Common Dietary Supplements for Dogs
You humans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the right dietary supplements; they can be good for us dogs, too. Dogs with particular conditions, such as arthritis, may get the most benefit, but even dogs that are healthy as a horse (so to speak) may see improvements. If you’re curious about dietary supplements for dogs, check out the list below of some of the most common kinds. (Quick caveat: the FDA doesn’t test supplements for effectiveness and safety…
Why Dog Grooming is so Important to Your Dog’s Health
Bonjour my lovelies! It’s no surprise that I, a Maltese, love grooming and looking my best. My owner Penelope takes me to the groomer’s often and it’s one of my favorite things – my own spa day. But did you know it isn’t just about looking gorgeous – dog grooming is important for your dog’s health. True! Here’s how grooming goes beyond looks to keep your dog in tip top shape. Matted Fur Dogs with longer coats may get matted…
5 Reasons to Foster a Dog
I was a foster dog at one point. In between coming off the racing track and finding a forever home, greyhounds typically have a stopover in a foster home. This is where we get used to life on the outside of the kennel – life with hardwood, slippery linoleum floors, glass doors, and of course comfy couches and beds. Life inside the kennel can even be dangerous sometimes! Like when big storms that even you humans are scared of come…
What to Look For in a Dog Bed
Shopping for a dog bed! How fun. I always say it’s the most important piece of furniture in the house. That’s why you need to have a little info before you buy the first bed you see.
As a Maltese, I don’t need a big dog bed, but I do need my bed to be comfortable, durable, and as sophisticated as I am. That’s why I’m sharing some of my insight with you on what to look for as you buy your next dog bed. Here are my top 4 things to consider when buying a dog bed.
6 Tips for Taking Care of Senior Dogs
A dog ages 7 years in 1 human year, they say. That’s not precisely true, but it is true that we dogs reach our senior years much more quickly than our human counterparts. A small or medium size 11-year-old dog is equivalent to a 63-year-old human, while a large or giant 7-year-old dog is closer to 72 in human years.
Senior dogs, like senior humans, need special care and consideration as they age. As a senior dog myself, here are my top 6 tips for preparing for and dealing with the complications of aging dogs.
Travel Tips for Dogs Who Really Hate The Car
I do NOT like to travel in cars. I’m one of those dogs who cannot settle down. I stand in the backseat the whole time, queasy and uncomfortable, asking my family “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”
Recently my friend Moxie the Maltese gave some great general tips about car travel with your dog. She even suggested some quick fixes for dogs who suffer from anxiety and carsickness.
These tips are fantastic but I wanted to add more, since there’s even more you can do to ease your dog’s fear or motion sickness and make them happy in the car!