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...]

Help for Dogs with a Heart Murmur

My heart beats dog™ and after my dog was diagnosed with a heart murmur, that rhythm went a bit out of sync but never stopped. If you are looking for information about dogs with a heart murmur and how to help them, that is the focus of this article. First and foremost, a heart murmur in a dog is not a death sentence. As a lifelong dog mom and dog parent to two Cocker Spaniels … [Read more...]

Dog Winter Safety Check List

Do you have a dog winter safety check list handy? We do! Dogs are more resistant to cold weather because of their fur, right? WRONG!!!!! With terms like bomb cyclone infiltrating news feeds, dog moms and dog dads wonder how to keep dogs warm in cold temperatures. Thankfully, we have over two decades experience on this topic AND we’ve put some products and theories to the … [Read more...]

How to Help a Dog With Pancreatitis

How could my dog possibly have pancreatitis? He is 9 years young, receives incredible care, and yet here I am scouring the Internet to learn how to help a dog with pancreatitis. My Cocker Spaniel has had two bouts of acute pancreatitis in the last 60 days as of this writing, and we hope it stays away. Our previous Cocker Spaniel had one bout of acute pancreatitis in her nearly … [Read more...]

How to Give Your Dog a Pill

Despite a lifetime of being a dedicated dog mom, one of my biggest tasks to perform is that of giving my dog a pill. If you know how to give your dog a pill without upsetting the dog or fretting over the process yourself, more power to you and we applaud you. If, however, you experience dread at the thought of how to get a pill into your dog without 25 pieces of ham or cream … [Read more...]