[Like this post? Want to learn more about how to keep your dog healthy and happy? Check out Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma, my book from Present Tense Press. Kirkus Reviews calls it “remarkable,” “eye-opening,” “scandalous,” and “impressive.”] — Joint injuries are all too common in certain dog breeds. Be they of the ligament, tendon, […]
Working dogs serve modern society in a variety of diverse ways — as search and rescue operatives, as guards and protectors, as trackers, and as drovers, just to name a few. We rely on them in these capacities and we have every interest in ensuring that they perform their duties to their full potential. It should […]
Last week we spilled some ink on the subject of military working dogs (“MWDs”). We reported that both David Petraeus and the Pentagon itself have gone on the record stating that dogs are more effective bomb-detectors than any technological solution currently within our capabilities.
Greetings, Varsity Team! Things are pleasantly busy here as we continue building-out the Varsity Pets online store and developing products that will help busy folks like you efficiently contribute to the health and happiness of your pets. Updates on all that coming very soon. For now, let’s heap some well-deserved attention on this month’s Haunches […]
Want to be impressed by the natural athletic abilities of your dog? Try this: first focus her attention on a favorite ball or other bouncing toy while positioning yourself at least several feet away from her. Make sure that the dog is happily agitated, displaying signs of excitement and interest. Then throw the ball towards […]
The Science of Dehydration in Dogs All mammals require adequate hydration to maintain optimal functioning in a number of the body’s most important systems. For starters, it helps us to remove toxins from the body. Additionally, almost all metabolic reactions — the events through which nutrients are converted into fuel in the bloodstream — occur […]
Hello. Thanks for stopping by to read the Varsity Report. This is a blog about pet health and fitness topics. The writers are animal enthusiasts and recreational athletes who have experienced firsthand the joy of incorporating healthy habits and fitness training into our relationships with our pets. We started a company (Varsity Pets) and started […]