Elk Antler

Elk Antler

Do your dogs love bones? But you’re afraid to give them bones, because bones tend to splinter and have the potential to be harmful? If this sounds familiar then I have found a chew toy for you! Elk Antler! They do not splinter or break, they’re renewable and they’re actually healthy for your dog. Elk […]

Pet Friendly Weed Killer

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I hate weeds. They’re intrusive invaders and seem capable of overtaking the entire yard in a very short amount of time. Whereas, if I try to grow plants or flowers, and spend hours caring for them, fertilizing and watering, they die within a matter of weeks after planting them. I’ve had many people recommend using Round-up to kill the weeds in and around my […]

Dog Swimming Pools

Dog in Pool

Yesterday I talked about getting a Kiddie pool for your dog. Today, I am going to cover reasons why you may want to buy an actual dog pool. The difference between dog swimming pools and kiddie pools. Dog swimming pools are more durable, they are more capable of withstanding the high activity level of dogs, […]

Hiking With Your Dog

Jerry

I love to be out in nature. Hiking has always been something I enjoy because it allows me to be outdoors, experiencing nature, and it’s a good way to exercise Sadie and Rusty. Of course, Sadie and Rusty love to go hiking too. If you want to take your own dogs out hiking you will […]

Dog Walking – Off Leash

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Talking your dog for a walk off-leash can be a great way to train your dog. Everyday, I take my dogs out to our local park for their walk. I seldom use a leash while at the park, unless I am working on training a dog, I am pet-sitting. While I am out at the […]

Fat Dogs

Do you have a pudgy pooch? Do you have to carry your dog when going for a walk? Does your dog have a hard time breathing going from one room in the house to another? Are you questioning if your dog has bones? If you answered yes to any of the previous statements then you […]

Arthritis in Dogs

Old Dog Sitting

Arthritis is one of the most common afflictions for dogs; it affects one in five dogs in the United States. Arthritis is a debilitating condition which causes inflammation and pain in a dog’s joints, and usually affects elbows, hips, shoulders, back and neck. It can affect one or more joints and is often present in both […]

Flip Video Camera Review

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I don’t know about you, but I love to take pictures of my dogs. There have several times when I wished I’d had a video camera to record whatever fun, odd or embarrassing activity Sadie and Rusty are up to. I started talking to people about what camera they would recommend for someone like myself, […]

Treatment for Obese Dogs

If your dog needs to lose weight, or you just want to maintain his healthy weight, you may want to work with your vet to develop a weight management program. Your program will consist mainly of a structured diet and an exercise plan. When I was working with my dog, Sadie, to lose weight, I […]

Top 6 Tips for Finding the Healthiest Food for Your Dog.

There are several reasons to feed your dog a diet of all-natural dog food including: higher energy, a softer and healthier coat, less poop with little or no smell, healthier joints and a longer life. Here are six tips on what to look for when you purchase your next bag of dog food. 1. Look […]

Kong Dog Toys Review

Dog Chewing on Kong

Want a chew toy that is durable and safe? A toy your dog will love to chew? Is your dog’s sanity stretched to it’s limits whenever you leave the room? Get your dog a Kong! In my recent article on Dog Separation Anxiety, I recommend you give your dog a Kong. Here’s a recipe to […]

Flea Care Products for Dogs – Chemical or Natural

Natural Flea Spray

  There are a variety of flea products available for treating dogs. For this article, I  am separating them into two categories: Chemical or Natural. Chemical treatments are any treatment that uses a chemical’s toxicity to kill the fleas on your dog. Whereas a natural treatment is any treatment method that doesn’t rely on toxic […]

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Homes and Yards?

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Over 80% of a flea infestation takes place in the environment, while only 20% is on your pets. The flea is a very resilient pest, but there are some things you can do to make your home and yard a less hospitable habitat. If you missed the article on the flea’s life cycle then I recommend […]

Understanding the Flea Life-Cycle

Here you see a magnification of flea eggs in carpet.

Before you can avoid or solve a problem you must fully understand it; this is especially true when dealing with fleas. Fleas are very persistent parasites, capable of spreading disease, and killing. For evidence of just how horrible they are, look up the Bubonic Plague, aka Black Death: A disease spread by fleas carried on […]

PetStep Folding Pet Ramp Product Review

PetStep Folding Pet Ramp

To help stave off arthritis and hip dysplasia pain in my two dogs, I’ve been using the Folding Pet Ramp by PetStep for the past six months. My dogs are both only six years old, but arthritis is a developmental disease, and I want to reduce the strain on their joints now rather than wait […]