Top 5 Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

Turmeric is derived from a plant, Curcuma longa, which is in the same family as ginger and cardamom. Turmeric is thought to have many beneficial health effects. The use of turmeric and other nutraceuticals (food derived supplements) is gaining popularity in veterinary...

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Caring For Large Breed Dogs

Many dogs can weigh up to 150 pounds or more. These dogs have specific health issues and care recommendations. The largest breed dogs include the Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Leonberger, Bernese and Swiss Mountain Dogs, and the Irish Wolfhound....

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Keeping Dogs Safe at the Dog Park

Dos: First, visit the dog park alone, before bringing your dog to see if the dogs there seem aggressive, if the owners are attentive, and if the park is clean with secure fencing. Second, before taking your dog, keep your dog’s vaccinations up to date with your...

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Driving in a car with a dog is usually fun for both the dog and the owner, but it can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. However, safe transport of a dog can be possible by following these recommendations. 1. Use a carrier or harness seatbelt The safest way to...

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10 Steps For Keeping Dogs Safe in the Summer

If it is too hot outside for you, then it is even hotter for your pet! Here are 10 precautions to be mindful of as the weather becomes warmer.1) Be able to recognize the signs of heat stress or heat stroke. If you see these signs after your pet has been in the heat,...

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5 Signs Your Dog is Sick and Should See a Vet

Change in behavior. There are changes in behavior that can be associated with many types of illnesses or pain, and may indicate that your dog is suffering. Restlessness, agitation, hyper-activity Lethargic Abnormal sleeping habits Withdrawn, fearful, increase or...

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What Is Hemp?

Hemp is an extract from the hemp plant. Hemp is available in various oral formulations such as oil and seeds, and is commonly used as a supplement for a variety of medical conditions. CBDs have shown to have significant medical benefits, without the psychological...

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Arthritis – How To Diagnose, Prevent and Treat

What is arthritis? Osteoarthritis (more commonly known as arthritis or degenerative joint disease) is a common condition affecting cartilage of movable joints such as knees, elbows and hips. The term directly translates to inflammation of joints. Healthy cartilage...

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How to Help Your Dog with Hip Dysplasia

Many times, puppy parents don’t know that their dog has hip dysplasia until it is too late. Hip dysplasia can happen in many breeds, including mixed breed “pound puppies.”  Most notice a change in their dog while they are walking, running or trying to go up or down...

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Switching your senior dog to a natural diet with supplements

  It is never too late to improve your dog’s health and overall quality of life. As food and diet play a crucial role in our health, so it does for our pets. Degenerative diseases, obesity, and a decrease in vitality and energy tend to accompany senior dogs as they...

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Your Senior Dog’s Health – What You Should Ask Your Vet

Age is just a number, right? In the veterinary world, it is unfortunate that 12 is not the new 2.  Each dog is its own individual and some suffer fewer age-related issues than others. Some dogs age faster than others, depending on their breed. With the exception of a...

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