Thinking about adding a Siberian Husky to your family? There are 10 Siberian Husky Dog Facts you should know before you buy or adopt a Husky. It's important to research the breed of dog you want before you actually bring that dog home. It can determine whether or not the dog you've chosen to share your life and home with will be a great fit, or a potential failure.

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Siberian Husky Dog Facts

Huskies are easy to fall in love with. They are strikingly beautiful, resemble their wolf ancestors, and their personalities are delightful! But I've said it many times, a Husky is not for everyone. This is especially true for first time dog owners.


Dogs can have Epilepsy, just as humans can. Fortunately, there is treatment available for Canine Epilepsy, and Epilepsy in dogs is Not a death sentence!  

My good friend, author Dorothy Wills-Raftery became an expert on Epilepsy in dogs after her beautiful Husky, Gibson, was diagnosed at the age of three. She and Gibson had many wonderful years together, filled with love, adventure, and community. 

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs

Today I have the pleasure of turning the blog over to Dorothy so she can share the experience of living with her Epi-dog Gibson and dealing with his illness, which she did brilliantly. She turned her experience with Gibson's Epilepsy into an opportunity to educate dog parents about Dogs with Epilepsy, and show them that life with an Epi-dog can still be filled with love and adventures!  Take it away, Dorothy!!

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and dogs can have seizures, too. My heart dog, Gibson, had his first seizure shortly after his third birthday in 2009. It was one of the most frightening experiences I have ever witnessed with one of my dogs. I did not know what happened and, at the time, I never saw a person or dog have a seizure, nor was there much information available about seizures in dogs. 


The holidays are upon us! Looking for great Christmas gift ideas? We've got the perfect Holiday Gift Guide for the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list! 

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The perfect Holiday Gift for the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list!

I've compiled my best holiday gift ideas for dogs and dog owners from some of my favorite dog product companies. I've added a few products from my own online store as well, for all the dogs and dog lovers on your gift list. Here we go! 🐾🐾 

This is a sponsored post. We are pleased to share some of our favorite dog products in this Holiday Gift Guide! As always, we only share information and products we feel are helpful and relevant to our readers. 

Holiday Gift Ideas For Dogs and Dog Lovers

4Knines Car Seat Covers and Cargo Liners 

4Knines car seat covers and cargo liners are the best around and make a great holiday gift! 4Knines allows dog owners to take their best friend along for any adventure. Car rides without the clean up by keeping fur, dirt, snow and mud off car seats. 

BUY IT NOW! Get this stylish 4Knines Hammock style rear seat cover, or one of their many car seat cover styles, on the 4Knines Website   

We Love our 4Knines pet car seat cover, it fits our Honda CR-V seat like a glove. It's saved our car seats from loads of muddy, dirty, wet, and sandy paw prints!  It's extremely durable and SO easy to clean! It's the best cover for car seats we've ever had.

Visit 4Knines on FACEBOOK   and  INSTAGRAM    

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Holiday Gift Ideas

WHIMZEES by Wellness Dental Treats, in irresistible holiday themed shapes!

Perk your pup up this holiday season with these adorable Holiday Variety Packs, featuring festive snowman and holiday tree shapes! 

WHIMZEES by Wellness, festive Snowmen and Holiday Trees shapes are designed to clean teeth and reduce plaque and tartar through your dogs chewing action. WHIMZEES by Wellness also promotes healthy teeth and gums and fresher breath for even better doggie kisses under the mistletoe
BUY IT NOW! Learn more, and see where you can buy these festive holiday dog dental chews, on the WHIMZEES by Wellness website   Irresistible festive shaped WHIMZEES dog dental treats are a limited edition dog treat, so get them while they last! I found them at PetSmart, Petco, Target and Chewy.

Visit Wellness Pet on INSTAGRAM  and  TikTok  

Zymox Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner for dogs itchy skin. 

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Formulated to gently cleanse, soothe, deodorize, and hydrate the skin's natural protection. Zymox Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner is hypoallergenic, pH balanced, tear-free, paraben free, and safe for Dogs and Cats of all ages. 

I've been using Zymox products on my dogs for years, so I'm really excited about these new Advanced Enzymatic Shampoo and Conditioner products!

BUY IT NOW! Get Zymox Advanced Enzymatic dog and cat shampoo and conditioner on the Zymox web site 

Visit Zymox on FACEBOOK   and  INSTAGRAM  

Note: the original Zymox Shampoo and Rinse formulas are always available to purchase, this is an extension to the Zymox line of pet products.

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Another of my favorite gifts for Dogs and their people is The Gift of Good Health for dogs!  

These products are important for dog health, especially as our dogs age.  We want them to stay healthy so they can be with us for as long as possible. Here are a few of my picks for dog products that can benefit a dog's health.

Salmon Oil or Fish Oil 

With Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, fish oils can improve dogs Immune, Heart, Brain and joint function, as well as skin condition. I give my dogs salmon oil daily. 

