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 →
8 Best Summer Pet Products And Services You Need To Know About

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

Advertisement 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 8 of the best essential products and services that will help…continue reading →

21 Dog Breeds That Love To Chew

Any dog might decide to chew up your favorite shoes if he gets bored, but some breeds are notorious chewers. If you already have one of the breeds on this list, you might be familiar with their tendencies to chew. If you’re deciding what breed would best suit your family, keep in mind that the dogs on this list may need a little bit more attention, exercise, or training to avoid chewing things they shouldn’t. With that in mind, here are 21 dog breeds that love to chew. #1 – Australian Shepherd Australian…continue reading →
The Easy (Natural) Trick To Helping Your Pup Overcome Diarrhea

The Easy (Natural) Trick To Helping Your Pup Overcome Diarrhea

Whether your dog’s bouts with diarrhea are frequent or limited to periods of stress, you want to help your dog feel better as quickly as possible. While chronic, unexplained, or mucous-covered diarrhea warrant trips to the vet, there is one thing you can do to help your dog overcome occasional diarrhea and recover more quickly. You may be taking probiotics yourself, but did you know they can be just as beneficial for your dog as they are for you? New research is showing that probiotics are safe for dogs and as useful for…continue reading →
The Cure For Your Dog’s Horrific Farts Might Be Surprisingly Simple

The Cure For Your Dog’s Horrific Farts Might Be Surprisingly Simple

Is your dog exceptionally gassy? Do his farts make you gag and want to run from the room? While gas is normal in all animals, at some point it becomes more than just a nuisance and you start to wonder if there’s something wrong with your dog’s digestion. After all, it is the process of digestion that causes gas. Is there anything that can be done to help cure those horrific farts? The answer is yes, and it might be something you take yourself. The answer is probiotics. According to the AKC: “The…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 →
5 Herbs, Plants, & Spices For Soothing Your Dog’s Aging Joints

5 Herbs, Plants, & Spices For Soothing Your Dog’s Aging Joints

We love our dogs from puppyhood into their golden years, and we want to help ease them into this life stage with as much health and comfort as possible. Just like us, our pups’ joints get stiff and achey as they age, but unlike us, our dogs can’t reach for the pain relievers or supplements themselves. It’s a natural and inevitable part of life, and our dogs depend on us to take care of them and give them everything they need for their entire lives. While our pooches can’t pop a pill to…continue reading →

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Boston Terriers, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →
Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many French Bulldogs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many French Bulldogs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →
Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Boxers, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Boxers, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Pugs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →
How To Protect & Soothe Your Flat-Faced Dog’s Sensitive Nose

How To Protect & Soothe Your Flat-Faced Dog’s Sensitive Nose

If you have a flat-faced dog, you probably know how dry their nose can get. They are far more susceptible to dry noses than dogs with snouts of a regular length. Their dry, cracked nose can peel, bleed, and be extremely painful for your poor pooch. A moist nose is also necessary for your dog to properly process all the fascinating smells around them. If you’ve already been to your vet to rule out any serious health issues that could cause a dry nose, you may be running out of ideas for how…continue reading →
Is Coconut Oil Good For Your Dog’s Digestion?

Is Coconut Oil Good For Your Dog’s Digestion?

Coconut oil has been all the rage, with humans singing its praises for its health benefits. But is it also good for our canine companions? The short answer: YES! This multitasking superfood has tons of health benefits due to its natural composition. It’s largely made up of medium chain fatty acids and provides lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid, Vitamins K and E. It also has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. What does all this mean? These powerful nutrients and properties can improve your pup’s health from head to toe. But perhaps the…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 →
Is Your Dog Suffering From Elbow Calluses? Here’s What You Need To Know & How You Can Help!

Is Your Dog Suffering From Elbow Calluses? Here’s What You Need To Know & How You Can Help!

Advertisement Having a large dogs means bigger cuddles, bigger kisses, and unfortunately, a predisposition for elbow calluses. While these patches of dry, rough skin are typically harmless, some dogs experience itching, cracking, bleeding, and may even develop painful ulcers and infections. Sometimes referred to as pressure sores, elbow calluses form as a result of the dog’s body weight repeatedly pressing the limb against a hard surface like wood flooring, tile or concrete. Despite their unsightly appearance, these calluses do serve a purpose. They mainly develop on the elbows, but can also form on the…continue reading →

6 Signs Your Dog Would Benefit From A Daily Joint Supplement

Advertisement There’s no step-by-step guide on how to ensure your pup lives a long and happy life, and it’s up to you to make decisions for their well-being. You have the support of your veterinarian and other pet professionals, but every question from what training technique to use to how often to trim their toenails is ultimately up to you. It’s a lot of pressure, but deciding whether or not your dog will benefit from a daily joint supplement doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think. Nothing can substitute advice from…continue reading →
Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Bulldogs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Dry Nose Is A Common Issue With Many Bulldogs, Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier On Them

Advertisement You have likely heard that a wet nose equals a healthy dog. In reality, the canine nose alternates between wet and dry in response to a variety of factors. Problems arise when the nose becomes so dry that it cracks or flakes. Overly dry noses are uncomfortable and can affect the way your dog experiences the world. Scent is arguably a dog’s most important sense. It’s how they first recognize the ones they love and explore the environment around them. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell,…continue reading →

7 Tips For Choosing The Best Pet-Safe Essential Oils

Advertisement From relieving anxiety and allergies to soothing joint pain and dry skin, essential oils can do a world of good for dogs. They’re all-natural and easy to apply, but using essential oils with pets isn’t the same as using them with the human members of the family. With an enhanced sense of smell, your dog is more sensitive to essential oils and aromatherapy than you are. Not every essential oil is safe for dogs, and not every distributor cares about your pet’s safety the way you do. Before you purchase your stock…continue reading →
How To Take Care Of Your Senior Dog’s Teeth

How To Take Care Of Your Senior Dog’s Teeth

Did you know that 80% of dogs will have some form of periodontal (gum) disease by the age of 2? That number certainly won’t improve as your dog ages. Dogs are five times more likely than humans to develop gum disease, and that can lead to a whole host of problems. Your senior dog isn’t just at risk of developing problems like mouth abscesses, tooth loss, and even a fractured jaw, but they are also at risk of developing heart, lung, and kidney problems! The fact is that dental health is crucial to…continue reading →

16 Products for People Who Love Dogs & Coffee

Advertisement I don’t know about you, but I can’t begin my day without a hot cup of coffee and a hug from my dogs. The following products are devoted to folks like me who are obsessed with caffeine and canines – some are even customizable to include your furry friend’s name! Each cup of this smooth, delicious coffee provides one shelter dog with a full belly – that’s 25 nourished pups in every bag! Smooth and rich with notes of chocolate, caramel and red berries, you’ll love the taste and the cause. Buy…continue reading →

The 2 Best Times In Your Dog’s Life To Begin Giving Joint Supplements

Sore joints are most often associated with senior dogs, but some pups begin experiencing symptoms as early as late puppyhood when their bodies stop growing. As important as it is to provide joint care supplements to older dogs, starting early – before the symptoms of joint inflammation, arthritis or hip & elbow dysplasia become apparent – can be incredibly beneficial. Dogs of all ages can safely enjoy the advantages of joint supplementation, but adults and seniors are most in need. Once growth stops after puppyhood, the amount of glucosamine produced by the body…continue reading →