Dog Parks in New Jersey

Dog Parks in New Jersey

Dog Parks allow our pets to get their daily exercise and play off leash in a controlled environment. It also allows dogs to work on their socialization skills. There are some rules one should follow when taking their dog to the dog park. First rule when it comes to taking your dog anywhere is to make sure that they are wearing a collar and that all their information on their tags are up to date. Your dog.

Owning a Deaf Dog

Owning a Deaf Dog, Deaf dogs as pets

Many people are not aware that certain breeds can be prone to deafness. Those breeds include Dalmatians and English Setters. Some breeds like my Ginger, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, are prone to congenital deafness. Ginger has lost her hearing which has been a result of the multiple P.S.O.M that she has had. Primary Secretory Otitis Media (PSOM), also known as “glue ear”, can result in hearing loss due to the mucus plug which PSOM.

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.