Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

Laurel is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, cat, and dog. She loves cuddling with her furry family members and taking advantage of off-leash hours in the park.

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How to Slow Down a Dog Who Eats Too Fast

How to Slow Down a Dog Who Eats Too Fast


How long does it take your pup to polish off a bowlful of food? A couple of minutes? A couple of seconds? When it comes to mealtime, a lot of dogs can’t help but wolf down their food—and that’s totally normal. In fact, it’s instinctual for dogs to eat quickly, says Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT, author

Why It’s Okay to Have Puppy Remorse—And What You Can Do About It

Why It’s Okay to Have Puppy Remorse—And What You Can Do About It


My then-boyfriend, now-husband, Russ, and I had been talking about getting a dog for a while. We already had a cat and wanted another furry animal to cuddle with—not to mention run with and play with at the park. So last spring, after living together for more than a year, we decided it was time to start looking.

There

Now Your Pup Can Booze With You Too (Sort Of)

Now Your Pup Can Booze With You Too (Sort Of)


You’re probably stocking up on some vino and bubbly to ring in 2018 (and likely say good riddance to 2017!) Now your pup can join the party: Several brands are producing wine, champagne and beer specifically formulated for dogs. So what’s in the beverages? For starters, no grapes: “These drinks have a combination of herbal supplements and a

Does Your Pup Really Need a Vitamin?

Does Your Pup Really Need a Vitamin?

You pop a multivitamin every morning—so should your pup be doing the same? It might seem logical, since dogs benefit from eating a diet that’s similar to humans’ in quality of ingredients. “Many of the vitamins important to our bodies play the same roles in metabolism and structural functioning in our pets,” says Korinn Saker, DVM, Ph.D.

5 Sneaky Additives in Traditional Dog Food

5 Sneaky Additives in Traditional Dog Food

You try to limit the amount of processed food you eat, but what about your pups? If they’re consuming a diet primarily made up of kibble and dry treats, the foods they consume is likely treated with lots of additives to make it more appetizing. Many traditional dog food companies do this to cater to pups’ cravings: “Dogs have