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10 (More) Ways to Liven Up Your Dog’s Meals

April 2nd, 2010

In part one of this article, we asked the rhetorical question: “If you’re going to feed your dogs ‘people’ food, shouldn’t you feed them something that’s actually good for them?” and answered it with a list of 10 healthy, easily obtainable options straight from the shelves of your local market. As promised, here are 10 more “easy pieces” for your consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Ways to Liven Up Your Dog’s Dinner

March 31st, 2010

If you’re going to feed your dogs “people” food, shouldn’t you feed them something that’s actually good for them? Here are some healthy, easily obtainable options straight from market shelves that can be added to spice up your pup’s regular fare. Read the rest of this entry »

Physical Exercise – Playtime and Health!

March 29th, 2010

Just like humans, most dogs and puppies need regimented physical exercise routines. This is especially true if your dog stays indoors most of the time. An under exercised dog can become destructive, disobedient, and obese. The key to keeping your dog healthy is to maintain a regular but varied exercise program tailored specifically to your dog and to the climate. Read the rest of this entry »

The Easter Egg: A Pet’s Friend or Foe?

March 25th, 2010

Many pet owners wonder about the hazards of feeding eggshells and raw eggs to their pets. The Easter season, when eggs take on the added symbolism of being gifts, is the perfect time to get to know a little more about one of nature’s “perfect foods.” Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Paw Care Tips For Dogs

March 23rd, 2010

Your dog’s feet sure are made for walking, but did you know they are also made for protecting? Pads provide extra cushioning to help protect bones and joints from shock, provide insulation against extreme weather, aid walking on rough ground and help protect tissue deep within the paw. With all that work to do, it’s no wonder your pooch’s paws often take a bit of a beating. Keep a spring in your pet’s step with our top 10 paw care tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Saves Dog Befriended in Iraq

March 21st, 2010
After injured stray trekked 75 miles to find him, pilot got him home to U.S.

You couldn’t find a more contented dog than the mutt sprawled on the couch in the TODAY studio, his head resting on his master’s thigh, a loving hand petting around his abbreviated ears. Read the rest of this entry »

Prevent Pet Poisonings

March 17th, 2010

Have you taken inventory of your medicine cabinets lately? Are you properly storing lawn and garden pesticide containers? When you tidy up around the house, do you put food, liquor and tobacco products safely out of harm’s way? These precautions are second nature to households with children, but homes with animals must be just as secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Dogs Need Exercise

March 15th, 2010

One of the fundamental causes of unwanted behavior in dogs is frustration due to lack of exercise.  When a dog is left in the back yard or house all day, every day he starts to go a little nutty.  I can see a difference in my dogs after one day without exercise, so if you have gone weeks or months your dog is freaking out. Read the rest of this entry »

Dogs and Chocolate: Get the Facts

March 13th, 2010

Most of us have heard that chocolate can make dogs sick. But how serious is the risk? Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Calming a Hyperactive Dog

March 11th, 2010

Hyperactivity is a problem with many possible causes and solutions. Here are some simple techniques you can try at home to work to calm your boisterous dog: Read the rest of this entry »

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