Category: Dog Wellness

  • Tips to Care for Senior Dog and Save Money

    Written by: Nick Burton | & Amy Fiala | Owner of GTDS   Senior pets are so special, and they often need extra care and items to stay healthy, comfortable, and happy. That doesn’t mean senior dog parents need to spend a fortune. Here are a few helpful tips to help you care for […]

  • Tips for Dog Owners during a Pandemic

    5 Tips for Dog Owners during a Pandemic Everything has changed and almost everyone has a “new normal”.  Most dogs probably love to have their humans home all day, but it can be challenging for the human to focus on work with Fido always asking for attention.  If you have two-legged kids multiply that by […]

  • Helping Your Dog Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

    As Austin goes back to the office – how is this going to affect your dog? We want to help your dog adjust to being home alone again. I think a silver lining to the Stay-At-Home Order was that people spent more time with their pets.  As much as we missed our daily dog walks […]

  • 5 Indoor Games to Engage Your Dog’s Brain

    Indoor Games for Dog Brains!!  We know getting outside is a dogs’ most favorite, but what if it’s raining cats and dogs  (pun intended) and you can’t get outside? Here are some of Whole Dog Journal’s favorite indoor activities and games to play when you can’t get outside. We find WDJ to be a trusted […]

  • Active Dog Problems – Nail Fungus

    Nail Fungus and Dogs FUNGUS = EW!!  Just saying the word makes my face squish up like I smelled something rotten!  Bette and I enjoy an active lifestyle.  We go camping and hike and get our exercise on the trails and creeks of Austin.   A few weeks ago I noticed an odd brown tint […]

  • The Benefits of Bone Broth – Senior Dog Nutrition Powerhouse

    WHAT IS BONE BROTH? Bone broth is essentially the nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time. This oily broth is packed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is considered a nutrition powerhouse for dogs!  Bone broth is especially ideal for sick dogs […]

  • Dog Powered Trike

    For several years I have envisioned a vehicle that could be used on sidewalks and streets that would be pulled by a dog.  A vehicle that would harness the concept of the sleds used for the Iditerod, but for pavement and the human would have more control.  Well, the amazing Mark has done it!!  You can […]

  • Spring Plants That Aren’t Good For Your Dog, Tarrytown, TX

    By Erica Cargill, CVT and Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, Associate Director of Veterinary Services Gardening season is here! Plant bulbs are just as excited to break through the ground to add some color to our yards as we are to see some greenery! That said, we need to be aware of the potential dangers spring […]

  • Austin Dog Butt Sniffing 101

                  Yesterday I witnessed a dog owner on the street, get very angry at her little dog for sniffing Logan’s bum while we were standing at a red light.  I watched her go into a full fledged lecture, yelling at her (oblivious frightened) dog that Logan’s back end is […]

  • Puppy Mill Bill Cracks Down on Online Dog Sales

    Great news! This week members of Congress reintroduced legislation to establish greater federal oversight of puppy mills and online dog sales. The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act would require commercial breeders who sell their puppies directly to the public, sight unseen, including via the web, to be licensed and inspected by the U.S. Department of […]