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Probiotics for Dogs 

Dog probiotics can help keep the bacteria in your dog's gut healthy. I add probiotics to my senior dog's food daily.

Joint Health supplements 

Joint health supplements for dogs usually contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which is especially helpful for senior dogs. My dog Icy is 14 years old and arthritis is setting in, so I give her a daily joint health supplement that relieves her hip and joint stiffness.

Pet First Aid Kit

A first aid kit for dogs is a great dog safety tool at home and while traveling. I road trip with my dogs a lot, so a first aid kit for pets is a must! It's a great gift for any pet parent, especially if they're traveling for the holidays. 

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Joint supplements for dogs and pet first aid kit

Having a healthy dog is priceless! A gift basket with a few essential dog health items is a great gift idea for the holidays for any dog parent.

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Gifts for Dogs
& Dog Lovers

Gift ideas from my RedBubble store with my unique dog designs. 

Long Sleeve Lightweight Sweat Shirt celebrates the Unconditional Love of Dogs  Unisex shirt, Available in 6 colors, Sizes XS through 3XL Also available in  LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIES style.

Backpacks to hold everything for fun adventures with your dog! 

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For a day at the park, Hiking, Biking, School, Work, or Running around town. Express your Love of dogs with these stylish backpacks!

If you love both Dogs and Cats, this Adorable Pet Bandana is perfect! 

Featuring a dog and cat silhouette surrounded by a heart, this bandana fits both cats, small dogs and larger dogs. Size Small for small dogs and cats, Size Large for medium to large dogs. Available in white or gray.  

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Drawstring Bags are great for an outing with your adventure dog! Lightweight, stylish and trendy, sturdy and spacious bags are easy to hike or travel with. 

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These adorable dog themed Aprons will inspire as you bake special holiday dog treats, or show off your love of dogs as you whip up your favorite holiday meals or Christmas cookies! Sloppy-Kisses to the cook who wears one of these aprons

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The holidays can be difficult for any pet parent who has lost a precious furry family member. With this beautiful design, artist Kamira Gayle captures the perfect sentiment for any bereaved pet parent who has lost a precious pet. The design is available on a number of different Products. 

You Left Pawprints on my Heart 

Our pets definitely leave paw prints on our hearts forever, and this design is a great way to honor a beloved dog or cat and the unconditional Love they gave.

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Remembering Pets
We Have Lost

A gift of beautiful Note Cards is traditional and sentimental, just like the holidays! Let someone know they're in your thoughts with this original design featuring beautiful red poppy flowers. I bought these as a gift for my sister and she loved the red poppies in this design!

Thinking of You Red Poppy Flowers 

I hope the Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them Holiday Gift Guide gave you some great gift ideas for every dog and dog lover on your holiday gift list!




Fall is the time of year for pumpkin spice everything!  This quick and easy pumpkin spice dog treat recipe makes the perfect homemade dog treats. I love DIY recipes that are quick, easy, and no bake. This super easy dog treat recipe fits the bill!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Homemade treats for dogs


Dogs are amazing, they enrich our lives in so many ways. But sometimes our sweet, adorable dog can exhibit behaviors that are destructive or undesirable. In some cases, these undesirable behaviors can be downright dangerous to both dogs and people! Here are 5 of the most common dog behavior problems and how to fix them.

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5 Of The Most Common Dog Behavior Problems
and How To Fix Them


Overall, the Siberian Husky breed is a very healthy breed of dog. Unlike some dog breeds, Huskies do not seem to have been overbred by irresponsible breeders, causing an abundance of genetic health problems for Siberian Huskies. However, there are a small number of genetically based defects that can cause Siberian Husky health issues. 


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Siberian Husky Health Issues

Through many generations of selective and responsible breeding, the Husky's solid genetics have retained the robust health of this sturdy, athletic breed of dog. But it's nearly impossible for any dog breed to have absolutely no health issues common to their breed, and Huskies are no exception.


Animal testing is currently required by law in the U.S. for nearly all new medicines and drugs, medical equipment and pesticides Americans use every day. But should animal testing be banned?  My answer to that question is a resounding Yes. Here’s why. 

I don’t understand why the inhumane, and in my mind barbaric, practice of testing drugs on animals is still happening in the 21st century.  Technology has come so far. Reliable and even better alternatives to animal testing of new medications and other pharmaceutical products are available. 

Subjecting helpless animals to a life of abuse and anguish is a form of intentional animal cruelty.  Toxic substances being orally force feed, forced inhalation for hours at a time, and forced skin contact is an everyday occurrence for lab animals worldwide. 

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Should Animal Testing Be Banned?

The two industries that have used and abused animals in product testing are the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics industries.  In my earlier post on CrueltyFree Makeup and Cosmetics I discussed testing makeup and other cosmetics on animals, and provided a list of “cruelty free” makeup and cosmetics brands. 

Today I want to talk about animal testing in the pharmaceutical industry, which is horrific, and a bit more complicated. 

