Remove Skunk Smell from Your Dog

Remove Skunk Smell from Your Dog

This blog post was originally published in 2012. It has been updated with new information and republished in 2019. 3d rendered illustration of Skunk cartoon character with display board I grew up in the city. The animals I see regularly today, were creatures in books...
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

This blog post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/bilisanas A friend of mine invited me over to play with a litter of puppies she was fostering.  One of the puppies, Lilly, was having...
My Dog’s Bloodwork [2018-19]

My Dog’s Bloodwork [2018-19]

I am not a veterinarian or a canine nutritionist.  If you have questions about your dog's blood work, please contact your veterinarian. Why I Request Blood Work on My Dogs For the first few years feeding a raw food diet, I was hesitant to get bloodwork done...
Are Annual Vaccinations for Dogs Necessary?

Are Annual Vaccinations for Dogs Necessary?

This post was originally published in 2012. It was updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/Esbenklinker In November, 2018, I attended the Raw and Natural Dog Summit hosted by Dogs Naturally Magazine. In a conversation with Julie Anne Lee of...
Is it Fat Shaming if Your Dog is Fat?

Is it Fat Shaming if Your Dog is Fat?

  A couple of months ago, I attended an event with a friend, and we spent the day commenting on the number of overweight dogs walking by our booth. After six hours, I remember five healthy dogs, the rest were overweight, and most were obese. It was painful...
How a Fatty Tumor Quickly Helped Me Improve My Dog’s Diet

How a Fatty Tumor Quickly Helped Me Improve My Dog’s Diet

I am not a veterinarian or an animal nutritionist.  This blog is a personal blog about feeding my dogs a raw food / fresh food diet and what I'm learning as I research their health and nutrition. Do not use this blog to diagnose your dog. If you have a medical...
Affordable Titer Testing for Pets #TiterChallenge

Affordable Titer Testing for Pets #TiterChallenge

Did you know that the world's oldest dog lived to be 30 years old? That's 210 dog years! Her name was Maggie and she was a Kelpie living on a dairy farm in Australia.  I often think about Maggie and wonder how long my dogs will live now that I've made so many positive...
Protecting Our Dogs from Wildfire Smoke

Protecting Our Dogs from Wildfire Smoke

For the past few weeks, we have been living in a hazy world. My daily habit in the summer is the wake-up, stretch, and then look out the window. Usually, I'm greeted by the moon as it turns in for the day and the promise of a blue sky. Lately, I'm greeted by an...
Dr. Peter Dobias Walks Away from Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Peter Dobias Walks Away from Veterinary Medicine

  I'm hearing more stories of holistic veterinarians being pressured to step away from alternative medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years and, instead, to focus on traditional options that include commercial pet food with questionable ingredients...
How I Treated My Dog’s Cruciate Tear Naturally

How I Treated My Dog’s Cruciate Tear Naturally

I am not a veterinarian. If you are seeking a diagnosis, please contact your veterinarian. A few years ago, Sydney suffered a partial cruciate tear.  We noticed that she wasn’t putting any weight on her rear, right leg and she was in a lot of pain. A trip to the...
Is Your Raw Dog Food Deficient in Taurine?

Is Your Raw Dog Food Deficient in Taurine?

  Did you catch Rodney Habib's Facebook Live today? It started out talking about grain-free kibble so I was listening, but I was listening while working. And then I heard raw mentioned and my ears perked up. He stated that if we're storing our raw for more than...
Poopapalooza | Investigating Diarrhea in Puppies

Poopapalooza | Investigating Diarrhea in Puppies

This blog post was originally published January 2014, it has been updated with new information.   As a pet blogger and dog owner, I know that diarrhea in puppies happens.  But as a dog mom, a day of diarrhea is just too much and memories of Canine Parvovirus...
Alternatives to Flea and Tick Collars for Dogs

Alternatives to Flea and Tick Collars for Dogs

This post was originally published on December 16, 2014. It has been republished with updated information.   We use natural flea and tick repellents on our dogs.  We don't use anything on our cat Cosmo, because he's primarily an indoor only cat.  We have never...
Why I Don’t Give My Raw Fed Dogs Multivitamins

Why I Don’t Give My Raw Fed Dogs Multivitamins

This post was originally published 11/28/2012. It has been updated with new information and republished.   One question I see often is “what multi-vitamin should I give to my dog?”  My response is “a raw egg.” When it comes to a raw food...
Which Natural Dog Shampoo is the Best?

Which Natural Dog Shampoo is the Best?

This post was originally published in October 2015. I have updated it with new information, including new scores.   I have to prepare the bathroom before the dogs become aware that Bath Day has come or else they'll bolt.  I organized the bathroom, arrange a pile...
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