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Best bones for dogs: Complete vet-approved guide for pet parents

Dive into the world of raw bone feeding for dogs with our comprehensive guide, designed to help you navigate the benefits, risks, and best practices of this natural approach to canine dental care and nutrition. Uncover the secrets of choosing the best bones for dogs, avoiding potential hazards, and promoting...

Why do dogs fart? Tips for managing digestive issues in canines

Dogs may be man's best friend, but their flatulence can often clear a room. Excessive gas production in dogs is usually caused by incomplete or inefficient digestion, an inappropriate diet, and heavily-processed kibble. In this article, we will explore why some dog breeds have weaker digestion, the importance of bacterial...

Are you and your dog socially fit?

Is social fitness a more important lifestyle habit than diet or exercise? What does it mean to be 'socially fit' and how does it benefit your and your dog's health? Learn more about how you can boost well-being and longevity through meaningful social connections and build a vibrant, healthy life together...

My confession - Why I can fly with my dog in the cabin

In my article, I share the personal story of how I'm able to fly with my dog, Pax, thanks to overcoming challenges with sleepwalking and night terrors. This unique experience not only allowed me to travel with my service dog but also serves as a reminder that even difficult situations...

8 communication hacks for a happier life

Successful communication is essential for building healthier and more fulfilling relationships and happier lives. In this article, I'll share with you 8 communication hacks to help you avoid unnecessary drama, prioritize active listening and address conflicts effectively.

The ultimate guide to safe and nutritious fruits for dogs

Can dogs eat bananas, apples, strawberries and other fruit? What about grapes? Find out what fruits are safe, toxic, and healthy for dogs. Learn about the potential health benefits and risks of feeding fruit to your canine companion, and get tips on the ideal time to feed it.

How to protect your dog’s heart health: 3 key tips you must know

As dog lovers, we all want our beloved pups to live long and healthy lives. Protecting your dog's heart from potential health issues is important, and in this blog Dr. Dobias shares some key points that you might not yet be aware of, read on to find out what you can...

Be on guard for your dog's heart

Dogs have our hearts and that is why we need to protect their heart. Dog’s as they age often face muscle problems and spinal misalignment and you might be surprised to know how that can hurt their heart. Learn how to protect your dog’s spine and by extension their heart.

The secret ingredient for a perfect No. 2

Dogs and humans have evolved side-by-side but they are still quite different when it comes to their digestive tracts and dietary habits. We have studied their original environments such as the soils of the African savanna and consulted with top experts in the field of probiotics and microbiology to come up...

The fine line between feedback and criticism

Criticism can hurt a brand, but constructive feedback can help it grow. In this blog Dr. Dobias talks about the differences between these approaches, and how to handle the power of influence and opinion with care. 

The nutrient depletion epidemic

Are you worried that your and your dog's diet is missing something? Maybe you're worried about toxin levels in food, the environment, or flea and tick products. Let's face it; we can't remove ourselves entirely from our toxin-filled world, but we can do things to reduce our exposure to harmful...

How to set healthy boundaries

Many people cross boundaries without even realizing it, which may leave us thinking, "Ugh, why don't they just get it?" In this blog, I ponder the topic of setting healthy boundaries and explain how you can magically erase most problems from your life. Read on!

In the eye of the storm: How dogs help us find peace amid chaos

How do you navigate the seas of life? How do you deal with disappointment? Whatever life throws at us, we can always rely on our dogs to bring joy into our days. In this blog I share my thoughts on the support our dogs provide during the difficult moments in...

Complete guide to natural dental care for dogs

How to keep your dog's teeth healthy naturally, save money and reduce the need for anesthesia. Why raw bones are the key to your dog's healthy teeth.

5 step guide to easy, painless, and blood-free nail care

Have you ever wondered how the length of your dog’s nails are related to his or her health? If you are like most people, this question might not have crossed your mind until now. Here are 5 steps to proper and safe nail trimming.

Why we struggle where our dogs excel

It appears that most of the world is ready for change, but whenever I think about the solutions to any of the problems that plague our world, I can’t prevent myself from thinking that we humans are acting like little toddlers who have broken a toy and do not know...

8 ways your dog can save you from negative news

Do you have trouble staying positive during difficult times? These days we are surrounded by a lot of negative messaging, and it's easy to let that get you down. Here are some of my tips for remaining positive, and don't forget to share your tips with me!

Why being weird can be good

Why being weird or different is better than being the same, especially when it comes to your dog's health. Here are some top examples of how the conventional thinking can harm your dog and prevent them from living a happy and long life. 

How to stay positive in difficult times

It appears that coronavirus will become a fact of life. A big part of returning to our normal lives will include living healthier and keeping our immune system stronger. Here are steps for good health and a strengthened immune system.

How to make your and your dog's immune system "Bad Ass"

Most of us have been exposed to panic-inducing information about the virus spread, however, I have noticed the general absence of one piece of information, how to make your immune system stronger and body more resilient. (It will definitely not happen by stockpiling toilet paper!) I have always loved immunology...

The secret to a happy life

The greatest life lesson we learn from our dogs. How our dogs teach us about empathy, connection, caring and compassion.

A new point of view on aging in people and dogs

Is aging a process or a disease? Read on to learn what some experts say, along with a definition of aging and when it truly starts, and receive some health-span extending tips for you and your dog.

Give your life the best shot!

