If you are considering how to make healthier homemade dog food, read this article. A simple guide to picking the right ingredients that will give your dog all the nutrients. Easy recipes and valuable tips are also included.
Lots of dogs have sensitive stomachs, including mine. Here's all my research and everything I learned about my dog's stomach sensitivity.
Nothing ruins the clean dog experience like a stinky collar! Learn how to effectively clean your dog's collar and leash without damaging the metal or material.
Homecooked dog food made with quality organic ingredients may cost more than commercial pet food, but it's so much better and safer for your pet. Here's how to make dog food in your own kitchen.
This is the second article of four that demonstrates how to prepare a deer for dog food and how to safely remove the guts.
You can protect your dog and avoid attacks from most other dogs. If a dog does attack, however, this is what you need to stop him and make him let go.
Puppies lose their baby teeth around four months of age to make room for the teeth they will have for the rest of their life. Teething and the behaviors that come with it can be a lot to deal with, but there are steps you can take to help your puppy have an easier transition.
Ticks on German Shepherd dogs are a nuisance at the best of times. For humans, fortunately, ticks are pretty easy to see on the body. When your dog gets a tick, it can be hard to tell.
Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild will be our focus in this article, which compares these two brands of dog food with similar formulas. We'll compare the top five ingredients, different manufacturing processes, price, formulas, and feeding guide.
Are you getting a new puppy? Congrats! Here's the ultimate list of puppy supplies you need to get before you pick your new best friend up at the breeders. Good luck with your new puppy.
Antioxidants and fatty acids found in coconut oil can help many dogs suffering from skin conditions. Learn how to produce high-quality coconut oil at home and how to use it.
Coconut flour hosts many nutritional benefits for pets and humans. It's perfect for homemade dog treats and more.
Should you neuter your dog or not? There is more evidence that neutering may increase the chances for certain health disorders, yet the pet overpopulation problem cannot be denied. What to do? Read what the experts say for an informed decision.
A review of the pros and cons of automatic feeders for pets and a recommendation of some of the best brands to buy.
Changes in diet are the long-term solution to your dog's skin problems, but giving the right dietary supplements can boost him back to health in the short-term. This article explains when to give dietary supplements to your dog, which supplements to choose, and how to administer the correct dosage.
This article includes instructions to build a quick, easy, and inexpensive dog fence to help keep your dog safe!
Whether you're a professional dog walker, or merely want to give your beloved pup the best walks of all time, these creative, must-have products will revolutionize your game.
With the dog days of summer approaching, nothing beats a refreshing "pupsicle" for your dog's delight. These puppy ice pops are a good way to cool down during those sizzling hot days.
As pet owners, we always have questions about what our dogs can and cannot eat when it comes to "people" foods. For example, is it safe to feed dogs green beans?
Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet cannot access them and harm itself.
Learn how to clean your dog's teeth, discover the chews and toys that will remove plaque and tartar best, and discover how to spot signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and potential health problems.
To avoid spending hundreds of dollars on your dog's teeth and steep vet bills, try these preventative measures. By regularly brushing your dog's teeth, you can prevent most major dental issues.
Big dog food companies can afford to run trials and find out if their food makes dogs live longer, but they don't know if their food improves life spans. Why?
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
Here’s a list of some of the best dog carriers for every size dog and budget, along with tips to help you choose the right size and type of carrier for your dog.
So, your dog has bad teeth and you are worried about having your dog go under anesthesia. You may have heard about anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs, but is it a good option?
If you're searching for grain-free senior dog food, you're in the right place. We'll look at the ingredients and the added benefits of 3 brands.
If your dog has worms, you may consider deworming with Safeguard. Read on for a guide on using Safeguard for your dog.
Should you give your dogs antlers, raw bones, and other hard materials? Bones are commonly used as treats and chews for dogs, but they pose some serious risks to your companion's dental health.
Salmon crack dog treats are called so because they are "crack" to dogs. Well known in dog training circles for helping dogs focus during training, this is a homemade, super easy dog treat!
People in favor of a raw food diet for dogs claim it's more natural and healthy. Those against say it's dangerous because of the risks of poor nutrition and bacterial infection. This article examines the scientific evidence based on recent studies of raw food diets for dogs.
