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 […]

The seven ingredients of dog food that can cause allergies

Before you pick up that bag of kibble your dog loves so much, read up on canine food allergies. Anyone else feel totally overwhelmed when you wander the dog food aisles at the pet store? There are so many options — and some of the food is pretty darn expensive. But even if you pick a bag of […]

Human Foods Dogs Can Eat

Most healthy foods that are good for us are relatively good for dogs. However, it’s important to research what you can feed your pup before you do it. If you can’t say no to that adorable face staring up at you from the floor as you eat, check out these list. Peanut butter. This is a great […]

Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat

Check out this list of the most poisonous foods for dogs and be sure you keep them far away from your pup’s curious snout! Chocolate and cocoa. Just one bite can cause a dog to vomit or have diarrhea. It can also cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and death. Grapes. Grapes are known to […]