Pheromones emitted by animals through their skin and glands are natural chemicals that help them to communicate with others of the same species. When your dog or puppy senses the pheromone, he feels secure and comfortable, reducing his fear reactions and his urge to act out destructively through chewing, excessive barking or house soiling. No word on whether or not it will scare your cats. Continue reading Using Pheromones to Calm Your Dog→
So, when your dog looks for a date, is he looking for more dates or better dates? Would he like to go out with another dog that matches his personality and interests or is he satisfied with any old dog he meets at the dog park? Continue reading True Love→
Apparently beer brewed especially for dogs has been around for a while, but it was news to us until we saw this article.
The Branding Villa Pub in England is now offering a non-alcoholic beer for dogs, flavored with meat extract. The pub is also offering up dog-friendly food including Sunday roast with “cat-flavored” gravy (made with beef and fish sauce, not actual cat).
In the U.S. we have Bowser Beer, another non-alcoholic brew. This one is made with barley malt and either chicken or beef, and in the Netherlands they brew Kwispelbier.
There are some dogs out there that already have a taste for beer, so if your dog is one of them you now have some canine-friendly, non-alcoholic options that are probably more palatable (to the dog, not you) and more healthy since they do not contain alcohol.
Have you ever given your dog beer (or has your dog gotten into some on his own)? Have you sought out beer brewed specifically for dogs? Let us know in the comments!
This popped up as one of the trending news stories on my Roadrunner home page today, and I apologize but there were no photo credits. If you own the costumes, dogs, and / or photos, please comment so I can give proper credit!
Kudos to the Invisible Fence Company. In addition to providing a solution to the problem of keeping pets safe at home when your subdivision doesn’t allow fences, they are making donations to many fire departments of pet breathing masks. These masks, which were originally used by vets to give anesthesia, are being repurposed to deliver oxygen when a dog suffers from smoke inhalation in a house fire.
As part of their introduction of new GNC Pets vitamins and supplements, PetSmart loaned me a Flipcam to make a short video about my four dogs. You can see PetSmart associates in videos with their dogs on Facebook. Here’s mine: