Preventative Medicine In Dogs: Does It Work?

Organic, natural, paleo, healthy, and GMO-free are terms that get tossed around in the veterinary community these days. Are these words simply designed to get you, the consumer, to pay more for products or is there truth in preventative medicine? That's right: Living a less chemical lifestyle is not only better for you, but in the long run, better for your dog. In this edition … [Read more...]

Products to Help Extend Your Dog’s Life

This post was not paid for, I have no reason to share it other than these products work, and if you love your dog and want him or her to live a long, healthy, happy life, these are the kind of products to use on your dog. Some brands just absolutely "get it" when it comes to making products for dogs that have an impact. They don't deal with nasty ingredients that require a … [Read more...]

The Best Dog Food to Feed a Dog

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "What do you feed your dog?"  I cannot cook and if you follow my blog, you know that the Food Network wanted me to be on their television show, Worst Cooks in America. I turned it down because I didn't want to leave my dog (and spouse BOL) for such a long period of time.  The best dog food to feed a dog is the one that … [Read more...]

Veterinarian Dishes Paw Power and Giveaway

When Dr. Laurie Coger sought the addition of a vitamin-mineral supplement to feed her dogs, the veterinarian and breeder who feeds a raw diet to her dogs, came up short handed. “I have used various products in the past that I have loved -- and sadly watched their formulas change, removing ingredients I valued and adding things I wanted to avoid,” Coger says. [Tweet … [Read more...]

What To Do for Dog Arthritis

Bones and joints wear with age: It’s a fact of life for people and it’s a fact of life for dogs. “What supplement do you recommend my dog take for arthritis…or arthritis prevention” is a question I am asked quite frequently by dog moms and dads. I am heavily ensconced in the pet industry and I have contact with a lot of experts in the ever-expanding field of alternative and … [Read more...]

How An Older Dog Got Her Mojo Back With #SomaPet

I want my dog to live as long as I do. I want my dog never to lose his mojo and zest for life. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve uttered those words to myself. As much as I wanted my precious Cocker Spaniel, Brandy Noel, to age with me into my twilight years, I knew deep inside my heart, this would never be possible. A great writer once penned, ““Dogs' lives are too … [Read more...]

The Reality of Dog Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins and supplements are part of the daily rituals for millions of people, but should dogs take them? According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in 2013 Americans spent $13.14 billion dollars in the supplies/Over-the-Counter category. The category includes food, medicines, vitamins, supplements, and more. The category is expected to topple $13.72 billion … [Read more...]