Ask the Vet: Cancer Treatments for Dogs

A cancer diagnosis in your family is a scary thing–including when that family member is one with four legs. Today more cancer treatments are available to dogs than ever before and, with that, more specialized cancer treatments so that dogs can live life to the fullest. Recently we reached out on our social media channels […]

5 Ways to Enjoy the Backyard with Your Dog This Summer | #Giveaway

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. At our house, summer means outdoor fun–for us and for Irie and Tiki. Early morning hikes (before the heat sets in), wading in the creek (once the temperatures start to rise), and trips to the lake mean exercise for us and for […]

Preparing for a Natural Disaster | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May is a month of renewal in nature…a time for budding flowers to blossom and the next generation of wildlife to take their first tentative steps out into the world. Along with the beauty, however, the season also brings destruction, with tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather events reminding us of the fragility of our […]

Renaming Your New Dog: 2 Easy Tricks!

Should you rename your newly-adopted dog if you don’t like his or her name? Let’s face it: some names just don’t roll off our tongues with ease. Other names bring up unpleasant memories of previous connections. And some names just don’t seem a good fit for your newest family member. In all our years of […]

Planning Your Spring Garden? Make Sure It’s Dog-Friendly #Infographic

It is definitely starting to feel like spring here with a few early wildflowers starting to pop up. Today John planted a cypress tree, and I’ve got plans for some plantings in the coming weeks. If you’ve got gardening plans for your yard, we’ve got an infographic to share with you from Compost Direct. Be […]

8 Reasons to Walk Your Dog!

As we take our first tentative steps into the new year, many of us may already find ourselves struggling with our resolution to exercise more. One way to go that extra mile in order to keep your commitment to keep fit is to enjoy a daily dog walk (or two!) January is National Walk Your […]

Winter Dog Baths: 7 Ways to Clean Your Dog During Cold Weather

Time for a dog bath? Hmm…if you’re like us and dog baths are usually an outdoor activity, it’s time for Plan B. Even here in central Texas, most days are way too chilly for a dog bath so we’re getting creative with the bath options. It’s important to keep up a grooming routine even during […]

10 Fun Winter Activities for Your Dog

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. After the long, hot summers that we experience here in Texas, I always look forward to winter. While we can only hope for snow every three to five years, we do have quite a bit of chilly weather from now until February. […]

Video Created to Help Calm Dogs Who Fear Fireworks

For many holiday revelers, celebrations and fireworks seem to go hand in hand. However, while people turn their eyes to the sky to delight in the sight of a pyrotechnics presentation, the eyes of frightened dogs are frantically searching for an escape from the confusing bombardment of flashing lights and loud noises. Let’s face it: […]

How to Make a Lost Dog Kit

You’re driving around your neighborhood when suddenly you spot a lost dog. He has no collar, and he’s running down the sidewalk. How are you going to lure him toward you and how, if you decide it’s safe to transport him, are you going to leash him up when he has no collar and you […]