7 Sure-Fire Ways to Stave Off Cabin Fever During Your Coronavirus Quarantine

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Mar 29, 2020

The coronavirus has taken the world by storm. And while we have to keep our dogs safe, I wanted to focus this post primarily on my dog parents.  I thought it was necessary to shift focus today due to the gravity of the situation, particularly since we’ve all been mandated to self-isolate and quarantine ourselves.  

Because while some of you are welcoming a much-needed break from the office or the daily hustle and bustle of your life, living in isolation is no paradise. 

Cabin fever and its insidious effects are real and are sure to creep in if you’re not careful. Too much isolation can lead to restlessness, irritability, or anxiety, and depression in more severe cases. 

Because just like our dogs, we humans are social animals. Even a hermit still requires some sort of social connection because we simply are not designed to live life in complete solitude.

So keep reading as I share some tips to help you, members of my human pack, stay mentally and physically healthy during this challenging time.

DNA Tests For Dogs- What’s The Point?

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Jan 14, 2020
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Is that a puppy Greyhound or an Italian Greyhound? Are those Cairns? I’ve never seen them with all-black faces before! In my line of work, I get questions like these daily. 

I can barely get down the street without being stopped by someone who wants to say hello (to the dog) and inquire about their breed. And now, more than ever, pet parents and aficionados want to know what’s the genetics behind these cute and impressive looking dogs. 

And with the plethora of DNA tests for dogs on the market, the answers are just a few clicks away. However, some may argue –what’s the point?

So in this post, I’ll provide you with some insight into the tremendous value that DNA tests for dogs can offer you as a dog parent. I will also share with you what’s one of the best DNA tests for dogs out there on the market today. 

Strange Causes for Diarrhea in Dogs

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Jan 8, 2020

The only thing worse than knowing your dog is not feeling well is not knowing why they’re not feeling well. And when it comes to our dogs experiencing diarrhea, it can become challenging when we’re unable to rule out the usual suspects for the source of illness. 

Food, poisonous plants, an adverse reaction to a medication, etc. are typically the culprits. But sometimes it’s more of an emotional trigger that’s causing the illness. And you, as the pet parent, may unknowingly be prompting this stress. An example of this includes: