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About the D-word… Diarrhea!

“Why does my dog have diarrhea?” This is a question we are frequently asked. If your dog has diarrhea, don’t panic! There are many reasons why dogs may experience loose stool: Stress Antibiotics Over-heating Too much play Chemical flea & tick preventions Transitioning too quickly to a new food Bacterial or viral infections Unless there is an underlying health issue, you can typically clear up diarrhea naturally. Avoid antibiotics (unless medically necessary) because they only…

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Freshen Doggy Breath Naturally!

Is your dog ready for Valentine’s Day kisses? If not, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our best tips for freshening bad dog breath: Feed fat-free plain yogurt to your dog. The probiotic cultures help break down hydrogen sulfide, which is the cause of bad breath. Add a pinch of parsley or mint to your dog’s food. You can also blend these herbs with water and pour the juice over their food. We…

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To grain or not to grain… That’s NOT the question.

It’s a couple of years later since the FDA announced their findings regarding grain-free diets and how they may, or may not, be connected with heart disease in dogs. We have noticed that there are still some rumors circulating about the FDA’s findings, so we are here to give you the facts. There is NO scientific evidence to date that supports a link between grain-free and legume-rich diets to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Most grain-free kibble…

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4 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Furry Friend!

As one year ends and another begins, it’s a great time to reflect on our current habits and set goals for the upcoming year. As we set resolutions for ourselves, it is important to think about our furry friends! Here are 4 of our favorite New Year’s Resolution ideas for you and your pup: Daily Walks: Walks are a great way for you and your furry friend to get in some exercise. Plus, exercising is always…

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Give Thanks With Your Four-Legged Friend

Thanksgiving is almost here! Show your four-legged pal how grateful you are by sharing your Thanksgiving meal with them. While your pet would probably love a seat at the dinner table, a traditional Thanksgiving meal isn’t suitable for our furry friends. Instead, try making separate portions for your dog or cat that are free from salt, seasonings, oils, and butter. Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas For Your Pet: Cooked turkey meat (plain) Steamed veggies: Carrots Broccoli…

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November: Diabetes Awareness Month

Just like in humans, our four-legged family members can be affected by diabetes. Did you know that 1 in 100 dogs and 1 in 50 cats are affected by diabetes? Many different factors can cause the onset of diabetes in pets: Breed or genetics Obesity Diet Autoimmunity Pancreatitis Inflammation Toxins Vaccinations Through a proper diet, the management of diabetes and the prevention of obesity is possible. Complex carbs are chains of simple sugars which, after digestion,…

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Prepare Your Pup for HOWLoween

Halloween night is right around the corner and we know what that means— costumes, candy, and trick-or-treaters! Although Halloween is fun for us humans, it’s not always enjoyable for our furry friends. Many dogs are confused, anxious, or scared of what they see on All Hallows’ Eve. The first step to help keep your dog comfortable on Halloween is to keep them in a safe space— away from windows and the front door, in a…

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Detox Your Pet’s Liver With Milk Thistle

Your pet’s liver, like ours, functions as a filter for their body. The liver works hard every day to filter toxic substances, making it highly susceptible to serious damage. Viruses, bacteria, toxins, free radicals, and inflammation are all guilty of wreaking havoc on your pet’s liver. What is Milk Thistle? Milk thistle is a flower in the Aster family that humans have used for medicinal purposes for over 2000 years. It’s called “milk thistle” because…

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Our top 3 supplements for senior dogs

Most dogs begin to show signs of aging around 8 years old. However, this doesn’t mean that your dog can’t continue living a happy & healthy life. As dogs age, their needs change; therefore, our methods of caring for them must also change. One of the most important things we can do for senior dogs is to provide dietary supplements. You may not realize that many dry dog foods are subjected to high temperatures. Heating…

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Food For Thought: The Importance of Omega 3s & Brain Health

We’ve all heard of the amazing health benefits of Omega 3s for dogs and cats: Lustrous coat Skin integrity Allergy relief Immune boost Heart support But did you know that Omega 3s also support brain health? Specifically, DHA & EPA are among the few dietary nutrients actually found in the brain because the lipid-packed brain uses these fatty acids as building blocks. Researchers are also exploring DHA & EPA’s ability to decelerate brain aging &…

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