Decrease in Thigh Muscle Mass Affecting Dogs

Muscle atrophy is a condition that causes the muscles to waste away. It can affect any muscle in the body, but it is most common in the thigh muscles of dogs. There are a number of reasons why a dog may experience a decrease in thigh muscle mass, including: Muscle Atrophy in Dogs If you notice that your dog has

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Why Does My Dog Snore?

Snoring is a common problem in dogs, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes of snoring in dogs include: If you are concerned about your dog’s snoring, it is important to talk to your veterinarian. They can help you to determine the cause of your dog’s snoring and recommend treatment options.

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The Dangers of Feeding Dogs Nuts

Dogs are beloved companions to millions of people around the world. They are loyal, affectionate, and always ready to play. However, as much as we love our furry friends, it’s important to remember that they are animals with specific dietary needs. While dogs can eat many types of human food, there are certain foods that can be harmful to their

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Feeding an Arthritic Dog an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

In past blogs, we discuss fruits, vegetables, and foods that are safe to feed your dog. And, we gave a healthy recipe for homemade senior dog food. We thought we would revisit many of our pets favorite activities once again – eating! What foods not to feed an arthritic dog Every dog wants to eat what we are eating –

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Are Work Dogs More Susceptible to Joint Injury and Arthritis?

Canine arthritis is a painful condition. It makes every move difficult for dogs. It can also be hard to diagnose, especially in work dogs, because their obedience makes them stoic and more likely to hide any pain they feel. Unfortunately, by the time working dogs finally give in and start to show symptoms it likely means they’re in a lot of

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Knee Brace for Dogs

One of the most heartbreaking mishaps in the life of any pet parent is when your dog gets an injury. You never want to see your pup limping. And, you know when they start that it could be the beginning of a long period of therapy, restricted movement, and may even lead to other health issues. Knee injuries, in particular,

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Does Glucosamine Work for Dogs?

Stiff and achy joints can be painful and frustrating. If your dog is suffering from joint pain, you may have heard that glucosamine can help. Glucosamine is one of the most popular supplements for pups (and with good reason). But because of this, all the information out there can seem overwhelming. So in an effort to help out, we’ve done

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Does Cold Weather Affect Dogs with Arthritis?

Most people with arthritis will tell you they feel more pain during cold weather. The problem is doctors have not found a reason for why this occurs. We assume that a portion of the cause is a drop in air pressure. This can allow tissues to swell causing inflammation. Also, the effect cold has on muscles is a stiffening that

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Best Joint Supplement for German Shepards

German Shepherds are a wonderful breed of dog. If you’re looking for a great guard dog or a big snuggly giant. They are in the top five most popular dog breeds in the United States. However, it is important to note German Shepherds are especially prone to develop joint problems as they age. Furthermore, this is a condition that should

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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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