Apr 22, 2018
4 Activities for Keeping Your Senior Dog's Brain Sharp
As our dogs age it becomes increasingly important to exercise their brains as well as their bodies. As dogs age they may show signs of slowing down including sleeping more and general inactivity. Mental exercises and stimulation are actually very easy to do and can further cement the bond between you and your dog well into old age. Read on for a few easy, every day brain activities you can do with senior (and young) dogs!
Apr 18, 2018
How to Deal with Your Picky Eater- Dog Edition
When we first adopted Watson almost two years ago we had no idea what we would be in store for. We soon found out that he is the pickiest of picky eaters. He was about a pound underweight which is a lot for a small dog who’s healthy body weight is six pounds and would barely eat and vomit due to an empty stomach. We worked with Watson’s vet to try and find a healthy dog food he would eat. We tried every combination of store bought kibble and wet food, but to no avail. Eventually the vet advised that we cook every meal for him and so we did for about the first year and a half, but luckily, and a little bit on accident, we discovered that he would eat a freeze dried, raw dog food. Watson still isn’t a huge fan of food, and as such we are constantly finding new ways to keep him interested in his meals. We know that there are a lot of dog moms and dads out there that are going through the same struggles and so we thought we would share just a few of the tips and tricks we have tried over the last couple of years.
Apr 10, 2018
Celebrate National Pet Day April 11, 2018!
National Pet Day is tomorrow! How will you be celebrating? Perhaps with a nice afternoon trip to the dog park, a special meal for your furry pal, or even a few gifts. I know that if my rescue dog Watson wasn’t in my life it would be a whole lot more empty, so this National Pet Day we’re gonna celebrate like crazy! Here are just 4 of Watson’s favorite ways to celebrate National Pet Day.
Apr 9, 2018
Tips and Tricks for Welcoming Home Your Newly Adopted Dog
Adopting a dog especially from your local shelter can bring great joy to your home, but keep in mind that you and your new furry friend will need some time to adjust. Dogs that are adopted often times need to get acquainted with their new homes; the smells, sounds, and sights. At the same time they also have to learn a new routine and a new set of rules. Here are just a few tips and tricks for making those all important first few days of a new adoption go smoothly.
Apr 6, 2018
6 Practical Ways to Treat Your Dog like Royalty
The weekend is finally here and that means we can spend 48 blissful hours with our beloved pups. So what better way is there to cherish that time together than pampering your pooch! Read on for 6 practical and easy ways to pamper your pooch this weekend (or any day of the week)!
Mar 29, 2018
San Francisco's Sandy Retreats for Your Pup
With the weather starting to improve on the West Coast and the weekend around the corner it’s time to start hitting the beach with your favorite four-legged friend. Dog friendly beaches can be a great place to spend quality time with your pooch. Not only can he run freely off leash in a stimulating environment but you can enjoy a walk along the shore. So whether you are a local or visiting from out of town check out the list of some of our favorite dog friendly beaches in San Francisco.
Mar 28, 2018
What is Your Dog Thinking? Secrets of the Canine Mind
Do dogs experience emotions? Do dogs dream? Do dogs smile? These questions and more are not uncommon among pet parents, but the good news is that scientists have increasingly been researching the canine mind, providing us humans some insight into the once secret lives of our furry family members.
Mar 27, 2018
Dog Park Etiquette Basics
As the snow starts to melt and the flowers start to bloom it’s time to get out to the dog park again! Yippee! Fido...