Tag: dogs

  • Three Tips for Dog Parents Who Feed Their Dogs Dry Kibble

    This is a quick post and completely unplanned.  Linda, a reader who also follows me on Facebook, asked a great question this morning and I wanted to share it today, because this is in response to the article about feeding our dogs feathers for protein.

  • A New Cure For Canine Cancer

    Whether it is a human or a dog, the news that one of our loved ones has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating. This disease is quite a common cause of ill health in dogs, particularly as the dog gets older. Treatment is available with varying degrees of success. Dogs have been receiving chemotherapy and radiation…

  • How to Help Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Pet

    Coping with the death of a pet — and the mess of feelings that comes with it — is one of the tougher parts of growing up. These feelings can be hard for everybody in the family, but they’re especially tough for young children. Children see pets as close friends and extensions of the family unit,…

  • Grooming 411: The Difference Between Dog Brushes

    Most pet owners know that brushing their dog on a regular basis is a great way to keep their coat looking shiny and healthy and also help reduce the amount of shedding. But if you’ve ever walked into a pet store looking for a brush, you may be amazed—and even confused—by all the choices.

  • PetSmart Encourages Us to Create an Emergency Pet First Aid Kit

    Despite the number of accidents our dogs have had, we don’t have an emergency pet first aid kit. Well, that has changed, thanks to PetSmart, who have us a jump start by sending us a cool container and inspiring me to complete our first aid kit.

  • Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Veterinarian for Your Dog

    When we first adopted our puppies, I thought it was best to go to Yelp when choosing a veterinarian for your dog; the ratings and reviews will tell me all I need to know, right? When we first took our dogs to the veterinarian, I received a huge dose of judgment, because we had adopted littermate…

  • Six Reasons Your Next Pet Should Be an Adopted One

    Perhaps one of the most defining characteristics of humanity is our willingness — and passion — for caring for animals. Having a pet enriches our lives, both for the animal and for the caretaker.

  • Losing A Pet Is Losing A Member Of The Family: Here’s How To Get Through It

    A pet, whether it’s a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a guinea pig, a gerbil or a horse is part of the family, and is widely loved and known by everyone. Pets can stay in the family for years and they can be an important part of your children’s upbringing.

  • Doggy Emergencies: Four Common Reasons To Call Your Vet

    No matter how well we look after our pets, sometimes they end up suffering from the effects of a life threatening health problem. Some problems are easily treated, but others require emergency intervention from a veterinarian.

  • Taking Better Dog Photos

    Dogs quickly become a part of a family and like the other family members their photos belong on the walls of your house. The trouble is that dogs aren’t always willing participants when it comes to picture taking so it can become quite a challenge to capture good images of them.