Summer is in full swing and those hot and humid days are sure to lure you and your family to the pool, beach, or lake for some relief from the heat. With all of the fun and excitement, there's a pretty good chance your dog will want to join you for a refreshing swim to cool off.
The topic of pet intelligence is a constant source of debate and while cats have long been believed to be fairly smart, it is just recently that scientists are beginning to fully understand their learning capability. We've all seen the entertaining videos on YouTube that demonstrate a talking cat or a crazy feline performing some kind of unlikely trick (some of which are real and some are not) but there are some pretty amazing stories out there documenting what your kitty is capable of.
The anxious wag of the tail, the excited march towards the front door, the longing gaze out the window; are all familiar signs that your dog is just as ready as you are to get out and enjoy the relaxing and refreshing outdoor activities of summer. Unfortunately, all of that outdoor activity leads to heightened exposure to fleas and ticks.
Your dog is an important part of your family and maintaining proper nutrition is the key to a healthy and active lifestyle. While the canine body system is different than that of a human, many of the same basic principals still apply. First and foremost, the best nutrients your dog can get come from nature and will never be found alongside synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives, no matter what the label on your store-bought dog food or nutritional supplement may tell you.