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Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Smell

A dog has an amazing sense of smell
Just this morning, I lost yet another argument with my dog Layla. She was whining persistently about something of interest in a packed magazine rack (to my knowledge, she cannot read!). I tried to show her that nothing was in there by removing the first few magazines off the top, but Layla was having none […] Read more »

Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog?

A dog owner safely walks dog on a hot day
Summer Tips for Dogs #1: Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog? Dogs can struggle with heat, and hot pavement can quickly cause severe burns to your dog’s paws. After constantly debating whether it’s too hot to walk my dog when it’s 90 degrees in Baltimore, I have accumulated a few important precautions for […] Read more »

5 Things You Should Know about Rawhide for Dogs

Dog with raw hide bone dangling from mouth
Anyone who’s come home to a destroyed pair of shoes, knows that dogs love to chew. It’s an instinctual behavior, which begins when they are puppies, exploring their environment. Dogs love to chew throughout their life, and it’s good for them, as it helps them clean their teeth, provides stimulation, and even helps them deal […] Read more »

Preparing for the Fourth of July as a Pet Owner

Help your pets prepare for the 4th of July
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, instead of getting excited for my plans for the night, I worry about how my pets are going to react to the fireworks nearby. Below is a list of tips for both horse and dog owners to prepare for the Fourth: Know where the fireworks will […] Read more »

6 Super Gross Facts About Ticks

6 Reasons Why Ticks Are Gross
Ticks. EWWW! The very word gives the creepy crawlies to most of us, with very good reason! Ticks, which are second only to mosquitoes worldwide in carrying and transmitting disease, have vampire-like super powers. Ticks have super strength, super stealth, and super specialized sucking abilities to steal blood from their hosts, whether their prey are […] Read more »

Five Quick Ways to Evaluate Dog Health

dog health
You don’t need to be a vet to play an important role in the well being of your dog. We present five areas to keep an eye on to help ensure your dog is looking and feeling his best. Although regular veterinary checkups are still necessary, these tips can help prevent common dog health issues. […] Read more »

Is Joint Pain Responsible for Your Lethargic Dog?

Lethargic dog lies on the ground
When  people see their best friend turn into a lethargic dog, they often assume it’s an unavoidable symptom of age, when the dog might be dealing with fixable joint pain. Just like people, dogs can experience joint pain, especially as they age. Joint issues can be degenerative or developmental. Degenerative joint issues include problems such […] Read more »

Tips on Homemade Food for Your Dog

  In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. Homemade Dog Food: A Growing Trend Over the past decade, the popularity of homemade dog food has […] Read more »

The Benefits and Risks of the Raw Food Diet

In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. What is the raw dog food trend? Raw feeding is a dog feeding style that attempts to imitate […] Read more »

Choosing the Best Wet Food for Your Dog

In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. Wet Dog Food: How It’s Made Wet or canned dog food is made by mixing animal meat, plant […] Read more »