protein Amylase – helps break down and digest carbohydrates…continue reading →
A Leading Veterinarian Calls This “The Supplement Most Needed By Your Pet”

A Leading Veterinarian Calls This “The Supplement Most Needed By Your Pet”

There are so many supplements being marketed toward dogs these days. How can you possibly know which one or ones are the best for your dog? While each dog has his own health, nutrition, and supplemental needs that you should discuss with your vet before adding supplements to your dog’s diet, one veterinarian believes that nearly every dog in the country would benefit from one supplement in particular. Which one would that be? Read on to find out! Dr. Karen Becker is a holistic, proactive, and integrative wellness veterinarian who offers the most up-to-date information…continue reading →
The Best Way To Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean In Between Brushings

The Best Way To Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean In Between Brushings

Advertisement Brushing your dog’s teeth is the best way to keep them clean, but for some of us, this is easier said than done. Some dogs aren’t very cooperative when their pawrents try to brush those pearly whites, and if your pup is impatient — or an unapologetic toothbrush chomper — a teeth-cleaning chew could be a huge help. Adding a fun and delicious dental treat to your dog’s routine could be a big benefit for their oral and overall health, and best of all, your pup will love it! Since the primary…continue reading →

Your Dog Will Love This Chewy Treat… And You’ll Love Its Health Benefits!

Advertisement Not every dog is willing to sit patiently while a human rubs strange things against their teeth. Brushing a dog’s teeth can feel like an impossible task, but keeping cavities away doesn’t have to be a losing battle. There’s no substitute for a good brushing, but a specialized dental treat can fight plaque on a daily basis—and the best part is, there’s no brush or toothpaste involved. There are plenty of products out there to choose from, but you need something that both you and your dog will love. If the treat…continue reading →
Treat Your Dog To A Teeth-Cleaning “After Dinner Mint”

Treat Your Dog To A Teeth-Cleaning “After Dinner Mint”

Advertisement There’s nothing like puppy kisses right after your dog’s meal. They may be sweet, but they sure don’t smell that way! You can keep the kisses and lose the kibble-breath by treating your dog to an “after-dinner mint!” Project Paws® Dental Sticks are a fun treat that will turn your dog’s kibble-kisses into minty-smooches! The chews come in two sizes, so your dog can safely enjoy them whether they have tiny teeth or a big bite! They fight bad-breath bacteria with mint and a bacteria-killing triple enzyme that’s safe for dogs! A…continue reading →
If You’re Not Feeding Your Dog A Raw Diet, They Are Likely Missing This Vital Nutrient

If You’re Not Feeding Your Dog A Raw Diet, They Are Likely Missing This Vital Nutrient

Commercial dog food companies would like you to believe that their food is nutritionally complete and provides everything your dog needs to be healthy. Sadly, the bar for a “nutritionally complete” meal for dogs is appallingly low. Sure, it will keep your dog alive, but it’s missing a variety of nutrients that are killed during the high heat processing and are, at best, sprayed down with synthetic vitamins at the end of the manufacturing process. If you aren’t feeding your dog a raw diet (or if you are, but don’t include entrails in…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 6 Best Toys For Puppies

While your little pup seems to be focused on perfecting the art of puppy dog eyes and chewing your shoes, being only a few months old is hard work. They deal with teething pain and tough training, and they’re constantly learning about the world around them. When you pick the right toys for your pup, they’ll serve the dual purpose of adding fun to their lives and helping with physical and mental development. Here are a few toys on the top of your puppy’s wish-list. #1 – Brain Ball by Project Play™ Balls…continue reading →

4 Simple Tasks That Could Save You Thousands At The Vet

Advertisement Most pets aren’t fans of the vet, and the truth is, we humans don’t love going either. Not only are we anxious to hear that our beloved friends have a clean bill of health, there’s another bill that we dread: the one that affects our bank accounts! Aside from our dogs’ annual exams, it’s no wonder that most pet parents would rather avoid unexpected expenses incurred at the vet. The good news is, there are certain things that we can do at home that can help prevent extra visits and procedures. Below,…continue reading →
7 Best Summer Pet Products And Services You Need To Know About

7 Best Summer Pet Products And Services You Need To Know About

Advertisement Sponsored Content Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy the freedom of being outdoors, basking in the sun, and hitting the open road — often, with a canine companion by your side! So when it’s time for a play session, road trip, or cookout with your family and furry friends, what are the best ways to make those summertime activities a little more safe, comfortable, and fun? From safety devices, to car ride gadgets, to health tips and more, check out these 7 of the best essential products and services that…continue reading →
Does Your Pup Have Bad Breath? Try These 5 Tips!

