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How To Relieve Arthritis Pain With Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

The reality of cold laser therapy for dogs is something I know a lot about. My Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, tore both of his ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) within one year of each other. We tried conservative management including a custom knee brace and laser therapy for dogs at a rehabilitation center. Despite our best efforts to prevent his ACL partial tear from advancing to … [Read more...]

Why I Started Giving My Dog CBD Whole Hemp Oil

If something could help my dog's anxiety, arthritis, and lipomas, I certainly want to know more about it. That's been the journey I've taken over the last several years with CBD research. Why I started giving my dog CBD whole hemp oil might be surprising to some, but as always I share my dog's health adventures on this blog.  A ton of information exists about CBD and … [Read more...]

Secrets From People Whose Dogs Live Longer Lives

One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received over the years is how to help dogs live longer lives. Amazingly, when I typed “how to help a dog live longer” into Google to prepare for this post, this was one of the first “people also ask questions:” That’s right, how do I make my dog live forever? In a perfect world, your dog would draw his or her last breath … [Read more...]

Safer Non-Chemical Flea And Tick Prevention 2019 Edition

It's that time of the year: when more dogs are getting outside because the temperatures are more cooperative. It also means it's flea and tick prevention season. If I can't use it on my own body, then I don't allow my dog to be exposed to it. I am talking about dangerous chemical flea and tick preventatives. There are safer, non-chemical alternatives to chemical safeguards … [Read more...]

Dealing With Guilt From The Accidental Death Of My Dog

When a dog dies, often times the ones left behind feel full of guilt. The death of my dog forever changed me. When my Brandy Noel was euthanized, it took me many years to stop feeling like I failed her and ultimately killed her. After all, I knowingly allowed a veterinarian to end her life while I stood by, signed the papers, and watched as she drifted away … [Read more...]

How To Cook For Your Dog In 15 Minutes A Week

Cooking for my dog is something I’ve always wanted to learn. Wanting to cook for your dog and being proficient at it are two completely different things. I learned to cook for my pooch in 15 minutes a week. As a result, he is healthier, and I know exactly what goes into his food. If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog food at home … [Read more...]

Purrs And Paws Holiday Giveaway 2018

Dog lovers, it's time for a holiday giveaway to enter to win some wag-tastic prizes to the tune of almost $500 dollars’ worth! Just like the 12 days of Christmas, 12 pet bloggers have come together to run a week-long flash giveaway. The best part is YOU get all the presents! Entering is easy, fun, and the prizes are fabulous. Here are the three prizes up for grabs just for … [Read more...]

Tribute To A Cocker Spaniel Princess: Coco Chanel Bella

She made her mark and left pawprints across the hearts of everyone she met, including mine. Coco Chanel Bella, a 13-years-young American Cocker Spaniel crossed from this life to the Rainbow Bridge on October 17, 2018. She leaves behind a trail of broken hearts, including her dog mom, Christine Aiello, and her sister, Danielle, grandma, Ann, and granddad, Gary. Coco was no … [Read more...]

Teach Your Dog Hide and Seek Trick or Treat Giveaway

It's time for the Trick or Treat Giveaway 2018 for dog lovers! We teach a trick, you get treats! Hide and seek is a fun game to play with your dog during cold weather, on rainy days, and just for some indoor fun. It's also a neat trick of sorts that you can teach your dog. No matter your dog's age, this is fun for dogs of all ages and also to help train them. My dog is … [Read more...]

What Dog Food Is Best For My Dog?

If you are fussy about the food your dog eats, this is the blog post for you. I will always tell my readers that the best dog food for your dog is the one that works best for them. If you have no idea what food that is, we can help. Take a peek at these pictures. The one on the left is kibble, while the one on the right is a fresh food diet. Which would you rather eat daily? … [Read more...]