Here are a few videos from my series "Give Your Life the Best Shot", where I discuss holistic, healthy living for humans. If you think that human health and dog health are not interconnected, try watching this video series. 

Make small deposits, and don't bet on winning the lottery

I am writing to you from the plane as I fly back from spending time with my mother, who has been critically ill. I have been pondering life, and wanted to share some thoughts on why setting goals doesn't seem to work. 

Are collars dangerous for dogs?

Traditional dog collars can be incredibly dangerous. Click here to learn more about the dangers of collars and safer alternatives.

Choke, prong and shock collars can irreversibly damage your dog

Learn why collar injuries make dogs sick and what collar alternatives are you can use. 

What is the balloon effect and how can it affect your dog's head

Does your dog have ear problems, nasal or oral tumors, reverse sneezing or an  itchy head or hair loss on their head? Learn how you can address some of these problems and save thousands in vet care costs.

Retractable leash injuries are a serious problem

In my previous articles on the damaging effects of choke, prong or martingale collars, I focused mainly on injuries that I see in dogs that either pull on the leash or are corrected by tugging and jerking on the leash. These dogs often suffer from a variety of conditions including...

My supplements have arrived!

Have you ever wondered what a shipment from my supplement store looks like? You might notice it looks a little different from other packages you receive. There's no plastic bubble wrap, no plastic containers, and no small boxes packed within giant boxes. Instead you get kraft paper, glass bottles, metal...

Are natural dog supplements worth the cost?

Why do my supplements cost a little more than most and how does it benefit you, your dog and the entire world? Find out in this article, where I answer the questions we get from the community.

What flea products are the safest - Orals, spot-ons, or washes?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the damaging effects of conventional flea products. Today, I would like to answer the questions about the methods of flea product administration and its safety. Most people agree that the more natural and non-toxic a flea product is, the better. However, you...

No more guessing about your dog’s diet

Now there is no need to guess if there is something missing in your dogs diet.  The HairQ Test is a highly accurate test for mineral deficiencies, toxins and heavy metals in dogs to finely tune your dog’s diet and supplement schedule.

Is fish oil good for dogs?

Should you feed dogs fish or fish oils? Find out what our HairQ test results have shown and follow my 5 practical steps to a time tested liver cleanse.

What is the correct ratio of calcium and phosphorus for dogs?

Whether you feed your dog a raw diet, or kibble, you'll want to read this important piece on how to ensure that your dog is getting all the essential nutrients they need and in the correct ratio without needing a PhD in nutrition. The principles in this article apply to...

Almost every dog is deficient in essential minerals

The body needs minerals to maintain the right osmotic balance (electrolyte concentration) and constantly regulates water volume to achieve the optimal osmotic pressure of body fluids and good health. When minerals are missing, the kidneys automatically “reduce the water volume” in the body which leads to dehydration, disease and premature...

Four things you need to know about pet food and supplement packaging

Today's topic is close to my heart because it affects the health of your dog, your health and also the health of our planet. Pretty much all supplements you give to our dogs are packaged, and my goal today is to look at each packaging group with a magnifying glass.

Flea products toxicity report and natural flea product breakthrough

Shocking reports of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on conventional topical flea products and info on all-natural flea product for dogs.

How many supplements are too many for your dog?

A complete guide to natural supplements for dogs. Are you confused about which supplements dogs need? Do you find conflicting information? Would you like to know what to give your dog without giving too little or too much?   

What dog supplements are good or bad?

What is humble-bragging and how it can help save you lots of time navigating the mumbo-jumbo jungle of online supplements for dogs?

Synthetic supplements for dogs can cause serious problems

One of the primary causes of disease are nutrient deficiencies, the second one is giving the synthetic supplements. Learn why.

How to make a safe turkey dinner for your dog

When it comes to holidays, it would feel wrong to ignore your dog’s pleading eyes. Who can resist?! Here's a guide to what's good and bad to share with your dog for the holidays. 

Kennel cough in dogs - 10 steps for natural treatment and prevention

Here is what I learned about Kennel Cough in the course of 30 years and why I don't vaccinate Pax against kennel cough.

What is the best time to feed your dog or puppy, and how many times per day?

An area that many dog parents have questions about is how often they should be feeding their pup, and what time of the day is best for feeding. This article will touch upon all the aspects of feeding, the physiological, the emotional, and the practical. I will also address the...

What veggies are good for dogs?

  Wondering what veggies to feed?  Are you confused what veggies are safe to feed and which ones to avoid? This article contains all the essential information.

Is ice cream ok for dogs?

A royal picture is causing an online uproar and has people asking the question - should dogs be given ice cream? Before you deny your dog a lick of a tasty treat read this article!

Is your dog a narcissist or an angel?

I can't help noticing the glaring contrast between the nature of humans and the nature of dogs, who selflessly focus on their people's well-being. I share some ways you can emulate your dog and be more empathetic towards others, and gain a different perspective on shoddy customer service experiences. 

Holistic and natural approach to treating diarrhea in dogs

I find that diarrhea is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed problems in veterinary medicine. The paradox is that the answer is sometimes very simple, but not what one expects.

Are you a trustworthy friend?

A few thoughts on the power we have over our own lives and the choices we make, as well as the importance of trust. In this blog I share my thoughts on these topics and ponder about how we can safely navigate the stormy seas of life.