Dog Dewclaws – Does Your Dog Need Them?

First, what are dog dewclaws? Dog dewclaws are small, toe-like appendages with a toenail located slightly above a dog’s feet on the inside of the legs. Some breeds have them on the front legs, some on the back legs and some have dewclaws on both the front and back legs.

The “Dewclaws Have no Purpose” Argument

Many authorities say that dog dewclaws have no purpose. Dogs are thought to have evolved from a tree climbing ancestor some 30 – 40 million years ago, the miacis, a cat-like carnivore that used this fifth toe […]

John Paul Pet Oatmeal Shampoo

John Paul Pet Oatmeal ShampooI first tried John Paul Pet Oatmeal Shampoo by chance when a hair salon owner gave it to me in return for a favor. It really helped with my beagle’s itching problem. Both of my dogs have beautiful silky fur after I bath them with it. It is really concentrated so only a small amount is needed each time and the 16 ounce bottle lasts a long time.

The label states that it is “specifically formulated to moisturize dry, flaky, sensitive […]

Does my Dog Need an Orthopedic Dog Bed?

Is your dog older? Does he or she suffer from arthritis or have joint pain? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you should invest in an orthopedic dog bed. An orthopedic dog bed is also a good idea for a dog with hip dysplasia or a thinner dog with less fat to cushion his bones.

orthopedic dog bedA good orthopedic dog bed should consist of memory foam which conforms to the dog’s body, and supports aching joints and back. It is […]

Blueberry Pet 3M Reflective Stripe Dog Harness

Blueberry dog harnessLily loves this dog harness! She eagerly walks right into it when it is held out to her. And it’s very easy to put on. The soft, spongy padding in the chest, back and belly areas is a big improvement over the thin, nylon straps on the old dog harness. And I love the reflective stripes. Lily is mostly black and invisible to cars when we walk in the early morning hours. At least drivers can see the […]

Does Zesty Paws Pure Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs & Cats Help Stop Itching?

zesty paws salmon oilThis salmon oil really seems to work. Buddy, our ten year old beagle, was always scratching and biting himself. His skin was red and irritated. It was a vicious cycle. The fish oil capsules bought from the grocery store did nothing to help his condition. Then one day our next door neighbor mentioned that she fed Zesty Paws Pure Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to her Labradors to help with their skin problems.

So we tried it. I was […]

Dentastix Might Save Your Dog a Trip to Dentist

DentastixBuddy and Lily live for these treats! I had tried Greenies in the past with no success. And they were super expensive. So I tried brushing their teeth which helped a little, but you have to do it regularly.

Then my brother told me about Dentastix. His dog, Bella, refused to have her teeth brushed. Any fingers that got near her mouth had a good chance of being bitten. Dentastix was the answer. My brother says the vet praises Bella’s teeth on her annual checkups.

So […]

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