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Dog Food Labels Suck- Part 2

Dog Food Labels Suck- Part 2

In our last post, we discussed the problems with using the feeding instructions on dog food labels.  Following these can easily result in  over-feeding.   Today we will examine the monetary cost of overfeeding your dog. We will use the example that we used in Part 1 of this series.  We had a 60 lb. ... »

Why Dog Food Labels Suck – Part 1

Why Dog Food Labels Suck – Part 1

I often wonder why we have such a massive canine/pet obesity problem in this country. Is it because we don’t care about the health and well being of our dogs and would prefer that they live shorter lives?  I don’t think so (MV notwithstanding)! Is it because we don’t care about the... »

Tale of Tails: Becca

Tale of Tails: Becca

I haven’t written a Tale of Tails story about Becca yet, even though we’ve written about her cancer treatment. Since we lost her just a year ago, maybe it was too fresh, but I’m anxious to share her story now in honor of her anniversary. We adopted Becca when our first dog Sally, a... »

Jack’s Beach Adventure

Jack’s Beach Adventure

SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie are both Labrador Retrievers. Supposedly Labs are big water lovers, but not these two. We take them to a stream close to our house and neither of them show much interest. We’ve taken them to the ocean before and had to really coax them into the water. Memorial Day was... »

SlimDoggy and K9Kamp – A Perfect Match!

SlimDoggy and K9Kamp – A Perfect Match!

Thank Dog its FitDog Friday!  This week, we are announcing our participation in the K9Kamp fitness challenge, hosted by our friends Peggy Frezon and Kol’s Notes. What is K9Kamp? K9Kamp is a blogging event to motivate and encourage exercise and bonding with our dogs (and yes, cats can participate!)  ... »

Tale of Tails: Sweet Sally Brown

Tale of Tails: Sweet Sally Brown

I don’t write about our Sally too often. Not sure why, but I tend to think about her a lot this time of year as we lost Sally four years ago on Memorial Day weekend. It was pretty devastating for both of us. Actually, that’s probably why I don’t write about her much, I still miss h... »

Wordless Wednesday 5-29-13

Wordless Wednesday 5-29-13

 PS. He might really be saying “Why didn’t you take ME to BlogPaws??? It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Sources of Fat in Dog Food

Sources of Fat in Dog Food

Just as protein is a crucial component to a dog’s diet, so too is fat, which provides many health benefits as we discussed last week. Talking about fat may not be too “Tasty”, but it is important. So, today we will look at some of the more common sources of fat in commercial dog food pro... »

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

For those of you that follow us on FaceBook (and you all should!), you saw this story over the weekend. Here’s the dirty details. Jack is usually pretty well behaved. The only thing he does is get a little wound up when he’s on the scent of an animal in the yard or on the trails.  And he... »

Jack gets Park Day 2.0 Bingo #2

Jack gets Park Day 2.0 Bingo #2

It took us awhile to get our 2nd Bingo for Park Day. Mom’s been busy going to Blog Paws and stuff, but we finally got it! Here’s the card we finished and while some of the squares are the same as our 1st Bingo, we added a few new things to our Park Day adventure. First we visited a park ... »

Black & White Sunday 5-26-13

Black & White Sunday 5-26-13

Jack giving his best pre-dinner loving up trying to convince me to feed him.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

5 Signs that my Dog is Fit

5 Signs that my Dog is Fit

Welcome to this week’s FitDog Friday Blog Hop where SlimDoggy and his blogger friends share ideas, stories, and photos on dog fitness and health. An Important Question Today we want to ask (and possibly answer) a simple, yet important question: “How do I know if my dog is fit & healthy?”  I thou... »

Dear Labby 3 Tips for Dog Behavior Issues

Dear Labby 3 Tips for Dog Behavior Issues

Dear Labby, We just adopted a young, energetic mixed breed male dog (we think part Lab, part Shepherd). Our vet says he appears to be between 3-4 years old.  “Lenny’ is adorable but he is exhibiting some unwanted behaviors including digging and chewing on our furniture.  He has so much energy that w... »

Wordless Wednesday – SITE ERROR – AAGGHH!

