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How Often Should You Wash Your Dog’s Bowl?

This post is sponsored by Paws For-A-Cause, a family-owned company featuring USA-made goods for you and your dog. Save 15% off your purchase with coupon code SUMMER-SAVINGS by shopping before 8/31! How often do you wash your dog’s food bowl? Let’s be honest: after most of our dogs are finished with their meals, the bowl […]

Is Your Dog at Risk for Chagas Disease?

Years ago when were on assignment in a remote part of Belize, we were warned to tuck the mosquito netting beneath the mattress at night. Besides the issue of mosquitoes in our hut, there was the risk of a bite by a kissing bug. All night, I listened for the telltale “kissing” sound that the […]

How to Transition Your Dog to a New Dog Food #FoodforFreeSpirits

When we wrap up our Solid Gold dog food giveaway in a few days, one lucky reader will win holistic dog food for free spirits from Solid Gold® Holistic Pet Nutrition. But what does that mean for the dog, if he or she has previously been eating a different brand of food? Or if you […]

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 […]

Do You Know the Flip, Check, Treat Routine? (video)

Banfield Veterinarian Dr. Andrea Sanchez discusses the problem of dog dental disease and what pet owners can do to help prevent it in this exclusive video for National Pet Dental Health Month! Learn why dog dental health is no laughing matter, what to include in a dental care program, and how to include the “Flip, […]

Recovering from ACL Surgery #PetHealthAwareness

This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Pet Health Awareness Month with an educational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. I am happy to say that this is the last week of Irie’s […]

Ebola and Dogs: What You Need to Know

We know that many of you are following the news about Ebola. Living in Texas, we see it not only on the national news but the local news as well, as the only cases in the US have been found in Dallas. Today we received this list of excellent information from  BluePearl Veterinary Partners about […]

9 Tips to Help Your Dog After ACL Surgery

As you know, our Irie had surgery on her right rear leg on August 25. She had TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgery to stabilize her stifle (knee) joint, all due to a tear in the ACL (or known as CCL or cranial cruciate ligament in dogs). Whew…that’s a mouthful! Irie spent just one night […]

Getting Fit with #HillsPet

We all know how difficult it can be to lose weight. You try and try…and sometimes the results are just not noticeable. But, then other times you get a diet and it just works. Your clothes fit better. You feel better. You feel more confident, and it shows as you become more active and get […]

The Caring Vet: Spring and Summer Safety

In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some hot tips for keeping your canine cool and comfortable as the weather warms and outdoor activities beckon. Spring is here, and if your weather is anything like mine here in Southern California, you may already be feeling the warmer climate making its move. Warmer weather […]

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