Andrea Bartz

Andrea Bartz

Freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Big fan of wooded parks, friends' pups, live music, far-flung places, and good cheese.

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Why Dog Meditation Is a Thing and How To Do It

Why Dog Meditation Is a Thing and How To Do It


An update from the world of canine wellness news: Dog meditation is officially I thing. But before you (and your pup) roll your eyes, know that it’s much less kooky than it sounds—and it could have real health benefits for both of you.

Meditation—and mindfulness, the in-the-present mental state it brings—have been shown to improve your

6 Research-Backed Health Benefits of a Natural, Fresh Diet for Dogs

6 Research-Backed Health Benefits of a Natural, Fresh Diet for Dogs

When it comes to keeping your pup healthy and energized, simply choosing a dog food with “wholesome!” on the label may seem like enough. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. “Just because a dog food is labeled ‘holistic’ or ‘all-natural’ doesn’t mean it’s necessarily any better than anything else out there,” says Andi Brown, author of The

Everything You Need to Know About Canine Diabetes

Everything You Need to Know About Canine Diabetes


You may have noticed your vet, fellow pup owners, even strangers at the dog park talking about canine diabetes lately. There’s a seeming rise in dogs getting the diagnosis, but why? And what can we do about it? Dogs can help humans with diabetes, thanks to their amazingly sensitive noses they can detect an abnormal drop in blood sugar

How to Get Your Dog to Behave Around Houseguests

How to Get Your Dog to Behave Around Houseguests


Think about what the scene’s like when you greet your guests—you’re waving, hugging, trilling, 'Oh, hiiii!' “To dogs, all that excitement doesn’t seem that different from pawing at people or jumping on them,” says Rachel Cohen-Maso, CPDT-KA, a trainer at Brooklyn Dog Time. “They’re just trying to get in on the action.”

And while