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Pet Loss and Grief Support around the Holidays

Pet Loss and Grief Support around the Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration, but for many that have lost a pet or loved one can find them more challenging than ever. Grief is an emotion we all share. Whether we miss our loved ones, or even our lives before COVID, the holidays seem to make us nostalgic and bring our awareness of our...
Pumpkin Dog Treats!

Pumpkin Dog Treats!

Some of us tend to get indulgent with our dogs during thanksgiving, but it doesn't mean that we need to feed them with human food such as turkey and other foods in the menu. There are a lot of alternative foods that we can give to them, so they don't feel left out during this holiday season. If ...
Easy Homemade Dog Training Treats Recipe | Vet Approved

Easy Homemade Dog Training Treats Recipe | Vet Approved

Nothing beats a yummy and healthy dog treat! When it comes to our dog, we all just want the best for them. Relying on commercial dog food all the time is not a good idea as many pet food products contain unwanted additives that can be toxic for our dogs. We can make our own fresh, healthy and e...
8 Tips to Prepare for any Pet Emergency

8 Tips to Prepare for any Pet Emergency

Download our fillable PDF so you'll be prepared for any emergency! Emergency preparedness and prevention is so important during these times when pets can be turned away from busy and understaffed animal emergency rooms due to COVID. I personally encountered two emergencies in less than two week...
Five Major Signs Your Pet is Suffering from Allergies

Five Major Signs Your Pet is Suffering from Allergies

It’s that tme... Runny eyes Reverse sneezing Licking paws Scratching head and face Ear and skin infections Remember that food allergies typically manifest year-round. A large percentage of dogs with food allergies also have environmental allergies. I don’t know about you but go outside right n...
Slow Cooker turkey, kale, carrots, broccoli and brown rice

Slow Cooker turkey, kale, carrots, broccoli and brown rice

This recipe was really easy and the dogs absolutely loved it!  It takes 4 hours in a 6-8 quart crock pot on high.  Make sure you cut the carrots in to small pieces so they will be done after 4 hours.  You may need to give a little more time for larger pieces.  This recipe was perfectly done and ...
Instant Pot Easy Turkey and Macaroni with Carrots and Broccoli

Instant Pot Easy Turkey and Macaroni with Carrots and Broccoli

I am always looking for easy, healthy and economical ways to feed my pets and family.  When I’m at the market and a great deal catches my eye,  I find a way to work it in to my cooking rotation for our family.  So when I found 3 pounds of ground turkey on sale for less than $6.00 I had to come u...
FDA Recalls Sportmix, What You Need To Know.

FDA Recalls Sportmix, What You Need To Know.

The latest pet food recall involves a pet food company called Sportmix, manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. The FDA issued an alert that it contains potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins after the death of twenty eight dog and the illness of many others. Signs of sickness included: sluggishne...
COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part II

COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part II

Feeling stressed? You’re not the only one. Your pets get anxious too, just ask Nervous Nelly. My neighbor contacted me recently about their 13 year old Border Collie Nellie. She was in a panic and asked me to come by as soon as possible as Nellie was suffering. I have lived across the street fr...
COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part I

COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part I

I recently spoke to a pet owner who was concerned about going back to work post COVID.  Their recently rescued pet was accustomed to them being home with the exceptions of essential trips and she jokingly referred to him becoming her “Velcro dog”. Increasingly, people are adopting pets in record...
Planning to Hike with Your Dog? What You Need to Know

Planning to Hike with Your Dog? What You Need to Know

When you live in Southern California, the heat is always a factor, especially when doing outdoor activities with pets. One of my favorite activities to do with my dogs is go hiking. With so many amazing trails close by I wish my dogs and I could hike more, but in order for it to be enjoyable you...