The Benefits and the Rewards of Healthy Treating
Whether you’re training, re-enforcing behaviors because dogs, just like kids, need constant reminders, or placing tasty morsels in puzzle toys for mental and physical stimulation, healthy treats are an important part of your pooch’s nutrition and daily wellbeing. And be sure you’re well stocked whether you’re going for a daily walk, camping, or exploring an adventure trail.
Essential Puppy Proofing
For a new puppy, your home and yard are exciting adventure playgrounds filled with fun stuff to explore, sniff out — and chew. Consequently, it’s important to take special precautions to ensure you’re creating a safe, dog-friendly environment.
The Must Have Shopping List for A New Puppy
Getting ready to bring a new puppy home is no different to preparing for a new baby. Shopping for puppy basics in advance means your new furry family member will be able to acclimate quickly and settle in.
6 Reasons to Trail Run with Your Dog
You will be hard-pressed to find a better running partner than your dog. They are always eager to get out the door, no matter the weather. They don’t care about your pace, how far you go, and they never complain. So leash up your best friend and find the nearest single track to experience the joy of trail running side by side.
Performance Nutrition for Your Adventure Dog
Fats, proteins, calories, electrolytes, H20. What ingredients should you look for when choosing the perfect snack for your four-legged trail buddy? Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming weighs in.
3 Dietary Changes to Improve Your Dog’s Health
You eat healthy — most of the time, anyway. But, what about your dog? Wouldn’t you like to make sure your pet is eating as healthy as you? For some great tips on how to improve your dog’s diet, check out Dr. Jennifer Deming’s veterinary version of Eat This, Not That!
7 Ways to Get Fit with Fido!
With our busy lives, it can be a challenge to carve out as much time for fitness as we’d like, both for our dogs and ourselves. Diane Silver, a trainer who teaches tricks, agility and fitness classes for dogs and produces the blog, To Dog With Love, shares fun ways to sneak in exercise with our dogs.
5 Facts and Fixes for Doggy Breath
Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming shares facts and tips for banishing your dog’s bad breath. Typically, with a little at-home care and perhaps some dental treats, maintaining a happy mouth in your dog can be easy. You can go back to joyful doggy kisses in no time!
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet from a Vet
As you embark on your New Year’s resolutions, consider your pet while you’re at it. Here are a few resolutions from veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming to help you and your furry family enjoy health and happiness in the New Year.
Hiking With Senior Dogs: How to Enjoy Their Golden Years to the Fullest
Your sweet furry companion may have a little grey around the muzzle these days. Does that mean you should leave her at home when you go on your next hike or backpacking trip? Heck no! Thanks to amazing advances in medicine, pain management, and preventative care, senior dogs are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. Veterinarian Dr. Jen Deming shares tips on how to hike and enjoy other outdoor adventures with your senior dog.
It’s an Emergency! What to Pack in an Evacuation Kit for Your Dog
Wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, or perhaps the zombie apocalypse . . . whatever the reason for abandoning one’s home, it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit ready with some essentials. People typically have a pre-packed bag for themselves, but far fewer have one for their furry family members. Veterinarian Dr. Jen recommends having these items handy in an evacuation kit for your dog.
Hot Dogs: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Dogs
Summertime offers a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy with our dogs. But with rising temperatures, a fun day outside can quickly become uncomfortable and dangerous to your pet. Learn about the signs and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in dogs, as well as other warm-weather cautions from veterinarian Dr. Jen Deming.
Summer Fun Safety Guide: Staying Safe at Home
Summer should be about enjoying the sunny skies, the warm evenings, and spending quality time with those you love. By being cautiously aware of potential dangers to your dog, you should be able to enjoy the season to its fullest. This post touches on things to keep in mind when enjoying the great outdoors with your pup — even when that’s in your own backyard!
Hiking with Your Puppy: How Much is Too Much?
Eager to hit the trails with your puppy? Proper exercise for puppies can be a complicated subject. Check out recommendations from veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming to help get you started.
Healthy Teeth = Healthy Life for Your Dog
Dental health is an important factor in our dogs’ overall well-being. From dental chews to doggie toothpaste, learn more about the variety of products that support healthy teeth and gums for our four-legged friends.
How (and Why!) to Properly Transition Your Dog to New Food
So you’ve decided to change foods for your dog. Maybe it’s a new brand you’d like to try, or maybe your veterinarian recommended it for health reasons. Great, go for it! You are then told that you need to transition from one food to the next slowly. You may think, “Dog food is dog food, right? Except for a few ingredients, how different can it be? Why on Earth do you need to be so cautious when changing your dog’s food?”
Traveling With Your Pet
Have travel plans and don’t want to leave your furry companion at home? Dr. Jennifer Deming, DVM, offers some tips to keep in mind when planning a trip with your pup, which often requires preparation long before the journey begins.
Trick or Treat? Choosing Treats That Aren’t Just Empty Calories
We want to offer our dogs the healthiest, tastiest treats that we can find and afford. So how do we go about choosing an item that best suits our furry friend? Let’s take a stroll down the dog treat section together, and I’ll help you sort out the good from the bad.
Could Your Dog Have Food Allergies?
Have you noticed your dog spending more time scratching at night? How about excessive shedding? Have they had recurrent ear infections? Surprisingly common, adverse reactions to food can cause your pup to become uncomfortable and eventually lead to serious skin disease.
Fabulously Fit? How to Tell if Your Dog is a Good Weight
You feed them good food and tasty natural snacks. You walk them at least twice a day and frequently go on athletic adventures like running and hiking together. You may even know exactly how much they weigh right down to the ounce . . . but how do you know your dog’s weight is a good weight for their frame?
What Should I Feed My Dog? (The Real Costs of Low Quality Food)
Clients frequently ask me what I recommend they feed their dog, but if you are hoping to find here a blanket recommendation of my particularly favorite type of food, you will likely be disappointed. My recommendations involve a combination of several factors. There is, however, one thing I do tell every single client when asked about what they should feed their dog.
5 Steps to Giving Your New Puppy the Right Start
Puppies are an enormous, life-changing responsibility, but they bring great joy to our lives. It’s our job to be prepared, emotionally and logistically, in order to give them the best start that we can.
6 Ways to Make Your Vet Visits More Enjoyable
Visits to the veterinarian are a part of everyday life and can be stressful for dogs and humans alike. Since we can’t talk our pups through everything that’s going to happen — although we may try — here are some tips and tricks to help make these visits more positive.
5 Reasons Your Dog Needs to See the Vet Every Year
It appears each year: The postcard or email from your veterinarian reminding you that it’s time for your dog’s annual checkup. But you think about your already overscheduled, hectic life and may find yourself asking, “Do I really need to take my dog to the vet every year? We went last year and everything was fine.”
The Two Best Ways to Save Money on Pet Care
New advances in veterinary medicine can greatly increase the length and quality of a cherished pet’s life, but they often come with a hefty price tag. Here are two ways to save money and prepare for potential emergency costs.