Health & Nutrition

Thanksgiving Foods – What’s Safe for Our Dogs?

27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

It’s almost Thanksgiving – a day for being grateful, thankful, and celebrating with good food, family & friends. And while pets are part of the family, this Thanksgiving make sure you don’t share your dinner or leftovers with your four-legged friend, because a lot of those yummi foods could harm them. Some Thanksgiving favorites you [...]

FDA Investigates Why Jerky Treats Are Making Pets Sick

24 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

chicken jerky treats

You might want to think twice about giving your dogs jerky treats these days, as the US FDA is still trying to find out a cause for all the jerky treats-related illnesses and deaths. The FDA has repeatedly received complaints about illnesses in pets, and since 2007 more than 3,000 pets have become ill and [...]

Benefits of Feeding Your Dog a Raw Diet

08 October 2013 ~ 9 Comments

sable corgi

One of the biggest advocates of the raw diet for dogs is Jody Freeland. She’s also a Corgi Mom! She started feeding a raw food diet 6 years ago. She learned about this diet through a training facility where she took her oldest Corgi, who was 5 months at the time, to do some obedience [...]

Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween

25 September 2013 ~ 4 Comments

September is almost over, so you could say Halloween is just around the corner. This holiday is fun for adults and children, but it can be really scary and even dangerous for your pets. So this Halloween, it’s worth it to take the extra steps to make sure your fur-babies have a safe holiday. First [...]

Purina ONE beyOnd Dog Food Recall

10 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

purina one recall

The Missouri based pet food company NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company recently recalled a limited lot of their “Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe” adult dry dog food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that the recall is done because one bag from the lot was contaminated with Salmonella. Information [...]

How Well Do Dogs See in the Dark?

09 September 2013 ~ 2 Comments

tob eyes

Well, while dogs don’t see as good as cats in dim light, they still see a lot better than we do. In fact, dogs see about 5 times better than humans. Dogs have such a good night vision because they have larger pupils which allow more light to get through, and also, a dog’s retina [...]

Raw Food Diet: Good or Bad for Our Dogs?

05 September 2013 ~ 2 Comments

raw food

The idea of feeding our 4-legged companions a raw diet came in 1993 from an Australian vet. He believes that canines are better off eating what they ate before they were domesticated (i.e. raw meat, bones and vegetables), and that commercial pet food is actually not that good for them. While I read only good [...]

Keep Plastic Bags Away from Dogs!

02 September 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Plastic bags kill! Sadly, too many dogs owners know this. Most recently, the very cute and young Apple of my Pi lost his life when he suffocated with a bag. His dad found him between the couch and the wall with a bag on his head, but he found him too late. My heart breaks [...]

Be A Responsible Dog Owner. Scoop That Poop!

20 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Scooping doo-doo is just part of having a dog. Before owning a dog, I never thought too much about this task, but now I always pick up after Toby. It’s just the right thing to do! First of all, it wouldn’t be nice for me to leave the mess there for somebody to step in, [...]

P&G Recalls Specific Lots of Eukanuba & Iams Pet Food

15 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Procter & Gamble has decided to recall specific lots of their dog and cat dry food, because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled dry pet food was produced at one manufacturing site, and this recall is more of a preventive measure. Nonetheless, if you purchased one of the affected packages of dry food, [...]