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Prevention should be top of your list when it comes to your pet’s health as well as your own. Preventative measures today including regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines can make all the difference.

The Importance of an Annual Dog Check Up

Dog being held up by vet

If you have a dog, then they may be like one of your children: you spoil them rotten and care for them deeply. Since your pet is that important to you, then their health should be just as important! And we don't mean just taking them out on walks, feeding them a balanced diet and pampering good dogs with toys and treats, although those are all important too! We're talking about being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups. Read on to learn why checkups for dogs are important, how frequently you should schedule them, what you get out of a dog health check and how much you can expect to spend (spoiler alert: it’s less than you think!)... Read More »

Best Dog Activity Monitor: Fitbark vs Tagg vs Whistle

Dog wearing collar

How cool would it be to track your dog's daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices... Read More »

Best Dental Chews for Dogs To Give Your Dog A Pearly White Smile

Dog chewing on dental stick: Best Dental Chews for Dogs

You walk in the door after a long day of work and your dog jumps on you and gives you all the puppy kisses in the world. How sweet, but man does her breath stink! She's trying to show you how much she missed you but you are not enjoying the affection because she needs a mint fast! Thankfully, dog dental chews can help with this! Not only can they freshen your pup's breath, they can also help with gum health and reduce plaque and tartar build up... Read More »

Banfield Wellness Plan Reviews: Is It Worth It?

Banfield Wellness Plan logo & reviews

Want to make sure your pet gets all of his healthcare needs met? Have you been searching for reliable and affordable pet insurance? In your pet insurance search you may have come across Banfield. Although sometimes referred to as Banfield Pet Insurance, Banfield isn't actually pet insurance -- it's a wellness membership plan. The major question -- is Banfield worth it? Their plans don't cover illness or injury, only preventative care. Here in our Banfield Wellness Plan Review, we'll give you details about what you get with their plans, pricing, customer reviews and more... Read More »

What is the Best Dog Treadmill to Get Your Pup in Shape?

Dog on treadmill

Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A doggie treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog's life. In fact, there are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you have considered. Read more to learn about treadmills for dogs and to find out which one we think is best for your furry friend... Read More »

Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it's time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products... Read More »

Easy Rider: How to Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Dog hanging out side of car with googles on: How to Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You've tried, but your dog gets car sick at the drop of a hat. It's a tough problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured -- there are steps you can take. And you're not alone. In fact, one in five dogs suffer from motion sickness. How can you help your dog's car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud... Read More »

How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath: dog breathing

Snuggling up with your dog is the best ending to any day. But when he turns to give you a big slobbery kiss and his breath hits you in the face like a skunk --Yuck! Why does your dog's breath stink so much? What did he eat? We're going to give you the low down on what causes puppy bad breath and how you can cure your dog's stinky breath... Read More »

How to Get Rid of Fleas

Getting Rid of Fleas

Got fleas? That bites - literally! When it comes to household pests, there is one pest in particular that sends fear deep into a dog-owner’s heart – fleas. There are many common misconceptions about fleas and a wide number of possible solutions to getting rid of them; however, not every “cure” is created equal. Some cures for flea infestation have been proven to be completely effective while others don’t even make a dent. Whether your flea problem begins with a single flea carried by your pet, or with a whole host transferred to your home unknowingly, the result always ends in infestation. So, getting rid of fleas will take a concerted effort. Luckily, we've got some tips to help you out in your battle... Read More »

Tips on How to Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It's easy for a dog's ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog's ear, an infection may occur. This is why it's extremely important to check your dog's ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup's ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly... Read More »