A Perfect Pairing: How Omegas & Probiotics Can Help Ease Allergies

Since the release of our Pronine™ Flora 4-in-1 Canine Probiotic, Prebiotic, Digestive Enzyme, Herb Supplement, people have been asking whether or not they should switch their dog to that from the Project Paws® Omega 3-6-9 Select Chews to help control their dog’s allergies. While each product individually can help reduce symptoms of allergies, the products work differently and actually work best in conjunction with each other to reduce your dog’s itching and scratching. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause all sorts of health … Read more

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

If you’ve ever seen dogs eat grass, you may be wondering whether or not you should be worried. Is it normal for dogs to eat grass? Could it hurt your dog? Why do they do it? Should you be concerned if your dog vomits every time he eats grass? We know you have questions and concerns about your dog eating grass, and we’re here to help. Here are 6 things that you should know about dogs eating grass… #1 – … Read more

10 Simple Tricks To Tire Out Your Active Dog

Does an hour-long walk give your dog more energy instead of tiring him out? Some dogs seem to have endless amounts of energy. If you don’t want them bouncing around your house or becoming destructive, you need to find a way to tire them out. Walking around your neighborhood can get boring for both of you after a while. What can you do? Here are 10 simples tricks to tire out your active dog. #1 – Use a flirt pole You’ve … Read more

10 Simple Tricks To Tire Out Your Active Dog

Does an hour-long walk give your dog more energy instead of tiring him out? Some dogs seem to have endless amounts of energy. If you don’t want them bouncing around your house or becoming destructive, you need to find a way to tire them out. Walking around your neighborhood can get boring for both of you after a while. What can you do? Here are 10 simples tricks to tire out your active dog. #1 – Use a flirt pole You’ve … Read more

Just Because Your Backyard Is Fenced In Doesn’t Mean Your Dog Is Safe

If you have a fenced in backyard, you probably just let your dog out to do their business, then turn your back to do something else until they’re ready to come back in. After all, your dog can’t escape from your yard – yet this is a very dangerous practice. Did you know that a 6-foot-tall fence isn’t enough to keep predators out of your yard? Coyotes are becoming a big problem in suburban and urban environments as humans continue … Read more

From A Groomer: 3 Reasons Not To Shave Your Double-Coated Dog

If your dog sheds a lot, you’ve probably thought about shaving them to reduce the amount of hair left around your house. Maybe you thought shaving your dog would keep them cooler in the summer. Perhaps you think your dog would look cute shaved. Generally, dogs whose hair only grows to a certain length and then stops, and specifically double-coated dogs – dogs that have an undercoat that sheds out – should not be shaved. Here are three reasons why … Read more

The 10 Best Dog-Friendly Hotels

Your dog is a part of the family, so of course you want to bring them with you on your vacation. Unfortunately, many hotels don’t love your dog as much as you do. But there is hope – every day, more and more hotels are opening their doors to furry guests! Some hotels charge nightly pet fees, one-time cleaning fees, or both, but some of these hotels let your pet stay for free. Many hotels are also now offering special … Read more

11 Natural Ingredients To Help Keep Fleas Away

You definitely don’t want your dog and your home to be infested with fleas, but you might be a little concerned about using the hardcore chemicals and pesticides found in traditional flea repellents, whether they’re topical or ingested. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between using chemicals or not protecting your dog. There are lots of natural ingredients that can help repel fleas without exposing your dog to chemicals and pesticides. But first, if you live in a climate with … Read more

Can Dogs Have Hairballs?

While hairballs are less common in dogs than in cats, dogs can get hairballs. What sort of dogs are more prone to hairballs? What causes hairballs? Should you be worried if your dog vomits one up? How can you prevent hairballs in your dog? Don’t worry, we have the answers you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know about hairballs in dogs. What is a hairball? When a dog (or a cat) licks or chews on themselves, they may … Read more

How To Spot And Treat A Hot Spot On Your Dog

Hot spots go by a variety of different names – hot spots, moist dermatitis, summer sores, pyotraumatic dermatitis, or superficial pyoderma – but all the terms mean the same thing. A hot spot is an area of infected skin. Dogs always carry a healthy population of bacteria, but sometimes certain things can trigger the bacteria to reproduce out of control, causing an infection. What causes hot spots? How can you spot one? How are hot spots treated? We have all … Read more

Do You Really Understand Your Dog? 15 Things Your Dog Wants You To Know

Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or you’ve had dogs your entire life, there may be things about your dog that you don’t truly understand. How many of these things do you already know, and how many are new to you? Here are 15 things your dog wants to make sure you know. #1 – I’m incapable of experiencing guilt. Even though I look guilty when you scold me for doing something wrong, I’m just responding to the tone of your … Read more

What Causes Separation Anxiety In Dogs?