There is a lot of debate going on amongst scientists, legislators and other parties. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that prescription drugs be tested on animals before they can be placed in human trials for testing. Sadly, we have a long way to go to convince the FDA that there are non-animal testing methods believed by many scientists to be as effective or even more effective than testing on animals.


Summer is the time to enjoy fresh fruit! Humans aren't the only ones who love cool refreshing fruit in Summer, our dogs do too! Not every fruit is safe for dogs to eat, but there are several fruits that are good for dogs

Fruit contains healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber. Most fruit is hydrating as well, which is beneficial for dogs on those hot days of Summer.  The extra boost of fiber in many fruits can also be beneficial for dog health. 

I often give my dog fruit or vegetables as an alternative to packaged treats. They're fresher and have fewer calories. I add them to her food as a meal topper as well. My dog Icy loves fruit and veggies!

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Many fruits are healthy for dogs, and they love it!


I have had Enough! I’m tired of companies that use and abuse animals in order to bring new, profit boosting products to market. More and more, consumers demand Cruelty Free cosmetics products from the brands they support.

I need to get my feelings on this controversial subject out. I need to talk about the inhumane practices too many companies are still using, or practices they are ignoring at their supplier facilities, in order to bring their makeup and cosmetics products to market. It is animal cruelty, plain and simple.

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I need to take action and make some changes about which companies I choose to support by buying, or not buying, their products. I hope you’ll join me in consciously making cruelty free makeup and cosmetic product choices, if you haven’t already.


We know vegetables are super healthy. They contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. People consider vegetables to be essential to our good health. Many people want their dogs to have these health benefits too, so they include vegetables in their dog's diet. But are vegetables good for dogs, and if so what vegetables can dogs eat? 

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My dog loves carrots!


Each year on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate our Independence Day. It's a party every year, but not so much for dogs. Thanks to scary fireworks and holiday weekend travel, more dogs are lost during 4th of July weekend than any other time of year! Two of the most important Fourth of July Safety Tips For Dogs focus on reducing dog anxiety caused by fireworks, and limiting the risk of dogs getting lost on July 4th weekend. Taking precautions to keep our dogs safe on 4th of July is critical! 

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Fourth of July Safety Tips For Dogs


I do so many things at home to keep my dog healthy. I choose her dog food and treats carefully, reading ingredients labels incessantly and being cautious about where they are made. I add healthy vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish and fish oil to her food. I give her heartworm, flea and tick medication. We get lots of exercise. We visit the Veterinarian regularly and keep up with required vaccinations.  I make sure she's brushed, ears are clean, and her nails are in good shape.  But I recently realized that I have never taken my dog's temperature at home. In fact, I had no idea how to take a dog's temperature myself! 

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How to take a dog's temperature


Ear infections in dogs are one of the 6 most common health issues for dogs. Signs of dog ear infection are excessive scratching or pawing of the ears, a foul odor coming from your dog's ear, excessive head shaking, bleeding or discharge from the ear, or swelling, redness or scabbing in your dog's ear.

Knowing how to identify, treat, and prevent ear infections in dogs is an important part of routine dog health care.

Ear infections are a very uncomfortable and painful dog health problem. If left untreated, in a worse case scenario it could cause the dog's ear drum to rupture, or the dog could even end up losing his hearing!

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Some dog breeds are more prone to developing ear infections than others. 


Veterinarians have recognized the health benefits of Manuka Honey for dogs and other pets, and it's use in veterinary care is steadily increasing. 

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Health benefits of Manuka honey for dogs

The healing properties of honey in general have ancient origins. It was used for sore throats, open wound healing, burns, sores, and digestive issues. Over time, honey had been largely put aside as an agent for health and healing. But in recent years, doctors and holistic practitioners have once again turned to honey, especially Manuka honey, as a natural healing remedy. 


Bone Broth for dogs is getting a lot of attention these days. It's being touted as the latest and greatest "super food" for dogs, loaded with healthy nutrients.  The health benefits of bone broth for dogs have pet parents buying packaged dog bone broth and making homemade bone broth for dogs themselves.

Health Benefits of Bone Broth For Dogs
Health Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs


Planning a dog friendly vacation? The dog loving state of Vermont is gorgeous all year round. Cool and lush forestry all Summer, Stunning Fall foliage, and a Winter Wonderland through the colder months. I learned to ski at the Killington ski resort in Vermont's Green Mountain region. Back then I didn't realize just how dog friendly the state of Vermont is!

Plan a Dog Friendly Vermont Vacation

Vermont has so many fun year round activities: Skiing, Tubing, Ice skating, and Snowmobiling in Winter. Swimming and Fishing in the many lakes, and Hiking the majestic mountains along miles of beautiful trails in any season.

If you're looking for a fun dog friendly vacation, Vermont is a great choice. Here are some of the best sights and activities you and your dog can do together in dog friendly Vermont.