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My Big Fat Fido: Tips for Overweight Pets

My Big Fat Fido: Tips for Overweight Pets

My neighborhood is unusually pet-friendly. Two poodles and a tiny chihuahua-daschund mix live on one side, and a cheerful, tail-wagging golden retriever lives on the other side.   And in between them, my rescue cats Bob and Miss Kitty observe the ent ...
Is Your Pooch Getting a Paunch?

Is Your Pooch Getting a Paunch?

It’s that time of year again. If you live in a cold-weather region, you might have lost your enthusiasm for brisk early-morning dog-walking around the time the temperatures began to drop. The problem is, cutting back on exercise can lead to wei ...
Should Your Pet Follow a Paleo Diet?

Should Your Pet Follow a Paleo Diet?

As much as we love our pets, we have to keep a close eye not to shower them with affection in the wrong form:  food they shouldn’t be eating. If we’re following a healthy diet and excluding refined grains because they’re not good fo ...
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

The next time you fetch a treat for your favorite furry friend, stop to look at the box. Would you eat it? Our three pups are part of the family, so what so what lands in their bowls matters as much as what I  serve  on our own plates  every day.  Wh ...
5 Tips to Keep Fido Safe This Summer

5 Tips to Keep Fido Safe This Summer

Dogs don’t sweat. You already knew this? Good. Then we can skip the biology lesson. But if you already know this then you also know that summertime can be dangerous and possibly life threatening to your family’s furry loved one. From heat ...