Posts Tagged ‘treat’

Swimming Pool Safety Tips For Your Pet!

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Swimming Dog? Year-Round Swimming Pool Safety Tips A lap or two around the pool is not only a great way for your dog to cool down, but is also great for burning off that excess energy. However, just like we teach our kids to swim, we may have to give our favorite pooch a lesson or two. In the winter, there are other safety measures that we must take to ensure our pup’s safety. Here’s a few swimming pool safety tips that will keep your dog healthy and happy all year long: 1. Don’t assume that your dog can swim….

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The Long Term Effects Of Obesity On Your Pet

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Did you know you may be literally killing your pet with kindness? Those daily treats you give your pet may give the illusion that all is well, but the reality is that the extra treats and the resulting extra weight are causing lasting damage to your pet’s internal organs, bones, and joints. According to veterinarians across the U.S., more obese pets than ever are showing up in their clinics and the trend does not appear to be slowing. Excess weight can take as much of a toll on an animal’s body as it does on a human’s body. While some…

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Grape & Raisin Toxicity In Dogs

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Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs Grapes and their dried counterparts, raisins, may seem harmless, but not to dogs. Even small amounts of grapes or raisins can prove fatally toxic for a dog. The problem is that not all raisin and grapes will exert similar results. Moreover, not all dogs will react to the toxic principles of raisin and grapes. What to Watch For: Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. One of the most serious complications of grape/raisin toxicity is acute (sudden) kidney failure with lack of urine production (anuria). Vomiting and/or diarrhea often occurs within…

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4th Of July Safety For Your Pets!

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The 4th of July is a time of celebration. It’s all about food, family, fun and fireworks. However, it could be a dangerous and frightening time for your dog. Learn how to keep your dog safe during the Fourth of July holiday festivities. Fireworks and dogs simply do not mix. Many owners underestimate their dogs when it comes to fireworks. The truth is, even the bravest dogs can become terrified by their sound. The most important thing you can do for your dog is to keep them away from fireworks displays. If you plan to go see fireworks, do your…

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Ticks

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Ticks   Ectoparasites are organisms that live on the outside of an animal. Ticks are fairly common ectoparasites of dogs (and cats). How often you see ticks on your dog and how severe a tick assault will be depends on the region of the country in which you live, the time of year (tick activity varies in warm and cool weather), the habits of your dog, and how and when you use tick control products. Some ticks can infest dogs that spend most of their time indoors, and even dogs that only spend brief periods of time outside can have…

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Scabies – Sarcoptic Manage

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Scabies Sarcoptic mange, also called scabies, in dogs is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, a highly contagious skin parasite. The mites burrow into the skin and cause severe itching, which can result in the formation of scabs and hair loss. It is a nonseasonal parasite that can be found in dogs of all ages and breeds. How will sarcoptic mange/scabies affect my dog? Scabies causes severe itching, so dogs that experience prolonged scratching and hair loss are suspect. Symptoms are most often seen on the ear flaps, elbows, hocks, abdomen, and chest of infested dogs. Scabies is difficult to…

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Ear Mites! What Are They?

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Ear Mites Even the mention of Ear mites is enough to make a person freak out a little. So, What are they? Ear mites are tiny mites, barely visible to the human eye, that live on the surface of ear canal skin in dogs and cats. They are barely visible to the human eye. An infestation produces a dry brownish ear wax, similar in appearance to coffee grounds. Ear mites are contagious and can travel from the ears of an infected dog to any other dogs in close contact. How will ear mites affect my dog? Dogs who are infected…

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Canned Cat Food Vs. Dry Cat Food? By Dr. Bidget Fagan

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Canned Cat Food Vs. Dry Cat Food Most people would be surprised to hear that canned food is actually better for your cat than dry kibble. There are three main reasons for this:   1. Canned food usually has higher quality proteins. Dry kibble is usually high in plant based protein versus canned food which is usually high in animal based protein. Cats are obligate carnivores which means they were made by nature to eat a meat based diet. They lack certain enzymes required to efficiently process plant based proteins. Proteins from animal sources contain a complete amino acid profile…

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Holiday Safety Tips

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Holiday Safety Tips Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree – Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant…

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Homemade Doggie Gobblers

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Want homemade dog treats? Try this easy recipe for Homemade Doggie Gobblers. These tasty canine treats are perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year. Cook alongside your holiday dishes and feed one or two to your dog when the family sits down to eat. He’ll feel like he’s getting in on the fun without eating unhealthy table scraps. The limited ingredients in Doggie Gobblers also make them perfect for dogs with dietary restrictions. Plus, your dog will love their meaty taste. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: 5-6 ounces cooked boneless, skinless…

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