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.
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 searching challenges means a tasty treat reward, so food-motivated pooches should have no…Read More >>
Tips for Teaching Your Pet 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 >>
Bringing a Senior Dog Home
So you decided to adopt an older dog. Let us be one of the first to congratulate you! Bringing a senior dog or cat home is a truly rewarding experience and we know you will feel the same after even just a few days. But, like bringing home any other new pet, senior pets will need a bit of prepping before they are completely acclimated…Read More >>
Fun Tips For Freshpet Dog Cookies
My dog loves Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies just as they are: freshly baked mounds of doggie goodness! (Dog Joy Peanut Butter & Oatmeal are his favorite). But sometimes, I like to jazz them up a bit, either before or after baking. Check out these fun ways to add a personal touch to your dog’s cookies, along with some fun ways to serve them! Fun Ways…Read More >>
Variety is the Spice of Life
Just like us, our furry friends are one-of-a-kind. Some just want to laze around all day getting belly rubs, while others get their kicks from a fierce game of fetch. And their individual preferences don’t stop there. While some are content having the same meal every day (heck, I’d choose to eat fajitas for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could), many dogs want,…Read More >>
Could Your Dog Become a Therapy Dog?
When therapy dogs visit with people who are sick, grieving or stressed, the mood of the whole room changes. It’s as if the sun came out from behind a cloud. As a certified therapy-dog handler in a hospice program, I saw dying patients and their family members reminisce about their dogs and laugh together. Therapy dogs are great icebreakers and a nice distraction, but they…Read More >>
Meet the Dogs, Ace and Deuce
If you’re anything like me, sometimes you’re more interested in pets than people. So, meet my guys, Ace and Deuce. Ace was a golden retriever we adopted from a shelter when he was just 8 weeks old. A certified therapy dog who visited hospice patients, he was our practice baby, a much-loved hospital volunteer and my firstborn child…just the best boy. Sadly, he was diagnosed with lymphoma…Read More >>