Dealing with a bad case of dog diarrhea? I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few home remedies for dog diarrhea. Diarrhea in dogs can be serious. See which dog diarrhea treatment works best for my dog, and when you should see a vet for doggie diarrhea. Vet-approved dog diarrhea home remedies… that work!
Dog Food Brands & Human Foods For Dogs
See what we feed our own dogs -- and why! Dog owners share their personal experiences with various brands of dog food (aka kibble). Also, see which nutrients and ingredients your dog really needs -- that you should look for when you're buying ANY type of dog food. If you prefer to feed your dog raw or human foods, see which foods are safe for dogs and which ones are not -- plus reasons you may NOT want to feed your dog people food. Finally, how to save money on dog food -- and how to make your own healthy dog food! (See also: "Feeding Tips," "Dog Recipes," and "Kong Dog Toys & Recipes")
How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year? Chances are, most of our four-legged friends will find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for turkey treats, table scraps, and dropped food particles! Here’s what dogs can and can’t eat on Thanksgiving day. Plus lots of fun ways to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast — by making your own Thanksgiving food for dogs with these recipes OR by serving these one-of-a-kind dog-friendly Thanksgiving foods and treats that are now available in stores!
Can dogs eat turkey? Yes… but they might get an upset stomach. See which Thanksgiving dinner foods are safe for dogs, and which ones aren’t. Instead of giving your dog Thanksgiving turkey & all the fixin’s, try these easy homemade Thanksgiving dog treats — to avoid bloat & canine pancreatitis!
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
Switching dog food will happen at least twice in your dog’s life: 1) as they transition from puppy to adult, and 2) as they transition from adult to senior dog. You can’t just change dog food overnight though! Here are the steps to transition your dog with ease to a new food in 5 or 10 days — whether you’re switching from puppy food to adult dog food, from adult food to senior dog food, or there’s some other reason for you to switch food (like allergies, weight issues, health concerns, etc.)
Does your dog have dry, flaky skin? This is the home remedy our Veterinarian recommended for our dog… and it worked! It’s the best dog dry skin home remedy I’ve found so far — and the item is already in your pantry.
Does your dog scratch all the time? Maybe it’s dog food allergies — that’s what was causing my dog to scratch all the time. My dog had itchy dog allergies – here’s how we alleviated them. Plus, how to conduct your own affordable dog food trial and avoid a giant vet bill!
Like free stuff? If you’re frugal like me, then you’ll enjoy these FREE dog samples — all directly from the dog food & treat manufacturers themselves. There are no hoops to jump through and no shipping fees. Enjoy!
In search of the best dog food brand for your dog? What it really comes down to is the list of ingredients in the dog food and the order of those ingredients on the dog food label. These tips and resources will help you fine-tune your options. This is a great summary of the most important things to look for when researching dog food brands.
As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. To keep your dog healthy through old age, you’ll need to make some adjustments to your dog’s diet. Here’s what to watch for and how to meet your dog’s needs with senior dog foods.
Many pet owners are buying bottled dog water or they’re filtering their dog’s water instead of using water straight from the tap. Following are the best options when it comes to providing pure and clean water for your dog: filtered water vs bottled water for dogs.
If you make dog treats yourself, they’ll be cheaper and healthier than store-bought ones. And you’ll be able to pronounce all of the ingredients!
Food bad for dogs may be in your kitchen right now. Here’s how to tell which foods are bad for your dog and what harm they may do to your beloved pet.
Do you know if your dog’s food is one of the healthy dog foods available on the market or not? Here are 3 ways to know if he is eating healthy: 1) read the ingredients on your dog’s food label; 2) try a BARF diet — bones and raw foods diets; and 3) try cooked homemade foods for your dog.
Do you know which human foods are safe for dogs and which ones aren’t? Here are 2 lists: 1) Human foods that are okay to feed your dog; and 2) People foods that you should never let your dog eat.
To liven up your dog’s meals, try adding one of these healthy human foods. Plus, there’s a list of all the human foods you can safely give to dogs, as well as a list of human foods that aren’t safe for dogs.
Do you feed your dog table scraps? Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t.
Here are some of the top celebrities which specifically have products for dogs, including Ellen DeGeneres dog food, Cesar Millan dog food, and Rachel Ray dog food, among others. Most celebrity pet foods are all-natural, organic and healthy for your pets.
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.
Dog owners who are vegetarians themselves (and even some veterinarians) are eager to recommend a vegan diet for dogs. The biggest question I have is, is it really healthy for your dog? Here are the pros and cons of vegetarian diets for dogs, as I see it.
Personally, I can come up with a couple of reasons as to why I wouldn’t feed a dog raw food. Basically, they are the same reasons I wouldn’t feed raw food to a person. Here’s why a lot of dog owners are feeding their dogs the BARF diet — raw food and bones.
All natural dog food is best, however, there are still some advantages and disadvantages — as with anything. Your biggest decision will be should you use store-bought natural dog food or make homemade natural dog food for your pet?
I bought a box of dog treats recently that had some bugs in it. I’ve since learned to check the expiration date on the bottom of dog food and treats, just the same as we do for our own food.
I’ve written about the fact that choosing the right dog food is a very personal decision for a dog owner. And there is no one right answer to the question ‘What is the best dog food?’ Here’s what I feed my dogs, and why.
You’ve heard the controversy about feeding dogs raw food. Now, get the facts about dogs eating raw food… And, with the help of this book, get some of the best tips and recipes for feeding your dog the ‘BARF’ diet – Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods.
Bil-Jac frozen dog food is a great meal — AND a great treat! for your dog. We typically use the the Bil-Jac frozen dog food as a ‘special treat’ for our dogs. Biljac works especially well as a treat during training.
In case you’re wondering what ingredients to look for in your dog’s food, consider this… Here are the Top 10 nutrients your pet needs.
How is one to know what brand of dog food is really the best for your dog? There are so many conflicting stories about the different brands, manufacturers, and types of dog foods. Choosing the right dog food for your pet is a very personal decision. Here’s how I reached a decision as to the best dog food for my dogs.
Each of our dogs has tried almost every variety of Nutro dog food that’s available, and we keep coming back to Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice as the favorite in our household. Here’s why we love the Nutro dog food varieties.
Our American Eskimo dog is 15 years young and STILL going strong. But, truth be told, we thought he would have left this world ages ago. Here’s what we’ve done so far that got him to be 105 in dog years…