The Origin of the Dog Days of Summer

Soon enough we’ll be entering into what we call the “Dog Days of Summer,” but like most of the turns of phrase that we use in everyday speech, we often don’t know what that means, nor do we understand the true origins the phrase. It just works its way into…

The Dog for the Great Outdoors

The summertime is the right time to get out there and experience the outside world in all its glory. This was a rough winter we just went through, and you may have forgotten that camping, the beach, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities all await not just you,…

What a Dog Does for the Elderly

Dogs can have quite a bit of energy, sometimes more than we are prepared for as their owners and caregivers! They are, after all, a naturally rambunctious, curious, playful species, one that has grown up and developed alongside us and come to anticipate our own desires and interests as far…

What Does a Dog Have to Do With…

Recent years have seen a number of soldiers coming home wounded not just physically, but also carrying the mental scars of war back home as well. In times past, this condition was often ignored or treated with disdain, but in the past few decades we have come to recognize post-traumatic…

Whatever Happened To Spuds MacKenzie?

Who’s that Bull Terrier on your screen in the sunglasses with the babes at his side? It’s Spuds MacKenzie, of course! He’s the super cool dog who graced the airwaves between 1987 and 1989 as the mascot for Bud Light. If you’re watching him now, you’ve probably popped in an…

Whatever Happened To The Dog Who Played “Benji?”

The sweet little terrier that starred in the hit movie Benji was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter by dog trainer Frank Inn. Higgins became one of the best on-screen dog actors. Frank Inn describes Higgins as the smartest dog that he’s had experience training, and as a dog with an amazing…

Dogs and Jerky Treat Sickness

Jerky Treat Sickness What do you feed your pet for being a good companion? Whether you own a dog or a cat, you must now more than ever be careful and aware of an ongoing string of pet deaths and illnesses linked to “Jerky Treat Sickness”. Sources such as the…

Ex-Cell Pro Pet Foods

Ex-Cell Pro Pet Foods

Ex-Cell Pro Pet Foods is a local favorite in Pennsylvania that is fantastic at balancing dog food quality, price, and quantity. Here’s more information: