How to Prevent Canine Tick Problems

Living in the country, we’re no stranger to ticks. With warm weather right around the corner, we know that ticks will be arriving soon, too. Today we have a post and infographic on this important topic from Carrington College to help you prepare for these unwelcome spring arrivals. Ticks are extremely resilient creatures. They live […]

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 […]

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 GoldĀ® 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 fromĀ  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 […]

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