The Best Healthy, Natural, Low Sodium Dog Food Choices

There’s a plethora of cheap dog foods on the market today but, unfortunately, many of them contain rather high amounts of sodium.  Dogs do need a certain amount of sodium in their diet but it’s in just about everything, including snacks and treats.  To help you cut back to healthier levels, we have listed some of the best healthy, natural, low sodium dog foods you can check out the next time you’re at the pet supply store. You can even make your own. Keep in mind, some of the foods we will be recommend may not necessarily be best for…

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Natural Home Remedies for Fleas and Ticks

It’s almost inevitable that fleas and ticks will find their way to your dog, and this does not mean you’ve neglected them in any way.  If there are feral cats in your neighborhood, you likely have fleas in your yard.  Ticks are abundant in high grass and areas with a significant deer population.  To make matters worse, once your dog gets fleas or ticks they will likely end up in your home, and they can be a real pain to eradicate.  Here, we will give you some natural home remedies for getting rid of these buggers. The best thing about…

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Summertime Dog Tips: Avoiding Heat Exhaustion and Heat Strokes

Every summer, many dogs suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Heat stroke can be deadly, but this can usually be prevented by taking some common-sense steps to protect your pet. Prevention is definitely a better than cure when it comes to canine heat stroke, but sometimes it’s easy to forget how long Fido has been left out in the heat. Heat exhaustion is a precursor to heat stroke, so you need to be able to recognize the early warning signs. Vomiting, diarrhea, heavy panting, and inner ear redness are signs you need to get your dog out of the…

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DIY Dog Treats You Can Make at Home

There are plenty of reasons for cooking up your own dog treats, but the main one is knowing what ingredients are going in them.  Often cheap ones you buy from the store contain sugar, preservatives, fillers and more.  With most of our DIY treat ideas, you probably already have the ingredients in your panty.  Here are a few ideas for treats you can make at home that even the most domestically challenged can cook up. Frozen Treats Frozen dog treats are the easiest to make and are great for the summer months. Yogurt and peanut butter are both good for…

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Everything to Know About Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome

Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome is quite rare with dogs and doesn’t it manifest itself in all breeds. Research suggests that Labradors, Dobermans, Retrievers, Boxers and British Bulldogs are the most prone to the condition. We will try to provide you with everything you need to know about Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome and if you worry if your dog exhibits symptoms. Idiopathic Head Tremor Syndrome, or IHTS for short, is also known as Episodic Rapid Repetitive Myoclonus. The head tremors are usually vertical or horizontal making it appear as though your dog is shaking his head ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The cause…

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Activities for Dogs with Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety Overview Separation anxiety amongst dogs is pretty common, although many pet owners often don't recognize it from the behavior they are experiencing. Many pets seem to go on a rampage the second their owner leaves the house by chewing up furniture, scratching up doors, destroying windows and soiling floors. Owners tend to believe that it’s just a matter of training, but many of these misbehaviors could very well be separation anxiety. We’re going to give you a few simple ways that might help you deal with separation anxiety and hope you see a difference the next time…

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4 Easy Ways to Fix Bad Doggy Breath

Dogs can emit a plethora of nasty smells for many different reasons, but most would agree that bad breath is probably the most egregious. Unpleasant dog breath can be caused by anything from tooth decay to diet, so we are going to show you 4 easy ways to help fix it, as well as some clues as to what could be the culprit. 1. Brush Your Dogs Teeth Yeah, we agree that you’ll find this advice just about anywhere you ask this question, but it’s crucial that you brush your dog’s teeth if he will allow it. You can actually…

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6 Tips for Winter Hiking with Your Dog

Winter activity is essential but there is a lot to consider, especially if you’re a newbie to hiking in the cold with your dog. In order to have an enjoyable winter experience with and not get into any serious trouble, it’s always best to be prepared. Here we will provide 6 useful tips for winter hiking with your dog as well as some other information we hope will help. 1. Tell Someone About Your Hike Before going on a winter hike, with or without your dog, you should always let someone know where you are going, your route, and how…

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