Toby’s Doggy Tips

Toby’s Doggy Tip #7

By | February 22nd, 2018|Toby's Doggy Tips|

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO LOOK FOR WHEN DECIDING ON A DOGGY DAYCARE More and more dog owners are making the decision to send their precious pups to doggy daycare. Doggy daycare provides a great way to get your dog socialized to all sorts of other dogs, as well as the humans who work there. It is also a great way to give your pup an outlet for pent-up energy in a safe and fun environment. BUT – not all doggy daycares are created equal! There are some important considerations that should go into your decision process: 1 – Of course, the facility should be [...]

Toby’s Doggy Tip #6

By | January 17th, 2018|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Today we are introducing a new monthly feature that will aim to offer dog owners information that hopefully will be useful – from food choices to health issues and ways to have fun with your pups!! So, without further ado, 10 People Foods You Can Share With Your Dog 1. Apples – a great source of Vitamins A & C, as well as fiber. Crunchy and sweet but don’t let her eat the core as the seeds can be problematic. 2. Cheese – eaten in small quantities, cheese is a great treat or snack. High in fat so try low fat cheeses like cottage or [...]

Toby’s Doggy Tips #4

By | August 16th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby’s Doggy Tips #4 “Teeth Brushing 101” Step 1 – Get Comfortable - Set expectations that getting used to brushing might take several sessions, so reward your pup through the training process and remember to keep it positive and be patient. - Practice lifting their lip to see their and reward with praise. Step 2 – Try toothpaste - You can wrap your index finger in gauze or use a finger toothbrush - After your dog is comfortable, lift his lip and gently rub the pet toothpaste over his teeth and gums. Step 3 – Toothbrush time - Introduce the toothbrush provided by your Veterinarian. [...]

Toby’s Doggy Tips #3

By | May 26th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

***The following blog and all subsequent blogs will be written in memory of my sweet boy Toby, who I sadly lost last month. Give your dog a hug!!! Toby's Doggy Tips #3 THREE AVOIDABLE PROBLEMS THAT CAN HELP YOUR DOG LEAD A HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER LIFE: 1. DENTAL DISEASE – there are very few dog owners who don’t dread the idea of keeping their dogs’ teeth clean and well-maintained. Some lucky dogs can go through their whole lives without developing a problem with tartar buildup. But most dogs will develop this problem which can lead to periodontal disease. And this lead to kidney, liver and [...]

Toby’s Doggy tips #2

By | March 1st, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby's Doggy tips #2 This month’s topic is on the serious side, but having just gone through a scare with my Toby, indeed he had four tumors removed last week, we offer: 10 Possible Signs of Canine Cancer * Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow * Sores that don’t heal * Weight loss * Loss of appetite * Bleeding or discharge from any body opening * Offensive odor * Difficulty eating or swallowing * Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina * Persistent lameness or stiffness * Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating Rest assured that it does not mean that your dog has [...]

Toby’s Doggy Tips #1

By | January 16th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby’s Doggy Tips Today we are introducing a new monthly feature that will aim to offer dog owners information that hopefully will be useful – from food choices to health issues and ways to have fun with your pups!! So, without further ado, Five Great Things To Do For Your Dog This Year! • Schedule a Wellness exam at your Vet for your dog! A complete annual exam can ensure your pup’s health is good and can catch any potential problems early. • Make a commitment to brush your dog’s teeth! Whether you use a tooth brush, finger brush, or just your finger, brushing regularly [...]