There are specific rules you need to teach your dog for a harmonious relationship and home. Neglecting these things is likely to increase your dog's chances of ending up in the pound.
Dogs' dietary needs depend on breed, size, and age. Choosing the right diet for your pet's life stage is important to keep him in good condition. This article explains what the best adult dog feeds are, how to tell if your dog is a healthy weight, and when you should take him to the vet.
Why does a dog's stool start firm and then turn soft? What's the normal color? Why is there mucus in the dog's stool? This guide will provide answers to some of these common questions.
A time may come when your dog may benefit from a bland diet. You can easily prepare a bland diet for dogs suffering from upset stomach by following these simple steps.
It’s very frustrating to have a dog that won’t stop peeing on your carpet. There are some basic items that will make life easier and take away some of the stress.
Up to a third of all dogs in the USA are fed dietary supplements. But does your dog need added vitamins and minerals? Do they even work? This article examines the facts about vitamin and mineral supplements for dogs based on information from the Food and Drug Administration and scientific research.
There are many steps that you can take to keep your dog cool in summer. These steps are very important in order to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Chicken feet offer a fair amount of glucosamine for your dog's joint health. They are also great for your dog's dental health. These are some of the benefits of chicken feet for dogs. Read more on why you might want to include chicken feet in their diet.
Dogs love going for a walk. Unfortunately, many owners do not. You may be wondering, why should I walk my dog and why is it so important?
Learn how to get rid of those pesky snow and ice balls that get stuck in your dog's foot pads when they are out in the snow.
Does your dog need antioxidants added to his diet? Açai is a fruit produced mostly in the Amazon that has antioxidant properties. Vitamins C, A, E, and some other chemicals also act as antioxidants in the body.
French bulldogs need a specific type of food to avoid common allergies, dietary sensitivities and more. Unfortunately, the food you're using may be hurting your puppy!
What dental bones are best for your dog? Your dog's teeth need the right types of bones to keep them in good shape and prevent the harmful accumulation of plaque. Let's see what vets recommend.
Discover the dangers dog poop poses to you and the environment. You'll never leave the house without a bag again!
Use this list as a guide to keep your dog from eating human foods that are harmful to their health—and could be possibly fatal.
Save yourself some money and bake your own dog cookies. My dogs say "woof" to these delicious cookies.
Learn why female dogs may not get along as well as opposite-sex pairs. Same sex aggression is common in dogs. and at times, fights between two females may get fierce. Learn why good leadership is important.
No one should be telling you NOT to feed your dog leftovers. There are table scraps you can use to feed your dog, and others you should avoid. Read this list and find out what they are.
Do dental chews really help clean dogs' teeth? I've been experimenting to try to find the best commercial dental bones and chews, and I've presented by results here. Ingredients, pros, cons, and customer reviews are included with each listing.
Avoid factory farms, and find dog and cat foods that use sustainably-raised methods with humane or free-range farm animal care. Also included, vegetarian or grass-fed.
A quick guide to making your own no-pull harness for your dog out of three small items your probably already have. This system is easy, portable, super cheap, and can fit multiple dogs with no adjustment!
Find ways to save money on dog food every month. Give your dog quality, grain-free, high protein food and keep them healthy while saving money.
German Shepherds can have a variety of coat types. Some of them are easier to groom than others. Here we cover coat care and general grooming tips for your dog.
Choosing the right flea prevention for your dog or cat can be incredibly confusing. With this chart, I hope to alleviate some of the difficulty.
You must choose a healthy diet for your dog. By law, dog food labels must list ingredients and the relative amounts of protein, fat, fiber, moisture, and nutrients. But understanding the terminology on labels is tricky. This article explains in detail what everything on the nutritional label means.
Giving your dog a pill doesn't have to be a stressful task. If your dog dreads pills, this guide will give you some options on how to make pill-giving fun and rewarding for your dog.
Choosing a collar and leash for your dog can be daunting, but a leash is a legal requirement in most places. Leashes are a training tool and keep your dog and other animals safe. This article discusses different kinds of collars and leashes to help you make the right choice for you and your dog.
Whenever I'd leave home, I would miss and worry about my Chihuahuas. My traveling buddy always took her pet Chi with us. So, I decided I would take my little dogs on their very first road trip.
