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Water the Dog

2016-06-06T22:21:39+00:00

Water the DogIn this blog post, Water the Dog, we are exploring several ways to ensure our dogs are well hydrated.

The importance of hydration for dogs is just as important as human hydration is. We give our dogs plenty of opportunities to drink water and let their bodies tell them when and how much. But there are other ways as well which become especially important to offer during times of high temperature or activity.

Three Ideas to Regularly Water the Dog

Hydration can be provided via internal (water bowl or frozen treats for dogs), or it can be provided via external ways such as bathing and swimming, or playing in the sprinklers.

  1. The water bowl is refilled to freshen it up often through the day. Especially if it […]
Water the Dog2016-06-06T22:21:39+00:00

Nap Time for Ego

2016-06-01T20:54:21+00:00

nap time for egoAt this moment, it is Nap Time for Ego and I’ve noticed he is suddenly having one of his adorable running in the field dreams. Did you know a dog needs REM sleep as much as their human companions do? The difference is humans often spend 25% of the night in REM and often stay awake all day. Dogs only spend about 10% of the time they sleep in REM, which means they need a few extra hours to clock in enough restorative sleep.

Puppies and older dogs might spend 14 hours plus napping during a 24 hour period while dogs between the age of 2-8 might spend 12 hours a day (accumulatively). (Statistics gathered from Sleep.Org)

Although dogs sleep a bit more than […]

Nap Time for Ego2016-06-01T20:54:21+00:00

Better Skin Health Tips

2016-05-30T17:08:34+00:00

Better Skin Health Tips As the seasons change, it is a great idea to revisit great tips for dog health. In this video, Dr. Sarah discusses Better Skin Health Tips to explore. Some highlights include:

Some highlights include:

  • The similarities and the differences between our pet’s skin and our own.
  • Skin changes and possible causes such as bites or allergies.
  • Sensitivities based on age and environment.

Better Skin Health Tips with Dr Sarah Video

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As the seasons change, it is important to think about our pet's skin care.  Tips for Better Skin Health explores ways to care for a dog's skin, how to check for potential issues, […]

Better Skin Health Tips2016-05-30T17:08:34+00:00

Summer Dog Health Training Tips

2017-09-22T13:57:44+00:00

Mr. Tom Cat is a big help around here playing and interacting with puppies.  He is usually close by whenever they are out to play.  He is 16 years old and slowing down a bit, but still loves to be around the puppies.Today we are gathering a list of blog posts to use as a guide to Summer Dog Health Training Tips. These are previously published topics we would like to have an easy guide to revisit or share for the first time with our new families.

Let us know if there are other topics you would like added to this list for easy reference.

Summer Dog Health Training Tips

  1. Pet Parents Guide […]
Summer Dog Health Training Tips2017-09-22T13:57:44+00:00

Ichthyosis

2016-05-27T23:04:10+00:00

Ichthyosis and Wisteria GoldensWe have had several questions in regard to the skin condition known as Ichthyosis.  Many families are unsure as to what it means to have adult dogs that are carriers, clear, or affected and how does this affect the puppy they are getting.

Ichthyosis Overview

Golden Retriever Ichthyosis is an inherited autosomal recessive trait.  This condition produces a “white” looking dandruff and progressively turn darker blackish in color.  The complications arise IF the dog obtains a secondary infection due to the dry scaly skin.

While there are no known treatments at this time, providing a high-quality diet and skin supplements can keep the symptoms at a minimum or completely clear.

Ichthyosis and Wisteria Goldens

None of our puppies will ever have Ichthyosis, even though we have females that are […]

Ichthyosis2016-05-27T23:04:10+00:00

Pet Health Insurance

2018-07-20T11:10:29+00:00

Pet Health Insurance

Pet insurance has had an average annual growth rate of about 13.2% since 2009. Some breeders require new puppy owners to carry pet insurance for the first two years. Recently, I have been having more families ask me about it and if it is worth it.   When registering your puppy with the American Kennel Club (AKC) they provide a Pet Insurance Gift Certificate.  This certificate must be activated but is good for 30 days.  You can find the details here: AKC Pet Insurance Certificate Activation  […]

Pet Health Insurance2018-07-20T11:10:29+00:00

Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies

2016-04-27T12:27:04+00:00

Grain Free TurkeyYour dog will love this mouth-watering, Grain Free Turkey recipe featuring free-range turkey, pumpkin, and three berries.

Treats are for nutrition as well as training treats. When the treat is made with Free Range Turkey (a premium protein) plus the raspberries, blueberries and cranberries provide (for an antioxidant boost) the treat is more than just a treat.

Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies

Choosing a treat is just as important as choosing the food you feed your pet. We choose food and treat which enhance our dog’s health.

Find a variety of treat options as well as a sampler pack.

Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies

Ingredients:

Free Range Turkey, Turkey Liver, Pumpkin, Molasses, Vegetable Glycerin, Cranberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Inulin, Liquid Smoke, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative).

Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies2016-04-27T12:27:04+00:00

English Cream Golden Retriever’s IQ

2016-03-31T09:03:46+00:00

English Cream Golden Retriever’s IQOccasionally we are asked about the English Cream Golden Retriever’s IQ and we would like to discuss the facts about our dog’s intelligence. There are many IQ tests online which state you can test your dog’s IQ by simply timing a few exercises to see how long it will take your dog to correctly respond to each test. If you follow any of these tests, which we don’t recommend, we'd like you to consider revising the definition of the test results.

But, first…a reminder:

This is our 50th episode of our ‘Getting Lifestyle Right' series!

Lifestyle Series 50 50 giveaway

We are having a $50 Life’s Abundance product gift […]

English Cream Golden Retriever’s IQ2016-03-31T09:03:46+00:00

Holistic Health Empowering Pet Parents

2016-02-27T12:59:35+00:00

We are dedicated to empowering pet parents with information to support their dog’s overall health and well being. Holistic Health Empowering Pet Parents is our goal and we strive to bring the best resources.We are dedicated to empowering pet parents with information to support their dog’s overall health and well being. Holistic Health Empowering Pet Parents is our goal and we strive to bring the best resources. Dr. Jane said “A cornerstone of the holistic approach is nutrition, because the quality and type of foods consumed will play a significant role in overall health, on all levels.” We agree.

Holistic Health Empowering Pet Parents

  1. Exploring our website, and the sites we include in our informational blog posts, will give you more information about our positive approach to […]
Holistic Health Empowering Pet Parents2016-02-27T12:59:35+00:00

More Than Music Therapy for Dogs

2016-02-27T12:59:45+00:00

More Than Music Therapy for Dogs is a discussion about holistically approaching anxiety or stress for dogs. There are times when we anticipate our dogs may be stressed or anxious. More Than Music Therapy for Dogs is a discussion about holistically approaching anxiety or stress for dogs. There are times when we anticipate our dogs may be stressed or anxious. A thunderstorm or unusual sounds (fireworks for example) are often not common enough to effectively socialize during our socialization routines. We often use essential oils (aroma therapy) and we are noticing Music Therapy for Dogs has become more common as well.

More Than Music Therapy for Dogs Checklist

We believe relaxing a dog when he or she is agitated requires a holistic approach. These may include:

  1. Sound: Music, waves, heartbeat, […]
More Than Music Therapy for Dogs2016-02-27T12:59:45+00:00
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