DIY – Sweet Potato Chews

Prepare for your dog these single ingredient fiber – and vitamin-rich treats. All you need is raw sweet potato. Pure, easy, and unadulterated, dog treats don’t get any healthier, easier or less expensive than this. Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250° F. 2. Scrub the sweet potato or yam. No need to peel. 3. Cut it […]

DIY – Eggshell Powder – extra source of calcium

One of the most important supplements you’ll need to add to your dog’ meal is calcium. If our pet had the ability to chew on a good bone every day, they would be scraping off bits of bone that then would be broken down in the their body and used to strengthen their own bones […]

Can My Dog Eat That? – fruits

Watermelon YES. This sweet, water-laden fruit is a great choice for sharing with your dog. It’s high in vitamins A and C as well potassium and magnesium. Plus, it’s low in calories and can help ward off dehydration. Just don’t feed your dog the seeds or rind.   Avocados NO. Avocados can cause gastrointestinal upset […]

Gastric problems and diet

While the occasional release of gas from a pet can be funny or even cute, excessive tooting may present more of a problem than just being unpleasant to be around—releasing too much stinky gas could be a sign of a health problem. Certain diseases, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and inflammatory bowel disease, can cause […]

Dangerous for your dog – xylitol

Do you give the dog peanut butter? Does your dog, like many others, love it too? It’s ideal for stuffing in hollow toys or for disguising pills. But increasingly, xylitol, a sugar substitute used in gum, yogurt, candy, and more, is being used in some peanut butters and nut butters. Safe for humans, xylitol is […]

Your dog will dig it – turkey and fresh veggies

It seems like we’re always hearing horror stories about the horrible byproducts that go into commercial dog foods. DIY pet food is starting to feel like the right way to go. These homemade dog food recipes will give your pup the nutrition they need, without all that added stuff they don’t. Plus, your dog will totally think […]

If it seems like your dog is always sick, food allergies could be the culprit

Itchiness and tummy troubles are just a couple of signs your dog is suffering from food allergies. Dogs just as many humans suffer from gluten and dairy intolerance, our furry four-legged counterparts are prone to food allergies too. If your dog is constantly itchy and it seems like they are always getting ear infections, there’s a […]

Pets and supplements: Hyped up or helpful?

According to the APPA (American Pet Products Association), the pet industry is a $53 billion industry in the U.S. and while a leash and collar are necessities, some other pet products might not be. Where do vitamins and other pet supplements fit in and are they necessary or just another money maker? Let’s hear what experts […]

Mineral deficiencies and dog diseases

  In developed countries, nutritional diseases are rarely seen in dogs, especially when they are fed good quality, commercial, complete and balanced diets. Nutritional problems occur most commonly when dogs are fed imbalanced homemade diets or certain human foods. Dog foods or homemade diets derived from a single food item are inadequate. For example, feeding […]

4 Things you need to know about your puppy’s nutritional needs

When it comes to raising puppies, nutrition ranks high in importance, not only for their early development but also their long-term health and well-being. Although introducing a new puppy to your family can be very exciting, it also brings on a load of new responsibilities. Raising a healthy puppy brings on an overwhelming amount of […]