Many dog owners like to know exactly what their pooch is eating. While commercial dog food should provide a healthy, complete, balanced diet, you may want to prepare your dog's meals from scratch. This article explains everything from choosing a good recipe to food preparation and health-checks.
If you hate your dog, confine her to a crate. Ask yourself, is incarceration better than being outside?
German Shepherds use their teeth for everything. Having healthy and strong teeth is vital for your dog. Here we will cover dental cleaning for your German Shepherd.
While dogs enjoy snacks and treats, it's important to avoid over-feeding your dog or damaging his health. This article discusses the pros and cons of giving snacks and treats to your dog, which foods to avoid, how to choose safe store-bought treats, and healthy alternatives to manufactured snacks.
If you don't want to wrap a chemical-filled collar around your dog's neck, consider making this natural homemade flea collar instead.
Learn what makes self-refilling water bowls so special. Also learn the main advantages and disadvantages of using such dog water bowls.
Healthy holiday meal ideas for pets, including recipes for pet-friendly cranberry sauce and sweet potato or pumpkin pie.
Peanut butter dog treats recipe. How can you make homemade Peanut butter dog treats. Making coconut oil treats for your puppy. Healthy food recipes for your dogs. Quick and easy recipe with step-by-step instructions, videos and photos.
This article gives you 10 easy recipes for homemade dog biscuits and cookies using all-natural and safe ingredients that are common in the kitchen. They're safe, healthy, and delicious!
How can coconut oil help your dog? Learn how your canine companion can reap the benefits of this oil and discover the many advantages of using this popular product.
Wheat is a common cause of dog allergies. If your dog is gluten intolerant, try these 10 absolutely delicious wheat-free dog treats that are easy to make and use only natural and healthy ingredients.
Fortunately, most dog owners make sure that their beloved dogs have a warm and safe place to stay in winter, but it is amazing how many people do not understand that dogs have a true need for warmth.
This article is meant to help new or seasoned pet owners who have decided to take in a dog that is already blind. This is the tale of our dog, Sam, and much of it is unique to Sam.
If done correctly, you can give your puppy (or dog) shots by yourself if you cannot afford to take them to the vet. I've included step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Keep in mind that some vaccinations must be administered by a veterinary professional to be legally recognized.
Making your own dog food is more economical and it comes with the added benefit of incorporating only great ingredients into your dog's food. That means no fillers and no additives.
Coconut meat, coconut oil, and fresh coconut can all make your pet healthier. Find out why you should take advantage of this great tropical fruit.
It is no harder to make healthy dog treats than it is to make healthy food for yourself. So spend a little time on your pets and make them some dog biscuits using this recipe!
This article will hopefully answer any questions that you may have about the subject of fostering rescue dogs. It is a wonderful, worthwhile experience, and by fostering, you can really make a difference in the life of an animal in need!
What is holistic dog food, and what are the health benefits? Are they worth it? Where can you buy the cheapest, high-quality holistic dog food? This article will provide answers to these questions and break down everything you need to know about holistic dog food.
We all love our dogs, and want to do the best for them. As they grow older, there are things you can do to make them more comfortable.
A guide to plants, foods, and common household items that you might not know are poisonous to dogs (and cats).
An easy-to-make and simple-to-use ear cleaner for your dog's ears. Alternative and all-natural treatment options are given in this article.
Wondering the purpose and function of your dog's dewclaws, those extra nails hanging down the upper portion of your dog's paw? Learn what dog dewclaws are, their original purpose, and the pros and cons of dewclaw removal.
While puppies are quite rambunctious balls of energy, they need limits when it comes to exercise. Too much exercise and of the wrong type can prove harmful to their growth plates.
I think crates are great. When used properly, they can help you solve a whole bunch of problems. Find out why I love them and how to get the best out of yours.
Vegan-friendly, all-natural, nontoxic ways to control fleas and keep your pets safe and comfortable, without exposure to toxic chemicals.
Keep your outside Chiweenie warm this winter by making him/her a cozy bed. Puppies, older dogs, and short-haired dogs (like Chiweenies), have trouble keeping warm in cold weather...
