6 Reasons Why Your Dog Won’t Sleep at Night (& Solutions)

by Adrienne Farricelli of veterinaryplace.com The many struggles of life keep you tossing and turning at night, but why on Earth is your dog, who has every reason to lead a happy, worry-free life, unable to fall asleep? He has no financial worries; he no longer has to hunt or scavenge for food and has all the comforts and commodities that come with being a pampered pooch of the 21st century. What signs would you expect in a dog suffering from insomnia? Of course, your dog won't wake up with dark circles around his eyes and you won't hear him tossing and turning throughout the night. Instead, you might hear him whining, barking or pacing during the late night and Read More...

Dog Smells Like Skunk But Not Sprayed!

By Matthew Jacobson. Before we dive in, you need to understand some important facts about your dog. The first fact is that a dog's sense of smell is unbelievable. In fact, their sense of smell is how they explore the world around them. The other fact to remember is that what stinks for you, does not necessarily stink to a dog. If dogs stayed away from things that smell, then they would run like crazy every time a human approached them. Humans give off a natural unpleasant body odor and even though we might be able to mask it from other humans with perfume or deodorant, you cannot mask this smell from your dog. So if your dog can stand Read More...

Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish?

If you live by water or a fish pond then it might make sense why your dog may have a fishy smell about him. However, since most of us don’t let our dogs play in a fish pond, why is it that they still have a fishy smell about them? Well, lets think… Has your dog gotten into any fish oil or fish products lately? If the answer is no, then there is something else that might be going on inside your dog. There is a chance that your dog may be suffering from a blocked or full anal sac(s). Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish? A common reason is your dog might be suffering from an infected or Read More...

Why Does My Dog Chew His Feet? Causes and Solutions

By SilverLiningHerbs Cleaning Method: Believe it or not, but dogs are actually very clean animals. They preferred being clean, over being dirty. That does not mean that they will jump right in the bathtub, but it does mean that when they have some downtime on their paws, they will take this time to give themselves a good old tongue bath. Dogs use their paws a lot doing the day. In fact, their paws can get very dirty, depending on what they did throughout the day. Dogs will use their teeth and tongue to clean up their feet. Depending on what is on their paws, they can appear to get very aggressive with their paws, when they are cleaning them. Most Read More...

How can an adaptogen herb help my dog?

Adaptogen Herb Support for Dogs Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb the can be used for naturally supporting the health of your dog.  Ashwagandha has been valued for thousands of years for it's many benefits including supporting the thyroid, the brain, and for it's anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Being an adaptogen herb means it brings balance to the body where there may be imbalance.  What's great about adaptogen herbs is they bring balance without suppressing or stimulating other body functions, in other words, they simply balance them.  Adaptogen Herb Provides Stress Support Ashwagandha is a great adaptogen herb for dogs for balancing hormones and the immune system. Also, for helping the brain's responses to stress factors. Ashwagandha can greatly benefit Read More...

What to do for Dog Digestive Issues?

Dog digestive issues can be a stinky situation. In our blog titled Slippery Elm Bark for Dogs, the article goes into detail about how a canine’s digestive system works, and the benefits of the herb, slippery elm.  However, as great as slippery elm is, imagine what a blend of herbs specific to your dog’s digestive system would do!  Let’s dive into Silver Lining Herbs #30 Digestive Support and how it works to support your dog’s digestive system, naturally. How do you know if your canine is experiencing digestive issues?  The most common signs your dog is having digestive issues may include one or more of the following: Loss of Appetite Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Gas or bloating Decrease in activity Signs Read More...