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Category: Nutrition

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Superfruits for Dogs

We health-nutty humans can’t get enough superfruits – those rich, flavorful fruits so densely packed with nutrients that they act as...

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Tailored diets for working dogs

“Butch is an agility competitor and is on the go all the time,” says Kim of her two-year-old border collie cross. “I learned early on...

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Birthday Cake Recipes For Your Dog

Birthdays were a big deal when I was growing up. Whether it was a party for my brothers or me, everyone had a role to play, including our...

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Humane Pet Food

We love our animals. We talk to them, let them sleep on our beds, give them parties and buy them gifts. In short, we treat them as furry...

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Raw Food For Your Animal

“My gosh! You feed your animals raw meat?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from visitors to my home – and from...

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Your Dog

It seems everyone is talking about the benefits of coconut oil, and for good reason! It tastes great and can improve your animal’s...

Glutathione For Your Dog’s Health

Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are...

A Supplement For Anti-Aging In Dogs

As we age, our brains often don’t function as well as they did when we were younger. The same is true of dogs. While aging is normal,...

Feeding Your Dog Alternative Meats

““My poodle, Lilly, is a finicky eater and gets tired of things fast,” says Emma. “I have to constantly rotate her foods, or she...

5 Holiday Plants Toxic To Animals

The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without festive plants and greenery. Whether it’s a Christmas tree in the living room or a...

Your Dog’s Joint Health

Osteoarthritis is common in dogs. Causes include developmental orthopedic diseases (such as hip dysplasia and osteochondrosis). These...

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7 steps to beat osteoarthritis in dogs

If your dog has osteoarthritis, he has lots of company. It’s the most common joint disease in canines. One in every five dogs older than...

Recipes For Dogs With Special Diets

Tyrone was king of house and neighborhood. One day, the Persian-tabby cross thought it would be cool to jump from the balcony railing to a...

Managing The Toxins In Your Dog’s Environment

It’s a fact that our air, soil, water and food are contaminated with man-made toxins that have a negative impact on our health – and on...

Dos & Don’ts About Human Food For Dogs

With the delicious aroma of holiday cooking in the air, your dog may have a hard time resisting a taste. But know that while some human...

Nutrition Tips For Senior Dog

When I first saw Casey, a 12-year-old cocker spaniel, she wasn’t a pretty picture. She was grossly overweight with no energy and a...

Health Benefits Of Tripe For Dogs

THERE’S AN OLD SAYING that goes something like this: “What a load of tripe!” Though the word “tripe” is often used in a...

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The Best Diets For Your Dog

It’s a sound principle. Dogs and cats should be nourished with the food their bodies are designed by nature to thrive on. But...

What You Don’t Know About Commercial Dog Food

Savvy dog folks are educating themselves about the importance of healthy nutrition for their companions. They’re learning how to look for...

All About Pet Food Recalls

These days, it seems consumer product recalls are a fact of life. Pet food is no exception. In fact, you may not realize just how common...

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Natural supplements for dogs with arthritis

Many dogs develop arthritis as they age and it can be just as debilitating and painful for them as it is for us. The discomfort and...

Multivitamins For Dogs?

Melissa takes a daily multivitamin. Lately, she’s been wondering if her dog should also be taking one. “I try to feed him a good diet,...

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Novel Proteins

Growing up in Toronto, I acquired a taste for novel proteins and exotic foods early in life. I remember sharing snails with my dad before I...

Shopping For A Healthy Dog Diet

Penny has just adopted a new dog from her local shelter. He’s a young shepherd mix, about eight months old. Vowing to feed him the...

Chinese Medicine As Treatment For your Dog

Misha was diagnosed with a flea allergy. His person, Karen, didn’t want him taking drugs, so she turned to an integrative veterinarian...

Benefits Of Seaweed For Your Dog

At first glance, it might not look like much. But kelp is gaining recognition as a highly nutritious food for both humans and animals....

Balancing Your Dog's Diet

Your dog’s well being depends on what you put in his dish. After all, the time to keep illness at bay is before it’s had a chance to...

Beat Stress With These 11 Foods For Dogs

Many years ago, I dealt with a dog in a rescue situation. He was so stressed that he started pulling his hair out with his teeth, and he...

Handling Over-Excited Dogs

Does your dog desperately scratch the door to pieces whenever you go out? Does he cower and shake with every clap of thunder? Every dog...

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Choosing Raw Bones for Your Dog’s Health

Most dog lovers used to accept at face value whatever recommendations were made by their veterinarians. But today, many do their own...

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