There is a lot of hubbub in the dog food industry regarding grain-free diets. Some are claiming that a grain-free diet causes a taurine deficiency and leads to dilated cardiomyopathy. Not so fast. Let’s look at the facts.
There has been an increase in dilated cardiomyopathy in some dog breeds, including American Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands and other giant breeds, source PetMD.
Periodically a client will call my mom to discuss an upcoming vacation for their dog and ask whether a Top Dog getaway is appropriate for their young puppy or their senior best friend. Physical exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation are so important at any age and every stage of life for our dogs. We welcome dogs from 8 weeks of age to 19 years (yup . . . that is the oldest dog that stays with us).
OK . . . last month I talked about . . . preventing / fixing urine scald in your lawn . . . after we do our business . . . sorry . . . but we are dogs!
Some of you requested that I address dog-safe lawn care . . . fertilizers and weed killers. This is a big subject and there is no easy answer, but for our sake please consider a more natural and less toxic plan for your lawn.