Archive for October, 2018

Negative Punishment, What is it and How it Works for Your Dog’s Behavior

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

In the world of psychology, the definition of Negative Punishment is removing a desirable stimulus or opportunity in order to make an unwanted behavior decrease. A good example of negative punishment is the ‘be a tree’ scenario where you stop moving forward as soon as the dog puts pressure on the leash. Negative…you took away […]

When Rewarding Your Dog Becomes Punishment

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

We all act and interact according to our species (nature) and what we have experienced in our lives (nurture). We subconsciously meld these two things together in order to form our personalities, our likes and dislikes, our fears and our desires. In this realm, we run a parallel with our dogs. As a species, we […]

Dog Behavior – Submissive Roll , Alpha Roll and Strategic Roll. What’s the Difference?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dog behavior and nuances in body language are a lifelong study. The simple behavior of a dog rolling onto his back can have many implications. In the context of play, a dog will quite often roll on his back without any submissive or deference intended. Many dogs happily sleep on their back and still others […]

CBD Oil | Dog Joint Pain Care

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The market is flooded with pharmaceuticals for your dog’s pain care including anxiety, but let’s talk about osteoarthritis. Big Pharma offers a pill for just about every ill. Rimadyl, Derramax, Previcox, Metacam, and Zubrin (all NSAIDs approved for use in dogs) can cause terrible side effects, especially to the liver. Some vets require liver and kidney […]

Lentils, Your Dog’s 8,000 Year Protein Source

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

If you have considered replacing your dog’s Road Kill kibbles with home cooked meals, start with organic lentils. A super food and gluten-free with no sulfur to produce digestive gas, legumes pack a powerful and healthy 31% protein with 3% fat. Unlike beans, lentils have no sulfur (digestive gas producing). Lentil artifacts have been found […]

Split Peas – Ancient Super Food Protein for Your Dog

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Split Peas | Your Dog’s Gluten-Free Plant-Based Protein Yes, gluten-free. Also a super food and another vegetarian choice for your dog’s protein. If you would like to give your canine kid’s mealtime a healthy nutritional boost, consider adding a few tablespoons of this super food to their dish. An ancient legume consumed in Europe and […]

Your Dog Has Guts!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

You Are What You Absorb. So is your dog. A healthy gut increases nutrient absorption, and the gut is the body’s engine. Now and then dogs have GI issues, and information can be powerful and healing. First, dogs have short digestive tracts, which is a blessing when you consider dogs will eat anything, including theirs […]

Amaranth: Your Dog’s Everlasting Protein

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Amaranth, a beautiful plant whose seed is the size of a period at the end of this sentence. The most notable nutritional quality of amaranth is its protein content. With a protein composition of 15% after cooked (29% uncooked), the Greek interpreted this high quality protein as “Everlasting”. Domesticated more than 5,000 years ago in Mexico, […]

Your Dog’s Eggs: Raw or Cooked?

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Eggs are nutritionally dense, and dogs instinctively gobble them up! They’re protein-rich, which is essential for growth and maintenance, easily absorbed, and helps your dog’s coat glisten. They also provide a fare amount of selenium and choline, important for antioxidant building blocks and keeping the brain healthy, respectively. Eggs are a complete source of amino […]

Turmeric for Dog Arthritis | Ayurvedic Care

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used since ancient times throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia not only in cuisine but as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is well-documented in exhibiting many health benefits, especially in the treatment of joint inflammation. Curcumin is its active ingredient. There are over 1,000 worldwide published animal and human studies, […]

Vitamin-E, Your Dog’s Antioxidant

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Our canine kids are exposed to the same universal pollutants as us, so even in a dog’s world, living healthy in an unhealthy world requires antioxidant protection. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps fight disease and minimize the effects of pollution. Pollutants trigger “free radicals”. Free radicals cause a destructive domino effect on the body’s […]

Anxiety-Stricken Dog? CBD Oil, the Natural Choice

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Many of us know the signs of an anxiety-stricken dog: chewed up home from separation-anxiety, fear-based aggression toward other dogs and/or humans, bare-skin from excessive licking, July 4th fireworks nervousness and fright, the list goes on. Also, let’s face it, we are working more and walking or exercising our dogs less. Quite frankly, some dogs […]

Sterilized Bone Meal: Best Dog Calcium

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Like humans, dogs require calcium to support their bones, teeth and overall health, and your dog does not have to snag a cow to get it. Studies show bone meal provides more calcium in comparison to milk. You can provide it with supplements that include bone meal powder, but be choosy when shopping for your […]