If you know anything about separation anxiety, you know how upsetting it can be for the dog and how frustrating it can be for the owner. But what causes it? Does knowing what may have caused your dog’s separation anxiety help you treat it? Are there certain dog breeds that are more likely to develop separation anxiety? There are a wide variety of factors that can lead to a dog developing separation anxiety. Scientists may not understand all the factors … Read more

Does Your Pup Have Greasy/Fatty Looking Poos? This Could Be Why…

Does your dog’s poop look different lately? Your dog’s feces are a huge indicator as to what’s going on with his overall health, so any change is important to note. While unusual poop or diarrhea should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian if it doesn’t clear up within a couple of days, poop that looks greasy or fatty may indicate that your dog isn’t digesting his food properly. What could be causing that, and what can you do … Read more

Is Your Dog Shedding Like CRAZY? This Can Help!

All dogs shed. Now, dogs that have hair that grows continuously such as Poodles, Bichons, Shih Tzus, and Yorkies shed very little, and what they do shed tends to get trapped in the rest of their hair instead of winding up on your sofa, but they do shed a little bit. Some breeds of dogs shed A LOT, usually with the change of the seasons, such as Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Shelties, and German Shepherds. Other dogs just shed … Read more

5 Surprising Ways Your Dog Shows You He Cares

You love your dog and you know he loves you too, but are you familiar with all the different ways he shows you how much he cares about you? Dogs have so many ways to show us their love; it’s not just limited to being excited when you come home. There are several things that our dogs do for us each day to share a token of their love, and we know it’s these little things that make our bonds … Read more

What Emotions Can Your Dog Feel?

It’s tempting to think that our dogs can experience all the same emotions that we can, but unfortunately that’s not quite true. While it was thought for hundreds, if not thousands, of years that dogs experienced no emotions whatsoever, the answer is actually somewhere in the middle. Research has shown that dogs have the emotional and mental capabilities of a two and a half-year-old child. What does that mean, exactly? Churches decided that animals had neither souls nor emotions As … Read more

Why Does My Dog Get The Zoomies After A Bath?

Maybe you can relate: every time you finish giving your dog a bath and release him from the bathroom, he immediately starts zooming around the house and rubbing against everything in sight. Why is that? What we call “the zoomies” or “the crazies,” scientists call a FRAP – Frenetic Random Activity Period. Whatever you call it, it’s amusing to us humans but seems joyful for our pups. There are lots of theories out there, none of which have been verified, … Read more

10 Things You Might Be Doing That Make Your Vet Crazy

Veterinarians truly want to do what’s best for the pets in their care, but sometimes owners do things that make the otherwise rewarding career of being a vet frustrating or disheartening. You try to give your dog the best care possible while being a good person in the process, but sometimes your love for your dog may cloud your vision and cause you to say or do things that drive your veterinarian crazy. Are you guilty of doing any of … Read more

How To Teach Your Dog The “Quiet” Command

If you have a dog who barks incessantly for whatever reason – to be fed, at the mailman, because he’s bored, to get your attention – you’re probably wishing your dog had an “off” switch. Even if the barking doesn’t bother you, per se, you don’t want to be “that neighbor” with the obnoxious barking dog that everybody hates. So what can you do? Shouting at him to shut up rarely helps. Luckily, there is a way to get your … Read more

Ohio Hopes To Set National Standard For Puppy Mill Regulations

A new law that will impose restrictions and regulations on puppy mills is headed for the desk of Ohio Governor John Kasich. The legislation, which has already cleared Ohio’s House and Senate, is a compromise that aims to reduce the abuses high-volume puppy breeders can get away with while preventing a ballot that would aim to place puppy mill restrictions in the state’s Constitution. The Humane Society of the United States had aimed to push a ballot that would put … Read more

