The Latinas and Dogs Blog

Costumes for Our Canine Kin

Costumes for Our Canine Kin

Ancestors dressed them up, too  Archeologists and historians remind us that around the world, our ancestors loved to adorn four-legged kin in similar ways to how we do so today! Fancy dog collars in China and the Middle East were common among folks with resources....

Prevent Dog Cancers

Prevent Dog Cancers

Dogs don't have to get cancer Research on treating dog tumors with a no-sugar diet is awesome! Did you know that cancer cells have WAY more receptors for sugar than typical cells? Cancer cells multiply by eating up as much sugar as they can. Removing sugar from canine...

Prevent Dog Cancers

How to Choose Dog Sitters

Big picture when you're looking for a dog sitter There are five options to consider. These are listed below. You will want to decide on which option to go with based on the following: What are the emotional needs of your kin? What are the emotional needs that you have...

Backpacking With Dogs

Backpacking With Dogs

Introduction Machete and I love getting outside. After a year and a half of day hiking, it was time to take Machete on a backpacking adventure with me.  In preparation for his first trip this summer, June 2022, I talked to some experienced friends who have been taking...

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Are You Accidentally Starving Her? 

What does the science say about how much protein your kin needs? Recent research shows that our canine kin are getting too little protein and too many carb-based calories, making a weak body at the cellular level.  In Steven Brown’s helpful book, Unlocking the Canine...

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House smell like a dog? No!

These strategies are not transferable to your mom‘s house that smells like oil and tortillas, you know. Once your place has a smell in its walls, don't bother.   It's about early intervention! There are three things that you can do before you stop noticing how stinky...

Backpacking With Dogs

Taking Pictures of Your Dog

I love to capture pictures of my dog, Machete.  I take all of his pictures with the iPhone 12 pro max.  It doesn’t matter what camera you use as long as you get to know all the cool features your camera has.  The more your know about your camera the better pictures...

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Cloth or Metal Kennels?

Helping your dog to find comfort in a kennel can start at any age, but we’ve noticed that starting when they’re babies is easiest. This short blog helps you to not make the mistakes we made when buying kennels that don’t actually match our needs.    Below is a general...

Resources for Road Travel w Your Dog

Resources for Road Travel w Your Dog

For the past two years my dog, Machete, and I have had lots of adventures on the road.  We have learned so much about planning and preparedness when traveling together. Machete and I hope our experiences will help you to plan your next road adventure.   Before...