Working to Make Tiki’s Meals Last Longer + Be More Fun!

January is just about synonymous with weight loss. Let’s face it: we all tend to overindulge over the holidays. Coupled with the bad weather that all too often keeps us indoors (or gives us a handy excuse for staying in), the pounds can pack on–not only on us but on our dogs. One of Tiki’s […]

Make Your Dog a Toy with this #BestFriends Video!

OK, the big day is here. Feeling bad because your dog doesn’t have a toy under the tree? Have no worries: Best Friends Animal Society has got you covered! Regardless of your DIY skills, you’ll find some great ideas for easy homemade toys in this video, ones that won’t require a run to the store. […]

The Joys Of Adopting A Senior Pet

by Heather Loenser, DVM, Staff Veterinary Advisor, Professional and Public Affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association If we had the choice, our pets would live as long as we do, but sadly, that’s not the case. All members of the animal kingdom age at different rates. Hamsters rarely live past 3 years of age, […]

10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog #NutrishSeniorPets

We adopted both Irie and Tiki at the age of six months. I’ll be honest: for all the puppy fun and incredible joy, there was a lot of work as well. From digging in the yard to chewing off each other’s collars, we had a busy, busy time during the first two years. As they’ve […]

Keeping Senior Dogs Sharp with Tips from Bill Berloni

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan. As always, we only share information that we believe is important to our readers–and, with two seven-year-old dogs in our home, we’re always looking for more information on how to keep our dogs active and alert for many years to come. When the live small screen adaptation […]

Tips from #BetterwithPets on Your Pet’s Emotional Wellness

This post and my attendance at Better with Pets were sponsored by Purina. As always, all opinions and statements are entirely my own, and I only share information that I believe will be helpful to our readers…who all know that life is Better with Pets! Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the third […]

Infographic: Protecting Your Dog from Halloween Chocolate

For all the fun of Halloween, when it comes to dogs, chocolate is NO treat. According to Petplan pet insurance, 32% more likely to suffer food poisoning during Halloween week versus any other time of the year. What’s the top risk? Chocolate! Chocolate is poisonous to pets because it contains toxic theobromine, and different types […]

How Long Can You Store Dog Treats?

We put treats for two days in our USA-made Paws for a Cause treat jars…and Irie and Tiki KNOW they’re in there! Wondering how long you can store your dog treats? We’ve got an easy rundown here for both commercial and homemade treats! Storing Commercial Dog Treats Commercial dog treats include preservatives to make them […]

6 Tips for Safe Autumn Dog Walks

This post is sponsored by Paws for a Cause, a family-owned company featuring USA-made products for you and your dog. Fall may be my very favorite time of the year. After a long (long!) hot summer, the first cool days reenergize me. I’m ready for long dog walks exploring both our favorite trails and ones […]

8 Household Items to Keep Away from Your Dog

Do you have a dog that you keep inside your home? If so, you know that these pets can often make a mess by chewing on household items and getting into other things that they shouldn’t. Although this can be an annoyance to animal owners, it can also be dangerous for your canine. Even if […]

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