Avoiding Xenophobes When Learning About Raw Feeding

Avoiding Xenophobes When Learning About Raw Feeding

Enjoy. Source: Rotten-eCards Xenophobia, the fear of people who are different from one's self.~ Wikipedia When I came to update this blog post with current information, I saw the definition of “xenophobia” and thought, “that sounds like people in raw...
How to Alleviate a Dog’s Anxiety During a Thunderstorm

How to Alleviate a Dog’s Anxiety During a Thunderstorm

This post was originally published in 2012. It was updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/graphicphoto When it comes to dogs and thunderstorms, we have mixed reactions.  Sydney doesn't seem to notice; Rodrigo looks to me with concerned...
Infographic: Calming Your Anxious Dog on July Fourth

Infographic: Calming Your Anxious Dog on July Fourth

This blog post was originally published June 2017; it's been updated with new information and republished. It's that time of year again!  In 2017, the City of Marysville banned fireworks within city limits, however, with Boom City right across the freeway, no one...
The Good, The Bad, and the Poop of Dog Parenting

The Good, The Bad, and the Poop of Dog Parenting

In honor of Dog Mom's Day (which is every day, right?) I decided to republish one of my favorite blog posts (with a couple of edits).  This blog post was originally published on July 7, 2014.   I mad a vow recently.  I've decided to stop talking about our dogs at...
3 Ways I’m Treating My Dogs’ Anxiety Successfully

3 Ways I’m Treating My Dogs’ Anxiety Successfully

I’ve written about anxiety and our dogs in the past (CLICK HERE to read).  Each of our dogs has anxiety at different levels, but it's mild when compared to many dogs.     My Experience with Anxiety in Dogs I don't have much experience with anxiety in dogs...
How to Calm an Anxious Dog Naturally

How to Calm an Anxious Dog Naturally

Julie Austin Photography I'm raising four dogs, and all of them have some anxiety and fear, and I'm beginning to think that this is normal. We recently hired a pet sitter through Rover.com (this isn't a sponsored post) to help us with the dogs during the winter months...
15 Situations When Ewegurt Helped My Anxious Dogs

15 Situations When Ewegurt Helped My Anxious Dogs

Over the past year, I've been writing about an all natural supplement made from sheep's milk and other ingredients for dogs with fear and anxiety.  Ewegurt is still my go to remedy when my dogs are feeling anxious or fearful, which includes the following...
9 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Fear of Thunderstorms

9 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Fear of Thunderstorms

Rodrigo is afraid of thunderstorms.  He's had these fears most of his life, and they got worse when part of the fence went down in a heavy windstorm nearly two years ago.  As I type this blog post, there is thunder off in the distance and Rodrigo is resting peacefully...
The Ultimate Guide to Home Insurance for Dog Owners

The Ultimate Guide to Home Insurance for Dog Owners

This is a sponsored post. We own our home, and we have home owner's insurance.  I never worried about being sued because of our dogs until Rodrigo began exhibiting reactive behavior.  Rodrigo is a Border Collie / Blue Heeler mix who loves cyclists and other dogs....
Whiplash, Anxious Dogs, and Ewegurt

Whiplash, Anxious Dogs, and Ewegurt

DepositPhoto/robertcrum I was in a car accident last week.  I usually take the train to work, but it's a busy time of the year for me at my day job, and I decided to drive to work early to give myself a couple of extra hours to catch up.  I was stopped in...
7 Reasons to Start Spying on My Dogs

7 Reasons to Start Spying on My Dogs

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Last month, I came home, and J told me that the dogs were freaked out when he arrived home.  For a few hours a day, they're let outside in their yard, and they come back inside when J comes home.  On this day,...
3 Ways Our Negativity May Be Harming Our Dogs

3 Ways Our Negativity May Be Harming Our Dogs

DepositPhoto/HannaMariah I spent the past week trying to decide if I was going to share my thoughts on the election.  My blog is about dog nutrition and health, not politics.  Why would my readers be interested in my thoughts on President Trump? I woke up...
Keeping Your Dog Calm Through the Storm

Keeping Your Dog Calm Through the Storm

I am working on a few hours of sleep last night, because of the storm.  The wind, the rain, the whimpering, the whining, and the occasional barks of  panic kept me up all night long.  Plus I was watching Bigfoot documentaries on my Kindle – Sasquatch is scary....
5 Steps That Help My Anxious Dogs Enjoy Our Walks

5 Steps That Help My Anxious Dogs Enjoy Our Walks

  All of my dogs are gorgeous and sweet.  They're my babies, so of course, I'm biased; but I'm not the only one who thinks this about my dogs.  Scout and Zoey have markings that make people stop and ask about their breed mix.  In a perfect world, Scout and Zoey...
Alleviating Dog Anxiety When Kids Go Back to School

Alleviating Dog Anxiety When Kids Go Back to School

Back to School doesn't mean a lot in our house.  I used to pick up my journals and pens at the Back to School sales, but now I buy what I need at Costco and I'm good for years. For the most part, Back to School reminds me of school clothes shopping and dorm room...
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