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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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The Mighty Power of Mushrooms

It’s National Mushroom Month! Did you know that mushrooms possess numerous health benefits for your pup? Functional mushrooms have been reported to have the following health benefits: Immune system support Helps maintain a normal inflammatory response Antioxidant protection Supports liver and kidney function Helps support blood sugar and blood pressure within normal ranges Seasonal allergy relief But before you go feeding your pup all sorts of mushrooms, it’s important to note that not all mushrooms…

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Dog’s Kibble

Boost your dog’s nutrition by adding a handful of fresh food to their bowl! Not only will your dog love it, but these foods have amazing health benefits that only fresh foods can provide. Here are our top 4 ways to upgrade your dog’s kibble: Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. Serve raw, scrambled, soft or hard-boiled (no seasonings)     Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics. Choose plain, organic, & fat-free Promotes…

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Boost Your Pet’s Gut Health With Goat’s Milk

They always say listen to your gut… and the same goes for your four-legged friend! Everything stems from the gut, which is why it is so important to keep it healthy. The best way to boost your pet’s gut health is by adding a probiotic to their diet. One of our favorite probiotic sources is raw goat milk. Goat’s milk contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids. Having fat molecules one-fifth the size of those in…

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pet Owners

With hurricane season upon us, we all know the importance of having an emergency plan. But do you have a plan in place for your pet? Here are our tips for making a plan and preparing your pet’s go-bag. Make a Plan: Find pet-friendly housing on your evacuation route (hotels, friends, family, or boarding facilities) If you stay, ensure pets are indoors & unable to escape. Identify local pet-friendly emergency shelters. Do not leave your…

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