March 2022 Articles

Is Melatonin Right for You?
March 21, 2022
There is no shortage of interviews, podcasts, and articles about sleep problems and how to resolve them. Amongst those discussions and articles, many talk about how melatonin can be a great option. So, we’d...
AFM’s 13th Annual Fittest Dogs
March 1, 2022
Meet 10 of Austin’s fittest canine residents.   Remus Remus likes to prove that small dogs can do it all! At nearly 6 years old, Remus became the fourth-fastest Pomeranian for 2021 in FastCat...
Ambassador’s Corner: Forge Strength
March 1, 2022
Welcome back AFM! We are spotlighting another local outfit to share with all of you in our quest to showcase Austin’s mecca of fitness and the many outlets for you to get your sweat...
How to Keep Your Dog Fit By Season
March 1, 2022
While Central Texas is blessed with having little inclement weather, each season still poses challenges to keeping your dog healthy and active. A tired dog is a happy dog and making sure your furry...
Recipe of the Month: Meatless Monday — Amazing Tempeh Stir Fry
March 1, 2022
Serves 6 235 calories, 24.3 carbohydrates, 6.7 fat, 19.3 protein without rice 347 calories, 48.3 carbohydrates, 7.5 fat, 21.5 protein with ¾ cup brown rice  Ingredients: 2- 8oz packages tempeh, cut into strips 2...
Meet the Creator Behind ZilkerBark
March 1, 2022
The photography project that now brings so many smiles to people’s faces started with just a man, a dog and a camera. In the spring of 2015, Alex Hopes created ZilkerBark, a photography project...
What to Do If Your Pup is Anxious
March 1, 2022
Most dog owners are completely aware of the joys and benefits that come along with sharing their life with pups. Dogs provide us with affection, ease our loneliness and improve our physical and mental...
Poluna Kai’s Corner
March 1, 2022
I grew up with collies — three of them, the “Lassie’s” of our lives.  Originating in Scotland as sheepherders, the modern-day collies were our herders. If we got too close to the lake as...
How to Meet Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs
March 1, 2022
Unfortunately, dogs can’t talk to humans. They can’t say when they need more or less of something, so it’s up to their owners to recognize when a dog doesn’t have all their nutritional needs...
A Guide to Local Animal Advocacy
March 1, 2022
Helping the world one pup at a time through love, advocacy or shelter adoption is a great way to give a furry friend a home. Before adopting a pet, you need to be prepared...
7 Tips for Living With a Dog If You’re Allergic
March 1, 2022
Do you have a canine companion you wish to hug, pet and kiss, but sometimes allergies prevent you from fulfilling that need? Try these tricks to soothe your allergies while living with a dog...
Meet Fancy, My Seeing Eye Dog
March 1, 2022
In my world, perspective is everything. I firmly believe a person’s attitude and mindset can make or break their experiences.  When I was 6 weeks old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of...
A Local Vet’s Guide to Brand Food
March 1, 2022
Loving your dog well can look like many different things — cuddles, long walks and trips to the park. However, veterinarian Jessica Morrissey at Austin Urban Vet Center says one of the most important...
5 Physical Therapy Exercises For Your Dog
March 1, 2022
Physical therapy for your beloved canine doesn’t only have to occur when he/she has arthritis, disc disease, or a neurological or spinal disorder. It can be done as part of a maintenance plan to...
How to Know Your Dog Has ADHD or OCD
March 1, 2022
Puppies and dogs all have different personalities, and some are naturally more hyper and quirky than others. It’s fairly normal for dogs to run around and play all day, but there are some behaviors...
How This Pet Service Helps You Say, “I Do”
March 1, 2022
 Springtime in the Hill country brings many beautiful things, including the wedding season. If you and your sweetheart are almost ready to say those “I do’s,” but you cannot bear the thought of doing...
10 Mental Health Benefits of Raising a Service Dog for Others
March 1, 2022
People have numerous resources to cope with mental health conditions, including using a service dog. Training these dogs is an immense responsibility that also enhances the trainer’s well-being.  Here are things to think about...
Best Workouts to Do With Your Dogs
March 1, 2022
Why exercise alone when you can work out with your furry best friend? It’s the perfect opportunity to get your workout in while spending time with your pup! Working out with your pet is...
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