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Is Peanut Butter Still Safe for Your Dogs?

Peanut Butter is a staple ingredient in so many popular dog treats that it’s hard to think of it as anything other than safe. But there’s a new sweetener in town, it’s gaining gaining in popularity, and it’s toxic to dogs. According to Dr. Jason Nicholas, of, a sugar substitute called xylitol is making […]


Save a Dog, Save the World

OK, maybe the original (Save the cheerleader, save the world) was more punchy, but saving a dog isn’t bad either. A few days ago we saw a picture of an 8-week old Saint Bernard puppy up for adoption at a southern California shelter/rescue. Given the timing, we figure he was someone’s Christmas present gone terribly […]

Gluten Problem – or Pesticide Problem?

Someone sent me a link to this article a few days ago, which discusses the long-term effect of using the pesticide Roundup before harvest for many grain crops.   All I can say is, wow! It’s great food for thought. We’ve seen a huge rise in people reporting problems with wheat products – so much […]


Pumpkin Spice Puppies!

Now that Hallowe’en is behind us, the pumpkin spice everything is finally scaling back (to be replaced with peppermint and gingerbread everything instead). But at our house, pumpkin is a daily occurrence, at least as far as the dogs are concerned. Here are just a few reasons to make pumpkin part of your dog’s daily […]


Diarrhea and Dogs

It’s a fact of life for most dog owners. Sooner or later your canine friend is going to eat something that disagrees with him or her, and have some unfortunate results. When that happens, what are your favorite remedies? For us, our standby remedies including mixing some cooked rice and pureed pumpkin into Amy’s food. […]


Coconut Oil and Your Dog

Does it feel like coconut oil is everywhere right now? Is it a fad, or is there some truth to all of the health claims? And does it really benefit your dog? Well, we like to think so. Admittedly, our evidence, like so many others, is based on personal use and observation. but at least […]


Dogs and Cats and Dinner Bowls

Do you have both cats and dogs in your household? If you do, you probably already know about some of the challenges you face, especially around food. Dogs love cat food, especially the wet food. Dogs, maybe more than other animals, eat with their noses. And cat food’s pretty stinky stuff, especially fish-based wet food. […]

Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

Here’s an interesting and informative article that explains the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance. Either way, as the article points out, many of the most common food triggers are found in hundreds of commercial food and treat products! For us, we know absolutely that Amy can’t tolerate chicken, whether raw or cooked. She […]

For the Love of Our Dogs

I think that falling in love with a dog is like falling in love with a person for the first time. You think about them all the time, every display of affection is a cause for celebration and you want only the best for them. At least that’s how it was for us when Amy […]

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