The rawhide treats that some people let their dogs have can be dangerous. Check with your veterinarian before allowing your dog to consume rawhide treats and toys.
A comprehensive guide to choosing a dog bed for small, large, or elderly dogs. Info on nesting, cave, tent, cooling, heated and orthopedic dog beds,
If your dog is bored and lonely when left alone, try these tips to keep her from becoming sad, depressed, or destructive.
Does your dog have dry and itchy skin? Many skin problems can be treated with good nutrition. Here are some tips to follow.
Increased temperatures mean an increased risk of sun- and heat-related sickness. Protect your pet this summer with these tips and tricks.
If your dog has sweaty paws, you may be wondering what triggers this. Here are some interesting facts on sweaty paws in dogs and what you can do about it.
Going on vacation or a work trip and need to leave your dog with a kennel? Look here for some tips on how to find a great kennel to board your dog in. You and your dog will both be happy you did!
Tired of overspending for your dog's treats? Why not make them yourself? It's a simple procedure, and you just might save yourself a few bucks in the process.
Your dog should also benefit from the natural food that his ancestors ate, and you can cheaply provide it to him. Find out how.
Vacations are exciting times, but not always the best time to have your dog around. That’s why many dog owners chose to pay a dog house sitter. What is a fair price to pay for this service?
Here are some dog food recipes you can make for your pet at home. They are nutritionally complete homemade dog food for your dogs diet requirements. I explain what not to feed your dog as some human food is harmful.
It is safe for your dog to eat fat and raw eggs, despite what you have heard. Find out what is really proven to be poison.
Every dog owner has problems cleaning his dog's ears. Here are some reasons why dogs should have their ears cleaned and the steps one should take in cleaning them.
Pristine-looking beaches are rarely pristine these days. Sharp objects lurk underneath the sand, and the shoreline's waves bring their own brand of trouble. There's no need to ban your pooch from the beach. Here are the best tips to keep them safe.
Your dog is your best friend, he deserves the best gear. Make sur eyou have everything before leaving on the next adventure. Consider a dog harness for backpacking and dog specific first aid kit. Check out this complete checklist.
Do you want your new puppy to be loyal? These seven tips will help your you and your puppy bond together.
Deer antler as chew toys has been a big thing for a while now. Why all the hype? Should you give them to your dog? This is my experience with my 2 dogs using deer antlers as chew toys.
Many Newfoundlands today are living well past the decade mark. Caring for these golden oldies can present some special challenges—learn more here.
If a dog eats too fast, it is not only a bad habit but also a cause for concern since it may lead to several health problems. If you own a dog that wolfs down its food as soon as you put it down, here's what to do.
Learn to make a dog bandana with a casing. It's a quick sew project, plus this bandana is much safer for your dog to wear! Please read on for my step by step tutorial complete with pictures.
Small dogs need special treats. Treats must be small and easy to chew. Learn how to choose the best ones for your tiny dog.
You must choose the right diet to keep your dog healthy. While most commercial foods offer complete and balanced nutrition, you need to know how much and how often to feed. Dogs' needs change with breed, size, age, and health. This article offers feeding guidelines for each stage of your dog's life.
What can you expect from a 16-week-old puppy when it comes to behavior and development? This guide will provide you with some insights.
If you're looking for a dog food with no chicken byproducts, you're in the right place. Learn what chicken and poultry byproducts are and which dog foods don't contain them.
Our five-pound Yorkshire Terrier is a fussy eater. We joke and say that she’s picky because she’s watching her figure. All jokes aside though, our Yorkie doesn’t eat well. We often spoon feed her just to make sure she gets food in her belly, so we make treats for her as a supplement.
Learn how to feed your hunting dog so he can perform the best. Learn how to properly condition your hunting dog and prevent hypoglycemia.
It seems cruel and unfair that our companion dogs have such short lives relative to our own, but there may be methods we can utilize to help lengthen those lives and give more quantity to their quality.
They can be a small nuisance for you and your German Shepherd, but ticks can carry fairly dangerous diseases. Clean and fast tick removal is paramount. Prevention is an option, but be careful with most products.
I learned a long time ago that spending a little more for a quality dog food increases the life of your pet. I have discussed what I have found to be the major problems with a lot of foods.
