How To Get Your Dog To Eat   For the most part, dogs aren’t too picky when it comes to eating. Most dogs are quick to wolf down any food they’re presented with, and many get so excited about special treats that they’ll eat them so fast they won’t even taste them – something we’ve used … Continued

You brush your own teeth every day—it’s time that your dog’s teeth get a good cleaning as well. Poor dental health in canines can lead to other infections and health risks, including heart disease. There are easy ways to ensure that your pup’s fangs stay in shape! Brush It Good Sure, brushing your dog’s teeth may … Continued

Fans of the funny papers will recognize the Great Dane breed from the famous comic strip, “Marmaduke.” But perhaps the most famous dog inspired by the breed is the mystery solving sleuth himself: Scooby-Doo. There’s a reason why Great Danes keep making their way into the spotlight. The Great Dane is a gentle, attentive pup … Continued

No one said Valentine’s Day was only for couples. Show your dog how much you love it this February by doing at least one of these five things. You both will enjoy the extra time spent together! Go For a Long Walk One-on-one time is an essential part of any relationship, and a walk around … Continued

January is National Train Your Dog Month. But why train your dog? The Association of Professional Dog Trainers began the National Train Your Dog Month campaign to educate people about the importance of training, but also to show how fun training can be. Just by following a few of the tips below, you can improve … Continued

Your dog may be pretty easy to please, but why not buy him the perfect gift for Christmas this year? We decided to play Santa Claus and rounded up five gift ideas that we think any dog will love. Safe and Bright Your dog wants to make sure you’re both safe when you go on … Continued

From serving with the military to starring on the big screen, German Shepherds have been saving and entertaining people for ages. The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dogs in the world—and also happens to be one of the smartest. This beautiful, bright dog’s origins trace back to its role as a sheepherder … Continued

Spring has sprung and for some of us that could mean one thing…time to spruce up the place with some spring cleaning! As pet owners, all the dirt and grime that accumulates in the house during those dreary winter months has you feeling a little down and out. Understandably you could be holding off because … Continued

The backyard is the dog’s ultimate playground. Full of new scents, sounds, and plenty of things to dig those paws into…simply put, it is a dog’s oasis. With the warm weather approaching or having arrived (depending on where you live) we have to be sure that our backyard is ready for the hours that will … Continued

The New Year is just around the corner, and this may be the year you decide to finally get a dog. Dogs are a man’s best friend but don’t be fooled; they are also a lot of work. There are several things to consider, think about, and prepare for before you bring your little one … Continued

We are right on the tail of the holiday season, and for some this could mean that a trip is in the near future. Whether it’s by plane, train, or automobile, the holiday season marks one of the busiest times of year to travel. For many, a trip wouldn’t be the same without bringing our … Continued

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well not quite, but the countdown has officially begun. Only a few more weeks until the big guy in the red suit comes to town. Bring on the Christmas tunes, cheesy holiday decorations, and spiked eggnog. Tis’ the season to also start thinking about all the goodies … Continued

How many tricks or commands does your dog know? Sure “fetch” is great and “roll over” is adorable for Instagram videos, but there are some tricks every dog really should know. These aren’t just tricks, but essential tools that need to be in every pup’s repertoire to keep him safe in everyday situations. The next … Continued

Here at Betsy Farms, we’re pretty upfront about our treats. We like to put all of the good, tasty things into our treats and none of the horrible, unsafe things. There’s no trick to our treats–they’re just good ingredients for a good tasting snack for your dog. A Lineup To Get Excited About We know … Continued

Whip out the flannel, fall is in the air! As the hot summer days come to an end, we get excited for what’s ahead: pumpkins, changing leaves, holidays, and definitely the cooler temperatures. For our pets, it’s also a time of relief. After all those hot months, our dogs finally can run free without the … Continued

The Rottweiler is a much-beloved dog in the United States, ranking in the top 10 on the AKC’s popularity charts. As such a popular dog, it’s pretty hard to find someone who hasn’t at least had the pleasure of meeting one of these great dogs. They are even the pet of choice for actor Will … Continued

Do we really need an excuse to have a dog? Nope! They bring excitement and fulfillment to our lives–who doesn’t enjoy that? A day without dogs would just be plain boring. Roger Caras said it best when he stated, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” It makes sense that … Continued

The friendly English Bulldog has a way of stealing our hearts. It could be its wrinkles and pudgy face or its loveable personality. The Bulldog is known for being the most famous canine mascot for countless sports teams, military institutions, universities and schools and according to the AKC is the 4th most popular breed in … Continued

