How to Help Your Dog Live a Longer Life

We don’t like to think about our dogs getting older. However, dogs have a much shorter life span than us. There is a popular misconception that each year of a dog’s life equals seven years of human life. Dogs age more rapidly than humans in their early stages of development. A report found that a 7-week-old puppy is similar in

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hearing loss

How to Recognize Hearing Loss in Dogs – Symptoms and Management

Oftentimes senior dogs will develop and suffer from hearing impairment as they age. They may become less responsive to you and the world around them. Your ability to communicate with your dog becomes more difficult when your pet can’t hear what you have to say. This can be frustrating for you and stressful for your dog as well. However, there

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How to Safely Exercise an Arthritic Dog

Arguably, the best prevention and treatment for a dog who suffers from arthritis is exercise. However, you will want to do this safely to avoid further injuring your pet. Dogs with arthritis may not be able to keep up with their old exercise routine. but it is essential to encourage activity to help prevent further stiffening of joints, weight gain,

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Turmeric – Can Dogs Take it For Joint and Bone Health?

Stiff and achy joints can be painful and frustrating. To avoid expensive medications and the potentially harmful side effects to their pet, many people turn to natural anti-inflammatory options. There are a variety of studies that show how conventional medication can result in horrible side effects that can harm your furry companion. You don’t want your dog to go through

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pet joint pain

Reduce Pet Joint Pain Naturally

Pet joint pain and arthritis in dogs do not have a cure. And, as your pet ages, it’s not always possible to prevent it. However, there are things you can do at home to help ease and even delay the onset of this debilitating disease. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight, regular exercise, routine veterinary care, and joint supplements

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homemade dog food

Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipe

In past blogs, we discuss what fruits, vegetables, and foods are safe to feed your dog. And, we gave a great recipe for homemade senior dog food. So, we thought we would revisit many of our pets favorite activities – eating! Before you start putting together homemade doggy meals, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, steer clear

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hip pain dogs

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint pain is a common problem for dogs, especially as they age. It can have many different causes. Furthermore, almost none of these causes are harmless or should be ignored. Generally speaking, senior dogs are more prone to joint pain. However, larger breed dogs are more likely to develop joint-related problems than medium or small dogs. This is because size

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Heatstroke and Dogs – How to Beat the Summer Heat

If it is too hot for you outside, chances are your pets feel the same way. With temperatures shattering records across the nation this summer, excessive heat warnings in regions unfamiliar with such blistering conditions may be putting your dog at risk of heat-related illness. We as humans are coated in millions of porous sweat glands to help us cool

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hip dysplasia

How Can You Tell if Your Dog Has a Bad Hip?

Hip dysplasia is a common skeletal condition, often seen in large breed dogs. However, it can occur in all sizes of breeds as well. The hip joint functions as a ball and socket. In dogs with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket do not fit or develop properly, and they rub and grind instead of sliding smoothly. This results in

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best joint supplement

What Makes the Best Joint Supplement for Pets?

Joint pain is often a result of inflammation. This occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage that cushions the joints. When joint cartilage deteriorates bones start to rub together. As pets age their bodies produce less synovial fluid that lubricates the joints. This also causes pain and inflammation. It may even stop your dog from wanting to play,

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