Your dog has stopped eating their kibble. Maybe they are picky. Maybe their appetite has changed. Maybe they just no longer like it. Whatever the mysterious reason, you are frustrated because your poor pup needs to eat! If you can’t/don’t want to change their food, have you tried a food topper? I understand how difficult it can be, so I’ve created a list of the best dog food toppers for several situations.
For years I have been encouraging fellow dog parents to allow their dogs to sniff more frequently when out on walks. A dog’s sense of smell is their most powerful sense, and humans don’t exactly understand how important it is that a dog use their nose. Recently I saw an image on the Dog Decoder Facebook page which referred to “sniffaris” – a walk where you allow your dog to enjoy sniffing. Jill Breitner explains that a “sniffari” is far more enriching for a pup than a 30 minute walk at heel. But why? In this post I delve into why it’s important to let your dog sniff.
I’ve lived in Arizona for 20 years and within the last two years Wynston and I have been stung by scorpions…twice each. Up until then I had never been stung. A little sucker got me in bed twice on the same night. The first time Wynston got stung we were on a walk and the second time it was by a scorpion in the house. It probably sounds scarier than it really is. Here’s what to do if your dog gets stung by a scorpion.
I’ll never forget the first time I used 4-Legger dog shampoo. I remember being impressed with how lightweight the shampoo was, and how it smelled of delicious lemon PEZ. Well here I am four years later, and 4-Legger is still the only dog shampoo I use. In my dog mom opinion, no other grooming product comes close to how amazing 4-Legger is. The organic ingredients make it the best choice for Wynston, and the new USDA organic certification makes 4-Legger top notch. I also want to tell you more about the new deodorizing sprays, which can be used between baths to keep your dog smelling clean. We traveled with it on our SuperZoo trip so Wynston would smell delightful for his ABC news appearance!
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by the dreaded “C” word. Cancer destroys families of loved ones all too often, and although it seems like we get closer to a cure every day, cancer is still breaking hearts on an all-too-regular basis. When I speak of the heartbreak, it isn’t specific to people. Pets suffer from cancer too, but technology is now allowing veterinarians to fight more types of cancer head on. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of touring the PetCure Oncology center in Arizona. Did you know that there’s an entire program dedicated to treating cancer in your dogs and cats? PetCure Oncology partners with specialty veterinary practices across the country to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and although it’s a fairly new concept for pets, it’s proven effective in saving lives.