Create a Healthy Dog | Manage IVDD & Prevent Episodes | Make Good Nutrition Choices

Our goal is to help dog owners make good nutrition & lifestyle choices, manage an IVDD diagnosis and prevent IVDD episodes with the ultimate goal of creating optimal health for your dog and mine!

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For the last 6 years, I have been feeding my dog a raw diet. I started off feeding 100% premade raw (commercial raw food). Typically these are 80, 10, 10 blends, which contain 80% muscle meat, 10% offal, and 10% bone. You might find it surprising, but these are not nutritionally complete! These blends are fine, […] Read more

In this article, you’ll learn how to avoid 24 bad ingredients in kibble. If your reading this article, I know you’ll want to avoid them and make the best choices for your dog. Above all, they’re family, so we want to feed them like family! However, that’s hard to do. For instance, when there is […] Read more

Why No More Kibble? Our Journey from Kibble to Fresh Feeding. “Why Choose Fresh Food vs. Kibble” This is a question discerning pet parents are asking more and more. And for good reasons! Above all, you want to make the best choices for your dog. After all, they are family! So, we want to feed […] Read more

Blog Series Introduction: I will answer this question for you in this blog series. Why choose fresh food vs. kibble (raw vs. kibble) for my dog? This is a question discerning pet parents are asking more and more. And for good reasons! Above all, you want to make the best choices for your dog. After […] Read more

In this post, you will learn the top 20 tips to prevent IVDD episodes. When you get an IVDD diagnosis it becomes clear very quickly that you need to look at better ways to manage daily life with your IVDD dog. Also, if you have a dog that has not been diagnosed with IVDD but […] Read more

We love love, love our Dogger™, the ultimate dog stroller. I had never thought about a doggie stroller before. Not until we got our IVDD diagnosis in August 2017. I quickly realized a dog stroller was going to be one of our new essential tools! It has become one of our best friends! I started […] Read more

Free Download | DAILY WELLNESS CHART: Track Medications, Supplements, Laser Therapy, Exercise Etc. Daily Supplements I use for Isabella: Isabella’s current weight is 16.2 lbs. Love Bugs (probiotic) 1/8 Tsp daily Actistatin Joint Supplement – 2 small dog chews daily w meals Phyto Synergy (phytoplankton) 1/16 Tsp every other day. Currently have taken this out […] Read more

In February 2018, I decided to choose at-home laser therapy for managing Isabella’s IVDD. Above all, I was looking for something that would treat her pain and inflammation without medications (especially NSAID’s non-steroidal anti-inflammatory’s). This article will enlighten you on: The practical use of laser therapy for IVDD dogs. Other conditions Laser is treating with great […] Read more


This page contains complete and balanced meal recipes & some natural remedies for dogs. You will need to scroll for the recipes.  Recipes and Natural Remedies Golden Turmeric Paste You probably have heard the benefits of turmeric for your dog. But just in case you haven’t here’s the scoop.Australian veterinarian Dr. Doug English has had […] Read more

# 1 Joint Supplement for Isabella When it comes to choosing a joint supplement for your dog it can be overwhelming. Most of the time you are just out there on your own trying this one or that one to see what will work best for your dog. That is exactly what happened to us. […] Read more

Looking to give your cherished hound the best quality of life after an IVDD diagnosis? Read on! Details on Purchasing My Pet Laser can be found at the close of this article. This is the laser I use and highly recommended.  Laser Therapy is Effective for IVDD Dogs Dogs are individuals. Clearly, this is one […] Read more