Wordless Wednesday – SITE ERROR – AAGGHH!

Oh no, one of our favorite Blog Hops and we’re having site issues! Don’t know what’s going on, but many of you have kindly reported a problem when trying to leave comments on our site. We are working to figure it out, but it seems to be sporadic and is not consistently recreated &#... »

BlogPaws sign

What Mom & Dad did at BlogPaws

By SlimDoggy Jack Mom wrote about what Maggie and I did when they were gone for the weekend to BlogPaws, so I thought I’d write about what THEY did at BlogPaws while we stayed home. They laughed a lot about this sign they saw. Dad says it’s almost the same as the sign on his dorm room in... »

Why Fat is Important for Your Dog

Why Fat is Important for Your Dog

After our last two Tasty Tuesday posts, we all know that protein is an important ingredient in a dog’s diet and what kinds of protein sources we should look for in our dog’s food.  Today we will focus on the macro-nutrient “Fat”. Just like with humans, not all fat is bad, but it’s the right ki... »

What the dogs did while we were at BlogPaws

What the dogs did while we were at BlogPaws

We don’t leave the dogs alone very often – well, I guess they are never ‘alone’, what I mean is we don’t travel often and leave them at a kennel or with someone. But we both wanted to go to BlogPaws, so we enlisted our dog walker, Karen to stay with the dogs. It was ner... »

Pet plastic surgery a growing trend

Pet plastic surgery a growing trend

Dr Katy Nelson, host of ABC’s The Pet Show, reported on an interesting topic – pet plastic surgery.  You can read the article here: Pet plastic surgery a growing trend | WJLA.com I thought this was an important passage from the article.: And while plastic surgery in people is generally d... »

Black & White Sunday 5-19-13

Black & White Sunday 5-19-13

Maggie May checking out the nooks & crannies on these big rocks. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

FitDog Friday 5-17-13 Q & A with Steve

FitDog Friday 5-17-13 Q & A with Steve

We have been busy in the media lately.  Besides filming another segment on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, we have recorded several radio spots with Robert Semrow of PetWorldInsider which will be airing on  the EMB network, which currently has shows on more than 100 AM/FM stations across North America. ... »

Tale of Tails: Maggie & the Kryptonite

Tale of Tails: Maggie & the Kryptonite

As you may have read in our Tale of Tails: Maggie series, we adopted Maggie last June and soon discovered she was a VERY fearful dog. Maggie had been a breeder farm mom and was turned in to the rescue when she became to old to breed. She was particularly fearful of Steve and limited her movement in ... »

Get the SlimDoggy Widget!

Get the SlimDoggy Widget!

We are pleased to announce that the SlimDoggy web widget is now available. This widget provides some of the features available in the SlimDoggy iPhone App. Check it out below. Use the widget to: Estimate your dog’s daily calorie requirements so you can feed them the proper servings. Look up a ... »

Wordless Wednesday 5-15-13

Wordless Wednesday 5-15-13

  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

What KIND of protein is best for my dog? (Part 2)

What KIND of protein is best for my dog? (Part 2)

Here we are again, joining the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop. Tasty Tuesday is about celebrating ‘good food’ and to us good food also means healthy food. We continue our discussion about Dog Food Proteins. Click here if you missed part 1. Protein is the foundation for a quality dog food.  Today... »

Helping Your Pudgy Pooch Back To Slim and Trim

Helping Your Pudgy Pooch Back To Slim and Trim

We saw an article about getting your dog slim and trim by Ron Miller at Dogintonpost.com . You can read the article here: Helping Your Pudgy Pooch Back To Slim and Trim | The Dogington Post. We obviously think it is great the Ron is writing about this as we have way too many overweight dogs in the w... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Crawlspace

