Wash that Smelly Dog!

August 17th, 2015

Washing a dog isn’t as intuitive as it might seem; dogs react to temperature, smell, and sound, far differently than humans. Bath time is full of all three. New research suggests that washing your dog once a week is beneficial for his or her health, and can prevent infection, contrary to the prior belief that[…] Read the full article…

 

IMPORTANT PET SAFETY POST re: peanut butter + xylitol

August 14th, 2015

If you’re like many people, you might want to give your dog some peanut butter as an occasional treat. Or you might want to use peanut butter as a trick or reward to get your dog to take their medications? In many cases this is perfectly fine (so long as it’s not in excess —[…] Read the full article…

 

Yippee! Time to pee!

June 1st, 2015

We love a good infographic, especially ones that help reduce the amount of pee appearing on your floor…

 

Come on and pee, already!

February 27th, 2015

The temperature is below-freezing, the ground is wet because, duh, it’s Portland, you’re already in your sweatpants and slippers, and Fido needs to go out to pee. A simple enough situation for a dog owner, sure, but what happens when your dog takes forever to get down to business and do his business?   Dogs[…] Read the full article…

 

Pet Health: 10 DIY Procedures Pet Owners Should Learn

March 27th, 2013

I know. This may seem gross, but bear with us. Being a pet owner means being able to get your hands dirty — even if it’s just a wee bit. After all, every single one of us is responsible for our pets’ basic maintenance, including everything from feeding, bathing and brushing to exercising, toenail trimming and even doingdental duty. But wait! That’s[…] Read the full article…

 

Why Does My Dog… Steal Objects?

March 27th, 2013

Funny. But not so funny.   The sight of a puppy trotting off with a sock in her mouth might seem adorable, but if your dog is a chronic object stealer, it’s not all that cute. Having Fido make off with the roast you cooked for Sunday dinner or your toddler’s favorite toy can be[…] Read the full article…

 

How to Give Your Dog Liquid Medicine

March 5th, 2013

Giving a dog his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your dog. Many people find liquid medicines easier to administer than other types, such as pills, capsules, eye drops or injections. But it still takes patience, precision, and a bit[…] Read the full article…

 

My dog sniffs butts. That’s weird. But why?

March 5th, 2013

I know I know. It seems gross. And it’s embarrassing. But the gesture is a common (if poorly mannered) canine version of the “getting to know you” routine. Dogs often greet one another by sniffing — which makes sense when your ability to smell is 10,000 times better than a human’s. We all get that.[…] Read the full article…

 

Ever wonder why your dog likes to bury her treats?

March 5th, 2013

Does your dog often bury her bones, treats or even her toys in your backyard? Ever find a bone under the pillow on your bed or behind the sofa cushions? Or does she attempt to “faux bury” her cookies in the corner of the carpet like my dog Natasha, to the point of creating a[…] Read the full article…

 

Puppies Behind Bars

December 20th, 2012

This story is a great one. And. Really Inspiring. And made us wonder if there were any programs like this in Washington or Oregon. We’ll do a bit a research and get back to you on that one, but if you know, let us know! We need more programs like this… At the Fishkill Correctional[…] Read the full article…

 

Some DYI from HD: How to make your own Dog Booties!

December 7th, 2012

As we promised! Here is a DYI of How to Make Your Own Dog Booties. We know. Exciting.  Before we get crafty. Let’s discuss. You may be wondering, why on earth would my dog need some booties? You dog may need some shoes if: 1. You live in a cold climate where salt or chemicals[…] Read the full article…