Northern Michigan is a dog’s paradise. Long time dog lover, rescuer and advocate Diane Hansell shares dog tips, health, food and fun info for you and your dog.

Up North Dog Blog

Your dogs and fireworks.

It’s that time of year….. the 4th of July. I’m pretty lucky. Neither of my dogs are very reactive to fireworks. Pippa barks some but doesn’t show any signs...

It’s tick watch time!

Spring means blooming flowers, growing grass, walking in the woods…. and ticks. And from what I am hearing from my dog friends, they are everywhere this year. We had...

Seizures and your dog

When your dog has a medical issue, it can be heartbreaking. One condition that I’d like to discuss this week is epilepsy. Seizures in dogs are more common than...

What’s that smell?

You open the door after letting the dogs out at night…. and the smell hits you. There is nothing like it. Your dogs have been skunked. Now what? Skunks...