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Crawlspace

I’ve written at length about our dog Tino. (See Tail of Tales) and told much of his story, but I have a million mini-stories as he had many humorous adventures. We retell them all the time: “Remember when Tino…” This story is about Tino and the crawlspace. We live in Californ... »

Black & White Sunday 5-12-13

Black & White Sunday 5-12-13

Happy Mother’s Day A recent photo of Jack & Maggie. Poor Maggie May, she really hates getting her picture taken and always has her ears back and this worried look on her face. She’s really a very pretty little Lab, but I just can’t capture it. Jack – as handsome as ever. ... »

Coyotes!

Coyotes!

On our walk this morning, we ran into some pretty bold coyotes. I saw them first, luckily, and they were about 50 yards off. Usually when they see a person they scamper away, but one of them didn’t, he just sat there staring at us. I had both dogs with me, so it was three against one, but he j... »

Does your dog “feel the burn” when they exercise?

Does your dog “feel the burn” when they exercise?

The Payoff of High Intensity Exercise for your Dog Hi FitDog Friday Folks!  I hope that you are all staying fit as we near the start of the summer season. Today’s post is about burning calories.  Specifically, we wanted to compare how many calories are burned based on different exercise intensities.... »

Park Day 2.0 BINGO!

Park Day 2.0 BINGO!

Jack and Maggie got their first Bingo today in Gizmo & Finn’s Park Day 2.0. It was a great excursion. First we visited a park less than 10 minutes from our house. That’s easy because there’s one right down our street. It’s a steep trail that goes up to the top of the moun... »

Dear Labby (Concerned & ChubbyDad)

Dear Labby (Concerned & ChubbyDad)

  Dear Labby, I love dogs and really want to help out my local dog rescue, but I just can’t provide a forever home right now (work schedule & living situation).  How else can I help? WantsToHelp Dear WantstoHelp,  There are so many things you can do to help out and your local shelter ... »

Wordless Wednesday 5-8-13

Wordless Wednesday 5-8-13

Hi, I’m SlimDoggy Jack. I finally got to the park – in the rain, but I’m a water dog, so who cares!     It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Dog Food Protein, Why Should I Care? Pt 1

Dog Food Protein, Why Should I Care? Pt 1

Tasty Tuesday is about celebrating ‘good food’. Good food can mean many different things. To SlimDoggy, our goal is to help our friends understand the essentials of quality food, food you want to feed your pets every day. What makes it ‘good’ vs. what makes it not so good. We... »

In case of EMERGENCY: 6 Tips

In case of EMERGENCY: 6 Tips

We had a wildfire scare near our home the other day. The fire started roughly 4-5 miles away, but with wind gusts over 50 mph and tinder-like dry conditions here in CA, it was scary. They evacuated thousands of families to ‘evacuation’ centers, but they don’t usually allow dogs, so... »

Black & White Sunday 5-5-13

  We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

5 Tips to Help Your Dog Shed Weight (not hair)

5 Tips to Help Your Dog Shed Weight (not hair)

Our FitDog Friday blog post continues our discussion about keys to a healthy dog. Last week, we talked about how exercise and diet are both important components to keeping your dog fit and healthy.  We emphasized basal metabolism and how, except in the most unusual cases, a dog’s calorie burn from e... »

Park Day 2.0

Park Day 2.0

Darn, Park Day 2.0 is here already and we didn’t get a chance to get to the park AGAIN!! Last week, I sprained my ankle, so mom said I had to REST – I hate that. This week, there was a BRUSH FIRE near our park and we couldn’t go! But here’s some pictures of the fire taken fro... »

FitDog Friday Giveaway 5-24-13

FitDog Friday Giveaway 5-24-13

FitDog Friday Giveaways Our FitDog Friday co-hosts have been hosting fun prize giveaways for our Blog Hop participants the past few weeks. Now everyone who reads the Hops and joins or comments is eligible for our giveaway. If you are a Blogger, you can still link your FitDog Friday blog post to our ... »