Make a no-sew pet bed for your furry companion in just 30 minutes. This bed is super easy and inexpensive to make, since all you need is some fleece and stuffing. Kids can make these beds, too!
As dogs age, it's important that you know how to properly care for their needs. Older dogs are like young puppies and require a different set of care guidelines.
These frozen meat and veggie cubes are healthy and easy to make. Use liver, gizzards, carrots, eggs, beans, etc. Both puppies and dogs love them! These cool treats are perfect on hot days.
It’s perfectly safe to feed your dog a few raw eggs a week. Raw eggs are full of vitamins, calcium, and protein. Always buy organic eggs to limit antibiotics and steroids. Your dog will love them!
The truth is that not all dog food is the same. In this article, I won't tell you which food or brand to buy, but I will give you a few tips to help you find the right food for your pup.
It is important to understand that if your dog eats too fast, this can lead to potentially life-threatening health problems. Here you will find creative ideas to remedy this behavior.
What are the advantages of using front-attaching dog harnesses? Learn why I tell my clients to use these harnesses for strong pullers over other types of collars.
All dogs need to be walked every day, but if you are extremely busy or otherwise temporarily unable to walk your dog, here are some exercise alternatives.
In a tight economy, how much should you pay a pet sitter? It depends on many factors including what kind of pet, age of the pet, what the pet sitter has to do, and even how far the pet sitter has to drive to take care of your pets.
Do you leave your dog alone all day long? Should you lock her in a crate or take her to daycare? Learn about the alternatives. Do something today!
Aside from the fact that nobody wants the itchiness and irritation of flea and tick bites, these parasites can spread numerous diseases to your dog and you.
Find out if Barkbox is the right subscription box for you and your dog. Learn about the toys, treats and chews that come in the box. This is a review for the Large Dog subscription and Super Chewer subscription.
Before purchasing your new best friend, you'll need to determine whether you can actually afford to take care of him or her. Here are the most common costs you'll incur after the adoption fee.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on raw dog food—you can feed a good diet for the same price as the cheapest dog food on the market. Find out what you need.
Looking for a dog toy that your dog won't destroy right away? Here's my list of the best toys for dogs who chew everything and which toys to avoid completely.
This topic is more about the right food for your dog than about the best dog food for German Shepherds. Things to consider are health, time, budget and sometimes personal preferences.
Bully sticks have recently come under fire for their high caloric value and potential for spreading harmful bacteria. We examine the bully stick and some alternative natural animal byproduct treats.
This article covers these questions: Why do dog vaccines work? When and which vaccinations does my dog need? What is the schedule for dog vaccinations? Why should I vaccinate my dog? Vaccine reaction safety for dogs.
This article covers the factors involved in determining which dog food might be best suited for your four-legged friend.
With just a pound of beef, two eggs, some oatmeal, and some flour, you can churn out full pans of your own crunchy dog biscuits that are not full of artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives—plus they taste great!
This is an easy frozen homemade treat that your will help cool your dog down, especially during the Dog Days of Summer! This simple recipe will leave your dog begging for more!
This is a basic peanut butter dog treat recipe that you can adapt to suit your dog (and his favorite tasty ingredients). It uses wheat flour, milk, and coconut oil, so please make sure your dog isn't allergic to any of these ingredients before you make these!
This article will show you how to skin a deer for dog food. Our dog is on a raw food diet, and deer is as healthy for him as it is for us. The photos are realistic and graphic.
Have you acquired a deer that is either intended for dog food or is not fit for human consumption? In this article, the pictures and text show you how to easily cut a carcass into parts to make it suitable for a dog to eat.
If you need a good source of milk for puppies that do not have milk available from their mom, look up. What you need is right there waiting for you.
You never know these days what is actually inside your dog's food, so why not make your own? Here are two simple and delicious dog food recipes that I'm sure your small dog will love.
Nurturing a strong bond with your dog has benefits for both of you. I’ll explain why you should nurture this bond and what you can do to make it even stronger.
Rawhide chews and bones are popular, but are they safe or bad for your dog? Learn which rawhide bones are better than others and some alternative treat choices.