You did it. You finally made the decision to adopt a new dog to love and accept into your family. You start to scour the local shelters and adoption centers in the hopes you will see your new bundle of joy and just know that this is the one. Now chances are, most of you … Continued

You sit down to a meal and are about to dig in when you hear a heavy sigh or a slight whimper. Or maybe it’s a little nudge in the elbow. Sometimes it’s just a look. We’ve all been there, ready to eat when suddenly someone is feeling left out. It’s so tempting to share … Continued

Is there any relationship purer than between a kid and their dog? We don’t think so. There are a number of things we can do to help cultivate that bond between kids and their dogs. Activities kids and dogs do together benefit both of them. It’s good exercise, and it’s good fun. Here are some … Continued

Whether you call this dog the Siberian Husky, Husky, or Sibe, this breed is sure to bring lots of energy and love to any home. Its power and endurance alone are enough to impress even the most adamant cat lovers out there. What’s more is that it has captured the attention of many with its … Continued

What is black, white, and has spots all over? The Dalmatian, of course! This unique-looking breed is distinguished, smart, athletic, and not to mention the breakout star of the Disney classic, 101 Dalmatians. One of the most recognized breeds in the dog world for its dashing good looks, the Dalmatian became the mascot for firehouses … Continued

Summer means spending a lot of time outdoors and soaking in those rays–but the dangers that can also come with the sweltering heat are something to be aware of for yourself and your pup too. If you’re not careful, the summertime can have many repercussions for your dog’s wellbeing. That is why we have provided … Continued

Summer means that it is time to start planning that next vacation. Whether it is traveling the open road, flying cross-country to your favorite destination, or just visiting a quaint little town a few hours away—a vacation is always better when you can have your precious pets along for the ride. When we travel the … Continued

The Australian Shepherd is the ideal herding dog. This breed is smart, adventurous, and extremely hard working. It is also a great family dog and very playful! With its beautiful coat and eyes, it is easy to see why the Aussie is adored by so many, and what’s not to love? They are the epitome … Continued

With summer upon us, it’s no surprise that most of us try to take advantage of these beautiful days by heading to the beach, splashing in the pool, or playing at the lake.  And, of course, we love to bring our beloved pets along for the adventure so they too can enjoy a little fun … Continued

The Chihuahua might be small, but this toy breed comes with a big personality and a tenacity that far outweighs many of the big dogs. We all have come to recognize the Chihuahua as the one and only “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” dog, but the fame doesn’t stop there. This dog has starred in a … Continued

Standing out from the pack isn’t always easy, but the Yorkshire Terrier has it down to a science. It’s easy to see why the Yorkie tops the charts as the sixth most popular breed. With its long luscious locks, cute little top-knot, and fluffy face, the Yorkie captures attention wherever it goes. This little bundle … Continued

What pet lover doesn’t love to get smooches from their pup? If you’re a dog owner (and maybe even if you aren’t), you have probably heard the myth that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans. Dogs tend to dig their noses into everything, whether it is the garbage can or the toilet bowl.  Could they … Continued

As pet owners, we will do anything to ensure that our dogs are healthy and safe. However, the cost of pet care continues to grow, making it much harder to budget for surprise vet bills. Veterinary charges are one of the major costs a dog owner will have to deal with, but it doesn’t have … Continued

Since the 1980s, significant advances have been made in the field of animal assisted therapy. These days, there are many organized therapy dog groups providing educational materials to volunteers. Breeds and individual dogs are screened for training by these organizations, and even insurance can be provided for those willing to enroll their canine companion in … Continued

Finding a new canine best friend can be a challenge, but well worth it of course! Our dogs bring joy, comfort, unconditional love, and protection to our busy schedules and hectic lives. Taking the time to research what type of dog is best for you or your family will make the decision much easier.  Fortunately, … Continued

Looking around in the “mid-size” section for your next canine companion? If the traits you are looking for include: experienced, loyal, high-energy, and fun-loving—the Boxer just might be for you. The Origin of Boxers The AKC recognized the Boxer as an official breed in 1904, making it (believe it or not) a relative newcomer as … Continued

Having a beautiful, green, lush lawn is a labor of love. It is also something many of us are very proud of, but let’s be honest, sometimes it can be downright frustrating. For most, it takes a lot of work to make it perfect. From mowing to watering, growing to trimming—the list goes on and … Continued

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, which helps promote and raise awareness for the first aid and safety of pets during a crisis or emergency. The American Red Cross aims to educate pet owners with preparedness tips and tools to better handle an emergency with their pets. As pet parents, we know that … Continued