Dear Labby (FleaBitten & DirtyDog)

Dear Labby (FleaBitten & DirtyDog)

Dear Labby, It’s that time of year again when the fleas & ticks come out in full force. Any ideas for safe, natural remedies? FleaBitten Dear Fleabitten, I hear you – nothing worse than coming home from a nice walk and bringing a lot of baggage in the way of fleas & ticks into th... »

Wordless Wednesday 5-1-13

Wordless Wednesday 5-1-13

  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Dog Food Ingredients Overview

Dog Food Ingredients Overview

Dog Food Ingredients – an Introduction Today, we are embarking on a long series of posts on dog food and dog food labels.  We kick-off with an overview of our dog food criteria (and why). We thought that these would be a fitting entry in the Tasty Tuesday blog hop, hosted by our friend Sugar, ... »

FitDog Friday #4 WINNERS

As promised, we had some great giveaways for participants in our FitDog Friday last week (4-26-13). This week we are giving away TWO great prizes. A SlimDoggy FRISBEE and a “Dieting with My Dog” bookmark. Be sure to join next Friday as we will be raffling off more prizes! WINNERS THIS WE... »

Am I a bad dog mom? Maggie’s Miserable Weekend.

This weekend was supposed to be a mini-vacation for us. We had our dog sitter lined up to stay with Jack & Maggie and we were going down to San Diego to spend the weekend with my family. All that changed when Maggie threw-up three times within an hour on Friday morning and we spent our weekend a... »

Does Your Dog Need More Exercise?

Does Your Dog Need More Exercise?

Providing your dog with sufficient amounts of exercise is crucial both for weight management and for ensuring a well behaved pet.  We stumbled upon this article on petside.com which can help you evaluate whether or not your dog is getting enough high quality exercise. You can read the full piece her... »

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 6

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 6

Chapter 6 – Strength The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzo Okakaur Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi One day I noticed what appeared to be a scratch on Tino’s eye – just a little cloudy grey spot on his p... »

Black & White Sunday 4-28-13

Black & White Sunday 4-28-13

We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

Happy FitDog Friday and thanks for stopping by! Today we want to discuss the two primary keys to having a fit and healthy dog: exercise and diet. (You can also link up to the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop at the bottom of this post). Exercise We often say that “movement is life”, and it’s true!  Bot... »

Park Day

Park Day

We’re joining Gizmo & Finn’s Blogville Park Day celebration. Unfortunately, mom was going to take me to the park today for some pictures, but I sprained something on my run with dad this morning and I’m limping and now she says I have to ‘rest’. So we don’t ha... »

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

We are introducing a new regular feature on SlimDoggy.com. It’s called “Dear Labby” and is a dog-oriented version of the famous advice column with a similar name. Why  are we doing this column? We have become the de facto ‘dog experts’ for friends and family, and now, t... »

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

Today we will focus on our new features relating to your dog’s food: 1) an expanded dog food database, 2) addition of ingredients and an ingredient search capability, and 3) our new SlimDoggy Dog Food Ranking Index. Expanded List Of Foods We have updated our data to include an additional ~ 500... »

Wordless Wednesday 4-24-13

  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Top 5 Healthy Snacks for your Dog

Top 5 Healthy Snacks for your Dog

Slimdoggy’s mom is not much of a cook, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have Tasty Treats As long as they are good for us. Here’s SlimDoggy Jack’s TOP FIVE HEALTHY snacks (in no particular order) Carrots: Can’t say enough about carrots…healthy, good for their ... »

Music that soothes the savage beast

Music that soothes the savage beast

We’ve been working with a new trainer lately, getting Jack a little more sociable with strangers and she introduced us to Through a Dog’s Ear, Music to Calm you Canine Companion. Now, many of you may have heard about this, may even use it with your dog but it was new to me. We’ve o... »

