Can Dogs Take Human Probiotics?

People take probiotics for their intestinal health, but dogs can benefit from them, too. When the right types are given in the right amounts, these helpful microorganisms can keep your dog’s intestinal microbiome healthy. The question is—can dogs take human probiotics? The short answer is yes. However, there are distinct advantages to giving your dog… Read More

What do you give a dog with an upset stomach?

Dogs can get an upset stomach and start vomiting or having diarrhea for what seems like no reason. Maybe the dog got into the neighbor’s garbage or started a new dog food that doesn’t agree with his stomach. The most common cause of canine stomach upset is gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining and… Read More

Why is my dog shedding so much?

When the weather changes, it may seem like your dog’s shedding goes into overdrive. That’s not too far from the truth. Dogs have a normal hair cycle that includes periods of higher hair growth and shedding than at other times. If you’re a pet parent to cold weather or water breeds like Malamutes or Labrador… Read More

a welsh corgi pembroke dog taking a bath with shampoo

Dry, flaky, itchy skin does more than irritate your dog. It could lead to an infection or be associated with another serious medical condition. Part of putting a stop to the itching is identifying the cause of the dry skin. From there, you can work through potential solutions that will (most likely) include consulting a… Read More

Beagle dog playing fetch outdoors with a yellow ball

Interested in teaching your dog to play fetch? Fetch is not only a fantastic way to spend quality time with your dog, it’s also a simple and fun game you can play to help them stay in shape. Ensuring that dogs get enough exercise, attention, and mental stimulation is vital to their overall health and… Read More

A young couple with their dog surrounded by boxes preparing for their house move

Moving house is no one’s idea of fun. From packing to organizing movers, there’s certainly a lot to think about. And if you’re a dog owner? You’ll have even more to consider to ensure a successful move for both you and your dog. So how can you help your dog move houses without a hitch?… Read More

Dog trying to escape their yard by jumping over a hurdle

Few things fill a dog owner’s mind with dread more than the thought of their dog running away. It’s unpleasant to even think about, let alone to experience in real life. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent this from happening. In addition to keeping any fencing you have in good repair, you… Read More

A Dalmatian running on a path outside

Providing appropriate exercise for your dog is a crucial component of being a responsible pet owner. However, it can be confusing to know if your dog is getting enough exercise, and what exactly constitutes a healthy amount of exercise for dogs. Many dog owners assume that a short daily walk is adequate to keep their… Read More

Dog with a toy in his mouth playing a game of fetch

Playing games with your dog isn’t just a great excuse to spend quality time together. Play is very beneficial for your dog in a number of ways, from contributing to their physical health, to addressing their social needs, to reducing the incidence of problem behaviors. Play has also been found to help establish emotional bonds between… Read More

Dog owner giving their dog a bath

Do you dread bathing your dog? You’re certainly not alone. It’s a task that many dog owners, as well as their dogs, would rather avoid. However, baths can help maintain your dog’s health, so it is important to bathe them when they’re due for a good cleaning. One of the reasons doggie bathtimes can feel… Read More

Smalls cat food

Are you looking for a high protein cat food that’s made with healthy ingredients in a human-grade facility? If so, look no further than Smalls. Veterinarians and other cat experts agree that the best foods for cats are high in animal protein and moisture and very low in carbohydrates. Unfortunately, few cat foods tick all… Read More


Whether you’re planning on adopting a new kitten or have enjoyed years with a feline senior citizen (or something in between) it’s natural to wonder how long you can expect your cat to live. If you’re asking yourself how long do cats live? Well, of course, cats’ lifespans vary greatly, so there it’s one magic… Read More

Wag Dog Food banner

Are you looking for value in your dry dog food? If so, look no further than Amazon. Their private-label products, produced under the brand name Wag, are relative newcomers to the pet food market.   Wag’s dry dog foods are available in a variety of flavors: Lamb & Lentil – Formulated for All Life Stages… Read More

Fresh Step Febreze Freshness Gain Scented Clumping Clay Cat Litter

Does anybody enjoy dealing with their cat’s litter box? Probably not, but the right litter can make a big difference. Fresh Step Febreze Freshness Gain Scented Clumping Clay Cat Litter is a new option that might make litter box duty (doodie?) a little more pleasant. Dr. Coates’ Score for Fresh Step Cat Litter Litter Box… Read More

American Journey dog food

If you aren’t familiar with American Journey dog foods, you’re in good company. After all, American Journey—’s private label brand—is relatively new. American Journey products include wet and dry dog foods, wet and dry cat foods, dog treats, cat treats, and a salmon oil supplement. All their foods and treats: Are made with real animal… Read More

Hungry Dog

Here’s an easy recipe for simple peanut butter dog biscuits. What you’ll need: 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1/4 cup peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol) 1/2 cup water 1 ½ cup flour 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients and knead until well-mixed. Roll or press to… Read More

