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Unexpected Warning Signs of Dog Cancer

Marley’s Story Marley sat down and a lump appeared. Marley stood up and it disappeared. Long time readers of this blog know that we believe in the ‘don’t wait, aspirate’ rule of thumb when it comes to lumps on dogs. At the very least, a veterinary visit is in order for further testing.This seemingly innocuous lump turned out to be cancer, and a very aggressive, high grade … [Read more...]

Why Is My Dog Limping On The Front Leg

There is never a dull moment in my life. I recently had the displeasure of answering the question, “Why is my dog limping on the front leg.” Fireworks is the exact answer, but a soft tissue injury was the official diagnosis.You’ve likely arrived at this article because your dog is limping on one or both of his front paws, his front leg is being held in the air, and/or he is … [Read more...]

Top 12 Dangers of Traveling With Dogs By Car

We love taking road trips with our dog. In the 25 years my spouse and I have been together, we've taken dogs on every single one of our road trips. As a dog writer, I've also collected a detailed list of the dangers of traveling with dogs by car. The bad news is these dangers are a threat to your dog's overall well being, safety, and life. The good news is this post will show … [Read more...]

Results of Six Week Test With Dog Probiotics

We came, we saw, we dropped: Dropped as in Probonix droplets onto our dog's food and Women's Probonix probiotic into our daily regimen. If you are considering adding dog probiotics to your pup's diet, here's our results after a six-week trial run. We learned a lot, saw some interesting results, and the females of the family joined in the test.  What to Know … [Read more...]

How I Strengthen My Dog’s Immune System and So Can You

When a harsh dose of reality in the form of a threat to my dog's immune system reared its ugly head, my dog mom 'fight back ' mode instinctively kicked in. Rather than giving into a nasty immune system disease, here's how I learned to strengthen my dog's immune system and so can you.Canine Immune System 101: Just The Facts A dog's immune system acts as a gatekeeper for … [Read more...]

How to Potty Train an Adult Dog

If you've landed on this article, your adult dog is likely peeing in the house. You want to know how to potty train an adult dog. There are many reasons why dogs pee in the house as they age. Whether your dog is marking his spot in your bed, peeing or marking on rugs, randomly relieving himself inside, or you just adopted an adult dog and he needs re-training, this is the blog … [Read more...]

10 Hidden Warm Weather Dangers for Dogs

Warm weather means more outdoor time for dogs. It also means dangers for dogs. Don't let hidden warm weather dangers lurking in the shadows ruin the time spent enjoying the great outdoors with your dog. Aside from the higher temperatures, there are a whole host of indoor warm weather issues that pose a danger to dogs. From toxins to insect bites, and chemical free ways to enjoy … [Read more...]

Should My Dog Take Probiotics?

We geek out over health and wellness topics for dogs. I’ve been wanting to research the efficacy of probiotics on dogs and if my dog should actually take probiotics.Type in ‘dog probiotics’ into your favorite search engine. I am dizzy just looking at the pages and pages of results from companies claiming their probiotic is exactly what my dog needs to have a balanced … [Read more...]

Healthy Dog Expo Comes to New York

The Healthy Dog Expo is coming to Albany, New York, in April, and you are invited. Dr. Laurie Coger, practicing veterinarian of 26 years, is scratching a niche that is long overdue in the dog world. Here’s what to expect at this year’s expo: Who is Dr. Laurie Coger? We first encountered Dr. Coger after picking up a copy of her book, Vaccines Explained: The Wholistic Vet’s … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Road to Agility at Westminster

Not all dogs competing at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show are there for to beauty and breed standard reasons. As part of its annual festivities, the Westminster Kennel Club hosts an agility dog competition. We've got the inside scoop on a Cocker Spaniel and his road to Westminster.According to the official Westminster website, "Agility is designed to demonstrate a … [Read more...]