Black & White Sunday 4-21-13

  We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

FitDog Friday#3

FitDog Friday#3

Before our official FitDog Friday post, we have some great news.  We are proud to introduce a new co-host,  To Dog With Love who will join SlimDoggy and fellow co-host Peggy’s Pet Place for our weekly FitDog Friday Blog Hop! Welcome Rocco! We wanted to use this week’s post to demonstrate... »

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Weight Change ETA

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Weight Change ETA

We wrote recently about some of the new features in the SlimDoggy app.  Today we will focus on what we call the Weight Change ETA feature, which provides a time estimate for how long it will take your dog to reach their target weight.   Weight Change Scenarios Whether your dog needs to lose or ... »

Sally & Rudy @ Dogster.com

Sally & Rudy @ Dogster.com

Check out our article at dogster.com about our dog Sally and the love of her life Rudy:   »

Wordless Wednesday 4-17-13

  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Social Sharing

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Social Sharing

We have made several enhancements to the SlimDoggy app recently.  Today we want to share some details on how the Social Media Sharing feature works. Why We Added This Based on feedback we have received from our users, we learned that for many people, sharing their dog’s weight ‘change... »

Tasty Tuesday 4-16-13

Our friend, Sugar over at Golden Woofs has a great collection of Tasty Treats and sponsors a weekly Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop along with Kol’s Notes. We try to join each week to share our thoughts on food & nutrition, and this week I want to bring your attention to Sugar’s collection of... »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop #3 WINNERS

FitDog Friday Blog Hop #3 WINNERS

As promised, we had some great giveaways for participants in our FitDog Friday last week (4-19-13). If you remember our list of fabulous prizes include: SlimDoggy white t-shirt (SlimDoggy logo) SlimDoggy grey baseball cap SlimDoggy blue t-shirt (Get off your Butt, workout with your Mutt) SlimDoggy f... »

Different strokes for different dogs

Different strokes for different dogs

I was thinking today about how different our dogs personalities are. As you know if you follow our Blog, we’ve had five of our own dogs and numerous fosters over the years. We’ve learned a lot and experienced many different behaviors. What fascinates me is how different each of our dogs ... »

Black & White Sunday 4-14-13

  Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola »

Fit Dog Friday: Resistance Training

Fit Dog Friday: Resistance Training

Resistance Training To Increase Exercise Intensity As you probably know, we at SlimDoggy believe that being fit is super important.  A combination of proper exercise and feeding can markedly improve the quality of life and the life span of your dog (and you too!). For today’s FitDog Friday pos... »

How do you play with your dog?

How do you play with your dog?

I mentioned yesterday that we’ve recently started working with a trainer doing clicker training with Jack & Maggie. It’s only been a few weeks, but they are both picking it up pretty quickly. I try to end each session with a little bit of fun for them, but neither of them are playful... »

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

A few days ago, our friend Kimberly over at Keep the Tail Wagging posted about being a dog parent and the things you learn about dogs in the midst of parenting them. We’ve had five dogs in our life and even more if you count the dogs we each had growing up. My grandfather actually raised dogs ... »

Wordless Wednesday 4-10-13

Wordless Wednesday 4-10-13

It is time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Tasty Tuesday 4-9-13

We are late with our Tasty Tuesday post for our friend Golden Sugar Woofs, but here’s a favorite pose around our house. Jack & Maggie waiting for some tasty morsels to drop off of dad’s plate into their mouths. »

New Center Helping Fearful Dogs

New Center Helping Fearful Dogs

Our family has some experience with this topic after adopting Maggie, a fearful (and formerly abused) dog.  So it was with great interest to read the story of Cinder an abused Malamute and the new Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J.   The facility ... »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop WINNERS!!

