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ARE EGGS GOOD FOR DOGS?

Many households are gearing up for a traditional Easter egg hunt this weekend. If your dog beats the kiddos to finding the eggs and perhaps eating one or two, is it cause for alarm? Not at all, as long as you use a non-toxic food coloring.Related:  Easter Treats Your Dog Will LoveBut what about feeding eggs as part of [...]

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BLAND DIET OPTIONS FOR DOGS

Dogs have a remarkable ability to digest just about anything. But, even with the greatest care, dogs will occasionally eat something that doesn’t agree. Or they can find themselves with an intestinal bug or under emotional stress which brings on bouts of vomiting or diarrhea. Related: Why is My Dog Vomiting?For these infrequent occurrences, veterinarians generally recommend a “bland [...]

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CAT NOT EATING?

Cats are built to eat several small meals each day. If your cat starts missing those meals, it can cause physiological problems, so this is not a situation that can be ignored hoping it will return to normal.If you suspect this non-eating is due to a health issue, make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. [...]

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STOP DOG DIARRHEA IN ITS TRACKS

When your dog has diarrhea, the only thing on your mind is finding a way to make it stop. You feel bad for your dog, your dog feels like he is doing something wrong but cannot control himself and your surroundings are getting riddled with stains. Ugh!!Related: Why Does Your Dog Get Diarrhea?The first step is to assess [...]

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THE BOW-WOW BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH

Bone broth has been all the rage the past few years for human health, but is it also beneficial for our dogs? Absolutely! Bone broth has been shown to: support joint healthhelp detox the liversupport digestive health and soothe a compromised gutprovide nutrients for a sick doghelp boost the immune systemoffer relief from food and environmental allergiesbenefit an [...]

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SMART SHOPPING FOR DOG FOOD

Do you trust your dog food manufacturer? As a dog owner, we’d like to believe we are feeding our dogs the best food we can give them. And, sometimes the flashy commercials and ads can give us the impression that a certain brand has our dog’s best interest at heart. But often, those large companies with the deep pockets [...]

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DOG VOMITING - THE #1 REASON FOR EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS

When you think about a dog going to the emergency room, you might envision a dog that’s been hit by a car, bit by another dog or suffering from a broken bone. But the leading cause of dog visits to the ER is actually vomiting. Understanding possible causes, knowing what to look for and being prepared to act is [...]

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WHY DOES YOUR DOG GET DIARRHEA?

The messy truth about dog diarrhea is that it’s a pretty common occurrence among canines. Most all dog owners have walked into a room to immediately recognize “that smell.” Now what? Do we run to the veterinarian’s office?Like most humans, dogs can come down with a mild case of diarrhea for a variety of reasons that aren’t serious. Something [...]

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IS YOUR DOG STRESSED OUT DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

From the moment you start decorating your home for the holidays, your dog is sitting up and taking notice. If he has a vivid memory from years past, he may be anticipating what's coming next ... My pet parents will be gone a lot attending holiday parties or shopping for gifts. Our walking schedule will be [...]

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TOP SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR CAT

Pet supplements have enjoyed double digit growth for over a decade, closing in on $2 billion in sales this year. As with human supplements, consumers are turning to more natural ways to provide their pets with targeted health support. However, the path toward acceptance of supplements hasn’t always been a smooth ride.Veterinarians approach supplements with a healthy dose of [...]

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