Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.
Advice for Introducing Your Dog to New People
First impressions are crucial, and not all dogs possess the same social graces when meeting new people. Problems in this area are sometimes difficult to address, but a few simple tips can help your dog achieve better people-greeting manners. Start Introducing People Early and Often In order to develop socially acceptable responses, dogs must be properly exposed to stimuli and experiences in a positive…Read More >>
How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Dog
You love your furry family member, and you refuse to settle for anything less than a fabulous friendship. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to create the ideal relationship you always envisioned? Consider these steps to getting closer to your dog. Set Boundaries and Provide Leadership According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, an animal behaviorist and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University…Read More >>
Training Your Furry Family Members to Pose Like Models
Believe it or not, it’s possible to get the best photos of your pets by training them for just minutes a day. With the right commands, plenty of patience and fresh pet food as a positive reinforcement reward, your pet can learn to pose like a pro. Master the process with these pet photography tips: Master the “Sit” Command Before your pup can…Read More >>
Clever Ways Shelters are Reducing Stress in Dogs
Dog adoption happens on an uncertain timeline, and pups need to be made comfortable at their temporary animal shelter so they can be at their best when families come in looking to bring home a new furry family member. While shelters do their best to make life stress-free, some shelter pups need extra TLC to feel safe and comfortable. In their never-ending quest to provide…Read More >>
Should Ritual Behavior Concern Dog Parents?
Dogs do all sorts of silly things, and some behaviors can certainly seem strange at times. In most cases, ritual behaviors aren’t cause for alarm, but dog families should be aware of a few important exceptions. Ritual vs. Compulsion One of the best things about being a dog parent is seeing your pup grow from a timid puppy or shelter dog into a…Read More >>
Picky Pup? How to Recognize Distracted Eating
Does your dog seem uninterested in their food? Do they take a few bites of their dinner and wander away, leaving the remainder of their meal untouched? Dogs who seem less than enthused about their meals can worry their parents, especially if the vet has mentioned that they look a bit too thin. This lack of enthusiasm towards mealtime is often described as “distracted eating,”…Read More >>
Just How Smart Are Our Dogs?
Have you ever found yourself marveling at how smart your pup is? You’re not alone in your belief. Recent scientific research has uncovered dogs’ ability to do some amazing things, including understanding our facial expressions, understanding what we mean when we point to things and understanding how to socialize. We dug up some of the most tail-wagging research out there to uncover just how smart…Read More >>
Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore
An active dog is a happy dog, and sometimes that means sending your pet on a little hide and seek mission. From fun training exercises to games that play to your pup’s natural instincts, you can challenge your furry friend with some activities that require focus and problem-solving skills. Succeeding at these search challenges means a tasty treat reward, so food-motivated pooches should have no…Read More >>
Tips for Teaching Your Cat or Dog To Enjoy Car Rides
With the warm weather here to stay, many families are hitting the road for a weekend away or even an extended road trip. The great thing about these types of vacations is that they are often very pet friendly, meaning your favorite furry friend can join in on the fun. But how do you bring your pet on vacation if they are terrified of car…Read More >>
Teaching a Senior Pet Some Fresh Tricks
Forget the idea that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. As parents, it’s up to us to do the best for our pets by taking care of them and providing them with everything they need. That especially includes feeding them fresh, nutritious food that will keep them healthy. No matter how old your dog or cat is, it’s never too late to get him…Read More >>