As promised we had some great giveaways for participants in our first ever FitDog Friday last week. If you remember our list of fabulous prizes include: SlimDoggy white t-shirt (SlimDoggy logo) SlimDoggy grey baseball cap SlimDoggy blue t-shirt (Get off your Butt, workout with your Mutt) SlimDoggy f... »

Black & White Sunday 4-7-13

  Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola »

Do you feed your dog table scraps?

Do you feed your dog table scraps?

SlimDoggy’s blog is all about having fit and healthy pets. What to feed them, how to exercise them – we write about that all the time. Even our App is designed to monitor what goes in and what goes out. So of course we don’t feed table scraps! Or do we? I have to admit we do someti... »

SlimDoggy Jack’s Limerick

SlimDoggy Jack’s Limerick

Many thanks to Oz the Terrier for creating our very own and very cool Limerick: There once was a SlimDoggy named Jack whose weight was all out of whack. He was rescued after a year, to a diet he had to adhere now his mobile app keeps him on track. »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop 4-5-13

FitDog Friday Blog Hop 4-5-13

FitDog Friday Blog Hop is FINALLY Here. We are so excited to be hosting this Blog Hop with our friend Peggy Frezon from Peggy’s Pet Place. Why we started the FitDog Friday Blog Hop The reason we started this Blog Hop is to raise awareness about the importance of having a fit & healthy dog.... »

What Dogs Taste

What Dogs Taste

Did you ever wonder what dogs actually taste when they eat?  I do, and just assumed that everything tasted like chicken to them. Amy Shojai wrote a piece that discusses this and shares several interesting facts.  You can read the whole piece here: What Dogs Taste | Amy Shojai’s Blog What Dogs ... »

A Better Way to Buy Dog Food?

A Better Way to Buy Dog Food?

We had the pleasure of interviewing Keith Johnson, Founder and CEO of Petbrosia, a new company that is changing the way people shop for dog food.   Petbrosia, which was founded in July 2012 and recently opened their website for business, lets dog owners order custom made food blends based on th... »

Tale of Tails – Tally Part 2

Tale of Tails – Tally Part 2

I landed in Puerto Vallarta on a sunny warm Sunday afternoon at the end of March. The Vet there had nursed Tally back to health, she had all her shots and was ready to leave, ready to fly to her new home in Bethesda, MD. I had with me a sturdy “airline approved” hard plastic crate and padded bed, a ... »

Wordless Wednesday 4-2-13

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Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines?

Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines?

I read this piece on Dogster by Julia Szabo about feeding your dog sardines.   You can read the full story here: Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines? You Should Be! | Dogster The author points out that sardines make a great addition to your dog’s meals.  She suggests 1 sardine for every 20 lbs. ... »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop Giveaway!

FitDog Friday Blog Hop Giveaway!

Hi SlimDoggy fans. It’s getting close to the start of FitDog Friday Blog Hop and we are pretty excited about the number of blogger friends who are signed up to participate! The Blog Hop will open at 12:01AM EDT on Friday, April 5th and you can join the hop here at Slimdoggy or at Peggy’s... »

Black & White Sunday 3-31-13

Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola »

Tale of Tails: Clifford Part 2

Tale of Tails: Clifford Part 2

Part 2 of the touching story submitted by our reader Tina F. about the love of her dog Clifford and their fight with cancer. February 11, 2013   This was Clifford’s last day with us.  The vet was coming at 7:00 this night. This day he awoke feeling a bit brighter than he had.  I thought possibly it ... »

FitDog Friday Details

FitDog Friday Details

Next Friday will be our first ever FitDog Friday Blog Hop. We’ve been tweeting about this for the last few weeks and are getting really excited about getting all the Fit Dogs (and not so Fit Dogs) out there participating  to share their stories, activity logs and photos!  We would love to have... »

Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine

Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine

I found this article on preventing sporting dog injuries by Wendy Baltzer, DVM, PhD, DACVS on DVM360 to be very informative.  You can read the full piece here: Preventing injury in sporting dogs – Veterinary Medicine The author discusses several components that make up a well rounded program o... »

Wordless Wednesday 3-26-13

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5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

We have had only ‘senior’ dogs in our household since our first pup, Sally Brown turned 8 in 2003 – so that’s almost 10 years ago. Our next dog Tino was only a year younger than Sally and then we adopted Becca at age 9, Jack at age 8 and Maggie, also age 8.  So for ten years,... »

Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training?

Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training?

Heather Brennen wrote a a good piece about Dog Training and the use of negative reinforcement on All Pet News. You can read the full story here:  Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training? For the most part, we have refrained from negative reinforcement techniques other than using the... »

5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food.. Or Not

5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food.. Or Not

Based on the title alone, I was excited to read this post on Yahoo about Pet Food. 5 Shocking Truths About Your Pet’s Food | Pets – Yahoo! Shine Yet, despite the fact that this was written by a veterinarian, I was extremely disappointed by the depth of knowledge (or lack thereof) exhibited by ... »

Black & White Sunday 3-23-13

Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola »

Tale of Tails: Clifford Part 1

Tale of Tails: Clifford Part 1

A touching story submitted by our reader Tina F. about the love of her dog Clifford and their fight with cancer. Clifford came to me 1/27/05.  It was a bitterly cold night and I had just finished dinner with my friend at El Matador.  We were walking to our car when I saw this large dog running in th... »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop

FitDog Friday Blog Hop

Having a fit and healthy dog is what we are all about at Slimdoggy. To encourage that attitude in our readers, we are joining with Peggy Frezon of Peggy’s Pet Place (and the author of Dieting with My Dog) to introduce a new Blog Hop for our dog community. We are calling the Blog Hop, FitDog Fr... »

My Dog Somehow Knew His Friend Was Going to Die

Our guest post: My Dog Somehow Knew His Friend Was Going to Die is posted on Dogster.com today. Check it out.   http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/my-dog-knew-friend-going-to-die   »

The Importance Of Water For Dog Nutrition

The Importance Of Water For Dog Nutrition

It is easy to overlook the importance of proper hydration when thinking about dog nutrition. Trust me, as an athlete who has found out the hard way, lack of proper hydration can lead to a myriad of problems including cramps, reduced mobility and function of joints and soft tissue components (tendons... »

Exercise as Magic – Update on Angel

Exercise as Magic – Update on Angel

We recently wrote about our volunteer work with a local dog rescue and how we help foster families deal with hyper-active dogs, by exercising them, and over weight dogs by providing feeding consultations. In our last post in that series, we spoke about Angel, the Black Lab that was weighing in at ar... »

Wordless Wednesday 3-20-13

Wordless Wednesday 3-20-13

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Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 3

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 3

Maggie has been with us for almost nine months now. We can truly say she is a different dog. Mind you, she still has her moments when the fear takes over and she shuts down, but they are fewer and farther between and she recovers from these much more quickly. So how did we do it? It’s slow and... »

Black & White Sunday 3-16-13

Black & White Sunday 3-16-13

    This is the front cover of a card I received a few years back. The message on the card was “I never make stupid mistakes, only very clever one”. ~ John Peele     »

Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for your pet?

Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for your pet?

We all know we should exercise our pets…but can we overdo it, can we exercise too much and how do we tell what is the right amount and what is too much? Let me tell you what we’ve experienced with our dogs. Currently, we have two senior dogs, Slimdoggy Jack who the vet estimated to be 7-... »

Saturday Blog Hop 3-15-13

Saturday Blog Hop 3-15-13

Jack as he appears in his Diary in the SlimDoggy App:     »

SlimDoggy Merchandise

SlimDoggy Merchandise

Here’s a great deal – buy some SlimDoggy merchandise and we will donate 20% to the Humane Society in support of Dr. Katy Nelson’s fund raise effort “Fashion For Paws” on April 13th. We’ve got some cool items: Visit our store to purchase. »

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