Does Your Pup Have Bad Breath? Try These 5 Tips!

Advertisement We love puppy kisses – what we don’t love is the dog breath that sometimes accompanies them! You don’t want to tell your dog to lay off the love, but you shouldn’t be gagging every time you catch a whiff of his breath. Bad breath is a sign that your dog’s dental routine could use a boost. Even if you’re getting regular cleanings at the vet, really great dental hygiene starts at home.  1. Tooth Brushing Tooth brushing is the cornerstone of any good hygiene routine for humans and dogs. This is…continue reading →
The Cure For Doggie Dandruff Might Be This Simple

The Cure For Doggie Dandruff Might Be This Simple

Is your dog suffering from flaky skin? Dandruff is more than just unsightly, it’s actually uncomfortable for your dog. Dandruff is the result of dry skin, which is often itchy. Getting rid of dandruff is more than just wanting your dog to look better – improving the condition of your dog’s skin will actually make him feel better. So how can you get rid of your dog’s dandruff? The answer might be simpler than you think. But first, what causes doggie dandruff in the first place? Causes of dandruff #1 – Allergies Dogs…continue reading →
7 Secrets That Help Minimize Dog Dander

7 Secrets That Help Minimize Dog Dander

Whether you have a family member who is allergic to your dog or you just like a really clean home, dog dander can be a big problem. What can you do to help reduce your dog’s dander to help keep your home clean and allergen free? Luckily, we have some solutions. Here are 7 secrets that help minimize dog dander. #1 – Brush your dog regularly Brushing your dog helps loosen up dander and spread your dog’s natural oils. Brush your dog outside, if possible, to prevent dander that gets brushed out from accumulating…continue reading →

10 Tips For Camping With Your Pup

The summer season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for camping! Luckily, camping is one thing you and your pup can enjoy together. There are a lot of things you need to keep in mind though to keep your dog safe, healthy, and happy on your camping trip. Here are 10 tips for camping with your dog so you can have the best possible camping experience. #1 – Check in with the vet first You’ll want to take your dog to the vet for a checkup to make sure he’s healthy…continue reading →
5 Ways You Didn’t Know A Probiotic Could Make Your Dog’s Life Better

5 Ways You Didn’t Know A Probiotic Could Make Your Dog’s Life Better

Advertisement You go out of your way to make sure your dog lives the best life possible, and taking care of their digestive health is an important part of that. How they absorb nutrients and breakdown food affects nearly all aspects of their overall health. If you want to give your dog a happy and healthy life, it’s time to consider all the many benefits of probiotics. What To Know About Probiotics Probiotics are the good bacteria found in the digestive system. There are millions of them living and interacting in your dog’s…continue reading →
6 Surprising Issues A Probiotic Can Help Your Dog Cope With

6 Surprising Issues A Probiotic Can Help Your Dog Cope With

Probiotics are popular among humans, but did you know they can also help your dog? To be clear, feeding your companion probiotics formulated for humans is not recommended — the healthy flora in the gut is different in humans and dogs. But with that said, the benefits of taking a species-specific probiotic supplement are very similar! How can probiotics help my pooch? Probiotics are known for supporting gut health, which starts a ripple effect: regular, solid bowel movements, happier tummies, and a strengthened immune system are all potential benefits of taking a probiotic,…continue reading →
Traveling With Or Boarding Your Dog? This Cheap Supplement May Prevent Yucky Poops

Traveling With Or Boarding Your Dog? This Cheap Supplement May Prevent Yucky Poops

If you frequently board or travel with your dog, you may have noticed that he’s prone to diarrhea during or immediately after these experiences. These stressful situations can easily upset your dog’s digestive system. Sure, you can add pumpkin to your dog’s diet for a few days to help get things back to normal, but wouldn’t you prefer to try to avoid your poor pup suffering from diarrhea in the first place? Luckily, there is a supplement you can give your dog that may help prevent yucky poops. The answer? Probiotics. What are…continue reading →

How Much Bone Broth Is Too Much?

You may have heard some of the health benefits of bone broth and thought it might be beneficial for your pup. After doing some research and deciding to add it to your dog’s diet, the next question is: How much bone broth should I feed my dog? And then: How much bone broth is too much? How much bone broth should I feed my dog? The short answer is that everything is best in moderation, but you shouldn’t stress about feeding your dog bone broth with exact, to-the-ounce measurements. Bone broth is not…continue reading →