Let’s Talk Toxicity in Toys

As they represent a good percentage of classic dog toys, we'll use tennis balls as our example--electric green, slightly furry, and a favorite of many dogs, tennis balls are not as benign and friendly as they seem. The "made for sport" kind can be problematic, but the truly spooky thing is that many balls and…

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Summer BBQ Safety For You And Your Dog

With summer upon us, we're here to answer all of your questions around barbecuing with your pup. While summer holidays and BBQ go hand-in-hand, it's best not to let those go hand-in-paw. Read on to learn more! But dogs eat meat, surely BBQ is okay?! Well, here's the thing--it's really best to avoid giving BBQ…

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Solutions For Attention-Seeking Behaviors

Your pup has plenty of tricks of their sleeve to get your attention, and counter-surfing and attention-seeking barking are two big ones that can be tricky to solve. If your pup is displaying behaviors that aren't so tremendously wonderful, and you're at your wit's end to find a solution--follow these creative and easy tips to…

Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are no fun for our pups. These little devils come to life in abundance in the spring and summer heat. Ticks can carry diseases, and can cause some pretty serious health issues for you and your pets, and fleas can wreak havoc on your pup's sensitive skin! Prevention is the best course…

Bringing Home A New (Furry) Family Member

It's Springtime! And while COVID has made things difficult, we can still find joy! For one thing, dogs are benefiting big time! Yes, people and their dogs get plenty of wonderful time together while staying at home, but what about the people who are social distancing alone, without family or pets? This weird isolation and…

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Treating Yourself And Your Pup To The Best Mother’s Day

A Happy Mother's Day to all dog moms! Whip out the champagne and bone-broth mocktails, because we've got some super sweet ideas to help you celebrate with your beloved pup! Breakfast in Bed Honestly, we don't see any reason why not. Make yourself something special-- fancy coffee/tea and fresh banana-blueberry pancakes? Absolutely! Pop some blueberries…

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My Dog Eats Grass–Is That Okay??

Dogs are known as opportunistic omnivores--that is, they are largely carnivorous (mostly well-suited to pull nutrients from meat), but are able to benefit from a smaller amount of nutrients from plant matter. This is the reason why some pups love a good fruit or veggie treat like apples or carrots! But what about other plants…

Foods That Help Fight Inflammation In Dogs

Everyone experiences inflammation of some kind, whether it’s from an injury, a rolled ankle or sprained wrist, or a health condition like arthritis. Natural-born athletes, dogs love adventure and sometimes experience injury and inflammation just like we do.  But did you know that inflammation can also be caused by diet? Truth. Due to how inflammation…

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What's Bioavailability? The Secret to Making Every Food a Superfood.

Could your pup be eating the right ingredients, but not actually getting all of the nutrients his or her body needs? It's possible depending on the cooking method used to prepare his or her food. Beyond what our pups eat, bioavailability matters greatly in ensuring our pups receive the nutrition they need to thrive. Put…

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Why Meat is the Best Protein Source for Dogs

Proteins are complex molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of cell growth, maintenance and repair. Proteins are made up of 20 amino acids. While dogs produce about half of these amino acids internally, the other half, termed “essential amino acids,” need to be provided by the diet. We often tend to treat…