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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dog-Friendly Travel Snacks

Back in the early 1980s, a road trip for me meant anything from taking a busload of students to winter camp in Algonquin Park to hiking the...

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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....

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...

Switching your animal from a conventional to holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is pretty easy. You want the best care for...

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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,...

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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...

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No GMO for animals

Like the proverbial canary down the mine shaft, dogs have become our sentinels.  They alert us to health hazards in the home environments...

food for your dog's brain

Food for your dog’s brain

If you’ve ever felt lazy after eating a big meal, or hyperactive following a sugary treat, then you have an idea of how what we eat can...

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Dogs & Mad Cow Disease

Up until a few years ago, experts assured us that Mad Cow Disease would never rear its ugly head in North America. In May 2015, however,...

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5 Tips For The Best Dog Diet

Garbage in, garbage out. It’s as true of our bodies as it is of computers, and it applies as much to your dog or cat as it does to you....

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Making Diet Choices For Your Dog

Feeding your dog a nutritious diet sounds daunting, especially if you lead a busy life. But it doesn’t matter whether your days are...

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