Four Myths Surrounding Caring for Your Dog’s Teeth

by janie knetzer March 10, 2014

With February having been Pet Dental Health Month, I thought this would be a good opportunity to explore some myths about dog dental care. A number of these myths are based around marketing campaigns put out by pet food companies in order to sell products, so it’s important to recognize the truth when caring for […]

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Contagious Cancer Found in Street Dogs in Under Developed Countries

by janie knetzer March 3, 2014

Dogs tend to be afflicted with the same sorts of cancers that touch human lives, but there’s one particular type that is puzzling scientists because of one particularly curious reason: it is contagious. The idea of a contagious cancer is strange enough on its own, but there’s more. This particular tumor, common in street dogs […]

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Four Behaviors of Dog Owners That Are Considered Irresponsible

by janie knetzer February 24, 2014

There are countless examples of bad behavior in the dog community, but most of the worst behavior comes thanks to those ill-considered dog owners. Like Mr. Miyagi said in The Karate Kid, “There are no bad students, only bad teachers.” Much in the same way, I believe there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. […]

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Why You Should Rotate Your Dog’s Food Every Day

by janie knetzer February 2, 2014

Mixing Up Your Dog’s Diet Is a Good Thing There are several reasons why you shouldn’t feed your dog the same food every day. Let’s start with the obvious. Would you want to eat the same thing, every day for the rest of your life? I doubt it and neither does your dog! Putting aside […]

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Getting Your Dog Ready for the Beach

by janie knetzer June 24, 2013

It’s that time of the year when people start taking their dogs to the beach, but getting your four-legged friend ready for the beach can take some doing. Luckily, we’ve got a few pointers for you to help ensure that your trip is safe and fun for everyone involved. No Dogs Allowed The first thing […]

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Safely Using Uva Ursi for Dogs

by janie knetzer June 17, 2013

Our ongoing series on herbs for dogs continues with this look at uva ursi. The full name of this plant is Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, but we’re going to go with the shortened form for obvious reasons. This plant is circumpolar and is largely found in northern latitudes and higher altitudes the further south you get. You can […]

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Safely Using Borage for Dogs

by janie knetzer June 10, 2013

Today’s herb for dogs just so happens to be borage, also known as starflower. Borage is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region. It has been grown in a number of other climates and environments around the world, however, and now shows up in the form of a garden plant in North America. It […]

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Safely Using Valerian for Dogs

by janie knetzer June 7, 2013

It’s time once again to talk about some herbal options: this time, we’re delving into valerian for dogs. Valerian is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and different parts of Asia, but it’s also been introduced to North America. Sometimes called garden valerian, garden heliotrope and all-heal, the valerian we’re talking about today is […]

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