How To Get The Most From Your Senior Dog’s Vet Appointment

As our dogs age, their health needs and problems change, too. As your dog approaches his senior years, vet visits are likely to change as a result. Each vet visit is an opportunity to find out how your dog’s health is doing and how you can help him live for many more healthy, happy years. It does take a little bit of preparation, but we’re here to help you get the most from your senior dog’s vet appointment. When you … Read more

5 Things People Should Give Their Senior Dogs To Make Them Happier And Healthier

Aging is difficult, whether you’re human or canine. Luckily, we live in a day and age where there are plenty of products to help our furry kids feel better as they age. At what age is a dog considered “senior,” anyway? It depends on your dog’s size and breed. On average, dogs are considered seniors at 7. Giant breed dogs are considered seniors at the age of 6. Toy breeds may not be considered senior until they reach 10 years old. … Read more

How To Prepare Your Home For A Senior Dog

Whether your dog is approaching his senior years or you’re bringing a senior dog into your home for the first time, senior dogs require more planning and preparation than other dogs to keep them healthy, happy, and safe. A senior dog is one who is considered to be in the last quarter of his life. For large and giant breeds, this could be as young as 6. For smaller dogs, that may not be until age 10-12. Either way, senior … Read more

How To Teach Your Dog The “Quiet” Command

If you have a dog who barks incessantly for whatever reason – to be fed, at the mailman, because he’s bored, to get your attention – you’re probably wishing your dog had an “off” switch. Even if the barking doesn’t bother you, per se, you don’t want to be “that neighbor” with the obnoxious barking dog that everybody hates. So what can you do? Shouting at him to shut up rarely helps. Luckily, there is a way to get your … Read more

A Leading Veterinarian Calls This “The Supplement Most Needed By Your Pet”

There are so many supplements being marketed toward dogs these days. How can you possibly know which one or ones are the best for your dog? While each dog has his own health, nutrition, and supplemental needs that you should discuss with your vet before adding supplements to your dog’s diet, one veterinarian believes that nearly every dog in the country would benefit from one supplement in particular. Which one would that be? Read on to find out! Dr. Karen … Read more

If You’re Not Feeding Your Dog A Raw Diet, They Are Likely Missing This Vital Nutrient

Commercial dog food companies would like you to believe that their food is nutritionally complete and provides everything your dog needs to be healthy. Sadly, the bar for a “nutritionally complete” meal for dogs is appallingly low. Sure, it will keep your dog alive, but it’s missing a variety of nutrients that are killed during the high heat processing and are, at best, sprayed down with synthetic vitamins at the end of the manufacturing process. If you aren’t feeding your … Read more

Can My Dog Take Multiple Supplements?

There are many supplements on the market these days for both dogs and humans. Are they all necessary? Is it possible to give your dog too many supplements? Is there such a thing as overdosing on a supplement? What about mixing medications with supplements? We know you have questions, and we aim to provide answers. After all, you just want to do what’s best for your dog. What is a supplement? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “The … Read more

How Long Is It OK To Leave My Dog Home Alone?

Even though more and more stores, restaurants, and workplaces are becoming dog-friendly, sometimes leaving your dog home alone is unavoidable. How long is it OK to leave your dog home alone for? There is actually no easy answer. It depends on a lot of factors such as your dog’s age, breed, health, and whether or not he has separation anxiety. Puppies In general, puppies need to pee one hour for every month of their age. That means your two-month-old puppy … Read more

How Long Is It OK To Leave My Dog Home Alone?

Even though more and more stores, restaurants, and workplaces are becoming dog-friendly, sometimes leaving your dog home alone is unavoidable. How long is it OK to leave your dog home alone for? There is actually no easy answer. It depends on a lot of factors such as your dog’s age, breed, health, and whether or not he has separation anxiety. Puppies In general, puppies need to pee one hour for every month of their age. That means your two-month-old puppy … Read more

The Cure For Doggie Dandruff Might Be This Simple

Is your dog suffering from flaky skin? Dandruff is more than just unsightly, it’s actually uncomfortable for your dog. Dandruff is the result of dry skin, which is often itchy. Getting rid of dandruff is more than just wanting your dog to look better – improving the condition of your dog’s skin will actually make him feel better. So how can you get rid of your dog’s dandruff? The answer might be simpler than you think. But first, what causes … Read more