Chewy’s October Surprise

Chewy's October influencer review

For the month of October, Chewy sent us two items.  One is the Blue Buffalo Halloween BOO Bars.   As per the website the bars are oven-baked with added vitamins & minerals. The bars do not contain corn, wheat, or soy, and no by-product meals. The ingredients are as follows:   Oatmeal, Barley, Oat Flour, Pumpkin, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Cane Molasses, Carrots, Salt, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids),.

Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

Keep your dog safe on Halloween

Halloween is a big holiday at our house and we are always visited by tons of trick or treaters.  Although it’s a day of spooky fun it’s important to keep it safe for Ginger and our special guests.  Below are some suggestions on how to keep the dogs well protected during this night of fright. First, keep candies and other goodies out of reach.  Dogs may be drawn to the smell of candy and therefore eat it. .

October Is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

October Is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October Is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month so if you are thinking about getting a pet, please make adoption your first option.   There are thousands of pets waiting for a forever home. When you adopt a pet from a shelter you are saving a life. According to the Northshore Animal League 4,000,000-5,000,000 animals are destroyed each year in the U.S. That’s a shocking and little-known statistic. As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption.

The Dangers of Xylitol

Xylitol is toxic to dogs

With the first day of fall arriving that means that we’re not only decorating but were doing a lot of baking! I wanted to write about a chemical that many may not know can be fatal to dogs and that is xylitol. Xylitol is used as a sweetener and it’s very popular. It’s a safe alternative to sugar for many diabetics and many who are watching their sugar intake are using it, especially when baking. Not.

Chewy’s September Surprise

For the month of September, Chewy sent us Nature’s Variety Raw Boost Mixers Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper by Instinct. The ingredients include Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Carrots, Apples, Butternut Squash, Turkey Liver, Turkey Heart, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Blueberries and Dried Chicory Root. As per the company, the whole-food ingredients are gently freeze-dried to remove the moisture,.

Beagles and Animal Testing

I had a meet and greet in which I was asked to watch a Beagle named Alfalfa.  The parents explained that he was adopted and formerly used as a lab animal.  Now this is nothing new to me, nevertheless, I decided to go on-line and read more on this topic.  Upon researching dogs used in lab testing I found that Beagles were the breed most commonly used.  According to the American Anti-vivisection Society, the majority.

Caring For a Brachycephalic Dog Breed

caring for a brachycephalic dog

I have had to care for some brachycephalic dog breeds and have asked owners if they are a challenge to care for.  Many have said it’s not as long as you aware of a few things.   I have asked them to share those with me so that I can share it with you.  But first, what is Brachycephalic syndrome and what dog breeds are considered to have it.  According to the VCA Hospital website, brachycephalic.

Chewy’s August Surprise – Canidae Life Stages Bakery Snacks

CANIDAE Life Stages Bakery Snacks with Turkey, Quinoa & Butternut Squash Dog Treats.

For the month of August, Chewy sent us Canidae’s Life Stages Bakery Snacks with Turkey, Quinoa & Butternut Squash. These treats are oven-baked for a crunchy texture that is easy to snap and helps clean teeth.  They are made with just 7 nutritious main ingredients and are made in the USA by the family owned company known as Canidae. Unlike some of the other treats that we have received in the past, these were not.

Breed of the Day – Poodle

Bogey breed of the day is the poodle

When I first started boarding dogs two years ago my very first client was a miniature poodle named Bogey.  Poodles are an intelligent, hard-working breed and one of the most popular breeds throughout the world,.  They earn that devotion with their intelligence, ease of training, low-shedding curly coat, and eager love of family.  Poodles are thought to have originated in Germany, where they were called Pudel, meaning “splash in the water,” a reference to their.

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Disaster Preparedness For Pets

Here in New Jersey we have been hit with hurricanes that have had some devastating effects. The last two hurricanes one of which was Sandy caused devastation here in New Jersey and had a serious impact on pets. During Sandy we lost power for a week.  We were fortunate because many people did not get their power back until after two weeks. It seems that our weather in general is getting worse and we are slated to have.