Prevention and Wellness

5 Ways to Keep your Dog's Teeth Clean

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

The best thing you can do for your dog is be proactive about their overall health – and part of that is by helping keeping your dog’s teeth nice and clean to PREVENT dental disease. Here are five ways to prevent dental disease in dogs!

How to Choose a Dog Food

How to Choose a Dog Food

Choosing your dog’s food can be a very overwhelming process, and so many people seem to have opinions of what is best for your pup and your family. But truth is that the best food for one dog is NOT the best food for another, and no dog food is universally good for all dogs. There are SIX main considerations to keep in mind when choosing a food that is appropriate for your pet – Age, Lifestyle, Breed, Medical Conditions, Type of Food, and Budget. Depending on your pet or your situation one of these categories may play a bigger role than the others.

What to know BEFORE you Bring Home a New Dog

So you want a puppy or a new dog? You’ve researched all the different local shelters, adoption agencies, and rescues in your area, you’ve probably also considered getting a pup from a breeder. You’re ready to take the big step of bringing home your new family member! It’s such an exciting time – but let’s […]

Vaccinations and Related Diseases

What you need to know about Parvo in Dogs

Parvovirus in dogs is a serious disease that currently does not have a cure. Puppies who get parvovirus require 24/hr hospitalization and supportive care in order to survive. Early recognition and prevention are the best ways to prevent death due to this disease.

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in dogs can be a potentially life-threatening disease spread in the urine of infected animals. Recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Canine Leptospirosis can vary on a case-by-case basis based on several different factors.

About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, AS Animal Health -2013) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.

Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!

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