Archive for the 'Health and Wellness ' Category

Home Delivery & Menu Consults: Q&A with Darwin’s #ad

Home Delivery & Menu Consults: Q&A with Darwin’s #ad

In addition to home delivery, did you know Darwin's provided menu consultation as a service? Yep! So I talked to James Holiday, a menu consultant, this month. I did research prior to setting up my food delivery five years ago and a lot has changed with the dogs! It's a good time for me to re-visit the meals I'm feeding the dogs!

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Senior Health & Wellness Article Round-Up

Senior Health & Wellness Article Round-Up

I spend time writing blog posts but also write health and wellness articles for Rover.com - a pet sitting/dog walking resource found in cities throughout the country. Someone asked me recently about the articles I've written about senior dogs and it dawned on me that I've never done a quick round-up post. These are some of my fave articles about seniors. 

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10 Lessons From My Holiday Pet Sits

10 Lessons From My Holiday Pet Sits

The minute you get there you can see it in their eyes. They are a little sad to see you as that reinforces their human hasn’t returned. You can turn this around pretty quickly but I could feel that from...

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Pet Sits & Dog Walks: Three Reasons To Hire Me

Pet Sits & Dog Walks: Three Reasons To Hire Me

I'm a creature that enjoys animals - perhaps sometimes over humans. While I freelance write as my full-time gig, I'm officially in the dog walking and pet sitting business starting NOW. The shingle is out and the husband supportive. I'm part of the Rover network. Some of you know that I wrote for Rover's blog and I've grown to love the brand and the resources they have for Rover sitters and dog walkers.

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Dog Coat Drive: Donate!

Dog Coat Drive: Donate!

OREV, Specialty Vet Care - a clinic located in the Multnomah Village, volunteered to coordinate a dog coat drive and be a designated drop off location.

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What Happens After Your Dog Fractures a Tooth

What Happens After Your Dog Fractures a Tooth

As a former Vet Tech, I believe that anesthesia is essential for all dental procedures. Walter was recently in for his annual dental cleaning and we discovered that his carnassial or pre-molar was fractured. Poor Walter! He didn't show any signs of pain. We would not have had any idea without X-Rays and his annual cleaning!

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Paw Soaks: My Fave Herbal Combo

Paw Soaks: My Fave Herbal Combo

When Bruiser’s interdigital cysts on his paws don’t flare up I feel like I’ve won the lottery. He has a terrible “reaction” to Prednisone and the less I need to put him on steroids, the better. I’m fairly confident he...

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What’s in Our Dog Food: A Darwin’s Q&A  #ad

What’s in Our Dog Food: A Darwin’s Q&A #ad

Javier Morales is Darwin’s Director of Operations and oversees production, delivery, fulfillment, warehouse and purchasing/inventory department.  Where Does Darwin’s Source Veggies and Meat? Where does their food come?  We wanted to know where the dog’s food is coming from – now,...

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Shallow Breathing in Older Dogs

Shallow Breathing in Older Dogs

Guest author, John Devlin and owner -of Dogsbarn.com out of the UK, provided this educational post about Shallow Breathing in Seniors and when to worry. I was thrilled to partner with him on this piece for the blog since it’s a topic...

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Learn To Be a Death Doula For Your Animals

Learn To Be a Death Doula For Your Animals

When I was at the park last week with the three dogs, I noticed a man with his old dog walking past our car. He was clearly headed to “his spot” where he sat down with his dog – and...

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