It’s the Year of the Dog!

Year of the Dog 2018

The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar. The Lunar New Year Celebration is one of the largest event of its kind and showcases diversity, richness and culture of the Asian community. A different animal is chosen to represent that year. The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, which change on a rotating cycle.   According to the Asian astrology, your year.

Chewy’s February Surprise!

Chewys February surprise

For the month of February, Chewy sent us Vet’s Choice Health Extension Small Heart-Shaped Dog Treats. The product claims to be made of free-range chicken which is their #1 ingredient. No rendered animal fats, glutens, added sugar, Ethoxyquin, or BHT, corn, wheat or soy. It is a gluten-free recipe and made without any artificial preservatives, flavors or fillers. I was not sure what Ethoxyquin was so I decided to look it up. According to wiki,.

Are Essential Oils Safe for your dog?

Are essential oils safe for dogs

The popularity of essential oils have been on the rise lately. There are many oils on the market that claim to treat all types of ailments. Many people use them for weight loss, pain relief, as well as for many other health related problems. These oils can be applied on the skin or added to an air diffuser. There are many different types of uses but the question is are they safe for our pets?  .

Today is National Puzzle Day

Today is National Puzzle Day

Today, January 29, 2018 is National Puzzle Day! Like any other day many people like to exercise their brain with the use of puzzles. This can certainly be applied to our canine friends. Although it’s very important for your dog to get its exercise, mental stipulation is just as important.  According to the AKC website it’s very important to stimulate your dog’s brain. Most dogs were bred for specific jobs, like hunting, retrieving, guarding the home, or.

Chewy’s January Surprise

For the month of January, Chewy sent us Blue Buffalo Blue Stix Pepperoni Style dog treats. As per Blue Buffalo some of the key benefits include: Made with 100% real, protein-rich lamb and contain absolutely no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Are free from soy, corn and wheat, making them a great choice for pups with food allergies. Contain zero chicken or poultry by-product meals and are packed with real fruit and veggies. Treats are.

How to Protect your Dog’s Paw Pads this Winter

How to protect your dogs paw pads this Winter

Winter in the Northeast can be tough. So far this year we have been hit with what meteorologist have called a Bomb Cyclone, which was basically a winter hurricane. All that snow and ice can be brutal on your dog’s paw pads, not to mention the salt and other chemicals that people throw on their sidewalks. These problems can lead to frostbite, cracking, and/or burns due to the chemicals in those winterizing products.  So it’s.

Is your Dog Suffering from Canine Cabin Fever?

Is your Dog Suffering from Canine Cabin Fever?

It’s the dead of winter here in New Jersey. We got hit with some pretty bad weather, the meteorologist even called it a Bomb Cyclone.  We got about 6 inches of snow which I know for some areas is not a lot, but it is when you own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who’s tummy is so close to the ground. The bitter blast has also made it impossible to enjoy any outdoor activities……………so what is.

2017 Holiday Keepsake Ornament

2017 Holiday Keepsake ornament by Sculpey

I wanted to create an ornament with Ginger’s paw prints as a keepsake. I ended up purchasing the Sculpey Keepsake Kit. The kit includes 5 pieces, the putty, circle cutter, roller, red ribbon and easy to follow instructions. Everything is well packaged in the box and there’s even a cute picture of what looks like a Labrador retriever. We first took the clay out of the packaging and rolled it to thin it out. Make sure.

How to dog proof your Christmas!

Keep your dog safe this christmas

Christmas is just a week away and for some people it  brings a lot of decorating. Many decorations are bright and sparkly and may peak your dogs curiosity. With Christmas upon us I have included some tips on how to keep your dog safe during the holiday. You first want to dog proof your Christmas tree. We have had our tree for over 20 years and it’s in great shape. I love that we don’t have.

New Pennsylvania Law Limits Dogs Time Out In The Cold

Earlier this year I posted a blog post on how to keep your dog safe in the winter. It included tips on how to keep your pet warm along with do’s and don’ts. You can view it here. The bottom line is that dogs should never be left outside in the cold.  Just like humans, they too can develop hypothermia. This can occur when a dog spends too much time in the cold or gets.