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8 Creative Ways to Exercise Your Dog

Diet and exercise are the two most important elements of your pet’s health. Exercise relieves stress and helps keep your pet healthy. Unfortunately, you may not always be able to go for a walk when you want to exercise your dog. And, to challenge and vary activities for your pet, we have come up with some creative alternative exercises. Many …

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How to Care for an Aging Dog

While we do not like to think about our dogs getting older, the truth is dogs have a shorter life span than us. An aging dog needs extra comfort, care, and relaxation as aging takes place. Just like us, our pet dogs and cats have “senior moments” and have age related health concerns. During the colder winter months especially, aging …

Keeping Your Dog Healthy During the Winter

When the temperature drops, just like us, dogs need care to stay healthy and warm. Not all dogs are created equal when it comes to cold weather tolerance. Whether you have a dog that spends a lot of time outside or just goes out for a couple of quick walks, they need help to avoid cold-weather health hazards. Keep these …

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Dog Joint Pain Relief

As our pet dogs get older, things that were once second nature become more of an effort. And, thanks to the advances made in veterinary medicine and animal care, many dogs are living to a much older age. However, longer lives also increase the odds that they will suffer from degenerative joint disease or arthritis. As dogs age, the cartilage …

Dog DNA Test Kits – What Do They Do?

DNA tests are very popular these days for humans and lately, even for pets. These genetic tests are very similar for both humans and pets. Dog DNA test kits retrieve results similar to the human version. Dog DNA tests can let you know things such as your dog’s breed down to 1%. The results also give information on overall temperament, …

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Prednisone and Prednisolone for Dogs

What is Prednisone or Prednisolone? Prednisone and prednisolone are corticosteroids that are prescribed for use in dogs and cats to treat the symptoms of various conditions. They are prescription medications. Therefore, they should only be given to a pet under a veterinarian’s care. These steroids treat the symptoms of inflammation from arthritis, Addison’s disease, severe allergies, and some autoimmune diseases. They reduce swelling, however, …

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Dogs With Chronic Inflammation

Just like in humans, chronic inflammation is a problem that can lead to health complications in our pets. While inflammatory immune responses are normal, chronic inflammation is not. Preventing chronic inflammation starting when your pet is young may help them live a longer and healthier life. There are many ways we can help our pet’s bodies fight off unnecessary inflammation, …

Pet Obesity is a Growing Problem

According to the Pet Obesity Prevention Organization, 56 percent of dogs and 60 percent of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. That is an alarmingly high number of pets at-risk of weight-related health issues. More than 100 million dogs and cats in the US are considered obese. Pet obesity is at an all-time high, and unfortunately, routine …

Limping Dog: Common Causes

Dogs have twice the legs we do. However, despite this advantage, they still limp when they have an injury. A limping dog is the last thing we want to see. Often times lameness or limping happens gradually. And, seemingly without pain. But this can be deceiving. Dogs instinctively will hide their pain. Many times we do not know they even …

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Your Dog’s Personality Changes With Age

Dogs are a lot like us. Just like humans, a dog’s personality changes over time with age. A recent scientific study monitored the behavior of several hundred dogs. The resulting discovery is that a dog’s personality shares many similar characteristics to that of humans. Amongst the findings, older dogs are found to be less active or excitable in comparison to …