fall prevention

Preventing Falls Around Your Pets

Our favorite furry companions can be loyal friends. They provide unconditional love, but pets, toys, and food bowls can also create fall hazards. Every year, over 86,000 fall injuries involve dogs and cats. Women are twice as likely to get injured, and fracture rates are among older adults. Below is a guide to preventing falls related to your pets. Indoor

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dog toothpaste

Dog Toothpaste and Brushing Dog’s Teeth

Good dental care is essential for your dog’s health and happiness. Just like us, our pets need to receive dental care at home. It’s ideal to begin home care when your pet is a pup. However, it is never too late to get a start on it. There are many different methods to prevent dental disease and to assist with

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dog food

What Pet Food Should I Feed My Dog- Wet vs. Dry

Not only are there a ton of different brands of dog food, but then there’s the type of dog food – wet vs. dry. How do you know which type to pick? Generally speaking, wet food is better for dogs than dry food. This is because wet food has fewer carbohydrates. Carbs are more difficult for dogs to digest. And,

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natural anti inflammatory

What is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory For Dogs?

Dog inflammation is a biological response of the animal’s body tissues to harmful stimuli. This could be caused by a number of issues. Such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and inflammation is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecules to repair the body. In the same way, people may suffer from bronchitis, arthritis, pancreatitis, or a range

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tennis balls

Why Tennis Balls Can Be Dangerous for Dogs

Most dogs love a good game of fetch. We consider a game of fetch with an old tennis ball harmless fun that gives our pet some exercise and stimulation. However, many balls not intended for pets are unsafe – read on to learn why. Harmful Materials – The insides of tennis balls often contain gases so that they bounce higher

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overweight dog

The Effects of Being Overweight on Dogs

Did you know that joint stiffness is one of the most common issues that can affect your dog’s health? And, just like in humans, one of the main reasons for joint stiffness in dogs is excess weight. More than half of dogs and cats in North America are overweight or obese. Obesity in pets is now the most important disease process

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senior dog

What to Know When Adopting a Senior Dog

Everyone loves a puppy. We get it. Puppies are super adorable. It makes sense that the default choice when adopting a new dog is to go with a younger pup. However, it may surprise you how rewarding it can be to adopt an older or senior dog.  If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family, on

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dehydration

Dehydration in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dehydration in dogs is a common emergency – especially during the heat of summer. When a dog’s body loses more water and electrolytes than they are consuming, they will suffer from dehydration. Furthermore, they are put in danger of developing serious issues with their internal organs, body temperature, joints, and digestion. Dogs, just like people, require access to fresh water

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summer dog

Keeping Your Pet Safe at the Summer Barbecue

Summer is back in full swing again. It’s a time to break out the grill and have a fun barbecue with friends. But it can also be quite dangerous for your dog. New people, strange smells, tempting foods, and loud noises can all present hazards to your pooch. As pet parents, it’s our responsibility to make sure our four-legged family

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paw licking

Why is My Dog Suddenly Licking Their Paws?

Chewing and licking paws is a common pet trait. while occasional paw licking can be normal behavior for dogs, excessive licking and chewing are not. If your pet seems to be suddenly obsessively chewing or licking paws this should never be considered normal. It is often a sign of something more serious going on with your pet.  There may be

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