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Training

Dog training, it’s not just for puppies!

You’ve made it through puppy training, obedience and your dog might even have a few tricks down pat. Your dog might have even graduated at the top of his class, but sometimes over the years, bad habits slip back in. It’s easy let things slide and not address the behavior issues that have developed. But bad …

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Recipes

Blueberry Pepita Quinoa Dog Cookies

If you are looking for a special dog cookie to bake, here’s one we both LOVE!!  It’s not sweet, but it’s delicious and it’s loaded with goodness! 3/4 c. quinoa flakes 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 c. dried unsweetened blueberries 3 eggs 1/4 C. unsweetened, unflavored coconut milk 2 …

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Holidays

Holiday Stress and your Dog

The holidays are a busy time of year at most households.  It can also be a bit stressful for both you and your dog. Usual routines get interrupted by more frequent comings and goings with holiday shopping, parties and festivities.  Cold, snowy days and shorter daylight hours might interrupt your usual walk routines and suddenly …

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Holidays

Thanksgiving with your Dog

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday to bring family and friends together. With a little planning, your fur baby can enjoy the celebration too. If you are cooking a plain turkey at home, there’s no reason your dog can’t enjoy a little of the meat along with you! In Chinese Medicine, turkey is a neutral to …

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Holidays, Recipes

Halloween Ideas for You and Your Dog

Everyone loves seeing their dog all dressed up in a cute Halloween costume.  There are so many adorable costumes out there, who can resist taking photos and sharing them on Instagram and Facebook. If you are looking for a few more ideas to celebrate Halloween with your dog, here are a few additional ideas to …

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Health

Acupressure for Your Dog

Acupressure is one of the most ancient healing arts.  Like acupuncture, which is uses the same pressure points, it is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The primary difference is that acupuncture uses needles to activate the points. There is evidence that shows veterinary acupressure has been used since 2000-3000 BC. In ancient times, eastern cultures …

Health

What is TTouch?

TTouch, or Tellington Touch, is a bodywork method designed by Linda Tellington-Jones.  It was first designed for bodywork on horses and then later discovered to be helpful to small animals and people. TTouch is a method of making circular movements on the body, generally in a clockwise manner with light touch.  The circles awaken the …

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Health

What is Integrative Veterinary Care?

Integrative holistic veterinary care is a whole-body approach that incorporates both western and eastern modalities.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, massage, herbs and nutrition.  There are also alternative therapies such as cold laser, homeopathy, flower remedies, essential oils, Tellington Touch (TTouch) and water therapy that your dog can benefit greatly from. Since …

Fun with Your Dog, Health

FitPAWS Paw Pods

We recently got some FitPAWS Paw Pods.  They are great for balance,  neural stimulation and building core strength.  Your dog can stand on either the dome side or for a bigger challenge, he can stand on the flat side.  They come in a pack of 4 and can be used individually or together.  We are just starting out with them, so the first thing we did was get used to touching them with right and left front paws.  Then we moved up to standing on them, one paw at a time, then both at the same time.  Our goal is all four paws on four different paw pods.  I’ll post an update as we get there!  It’s a lot of fun working together on the training too!

Read more about FitPAWS in our blog post here. 

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Fun with Your Dog, Health

FitPAWS Exercise Demonstration – Step Up

Tashi here… I thought I’d demonstrate one of my FitPAWS exercises with you! Mom needs to get one of those iPhone tripods so she can photograph me while supporting me, but we thought we’d go ahead and get started!

This is a step up from the FitPAWS Disc to the FitPAWS Donut. It elongates my back and give me a good stretch, while improving my muscle tone. We do some rotations that go about 5-8 minutes every day.

You can learn more about FitPAWS in my blog post FitPAWS for your Dog’s Fitness.