Monthly Archives: July 2017


The dirty truth about how top-selling dog foods could actually be harming your dog’s health!

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, General, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Dear Fellow Dog Lover, You want the best for your dog - especially when it comes to his food. You read labels and try to choose the brand and formula that will nourish your furry friend. That's why you'll be as shocked as I was, to discover that dozens of today's top-selling brands - names you thought you could trust, like Beneful, Pedigree, Purina and more - may not contain the wholesome, healthy ingredients you want for your dog. Take Beneful. The package makes it look like manna from heaven with a healthy pup, fresh veggies, and what look like real chunks of meat. Unfortunately, the pictures make the food seem better than it is. The reality is this stuff is AWFUL for your dog. It's full of sugar, artificial colors, and 3 unnamed animal sources. And very little vegetables. Or look at Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro Meals Grilled Chicken Flavor. If only it contained the grilled chicken they show on the bag instead of loads of low-quality ingredients and "animal digest" - the real source of the chicken flavor. Another terrible food is Pedigree Complete Nutrition for Adult Dogs. Made with an inferior, cheap source of protein, it's a wonder it could maintain any [...]

CLEDOG – July 2017

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Cleveland News, Lost Pets, Pet Advice|

DIY Tick Repellent for Your Dog

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Cleveland News, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Far be it from us to tell you to put pesticides on your dog. But we've never heard of a single nontoxic preparation that was effective at keeping ticks off all dogs. For some dogs, only the potent pesticides seem to keep ticks away. There are, however, some nontoxic products - both commercially produced and homemade formulas - that work to repel ticks well enough to consider using them as part of a comprehensive Lyme disease prevention program. In 1994, botanist Arthur O. Tucker reviewed the scientific literature on herbs that repel mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks, and similar pests. He found that opopanax myrrh (Commiphora erythaea), the myrrh of ancient Egypt, has been shown to repel adults of the African brown ear, deer, black-footed, lone star, and American dog tick. Because opopanax myrrh is not widely sold, Tucker speculated that the more readily available common myrrh (C. myrrha) might have similar properties, but herbalists who experiment with live ticks report that of the herbs said to repel them, including myrrh, rosemary, and California laurel, only rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbagopogon martini motia), which has a similar fragrance, and opopanax myrrh truly repel deer and dog ticks. CJ Puotinen, author [...]

No More Tug-of-War Walks!

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Teach your dog to stop leash-pulling and dragging, and to walk politely on a leash... ...with Whole Dog Journal's exclusive eBook Walking Your Dog. This must-have guide gives you clear, step-by-step instructions (with detailed photos) from Whole Dog Journal's expert trainers and behavior specialists. This easy-to-follow ebook will soon have you on your way to finally enjoying a nice, peaceful walk with your dog. Teaching your dog to walk politely at your side seems easy, right? Newsflash: it often proves to be one of - if not THE most - challenging behavior for dog owners to teach their dog. Sure, your dog may walk politely down his regular route, but does he try to bolt the instant he's in a new setting? He's not the only one! Even if your dog responds flawlessly to cues like "Sit!" and "Down"... is letter-perfect in targeting and "Leave it!" exercises... has the most reliable recall... there are certainly times when he has gleefully dragged you all over the place. No more! Walking Your Dog's easy-to-follow instructions show you the simple steps needed to make your walks a pleasure! Inside you'll find exercises and tips like: The proper way to walk with a loose leash, and how to make it fun [...]

Whole Dog Daily – Physical and Mental Stimulation

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Excerpted from Decoding Your Dog by Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB and John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB For dogs and humans alike, physical exercise is fundamental to good health. We all know the couch-potato lifestyle comes with a host of health problems. But in dogs, a lack of activity can also prompt nuisance behaviors. The majority of dogs were bred with a working purpose in mind - and that's not just the herding and hunting breeds. For example, the seemingly dainty Yorkshire Terrier was originally meant for rat hunting. Providing dogs with vigorous, daily exercise has profound effects on their behavior. Tired dogs chew less, bark less, sleep more, and are more likely to relax when home alone. A good daily workout and, if the dog is social, regular play sessions with other dogs are great ways to exercise a dog. So is time spent interacting with his owners, whether that's playing hide-and-seek in the yard or coming along to the office. If, like Anna's rowdy, a dog gets hours of exercise every day and still tears through the trash or disembowels the bedroom pillows, it's safe to assume he lacks mental stimulation. Much as people turn to crossword puzzles, books, chess games, [...]

Hoe Again – July 2017 Newsletter

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: General|

JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER “HomeAgain Really Cares” When this pet parent’s dog, Achmed, disappeared chasing a rabbit, she called HomeAgain in tears: “[HomeAgain] stayed on the phone with me and calmed me down. I absolutely LOVE HomeAgain. Thank you so much guys!” Achmed is now safe at home, but sadly suffered an injury during his adventures. Recognize the Signs of Dehydration Dogs have limited ability to deal with the heat so regularly giving your pets water is crucial during the summer months. Learn how to recognize the signs of dehydration before things heat up too much. Doggie 911 Be prepared if an emergency strikes by following these helpful tips. Accidents can happen, that’s why as an extra benefit, HomeAgain members have free access to the ASPCA Emergency Medical Hotline available 24/7. Meet HomeAgain’s Team Member John and his buddy, Carter! The HomeAgain team is filled with proud pet parents just like you, united by a passion for helping lost pets get back home to their loving families. Meet HomeAgain team member John and his buddy, Carter! •  Carter was rescued in 2016 •  Carter loves to eat and always enjoys a good game of catch •  John is passionate about HomeAgain: “I [...]


By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Benefits of Hiring a MID-DAY DOG WALKER

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|