How to Prepare Your Pup

The holiday season is upon us — and by “us,” I mean both our human and our canine families. Dogs are affected by changes in their environments, and from October through the new year, dogs will experience many changes in their homes with visitors, celebrations, and highly distracted humans. Prepare and protect your canine best friend […]

Things You Should Consider After Puppy Vaccinations

There are times when our dogs need vaccinations as well as pills or injections to keep them at their healthy best. But what happens after they receive this puppy vaccinations? Revaccination debate The American Animal Hospital Association revamped vaccination guidelines after research suggests that core vaccines provide more than a year of immunity. Photography ©PeopleImages […]

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods raw dog food recalled

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A. is voluntarily recalling 933 packages of Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in August 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. Cow Pie is a fresh frozen meats […]

Austin Pets Alive! Jackson Needs a GI PCR Panel – FUND COMPLETED!

December 4, 2018 • Jackson Needs a GI PCR Panel – FUND COMPLETED! by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Sweet Jackson is only six months old, but unfortunately, has been suffering from chronic gastrointestinal issues his whole young life. These issues have led to a stunt in his growth and development, and after […]

Did Your Dog Eat Human Medication? Expert Advice on What to Do

I didn’t know if I was looking at a Cocker Spaniel or a miniature Cujo. Gracie, a 3-year-old sweetie I’d known since puppyhood, was a hot mess of mangled fur, dripping drool and wild eyes. At that moment, she was about as sweet as a jalapeño pepper. “I turned my back for a second, and […]

2019 human food trends and how they play out in pet food

We’ve entered the trend-watching season, and right on cue, lists of human food trends for 2019 are popping up. Not all have implications for pet food, but some do merit tracking. Protein still key for humans and pets For example, during a November 7 webinar on health and wellness in human nutrition, Sarah Browner, market […]

Match Your Pup’s Personality with Holiday Cards by Minted

Instead of a newsletter full of the things I’ve done or some impersonal card, I prefer to send a hilarious seasonal photo of my dogs — sharing the joy they give me every day to others. What better way to frame my photo than with the beautiful and playful photo cards created by independent artists […]