Mar 25, 2014
My girl Pearl has always been a nervous dog. You can read more about why here.
She was getting progressively worse over time, to the point where she was having full blown panic attacks. Simple things, like the sound of the microwave or a squeaky noise in the car would send her right over the edge. On more than a few occasions I thought she was going to have a heart attack because she was shaking and panting so bad.
I was contemplating going to the Vet and asking her to put Pearl on some sort of anxiety medication. But, as I am always trying to do things as naturally as possible, I started looking for alternatives before I took the dive into the heavy duty drugs.
That's when I stumbled across the Pet Naturals Calming Chews. I thought I would give them a try, not really expecting too much.
After only 4 days - one chew with breakfast - I noticed a huge difference in her overall demeanor and now that she has been taking them for almost 2 weeks, she's a much calmer dog.
She still alerts when she hears the noises but no more diving under the couch and shivering for 20 minutes. She loves the car and falls asleep when we drive, a huge difference I would say.
Does anyone have any other natural remedies to help calm a nervous dog?
Mar 5, 2014
Sorry I haven't posted in a long time -
I've been a little busy.
2284 Dorchester Avenue, Lower Mills, 02124
For the last few months, all of my time has been taken up with the construction and development of a new retail pet supply store.
Below is a picture of the first delivery we received. As you can see, by the time the delivery guys stopped bringing stuff in, there was not a lot of room left.
After we got everything out the boxes and onto the shelves, things looked much better.
The grand opening day was a blast. Lots of people showed up with their dogs. It was like doggie playgroup in the store.
Jessica was awesome at the register...
... and she also made the human treats below. A huge hit with everyone.
Below are some of the products that we carry in the store:
And of course, Miss Paige had to pop in for a treat.
Gotta get back to work now, but will post more soon!
Nov 7, 2013
A Great Article from Dr. Becker
In this video Dr. Karen Becker discusses her best-to-worst recommendations for diets for dogs and cats and explains how to improve the quality of the food you feed your own pet.
Nov 6, 2013
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Oct 31, 2013
Yes, you heard that correctly – Americans love to spoil their pets, and Halloween is no exception. This year, 22 million people will play dress-up with their pets, spending an estimated $330 million on costumes for their furry friends.
Source: NRF’s 2013 Halloween Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Oct 30, 2013
I Hate Retractable "Flexi" Leashes.
I am a professional dog walker, and I hate flexi leashes. This is one piece of equipment you will never find in my doggie toolbox.
Everyday, I see these hapless saps walking their completely untrained dogs on retractable leashes at full extension with the dog running willy nilly all over the place.
I stand and watch as the dog gets tangled up with lamp-posts and trees, runs in between cars, runs up to other dogs uninvited, etc. Meanwhile, the clueless owner stands there doing an intricate dance routine, desperately trying not to get tangled up in the 15-20 feet of cord that at any moment could leave them with severe burns or maybe cut off a finger. Yes, fingers have been cut off - I'm not making that up.(Click here to read)
Then there are people who are just stupid and have no business owning a dog, never mind a retractable leash. Prime examples - the videos below. We can't all be Einstein I guess.
These leashes are dangerous. For the safety of you, your dog, and the people around you, stop using them.