Many dog owners live with the misconception that their pets are invincible in the winter: they believe their furry coats keep them warm and safe from the harsh effects of the winter months. Unless your dog is a Direwolf, pets feel the freezing temperatures and require proper care to stay safe.
Topics: Pet Health
Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that pets don’t need protection from fleas and ticks. There is a common belief that fleas and ticks are exclusively a seasonal concern: they come out in the warmer weather and die off in the colder seasons. We look forward to those first frosts or snows that seem to send the little pests packing and give us a few months respite before they reappear.
The monotony of the same old, same old routine kibble doesn’t provide enough of a variety to meet dogs’ nutritional needs. Rotational feeding involves varying the menu on a periodic basis so dogs can broaden their palates and experience a wider range of nutrients and ingredients.
No matter how hard we try to keep our dogs on a strict, healthy diet—we’re all guilty of sharing our favorite foods with our furry friends. While their tummies can handle many of the same foods that we can, a few of humans’ favorite foods can contain hidden dangers for our four-legged friends.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that 2017 will be the worst flea and tick season in years, due to a number of environmental factors. It’s important for dog and cat owners to keep an eye on their pets, since these tiny creatures could potentially harm our furry friends.
Topics: Pet Health
Dayna Guzik's passion for pet health started with her own pup, Nugget. After her golden retriever/lab mix beat liver cancer at the age of 11, she began adjusting his diet to be kidney friendly, including foods that were high in quality protein, potassium, Omega fatty acids and low in phosphorus and sodium. To further help his aging body and mind, she began making her own bone broth and yogurt snacks for Nugget, rich in antioxidants and nutrients that provided a daily boost to his immune system. Serving them to Nugget frozen released "feel good" endorphins that helped sooth him into his later years.