As dog parents and all-around animal lovers, when it comes time to shop for our skincare and beauty routines it’s only natural that we want to reach for cruelty-free cosmetic products. But in this hectic modern world where labels don’t necessarily tell you everything and pretty packaging can detract from true messaging, where is a dog lover to even begin? So we decided to chat with Dr. Jen Newell, ND, skin health expert, about all of our cruelty-free beauty FAQs. (more…)
When it’s a sweltering summer day dog parents are faced with two challenges: keeping their puppers entertained (because it’s often too hot for long runs or walks outside) and keeping their puppers entertained. Okay, okay, it’s only one challenge really, but when your fur-kid has cabin fever it can feel like an all consuming obstacle. Which is why the invention of a super easy dog treat recipe that doubles as a fun engaging toy or game has us jumping up and down with joy. Presenting Strawberry Coconut Freezies.
Getting older can be a confusing time for your dog. They start to have less energy, they start to experience physical changes like vision and hearing loss, and their dietary needs change too. All of these changes, however, do not mean that their zest and enthusiasm disappears! On the contrary in fact, as their years of wisdom equips them with all sorts of mischief and know-how. To help make a dog’s golden years really sparkle though, there are lots of little things we can do to greatly improve their quality of life. Here are some simple tips to improve your senior dog care and to make their life the best it can be! (more…)
There are many factors that can cause anxiety in dogs and alter their once super obedient behaviour into total chaos. (Did you know that common dog anxiety symptoms involve acting out?) And one of the most underrated causes of anxiety in dogs stems from us – their devoted pet parents. That’s right! We may be more responsible for our dog’s anxious ways than we realize.
Dog’s are acutely in tune to body language, it’s the primary way they communicate and interact with the world around them. So if their human suddenly exhibits anxious, nervous energy (and all the subtle body language that accompanies that state), you can bet your bottom dollar that that dog will react to that anxiety by either mirroring the energy themselves or acting out.
Today we’re chatting with Dr. Shalini Bhat, owner of The Movement Boutique and functional medicine practitioner, to learn all about anxiety relief techniques that we can practice for our own well-being and in turn, that of our dogs’. (more…)