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Prevent Fleas & Ticks In a Non-Toxic Way

Tick and flea season is rapidly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about prevention for your furry friend. Tick and flea control can be challenging for pet owners, especially when you are searching for a product that is natural and non-toxic. Dogs Naturally Magazine breaks down the establishment of fleas and ticks on […]

Titer Testing: An Alternative to Annual Vaccinations

For those of us that share lives with our pets, preventative health care, including vaccinations, is typically at the top of our lists. Our veterinarians send us post cards recommending that our pets be vaccinated annually for rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and MLV (modified live virus). Here’s what your vet doesn’t tell you: Over-vaccinating can cause diseases. […]

Puppy Love: Study Explains the Bond Between Human and Dog

Have you ever looked into your dog’s eyes and wondered, “why is my dog so charming?” What is it about your dog’s adoring gaze that makes it so powerful? A new study by Japanese scientist Miho Nagasawa seems to have found the answer, and it has to do with something called the cuddle chemical, love hormone, or oxytocin. Oxytocin […]

5 Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet

When you believe that fresh is best, that belief makes it into every meal – including your pet’s! As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your pet’s needs are being met, including a healthy diet. The quality of your pet’s diet will have a direct impact on his general health and […]

Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fats: Dietary Supplement or Dietary Dilemma?

A recent article surfaced on social media from an anonymous dog owner that noticed her three-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff became terribly lame after eating 8 fish oil tablets a day. One day, her dog had trouble rising and it was discovered that he was suffering from Vitamin E deficiency. She immediately stopped giving him fish oil supplements […]

How To Care for Your Dogs Dry & Cracked Paws

Dry and cracked paw pads can come from a variety of elements. Usually you can give your dog relief from dry or cracked paws at home, although in certain cases vet care may be necessary. Interesting Facts about Paw Pads They absorb shock, which spares joints from too much pressure. Dogs sweat through their paw […]

The True Reason Dogs Eat Poop & How to Make Them Stop

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? “Coprophagia” is the scientific term given to act of consuming excrement. As pet owners, it is likely you have caught your dog eating a random pile of poop and felt thoroughly disgusted. However, it’s best to keep an open mind because your dog may be trying to tell you something. “…[M]ore often […]

January Is Walk Your Dog Month

At Brookside Barkery, we believe in doing what is best for your best friend! Walks are part of your pet’s overall health and provide many long-lasting benefits for the both of you. In honor of walk your dog month, here are some tips for a safe, healthy, and fun outing with your pup. Be the […]

Pet Wellness Assessment Kit

Many pet owners come to the Barkery for advice regarding their pet’s food allergies and environmental sensitivities. Eating the wrong food or being in the wrong environment can put stress on your pet that leads to itchiness, redness, dry skin, sneezing, vomiting, paw chewing, and more. Changing your dogs diet could improve its quality of life. […]