Infographic: Summer Pet Safety Tips

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Summer is definitely a time of fun in the sun with our dogs — but it’s a time when there are doggie dangers to be aware of as well. Today we wanted to share this important infographic from ASPCA regarding dangers your dog faces during these summer months including: Fireworks & Thunderstorms: Loud noises like […]

Adding Fish Oil to Your Dog’s Diet


As you know from our book Barkonomics, we’re always looking for ways to make sure our dogs lead a healthy, happy life without breaking the bank. Well, one way is the addition of fish oil to their diet. We recently tried Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil from Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods, a product that’s […]

Financing Your Pet’s Surgery with CareCredit


Late last month, our kitten Lucky became very ill with bladder stones and required a fairly lengthy hospitalization and surgery. The cost, for us, was staggering. When faced with the estimate, we turned to a brochure we saw in the veterinary hospital waiting room for CareCredit. I’ve written about CareCredit before but never had to […]

Preparing for a Tropical Storm — Keeping Your Pets Safe


Well, just a few short weeks after the flooding in our area on Memorial Day weekend, we’re once again preparing for flooding rains tonight with the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. The storm isn’t predicted to be too big in terms of wind damage (although we are under a tornado watch right now) but is […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe with Lighted Collar During Emergency Weather Situations


This post is sponsored by Canine Care Products. As you know from the news reports, this has been a long, long week in Central Texas. We spent much of last Saturday night up and listening to weather broadcasts and receiving tornado and flash flood warnings. In this part of the state, very few people have […]

Pet Training Fun with #TuesdayMorning


May is National Pet Month — but every month is a good time to build your bond with your pets through training and play. While training may have once been considered a chore that you got out of the way when puppies were young (and perhaps never with kittens), today’s pet parents realize that training […]

10 Plants to Remove from Your Dog’s Yard


I have to admit that I love sago palms. I love the look of them and the tropical feel they give a yard. But we don’t have a sago palm — and we’ll never have a sago palm — because they’re deadly to dogs. One of many, many toxic plants you’ll find on the ASPCA […]

How Many Treats Should You Give Your Dog?


Whether you use them for training purposes, to calm your dog during a stressful time, or just to reward your dogs for being your buddy, treating your dog can strengthen the bond between you and your four-legged best buddy. Of course, giving extra treats between meals has the potential for busting your dog’s diet. Some […]

Helping Your Dog Stay Calm at the Vet’s Office


Today was Irie’s annual veterinary exam. She’d been at the vet’s office just six weeks ago to check on some limping we were worried about (she had TPLO surgery for an ACL tear at the end of August) but, nonetheless, she gets stressed when she goes to the vet. Let’s face it: the vet’s office […]

Does Your Dog Need a Life Jacket?


This post is sponsored by Canine Care Products. Swimming seems as easy and natural to a dog as, well, dog paddling, right? Wrong. Not all dogs can swim and, of those who can, not all are good swimmers. And even good swimmers can find themselves in situations that challenge their swimming abilities. Which Dogs Have […]

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