Excessive scratching – maybe it's that annoying spot behind your dog's ears. It could also be some nibbling at the side of his leg. Well it seems that your dog always have that urge to scratch excessively. An itchy dog shares his misery with everyone. What causes itching in dogs? Usually, fleas are the culprits. They are sometimes ...Read More
Vegetarian and vegan diets are popular with humans these days. Also gaining in popularity is the belief that our pets are a part of our family. They have become valued members of our household instead of “just a pet”. So, it makes sense that families that have decided to be vegetarians or vegans would want their pets to live the same...Read More
Even though most dogs today are domesticated and grow up on commercial dog food, they still have the same teeth their wild ancestors had. Dog teeth are also very similar to human teeth, with a few main differences. It is important for dog owners to learn about these differences in order to be able to keep their dog’s teeth and gums healthy...Read More
Did you know that there is a organization that regulates pet food? It’s true. The organization is AAFCO, which stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. The organization is made up of volunteers from local, state, and federal levels who join together in order to set guidelines and best practices for the pet food indust...Read More
So you have a dog and you want to treat her to some of her favorite treats. But the pet store is far away and those treats are so expensive. How about trying some homemade treats?
Here are three easy recipes even a novice cook can make.
Carrot Cheese Puffs
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
-1 jar baby food - carrots (ti...Read More
As the weather starts to get warmer and draw summer closer, it is a great time to start thinking about flea and tick protection.
We will be spending more time outside with our pets in the following weeks and months. Unfortunately, what happens outside does not always stay outside. Those pesky little fleas and ticks love to hitch a ride on ou...Read More
If you are one of the growing number of dog owners considering a holistic approach to your dog’s health and wellness, you may have some questions. For example, what are the best kinds of dog foods? Is there really a benefit in a holistic diet over a traditional diet? Will a holistic diet and wellness plan cost a lot of money? Does a holist...Read More
If your dog is constantly itching his or herself, it could be an indication that there is something wrong. From fleas to allergies, there are many possible causes that could lead to the itching. The good news is that there are as many remedies to alleviate the itching as there are causes.
For some more information on dog skin problems, ...Read More
Winter is a magical time for those of us who live in snowy areas. It can be incredibly relaxing to watch the snow gently fall to the Earth while sipping some hot cocoa with one hand and petting the dog with the other.
On the other hand, winter can also be a very uncomfortable time for us and our pets. The dry climate and lowered humidit...Read More
Pet stores and websites pay a lot of attention to green, eco-friendly ideas for dog and cat owners, but there’s scant info on eco-trends for aquarists. Tropical fish owners who want to maintain a healthy ecologically safe tank for their pets and help the environment on a larger scale can do so in a number of ways.
If your cat is skittish, finicky or prone to health problems, even the most pristine brand of store-bought holistic cat food may not be adequate for his needs. A homemade diet tailored to a cat’s individual temperament is often preferable to commercial products. Preparing homemade meals for your cat doesn’t take that much extr...Read More
Now that we've covered the basics of natural cat food, here are reviews of five top well-received cat food brands. Each one has garnered many positive editorial and user reviews from sites like Amazon.com, About.com. and Catinfo.org.
Of course, there’s no guarantee your cat will like these brands, since all cats have their ow...Read More
Natural cat food…is there any other kind? A survey of store shelves, even in the most conservative, big-box chain, proves that the natural pet food craze isn’t just for hippies anymore; it’s a way of life for most pet owners. Familiar, cheaply-produced brands like Meow Mix and Friskies are available in a pinch a...Read More
Dogs and cats do not sweat like humans do. However, they do create oils and fats that are excreted from the skin that help to keep their fur clear of dirt and foreign objects. Washing pets with grease fighting shampoos is sometimes thought to be more of a danger to healthy pets than a help.
The benefits of oils and fats
Dogs and cats ...Read More
There aren’t very many negatives to owning a dog. Dead patches of grass is definitely one, if not the biggest one. The nitrogen in dog urine causes it to burn and kill your grass. Fortunately, there are a few tips, tricks, and techniques to combat the problem.
One option is to build a pen for the dogs to do their business in. The ...Read More
There is no question that we all love our dogs. That is why we want to keep them happy and healthy all the time. There is one problem that can be easy to overlook but has the potential to be deadly. That problem is dehydration.
Dehydration in dogs is just as important to keep in check as it is in children. The lack of water and nutrient...Read More
Take a look around a large pet store and you will see tons of products for pets that clean carpets, clean your pet, and take care of other messes and problems. But let’s get back to the basics and make things easy. There are four basic products that can be found at virtually any grocery store that can and will solve most of your pet&rsq...Read More
Like their human counterparts, pets respond to the tides of the moon and the position of the stars. We know all about human astrology, but what about our pets? Is it different? Are the signs the same? And what about the meanings....
Here are some answers. The astrological signs for pets are the same as those of humans (Aries, Gemini, Sco...Read More
Have you ever had a cat or a pet who has had cancer, a tumor, or other serious problem? If not you, do you know someone that has a cat with these issues? Chances are, many of you do because cancer is the leading cause of cat death, right after accidents.
Now, if you can, take a can of regular cat food or look at the back of a package of&nbs...Read More
Foul dog breath isn't just unpleasant, but can hint at a large dental problem. If a dog has an unclean mouth, it can indicate poor dental health. Since a dog's teeth are so vital, they should be taken care of-- preferably in a fashion that the dog enjoys. Most canines do not respond well to being forced to stay still while having their teeth man...Read More