3 Tips for Better Doggy Dental Care

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When it comes to your dog’s health, it’s easy to overlook their oral health. Yet according to the American Veterinary Dental College, most dogs show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three. Since your pup needs their teeth to last a lifetime, it’s important to have your vet check his or her teeth and gums at least yearly. …

Flea and Tick Protection

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Looking for a natural way to get flea and tick protection for your dog? Depending on your lifestyle and where you live, that can be easier said than done. Here are some natural ways to pursue prevention, and also some guidance if your pup does encounter these fur-loving pests. How Fleas and Ticks Find Your Dog Here’s the harsh truth—it …

Break the Barking Habit

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Excessive barking can make the most loving pet parent, and their neighbors, cringe. Far from a behavior you have to “live with,” there are sound answers to stop the unnecessary barking. The first step is to explore what’s causing the behavior. Fear. Is your dog subject to many loud noises, or do you sense they are protective of their territory …

Keep Fido Flexible!

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What’s better than playtime with a puppy? In addition to boundless energy, dogs seem to be made of springs with a capacity to jump in every direction. Somewhere along the way, as your pup grows up, their flexibility changes. Being aware of how you can help your dog stay flexible can give them added comfort and mobility through the years. …

Keep Your Dog Safe and Holiday Happy!

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The holidays can be a magical time filled with family and friends. But, as wonderful as this time of year can be, it can also be perilous for your pet. Check out these tips to keep your dog healthy through all the festivities. Tastes Unfamiliar and potentially unsafe holiday food temptations can wreak havoc with your pet’s digestion. While you …

Supplement Savvy—a Vet’s Perspective

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You’re probably a fan of supplements and the difference they make in your life. But what about supplements for your dog? These three tips will help you cut through the clutter when it comes to supplements for your pet. Tip One: Holistic Vets Receive More Supplement Education. Like many medical doctors, not all veterinarians receive training on the benefits that natural …

Hot Dog!

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5 summer-smart strategies to keep your pet safe As we head into the “dog days of summer,” it’s important to remember that the choices you make for your dog can have a significant impact on his or her well-being and comfort level. Here are five summertime specifics that can keep your pup safe and cool all season long. 1) Other …

The Battle For Your Pet’s Diet

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The food revolution from the last few decades didn’t just happen for humans. It also happened for our pets. We’ve moved from pet food that was cheap and convenient to intentionally searching out the way food meets the nutritional needs of animals. Just as we now take a closer look at what we are feeding ourselves, the foods we feed …

Summer Joint Health

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Maybe Kitty is having trouble jumping up on the bed or Buddy struggles to hop into the car for his daily trip to the dog park. Since our pets can’t tell us when something hurts, it’s important to look for signals and cues as they age. This is especially true for joint health, and taking extra measures during the active …