Getting a new puppy is very exciting! But the first month with the puppy is the most challenging and overwhelming. I want to talk about the most common mistakes you may encounter and offer some new puppy tips for avoiding or fixing them. Often, we bring a dog home, unhook the leash, and set it […]
Understanding Dog Hip Dysplasia Hip dysplasia is a common developmental problem in large and giant breed dogs, and by some estimates is the most common inherited disease seen in dogs. Hip dysplasia typically leads to osteoarthritis of the hip joints, a crippling and painful disease that can significantly impact a dog’s quality of life. Breeds […]
Omega-3 is arguably the single most potent supplement you can add to your dog’s diet. Out of the six dogs in the Pawsomely Healthy family, five are taking Omega-3 supplements daily. Floridian German Shepherds and avid swimmers Lio and Remy take them for their pawsome, luscious coats; Fox Terrier Ace takes Omega-3s for his multiple […]
If your dog is always alert, restless, reacts to every noise, and has difficulty calming down, you most likely would call this dog hyperactive. But is it a fair assessment of the dog’s behaviour? According to Clinical Behavioural Medicine for Small Animals (Karen Overall, 1997) true hyperactivity in canines is rare. Hyperactivity (referred by scientists […]
My 8 ½ y.o. yellow Labrador Retriever, Cody, and I, have always had this little competition going for as long as we both could remember. After coming back from a long walk in the neighborhood park or a quick splash in the backyard pool, we would challenge each other to a race to the top […]
When to start giving supplements to my puppy? Perhaps the most frequently asked questions are when one should start giving supplements to their puppy? Do puppies need supplements at all? Or is it better to wait until the dog is older? When we were developing our Growing Puppy supplement, we discussed this question with veterinarians […]
When we got our first dog, I lived in the suburbs, had a part-time job, three very active boys under 8 y.o., and a husband who was on the road 80% of the time. Needless to say, I was busy beyond belief. So, the topic of how and what to feed Cody was never high […]
Agility is a great exercise for your dog, and it reduces boredom and reinforces good behavior. It also strengthens the bond between the handler and the dog, and after countless hours of training, you become a team!