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Maybe it was four years ago, maybe it was four days ago, whenever it was, you’ll never forget the day you brought home your four-legged fur-ever friend. With all the joy that comes with owning a new pet, comes many uncertainties. But if there’s one thing you're absolutely sure about, it’s giving your pet the best life possible. The decision to bring them to a traditional vet versus trying a more holistic approach is an important one, so we took a closer look at the practice.
In a nutshell, holistic medicine studies the overall health of a person or animal. This means a balance of the mind, the body, and the spirit for a healthy life. Holistic vets search for ways to treat the causes of a disease or ailment, rather than just the symptoms. With holistic medicine on the rise, more and more veterinarians are analyzing pet’s environments, nutrition, daily physical activity, and emotions. When a vet has a better understanding of a pet as a whole, they can treat them with diet, massage therapy, acupuncture or herbal remedies.
Holistic vets usually encourage a change in your pet’s diet to fight off obesity, cancer and other serious diseases. The hard part is, most of the food you find at your local market is made with soy, wheat, corn, and other ingredients that aren’t necessarily great for your dog to consume on a daily basis. If you do your research and feed your dog more raw food, you can give them the wholesome nutrients that they need for a healthy stomach, skin, and bones.
Let’s be honest, not everybody has the time or money to feed their dog raw food and take them to a holistic vet, but this doesn't mean you can’t make little changes in your dog's daily life to help their overall health. Try using our Liberty Freeze Dried as a meal topper - It's a great way to incorporate raw food into your pup's diet without breaking the bank. By feeding them whole animal nutrition with antioxidant rich vegetables and healthy oils and by doing your research when picking a vet, you’re on the path to supporting optimal health for your dog.
If you want to give holistic medicine a try, we recommend you go into your local holistic veterinarian to learn more. You can also reward your pup with our wholesome, all-natural dog food and treats, made to give your pup a happier and healthier life.
For more info on holistic pet care, check out the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association online.
Traveling with pets can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit stressful (particularly if your pet can get anxious when you deviate from routine). There are pet-specific logistics to arrange and some extra considerations to take into account, but if you plan properly, your trip with your furbaby can be much smoother!
Written by Buckley Ambassador Dog-Mom, Taly Matiteyahu (@greywolf.blackfox)
Summer’s officially here! There are plenty of things going on, so why not build your outings around the dogs? Whether it’s opting for staycations, hitting the trails, or finding a pet-friendly hotel, bringing your dog can be easy with a bit of planning. You'll be pleasantly surprised with where you end up…. And lucky for your pup, we’ve got a few new flavors for them to try on your next adventure.
Washington native, Will, for instance, took his two dogs Sissy and Arthur to a furr-iendly eatery and ale house in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Norm’s (named after the owner’s dog). The walls are adorned with portraits of pups, the couches are worn from years of canine cuddle piles, and you’ll find they have a menu made especially for dogs. The best part is Norm’s is almost always filled with other furry friends.
Find more places like Norm’s by checking out online services like BringFido.com, that make finding places to stay, play and eat with your dog easy. If you’re looking for an adventure out of the city, also try websites like Tripswithpets.com and gopetfriendly.com. Stay tuned for more tips on traveling with your pets on next month’s blog...
Vacations are the best, right?! You're away from home, surrounded by new things, smelling new, unfamiliar smells/butts…. That all sounds great if you’re a human, but that’s not always the case for our furry family members. Making sure your next trip is enjoyable by everyone is easy when you follow our Doggie Vaycay checklist:
Nothing says “Happy Fourth of July” like knowing your treats are 100% made in the good ‘ol US of A. That’s why you should include our top picks of Buckley treats in your pup’s festivity goodies! From sunny BBQs and lounging by the pool to firework shows and sparkler dancing, 4th of July is one of the best holidays of the year. Make sure to have some extra dog treats on hand to help calm them down during all the commotion or as a reward for their best tricks. From jerky to our new Ruff Puffs, Buckley offers an array of flavors to keep every tail wagging!
While you smother your hot dog in mustard and relish, relax knowing your pup is enjoying guilt-free treats. Buckley’s new Ruff Puffs are a mere 4 calories per puff, and trust us, they’re as delicious as they look.
We take pride in providing not only our own pets with the best treats but sharing them with you as well!
Happy 4th of July!#madeintheUSA
Nothing calls to us during the warmer summer months more than the outdoors and we love to bring our dogs along with us. In addition to packing their food and favorite toys, it’s important to bring plenty of water and if they’re not getting enough, to be aware of the signs.
We’ve compiled a checklist of signs to keep an eye out for while enjoying the summer heat:
When you’re sure your pet is in good shape, after and even during your adventures, be sure to reward their hard work with Buckley treats!
We all miss our moms, sometimes, but for the most part puppies never see them again after being adopted. Thats why this mom and pup duo wagged their tales right into our hearts.
We’re not sure who had more fun at the park this day: the three border collies running through puddles to catch a ball, or their owner who filmed and edited this video. Either way, it’s entertaining and we are into it.
5. Dog Dives in Slow-mo
Lots of things look better in super slow-mo, and that includes videos of dogs jumping into swimming pools and diving after balls. As a bonus, you can download this song via a link in the description.
It’s not just us humans who feel the pull of spring fever, our dogs feel it too! Between playing in the mud and digging holes in the yard, to throwing the frisbee and teaching your dog parkour, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the changing seasons. Let these videos from The 5 inspire you and your pup this spring.
1. Disc-o Dog
The world must be a happy place for this frisbee-fetching border collie as he tracks down throws from all angles. As much as he loves catching disc, he probably loves getting rewarded with some tasty treats even more. Maybe we’re not so different after all?
2. The Joy of Mud
By how hard Maggie is playing in the mud and by how much fun she’s obviously having, you know she just got done getting a bath. And while this video reminds us of hippos bathing in the mud, we’re just hoping Maggie and her owner didn’t drive to the park.
3. Holes 2: Featuring Dogs Everywhere
What is it dogs are digging for? Do they know something we don’t? Regardless if it’s with purpose or not, they sure do love to dig some holes. Now if we could just train them to weed the garden, make a sand castle, or at the very least--replace their divots, we’d be set.
4. Parkour Puppy
No matter what you’re doing, your dog just wants to do it with you, even if that’s parkour. After watching this video of Alex and Jumpy flying around in slow motion, we’re not sure who is having more fun. Do you think other dogs watch Jumpy and wish they could do what he’s doing?
5. Backyard Frollicking
Being outside is something we all can enjoy, but sometimes it’s hard to get motivated. These pitbull puppies know it’s the first step that’s the scariest. But conquering that leap leads to all sorts of possibilities, like frollicking in the grass, discovering new smells, and attacking shoelaces.