As dog lovers, we would do anything to keep our pets happy and healthy for their entire lives. Whether it’s with nutritious diets, healthy dog treats, or regular wellness visits to the vet—pet parents often feel that keeping pets healthy is expensive. When you factor in prescriptions for preventative care and medical treatment, the cost … Continued

Variety is the spice of life! While some of us are dog people, and others may be cat people, many of us love all kinds of pets—dogs, cats, even bunnies! Having pets all living in harmony instead of fighting like cats and dogs can also be a challenge. Our expert veterinarian, Dr. Kristin Andrews, offers … Continued

Everyone knows the tried and true expression, “work like a dog.” It may seem contradictory when we look at our own furry family members’ happy life of leisure, but there are many of our canine friends who happily put in many hours of work every day. Working dogs put in a full day’s work just … Continued

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While you have (hopefully) already planned out your special night of romance with your other half, there is also a Valentine you may have missed. Your furry family members are loved and cherished so they deserve to have a special Valentine’s Day too, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got … Continued

National Walk Your Dog Month is in January, but that is no reason to not make your daily dog walks important every month of the year. Trying to find the motivation to get into the habit of daily dog walking can be difficult. But, it is worth it! Our expert veterinarian, Dr. Kristen Andrews, shows … Continued

There are many reasons why a family decides that it’s time for a new pet, but finding the dog that will soon become an important member of your family includes important research. Deciding which dog breed is the right fit is a big part of the process. While there are many dog breeds to choose … Continued

With Christmas around the corner and the holiday season in full swing, many of us are busy gearing up for quality time with family, friends, and our beloved pets (of course). As you prepare for holiday merriment and gift giving for your loved ones, be sure to check Christmas gifts for dogs off your list. … Continued

Between the polar vortex, lake effect, and winter season upon us, people are preparing for a snowy few months ahead. As you prepare your wardrobe, your activities, and your kids for fun in winter wonderland, keep in mind that furry family members also need to have fun in the winter snow. Most canines can’t resist … Continued

When it comes to rewarding your dog, it’s important to find dog treats that are tasty and healthy. Dog treats can be used for a variety of purposes such as positive reinforcement for good behavior, training your pup to become housebroken or learn new tricks, and even just to give your dog the appreciation they … Continued

When thinking of adding a four-legged addition to your family it’s important to consider all options, including adoption. Whether your family needs a new guard dog, snuggle buddy, watchdog, or hunting companion, you can find exactly the type of canine you need amidst the millions of shelter dogs just waiting for the chance to become … Continued

Halloween can be one of the most enjoyable holidays to share with pets. We all want to include the furry family members in the holiday, but it is important to make sure our pets stay safe too!  We called upon an expert veterinarian, Dr. Kristin Andrews, to share her tips to know that can keep … Continued

Pets may find each flavor delicious. You may love the high quality treats at affordable prices. But, there are some things you may not know about Betsy Farms Jerky Recipe treats for dogs and what makes our healthy treats unique. Here are four facts about Betsy Farms dog treats you may not know:   Our … Continued

Winter is coming and with the changes in weather your four-legged family member will need help preparing for the upcoming months. Although autumn and winter bring about exciting holiday and family fun, all families need to be aware of how colder weather and holiday accessories may affect your puppy’s happiness and health. Betsy Farm’s following … Continued

As pet parents, we are often confused about whether or not pet treats are healthy for our furry family, and safe to use as part of their diet. Treats for dogs can absolutely be a healthy and safe addition to your pet’s diet as long as the right treats are used and they are used … Continued

Training new puppies and family dogs can feel overwhelming at times. However, it is not as difficult as you may think. Pets are quite simple in their learned behavior and, as pack animals, they aim to please their owners — the leaders of the pack. Using healthy dog treats can be an invaluable tool for … Continued

The 4th of July is just around the corner and summer storm season is upon us. Both of these come, not only with fun and excitement, but also a lot of noise. While people usually enjoy fireworks and get a thrill out of storms, our dogs tend to stress out, develop anxiety, and get fearful … Continued

We know your pets are like family. Because of that, Betsy Farms jerky treats are made in America with lots of love and care, as if we were making them for our own families. Recently there has been a lot of concern over dog jerky treats. Links between jerky made overseas and death or sickness … Continued

Michelle Fern talks to veterinarian Dr. Liz Hanson about the recent news about the dangers of Jerky treats for dogs.  As you may know, this is an ongoing crisis, as the FDA still does not know why dogs are getting sick/dying.  Dr. Liz Hanson is an expert in offering tips for pet owners on a number of subjects.  … Continued