A doggy diaper can help with house training, females in heat, incontinent older dogs, and other short-term situations. This is what you need to consider when buying dog diapers
Most dogs like to chew. Some dogs really like to chew. For a regular dog, regular chew toys are perfectly fine. But for those dogs that really like to chew, you need a more durable kind of toy.
Tips on Managing the health of your dog as it ages. Joint health, senior specific dog food, and regular vet checks all help your dog have a long healthy life. But, these unknown steps help greatly!
A handful of grain-free dog foods were recalled by the FDA as reports of dilated cardiomyopathy have risen. The problem lies instead in the ingredients in these foods and low taurine levels which are linked to DCM in dogs and cats.
Instructions on how to make homemade "Frosty Paws" dog treats, including their variations. Whether your dog prefers the traditional yogurt variety or the alternative broth-based version, this article has you covered!
What is a martingale collar and how can it benefit your dog? Learn why some dog owners find this type of collar useful, and discover some potential advantages of using this collar over a buckle or choke collar.
Many of our perennial flowers and shrubs are poisonous to dogs. Because these plants are toxic, we need to remove some from areas where the dogs play. View a list of plants that are toxic to dogs.
Is coconut oil healthy for animals? Is it even healthy for humans? Let's talk about which facts are backed by science versus those purely backed by anecdotal evidence. Here's the truth about giving coconut oil to pets.
This article will tell you everything you could possibly need to know about feeding your puppy: what to feed them, how often, how much, whether food should always be available or not, and what could go wrong.
This article discusses the pros and cons of crate-training a dog and things an owner should consider when doing so.
Singleton puppies may seem to benefit from more attention, but there are many drawbacks from lacking exposure to their litter mates. Understanding the difficulties they may encounter can be helpful.
If your dog is suffering from food allergies or intolerance, you should consider feeding them hypoallergenic dog food. Learn what the best hypoallergenic dog food brands are in the market!
Dog shade and dog cooling products are excellent ways to help your dog beat the heat. Try dog misting fans or dog pools for added relief from the heat.
This homemade dog treat recipe is perfect for dogs with allergies or owners who want to save money and offer a healthier treat.
Do you sleep with a dog in your bed? Statistics show that many dog owners have their dog sleeping with them. There is much debate over the health benefits or risks of this practice.
We have heard that fish oil is good for dogs, but is it really safe? There seems to always be two sides of the story. This article will tackle problems with fish oil and the need for vitamin E.
German Shepherds are powerful and strong dogs, but when they get older, they also need a little care or else they are at risk of suffering from aging ailments like joint or teeth issues.
Getting medication into your dog isn't always easy. I know, my own dogs need a daily pill. Here is how I administer it with zero fuss.
The best food you can give your puppy is not in a bag, nor can you just go out and buy a can. Give your new puppy what he/she needs.
Do you exercise with your dog in the field? Learn how to prepare and care for your dog as part of the field exercise program. See how to care for your dog in the heat and how to nurse his wounds.
Using essential oils can improve your dog's health by providing pain relief, controlling skin infections, and decreasing anxiety. Learn how they work, the dangers involved, and which products are most likely to help your dog.
Comfortis is the new prescription flea pills for dogs. Are they better than the flea pills that contain Lufenuron?
If your dog pukes on an empty stomach, has diarrhea often, or has IBD or food allergies, they may have a sensitive stomach. Try these home remedies to help your furry friend with their digestive problems.
Salmon oil is full of essential fatty acids that promote healthy skin and a healthy coat in dogs and cats; salmon oil may also help with brain and eye development in puppies and kittens.
You should be aware of what is normal in your dog. This is a physical exam you can do at home before taking your dog in to see your veterinarian.
If you own a Rottweiler puppy or adult dog, you may be wondering what's the best dog food for Rottweilers. There are no specific answers as there are many variables, but here are some pointers.
If you have ever had a pet with fleas, you'll know the ensuing nightmare of baths, flea medications and combing fur to pick them off. It's awful! Diatomaceous earth can help solve that problem.
Taking care of small dogs requires a commitment. You need to consider how to choose the right breed, its feeding, grooming and health needs.
Discover how to choose the best water dispensers for your dog to meet their needs. Also get advice on the best bottle dispensers for crates, traveling and walks.