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Tips on How to Feed Multiple Dogs at The Same Time

When you see a family with a lot of dogs, you may think to yourself: how do they feed multiple dogs at the same time? Many dogs struggle with food guarding or steal their siblings’ food. It’s common behavior, but can cause chaos and fear in a household. Here are some tips and tricks to share with your canines so mealtime goes more smoothly. Barriers There are many different types of barriers used to separate dogs during feeding time. Barriers are the safest and most effective way to make sure every dog gets their meal. When each dog has their own room,…

When Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?

Many dog owners decide to pursue alterations, which are often routine surgeries. There’s a lot of information out there meant to sway pet owners in both directions. Breeders and adoption coordinators at shelters often have rules in order to adopt or purchase a dog. Up until recently, many people believed that all dogs should be altered before six months. But, according to new research, this is not the case. Here we take a look at health risks and behaviors for small/large female and male dogs . Then we ask the important question – when should you spay/neuter your dog? Spay: An ovariohysterectomy is the…

What medicines does your dog need throughout the year?

Here are the vaccines, medicines, and vitamins recommended for your dog throughout the year. Below is a vaccine schedule and a list of important things to purchase at the annual vet visit so you know what medicines your dog needs throughout the year. Your dog will need shots, preventatives, and potentially supplements throughout the year so remember to stick to the schedule. Please remember that all dogs are different and talking to a vet about your dog’s health is one of the most important things a dog owner can do. These vaccine’s are based on the most common vaccines ordered by vets and…

Do Dogs Get Tartar? Yes! Here are Some Ways to Prevent it

Tartar is that heavy build-up your dentist has to scrape away. Well, guess what – dogs get tartar too, and it’s no better for them than it is for us. The basic cause is the same – plaque forms on the teeth after your dog eats and then combines with saliva to harden into tartar. And, of course, Fido doesn’t brush twice a day – which can make tartar build-up worse for your dog than for you. So, how can you prevent it? 1. Brush your dog’s teeth. Most dogs can be trained to accept a toothbrush – you should…

What Should Be in Your Dog First Aid Kit

Have you ever had an accident that you didn’t see coming? Maybe you burned your hand on the stove, fell off of a ladder or smashed your finger in a door. In times of distress, we rely on a first aid kit to help in our emergency situation. But when it comes to your pet, are you prepared to take action when an emergency situation strikes? The last thing you want is to be unprepared when your pet is in danger. Especially if medical supplies are needed. In order to avoid that panic here is a comprehensive list of items…

What to Clean Your Dog’s Ears With: 3 Simple Solutions

Your pup’s ears are the most important sensory tools they have aside from their nose. Due to the way their ears are built, it’s important to clean your dog’s ears to prevent infection, irritation, and to keep them free from nasty things – like parasites. Dogs have long ear canals which means debris can easily build up over time which leads to irritation. This also gives bacteria a comfortable spot to camp out and grow which leads to ear infections. There are many ear cleaners on the market for dogs, but many have not-so-nice ingredients in them. If you’ve been…

What Human Medicine Is Safe for Dogs?

Pets and pills are a common worry. It is hard to have an understanding what human medicine is safe for dogs. There are a number of medications that your dog shouldn’t be taking or accidentally ingesting. However, there are actually a number of pills that work as both medicine for humans and dogs. In fact, a number of commonly prescribed medications for dogs are actually medications for humans, but packaged in appropriate dosages for dogs. Below is a list of good and bed medicines for your dog. We hope it provides a clear understanding what medicine is safe for dogs.…

Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for an Older Dog

Many dog owners assume a dog won’t slow down until their teen years. However, the physical characteristics of an older dog begin as young as six. Aging sucks. Due to the short amount of time we get with our pets, it is extra hard for us humans. Maintaining a high quality of life for an older dog can be done through age-defying nutrients, age-appropriate accommodations, and activity. Below we’re sharing some ways we have kept our 12-year-old Boston Terrier spry, agile, and strong. Signs Your Dog is Aging Some signs of aging can be very dramatic, but most of the time…

5 Supplements to Add to Your Dog’s Food for Better Health

For many dog owners, feeding their dog means simply pouring kibble into a bowl. Store-bought kibble is easy to buy and easy to store – no wonder it is the most popular way to feed your dog. But even the priciest dog kibble can lack the essentials or be improved to help give your dog a diet that is best suited for them. We feed our dog a homemade dog food diet, so we’ve spent a lot of time researching supplements. We have found these 5 supplements to add to your dog’s food to be the most well-rounded for their…

How We Learned to Train Our Dog With Separation Anxiety

Are you familiar with the non-stop barking that always seems to happen the moment you leave the room? Do you come home to little disasters such as knocked over furniture, scratches on the bedroom door, and a bathroom accident in the middle of the carpet? You might have a dog with separation anxiety. If you have a pup that loses their mind the moment you pick up your car keys, here’s few way to get them comfortable with being alone and help you better understand where their anxiety comes from. What Is Separation Anxiety in Dogs? Separation anxiety is more…