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Category: Nutrition

Top reasons to rotate your dog’s protein

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. When it comes to your dog’s diet, variety can also prove a healthier choice for a...

pumpkins

Power of Pumpkin

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are...

boost your dog's diet with these supplements

Boost her diet with these supplements!

Just like us, dogs benefit from additional supplements in their diet to ensure optimal health. Thankfully, you can now find pet-formulated...

plants

Plants that heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...

skin

Top 10 Foods for Skin & Coat

Keep your dog’s skin and coat looking and feeling good with these power-packed whole foods. It’s okay to add a little variety to...

fussy

How to turn around a fussy eater

Fussy dogs can drive us crazy. We might try 20 different foods, we beg and cajole…but sometimes nothing seems to work. While most dogs...

senior nutrition

Top 4 tips for senior nutrition

Diet is the single most important factor affecting your dog’s health and longevity. The great thing is that you’re the one...

cancer

The Big C: Top 5 Causes of Cancer

Of all diseases that can strike our dogs, cancer is one of the most feared. In southwestern Ontario alone, human cancer has increased by...

food allergy

Food Allergy Or Sensitivity?

Does your dog have a “sensitive” stomach? Does she react badly to certain foods? Is she itchy year round? Do you think she might have a...

stomach

Soothe Your Dog’s Stomach

Most dogs surrendered to shelters or taken in by rescues have some physical and emotional baggage. Stomach issues are often part of this...

leafy green vegetables for dogs

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients...

dill for dogs

Dill for your dog

When I was growing up, we regularly snipped dill from the summer garden as a perfect complement to boiled new potatoes, or thinly sliced...

treating heartworm in dogs

Treating Your Dog’s Heartworm Naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever...

mushrooms

Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least one can of button mushrooms. My mom made thick tomato sauce with meatballs, and it...

table scraps for dogs

Should you feed your dog table scraps?

Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially when given too often, can result in digestive upsets, obesity and sometimes even...

Chinese herbs for canine arthritis

Canine Arthritis Aided With Chinese Herbs

Lily was trained for agility work. “She was my performance pooch, and also herded my sheep,” says Certified Pet Dog Trainer Jan Blue....

recipes for active dogs

Recipes for your active dog

Does your active dog need a little boost? Make these quick and easy canine treats for your pooch after a long walk, or offer them as snacks...

food for dog's dental health

Foods for your dog’s dental health

Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she walked into our home and straight into our hearts. She was a much loved dog, but her...

picky dog

Feeding Your Picky Dog

When Rusty was a puppy, he was far from picky when it came to eating. He’d leap in the air as Jay approached him with a bowl of food....

raw diets for dogs

Raw Diets Made Easy For Your Dog

Cutting up raw meat is no one’s idea of a good time. Yet there’s no denying that raw diets offer excellent nutrition to dogs and cats....

weight issues in dogs

Manage Your Dog’s Weight Without Pills

Weight is a major health concern in dogs. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are our canine companions. Approximately 20% to...

spices for your dog

Adding Spices to Your Dog’s Diet

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves…Aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those...

L-carnitine

L-Carnitine for Your Animal

You might be familiar with L-carnitine as a supplement popular among bodybuilders. But did you know it can also be useful for your...

skin issues in dogs

Supplements for Animal Skin Problems

For a lot of dogs and cats, summer means an increase in skin problems and allergies. Others suffer from these issues all year round, thanks...

medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs

Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not...

adaptogens for your dog

Solving Your Dog’s Stress with adaptogens

Life can be a challenge at times. All manner of stressors can harm the body or mind, and often both. While we and our animals have built-in...

home cooking for your dog

Home cooking for your dog’s health

Variety is crucial to a healthy diet. A selection of foods and ingredients means your companion is getting the full range of vitamins,...

environment

Saving the environment with a greener carbon ‘paw’ print

Recently, I read about a study done by researchers at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. They calculated that owning a...

phytochemicals for your dog

Phytochemicals for Your Dog

Your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Research on cancer and nutrition in people...

camel milk for dogs

Camel Milk For Dogs

When you think of camels, you probably think of the desert. These humped dromedaries are well-adapted to dry, harsh environments and have...

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