9 Health Reasons Jackboy’s Dog Bakery Uses Olive Oil in Our Dog Treats

BEAUTY, BRAINS & FUN Artisan Handcrafting,               Healthy Ingredients,                    Celebration Inspiration   We use healthy olive oil instead of butter, vegetable or Canola oil in all our gourmet dog treats and this is why. Olive oil is a nonhydrogenated oil with no trans fat, which is known to prevent…

Hidden Pet Dangers in Your Backyard

BBQ: Charcoal briquettes, which dogs seem to love to lap up or steal from the grill due to the grease from previous cooking, can easily get stuck in the stomach, causing vomiting and requiring surgery. Barbecue scraps and fatty leftovers can give your pup pancreatitis, causing severe abdominal pain or death. Stagnant Water: Standing water…

Dog’s Favorite Things For Valentine’s Day

They are full of personalities, aren’t they? So playful, loving, mischievous, smart and the list goes on. So it’s hard to come up with a general list of dog’s favorite things he or she would ask for but here’s our compilation of a quick check list for Valentine’s Day, not in any particular order since…

Home Remedies and Natural Cures For Dogs

Just like for people, there are ingredients around the house that we can use as home remedies to help keep our dogs healthy, cure minor illness or reduce the effect until veterinarian care arrives. Here are some home remedies and natural cures to take care of our dogs. Chamomile tea:  The natural disinfecting effects of…

What Can A Dog Chiropractor Do For My Dog?

Veterinary chiropractic is a medical practice of spinal manipulation and therapy including massages for animals. The nerves that surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain and all organs. Because of this, the benefits include enhanced performance and improved quality of life. There are uneven regulations and…

Our Pet, 4th of July Celebration And Fireworks

Celebrate, have fun and stay safe. As we celebrate, there are a few important things to keep in mind for our pets so everyone will have a great time during and after the celebration. Also, July 5th is the busiest day of the year at most animal shelters. Dogs are found miles from their homes,…

The Wolf in Our Dogs

Picture from National Geographic, by Joel Sartore It’s hard to imagine our little Yorkies or Chihuahuas are descendants of the big ferocious wolves. But it’s true and there is still a little wolf in each of them as some of us can attest to (fierce little guys). Let’s explore. Wolves are the largest members of…

Is Your Dog’s Weight Healthy?

Here are 4 basic methods to find out if your dog is overweight or just perfect.  You should be able to feel your dog’s ribs but not see them with the exception for coursing breeds. There should be only a thin layer of fat separating the skin from the bones. If there is excess fat covering the ribs, he/she is…