Dog of the Month: King Oliver!

Hello! Hi! Hey there! Whats up! What’s crackin’! Whats going on! How you doin’? I’m Oliver aka King Oliver to those closest to me. I like my title, I think it suits me just fine. I’m not mean or anything…You’ll never hear me say: Off with their heads!!! But I do get my way. Most…

3 PAWsome Dog Beaches

Years ago, shortly after I moved to LA, I took my dog Moto to Huntington Dog Beach for the first time, and I think it was probably the happiest I have ever seen him. I remember him having the biggest grin on his face and how much he loved playing in the water and sand….

Beat the Heat with this DIY Frozen Doggie Treat!

Let’s face it we really enjoy giving our pets treats! Don’t get me wrong, 99% of the pets LOVE it too, some just aren’t that food motivated, but we really do seem to get personal satisfaction from giving treats too! So let’s take things to the next level and make treats. Just like a good…

Dog Of The Month: Buster

Hi! My name’s Buster and I’m a proud Shi Tzu mix and a happy Canine Companion LA pup! I’m a rescue dog and have had a long journey to get to where I am today. It’s a story that takes some unexpected twists and turns — just read on!! Although I’ve been with my FURever…

7 tips to help with the Independence Day Blues

Fourth of July, Independence Day, Fireworks

We are just one week away from July 4th! For most people it’s a day of celebration, spending time with friends and family, barbecuing, and sipping cool drinks. For others it can be a very stressful time, especially if they have a pet that HATES fireworks.   We’ve been hearing fireworks already over the weekend and…

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

Today is the first day of summer and we welcome it with temperatures in the triple digits!!!  We are having a hard enough time staying cool and hydrated, but what about your pets?  Dogs can easily become overheated, as they only have a limited ability to release heat from their bodies by panting and through the sweat glands in their…

Hotspots — Get Treatment Fast

Has your dog ever gotten a hotspot—a patch of skin that he licks, scratches or bites at incessantly, to the point where the skin becomes raw and inflamed? Recently two of my client’s dogs got them—it’s hard to watch a dog suffer with a hotspot. Vets say that hotspots can start when a dog has…

How To Pick A Good Name For Your Pet

I’ve come to realize that it really doesn’t matter what you call your Pet. A pet will learn to recognize a new name when you say it in a really positive way then give praise and a treat every time he or she turns to look at you. When you bring a pet home from a shelter…