Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten,...
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
The pet obesity epidemic is rightfully named so – according to Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese, and the numbers are only growing each year.
You’ve gone back to the office, and boy, do you miss your pets. Want to connect with them no matter where you are? Then you’ll want to check out Rocki, a smart robot that lets you connect with your pets from anywhere. And I had the chance to take Rocki out for a spin.
Ah, garlic – one of the most favorite veggies in the world, and also one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Sure, it is a bit strong-scented and can leave your breath smelly, but its benefits for your health are immense. But is it the same for dogs? If we can reap the benefits of garlic, can’t they? How should we feel about Dogs and Garlic? Many experts believe that it’s good for your dog’s health. Some say that it’s toxic for dogs. Who is right? The answer might be more complicated than you think.It is true that many of the common foods and spices that we take for granted are very toxic for dogs. In the past, owners made the mistake and fed such things to their dogs, only to be shocked when things went awry. Luckily, today we have a wealth of information at our fingertips, and such mistakes are not common. Still, the experts are quite divided on the matter of garlic, so we need to dig deeper into this question. There is a lot of controversy surrounding dogs and garlic on the Internet. Many sources believe that garlic is toxic to dogs and it should never be used in dog food. But garlic has been used for centuries as a medicinal aid by humans. It’s undeniable that garlic promotes good health. So what gives? What exactly makes it potentially harmful to doggos?
I love putting this gift guide together – it’s all the stuff that I want to open up on December 25. But on the flip side, I really want everything listed here, so if it’s not under the tree, then I have to buy them myself. Gah – such a double-edged sword! I’m hoping that you can steal a few of these ideas for yourself or a dog lover on your list. Without further ado, I present my Gift Guide For Dog Lovers.