October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is national adopt a shelter dog month. Even if you can’t adopt, here are some creative ways to support your local shelter. Most people are familiar with the standard ways of helping out at the dog shelter: volunteering to walk dogs, volunteering to clean...

Chicken

Chicken is a quality protein source that also provides niacin and selenium to the...

Top Five “Cuddling” Breeds

Top Five “Cuddling” Breeds

So, you want a dog who could win “best cuddler?” Look no further than this unofficial list of the absolutely cuddliest of canines: The Beagle takes top spot. (In full disclosure, personal experience drives the answer to this question!) My little beagle is my best...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Olive Oil

Pure, extra virgin olive oil is one of the most beneficial types of oils for consumption. It is rich in monounsaturated fat. Recent studies have shown that olive oil may cut the risk of coronary heart disease in half in humans, and it has also been shown to have very...

What to Do When Your Cat is Diagnosed with Cancer

What to Do When Your Cat is Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants for their pet, and because cats are such particular creatures, it’s often a harder diagnosis to hear for them as they limit what they let us do to them. For example, it is harder to change cats’ diets; it is harder to give multiple...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Chamomile

Botanical Name: Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) or Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) Extraction Method: steam distilled from the flower Chamomile is widely known for its ability to ease stress, reduce anxiety and relieve nervous tension. Its pleasant, soft...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Asparagus

One of my favorite summer treats at family cookouts is grilled asparagus.  Research has shown that asparagus contains saponins that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Saponins in food are also associated with improved blood pressure and better control...

4 Reasons Dogs Eat Poop & How Bad is It?

4 Reasons Dogs Eat Poop & How Bad is It?

Coprophagy is the fancy word for poop-eating. Regardless of the name, it really is disgusting -especially when dogs want kisses after they’ve had their yard snack. Some dogs eat feces straight from the tap, some prefer frozen poopsicles in the middle of winter. Either...

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