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Why Does My Pup Do This: The Science Behind Why Dogs Eat Grass

If you’re out on a walk with your dog or sitting out in the back yard with your pup, you may notice him occasionally taking a nibble of the grass. This action often leads us dog parents to question, “why does my dog do that?” Is my dog sick? Is he hungry? Is my dog […]

Dog Dental Hygiene: How to Keep Your Pup’s Teeth Clean

Many people go years and years without paying any attention to their dog’s teeth. Then, suddenly, a dog stops eating or gets sick and it turns out the dog has a rotten tooth or tooth infection. If this has happened to your dog, you’re not alone. In fact, most people have no idea that their […]

The Great Shave Debate: 5 Things to Consider Before You Shave Your Dog

For years, dogs owners, dog trainers, and even veterinarians have argued about whether it’s ok, or even beneficial, to shave your dog’s coat. So…to shave or not to shave…what is the right choice? As a dog owner myself, I know that the answer isn’t necessarily black or white. In fact, there are many factors (both […]

The TOP 3 Dog Popsicle Recipes of ALL TIME! (That Your Pup Can Indulge in This Summer)

Everyone loves indulging in a cold treat on a hot day—even your dog! That being said, a lot of human treats, like… Dairy-based ice cream Sugar-laden popsicles Artificially flavored slushies …aren’t a healthy or safe option for your pup. Not to mention, if your dog is obese, those fat and sugar-filled treats could contribute to […]

Dog Obesity: Is My Dog’s Weight Damaging His Health?

As dog lovers, we want to do everything possible to provide our pups with the best life ever. And sometimes, that means spoiling our dogs with all sorts of treats, chews, and table scraps. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. However, I do believe that moderation is key. I’ve gone to far too […]

Treat Your Pet: 7 Dog Foods Canines Crave

Dogs love food! Why? Well, same reason you do! It tastes delicious! Word of WARNING! Before we begin I would like to say that these foods ARE NOT necessarily the best foods for your dogs. They are simply treats and foods that I have found dogs love over the years that I’ve lived and worked […]

9 Easy Ways To Keep Dogs Warm In Winter

Few things are more unpleasant than feeling chilled to the core, especially when you are unable to do anything about it. Unfortunately for dogs, many of them find themselves in this position when their humans forget to think of their basic needs… like “Is my dog warm enough!” So here are some practical ideas to consider […]