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What Kind Of Worms Can Dogs Get?

When one member of my Facebook group, Club Cocker, asked me "what kind of worms can dogs get," I began researching. When several members asked the same question over two months’ time, I knew others would benefit from a discussion on dogs and worms.Parasites and worms love to find a host to call home. At some point in most dogs’ lives, they will get infected with worms. … [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...]

How Watching DOGTV Calmed My Dog’s Anxiety

I have tried everything from A to Z to calm my dog's anxiety, and we are presently trying CBD oil that we plan to discuss in a future post. My dog's situational anxiety started when he was just a year or two old after some kids on bikes tossed fireworks at him on the fourth of July. I wish I could go back in time, but the damage has been done. The folks at DOGTV asked … [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...]

How To Keep A Dog’s Kidneys Healthy

Just like people, dogs have two kidneys that serve to regulate blood pressure along with calcium and vitamin D metabolism, but they also help in the creation of new red blood cells. The kidneys help normalize salt and water in the dog’s body.A dog’s kidneys balance certain substances in the bloodstream while helping to filter out waste as urine. If the kidneys malfunction, … [Read more...]

How To Treat and Prevent Gallbladder Disease In Dogs

A silent but deadly epidemic is taking place that affects thousands of dogs every single year. A ruptured gallbladder caused by a mucocele is one of the new leading causes of canine deaths. That's right: gallbladder disease in dogs can be deadly. Even scarier, the pathophysiology/cause of mucocele formation on the gallbladder is not completely known nor understood.I … [Read more...]

Help! My Dog Hates Having His Teeth Brushed

If your dog hates having his teeth brushed, today is your lucky day.  February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a good time for me to come clean, pun intended. Not every dog is going to like teeth brushing; some will outright despise it. If your dog's mouth or breath ever smell, there could be a very scary underlying problem that many … [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...]