Your Dog’s Meal Time and How it Effects Their Behavior

Behavioral issues can be caused by many and sometimes multiple influencers. Many people think behavior is heavily based on genetics. While genetics can certainly have an impact, you cannot downplay the impact of environmental influences. One of those influences is diet, and that is what this blog will be about. What you feed your dog […]

Arthritis Pain Care for Dogs

It is painful watching your dog struggle with arthritis. Many senior dogs (as well as some younger dogs with genetic conditions) suffer with osteoarthritis (OA) and joint pain. It can come on so quickly that we wonder if maybe we played them too hard and their limp is just a sprain that will go away […]

Dog Joint & Bone Health

A dog’s joint and bone health maintenance plan should start as a pup and continue through all stages of your dog’s life. Giving mealtimes a boost with human grade organic superfoods that include bone meal (pure and sterilized) and green lipped mussel (GLM) from the pristine waters of New Zealand is a way to love […]

Enzymes and Probiotics | Dogs Best Friend

Since enzymes breakdown the food and make it more bioavailable, and probiotics help strengthen the gut to absorb the nutrients, having both present, along with feeding the flora with prebiotics is a healthy approach. We combine all three to help your dog get the most out of their meals. Enzymes, Dog’s Mealtime Helper Enzymes Protease, […]

Food Aggressive Dogs | This Worked for Me!

Charlie Bear came to us at 10 years old.  He was a large blond golden retriever who was a show dog in his youth.  Since he had spent the bulk of his youth preparing for competitions, I could only presume that he thought only about food for all his years.  I am almost certain that […]

CBD for Dogs | Mother’s Little Helper

I played hard with my dog in her younger years.  She was a red golden retriever.  She was a rescue, and she had strong joints and bones, no signs of arthritis or osteoarthritis (.  Her official name was Nutmeg but I renamed her (as most of us do, right?) Maggie Mae, and then called her […]

Peanut Butter for Dogs ?

Dogs love peanut butter. They love it so much that we can slather peanut butter over their meds and they beg for more. It is the best kept secret in the world and dogs fall for it every time! That is why there are so many peanut butter dog treats out there. Dogs gobble them […]

Comparing CBD Oil Dog Supplements

It is official:  CBD oil supplements and treats are a big hit for pets these days.  Wanting to help manage your “canine kid’s” pain and anxiety using a naturopathic alternative?  Look no further.  CBD oil is the primary choice for many, and you may want to consider this alternative for good reasons.  We now have […]

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Your Dog’s Beachbody Made Easy

We love pampering our dogs.  Sometimes to a fault as we witness the pet who is waddling along, breathless, sometimes even limping. Oh…can we talk?! Hippocrates, Grecian “Father of Medicine”, is credited with being the first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods. He was credited by the […]

Seeds – Your Dog’s Mealtime Nutrient Boost

Want to increase the protein and Omega fatty acid content of your dog’s mealtime? Think super foods. Think seeds. The protein and healthy fatty acids found in some seeds can support healthy skin and coat, even brain health! They’re grain-free, gluten-free, and carry alot of health benefits. Always look for organic and be sure to […]

Your Dog or Finicky Canine Kid?

Finicky:  Fussy about one’s needs or requirements.  “A finicky eater”.  Scenario: Your dog is suffering from arthritic pain. You are relieved to find a healthy homeopathic product to help manage their comfort level. You’re mixing supplements into their daily mealtimes, and it’s going great! You’re relieved to see they are more restful. Then one day […]