A dog eating Pet Plate dog food

Fresh dog foods are having a moment. People increasingly recognize the value of minimally processed foods in their own diets and are looking for ways to extend those benefits to their canine family members. However, a lack of time and a very legitimate fear of “getting something wrong” has held many people back. Pet Plate… Read More

A dog eating Ollie dog food

Most people like to feed themselves fresh, healthy foods, and many dog owners want to do the same for their four-legged family members. The issue in many cases (for both humans and dogs!) is that there’s just not enough time to cook nutritious meals several times per day. That is where Ollie comes in. Ollie… Read More

The Farmers Dog Food

Do you want to provide your dog with the benefits of a diet made from minimally processed ingredients but don’t have the foggiest idea where to begin? Help is at hand! The Farmer’s Dog will do all the hard work… with a little input from you. The Farmer’s Dog is a service that sends you… Read More

Spot and Tango: The Final Verdict

Are you looking to try feeding your dog a natural food but are leery of making an expensive commitment? Spot & Tango has your back! It’s formulated by veterinary nutritionists and relies only on whole ingredients that you might find at your own dinner table. It’s delivered to your door, too, making it a super… Read More

Cat held by owner

While dryness may not seem like a dire problem, the state of a cat’s skin can tell you a lot about their overall health. The skin is the body’s largest organ and is the easiest to observe. What appears there can hint at what is simmering under the surface. Flakes are the most obvious way… Read More

Cat sneezing

Most cat owners have observed their pets sneezing from time to time. Just like with people, an occasional sneeze is natural and not a cause for concern. It’s only when the sneezing becomes excessive or is combined with additional symptoms that you need to look into the problem further. Why Do Cats Sneeze? Cats reflexively… Read More

Dog on counter wanting to eat Nom Nom dog food

Pet parents have only the best intentions when they make food for their dogs and cats, but without the guidance of a veterinary nutritionist, the chance that the result will be nutritionally complete and balanced is slim. Of course, there are some undeniable benefits associated with feeding pets a diet made from fresh, whole foods,… Read More

The Best Dog Skin and Coat Supplements

Dog skin and coat supplements can improve your dog’s dry skin, cut down on shedding, and help relieve allergies that cause itching and fur loss. A healthy diet and good grooming habits are always needed to keep your dog’s skin and coat looking good, but some dogs require a bit of extra care to manage… Read More

Person petting a dog in pain

Seeing your dog in pain can be almost unbearable, especially when the suffering stems from a chronic condition that can only be managed and not cured. When working to alleviate your dog’s discomfort, keep in mind that medication is not the only remedy. Supplements and complementary therapies are also available. The first step in any… Read More

Woman Cleaning a Cat's Ears

Head shaking and ear scratching — it’s noticeable when your cat’s ears are bothering him. The cause can be harder to determine, however. Ear mites are a relatively common type of ear problem in cats, but thankfully, they’re also quite easy to treat. If you think your cat might be suffering from this particular pest,… Read More

Sick Cat

Arthritis is a common, progressive, and painful disease in cats, but there is some good news on the feline arthritis front. Treatments are now available that can relieve pain and maybe even slow the progression of arthritis, especially when a number of them are used simultaneously. Arthritic cats, with proper care, can still enjoy a… Read More

Hungry Dog

While we all want to spoil our dogs with a little bit of human food at times, many foods that are perfectly safe for people may be harmful, and even deadly for dogs. Here are 10 foods to avoid giving your dog, even when he is begging relentlessly for a taste. 1) Chocolate The toxic… Read More

Dog with arthritis pain

Arthritis is very common in dogs. Joint injuries, like cruciate ligament rupture, or developmental disorders, for example hip dysplasia, increase the risk that a dog will have early or severe arthritis, but sometimes arthritis just develops with age. Whatever leads to a dog’s arthritis, owners now have access to many safe and effective options for… Read More

Sick dog

Cancer is the leading killer of older dogs. The good(ish) news: While not every type of cancer can be detected by looking at and feeling your dog, many can. It’s important for pet parents to be able to recognize the common signs of a cancerous tumor so you can get your dog treatment early in… Read More

Cleaning a Dog

The term “ringworm” is misleading. People typically get a circular lesion that looks a bit like a worm has burrowed under their skin, but in truth, ringworm is caused by infection with any of a number of fungal organisms that collectively go by the name “dermatophytes.” What is Ringworm? Dermatophytes are fungi that can be… Read More

Cat With Vet & Medication

Of all our pets, cats are the most likely to come down with ringworm… and possibly pass the condition on to us. Therefore, it’s vital for all cat owners to have a working understanding of the disease and how it is treated. What is Ringworm? Ringworm is a contagious skin disease that develops after infection… Read More


A daily probiotic supplement for dogs can restore the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut and help your dog with an upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, skin conditions, allergies, and even anxiety.  But dogs are not humans, so it’s best to purchase probiotics formulated specifically for dogs rather than use those designed for us. Our… Read More