Trendy Dog “Beer” Is Both Delicious & Nutritious

Megan and Steve Long are dog lovers, but they had no idea their passion for pups would lead them to open one of the country’s first canine breweries. It all started when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky began having digestive issues. In order to ease his symptoms, Megan began experimenting with his diet and searching online for ideas. Soon she found herself brewing non-alcoholic “beer” to pour over Rocky’s food.  One year and a good deal of experimentation later, Good Boy … Read more

The Top 6 Ways To Give Your Pup The Probiotics He Needs

Approximately 70% of a dog’s immune cells reside in the gut, so it is extremely important to their overall wellness that digestive health is maintained. For this reason, veterinarians often recommend probiotics for their canine patients in addition to a healthy diet. Probiotics balance the “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut in order to protect the dog’s natural defenses, promote digestive heath, and keep the body working to its full potential. According to Dr. Marcella D. Ridgway, Associate Professor of … Read more

Does Your Dog Eat Poop? This Simple Addition To Their Food Bowl Can Make All The Difference

Believe it or not, coprophagia (eating poop) is considered a “natural” behavior in dogs. But natural does not always mean healthy! Dogs that regularly ingest the waste of other animals are at higher risk for intestinal parasites and infectious diseases. This behavior could also indicate an existing medical problem such as a lack of adequate digestive enzymes and intestinal microflora. Many owners trust that commercial pet foods provide all the nutrients their dogs need for proper digestion and overall health. Unfortunately, this … Read more

7 Dog Breeds Prone To Serious Tummy Troubles

There are dogs that seem to be able to ingest just about anything with little to no trouble; then there are those that require special diets, feeding methods and medications just to maintain basic digestive function. Many dogs have “sensitive stomachs,” but the breeds on this list are predisposed to serious – sometimes life-threatening – gastrointestinal illnesses. 1. Irish Setter Irish Setters are genetically predisposed to gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE) which causes diarrhea, weight loss and chronic skin problems if wheat … Read more