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April showers bring May flowers… and ticks. Experts are warning about the re-emergence of blacklegged ticks, otherwise known as deer ticks. As the snow melts and the earth begins to warm up, these pests are the first of the tick family to come out, and many are carriers of Lyme disease – putting pets and …

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Share the festive season with your pet by making him these healthy low-fat turkey treats. For many families, holiday dinners wouldn’t be complete without turkey. And that goes for your dog or cat too. Although you shouldn’t give him the fatty leftovers from your own roast bird – no skin or cooked bones either — …

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garlic dogs

The answer is yes! Find out why garlic has received such a bad rap, and how it can actually benefit your pet’s health. Garlic has long been regarded as a beneficial herb. Yet many people believe it’s harmful to dogs and should never be fed. The truth is, it is as safe and healthy for our …

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garlic

When it comes to your animal’s health, you want to follow facts, not fears. It’s easy for rumors and misinformation to arise, and thanks to the Internet these rumors can grow and spread fast. One of the things that have come under attack recently is garlic. You’ve probably heard on the one hand that it …

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While garlic is sure to enliven our cooking, it goes an equally long way in stimulating the bodily systems that determine over-all health. Most of us use this member of the allium family in cooking to enhance the aroma and taste of our food. However, throughout ancient history, garlic was more often valued for its …

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cooking

Cinnamon, ginger, cayenne…Aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits when cooking for your dog or cat! The earliest evidence of spice use goes all the way back to 50,000 BC. Like herbs, spices can be made from seeds, flowers, leaves, bark, …

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herbs for dogs

Adding herbs to your dog’s diet can have a tremendous impact on his health and wellbeing. Here are ten great herbs you can grow yourself! My mother was an avid gardener. One thing that really captivated me was her skill at doing just enough to make every plant stand out. A rose trellis was always …

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mushrooms

There are about 100,000 varieties of mushroom in the world, and as many as 700 are used for food. There are also approximately 50 species with medicinal properties, and another 50 that are toxic. Here’s a look at some of the most common edible mushrooms. Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least one …

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ingredients meals pet food

These recipes pack a punch of flavor and nutrition, and they’re simple to make and serve. Just use them as a sauce or garnish for her regular meals, and watch her enjoy! 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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leafy green garden

Healthier eating and greener lifestyles, coupled with a soft economy and soaring food prices, are prompting a renewed interest in vegetable and fruit gardening. Follow these 10 steps to a nutritious Victory garden for you and your dog. During the two World Wars, the public food supply was under a lot of stress. Many people …

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food

Want to help prevent cancer in your canine? Look no further than your fridge. Adding foods rich in phytochemicals to his diet can help reduce his risk. 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 has shown that eating …

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glutathione

The glutathione antioxidant is a tiny but powerful nutrient that is vital to your dogs cell health, liver function and immunity. Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are even more important to overall health and well being. One of these is …

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Since the devastating pet food recalls of 2007, exotic proteins and other unique culinary ingredients have been finding their way into canine diets. Spice up your dog’s dinner with these tasty health-packed recipes. Growing up in Toronto, I acquired a taste for the exotic early in life. I remember sharing snails with my dad before …

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Cat eating treats.

These tasty treats are nutritious and easy to make. What more could you (or your kitty) ask for? It’s a busy time of year, and you’d like to give your kitty something special to celebrate the season. How about some tantalizing and healthy homemade treats? You might think it’s too time-consuming, but know that all these …

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Food for your dogs vision.

Packed with nutrients, these colorful foods can help keep his eyes sharp by protecting against a variety of vision problems. Eye health in dogs has become the talk of the town. There’s more and more discussion about eye disease and vision problems in canines, including macular degeneration, cataracts, uveitis and glaucoma. Many people have written to …

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Healing Herbs

Aside from their fragrance, many herbs are brimming with flavor and healing qualities that you can share with your dogs and cats. Consider adding the following top ten herbs to your garden or kitchen, and introducing them to your companion’s menu as well as your own. 1. Catnip is a member of the mint family. …

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Holiday

What would your dog or cat love if she could choose a special holiday dinner? We asked Audi Donamour to come up with something fabulous and she didn’t disappoint. This festive menu is nutritious as well as delicious. Remember to give your companion small servings if he’s not used to eating a lot of different …

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Fleas

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…at least until flea season starts. These tiny blood-sucking parasites can make your companion’s life miserable, especially if he’s prone to skin problems like fleabite dermatitis. This increasingly common affliction among dogs and cats can trigger painful, itchy rashes, flaking skin and hair loss, and it doesn’t stop there. Fleas …

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Lyme D

What is it? Lyme disease gets its name from a small town in Connecticut where it was first recognized in 1989, although studies have indicated that it has actually been around for centuries. It is carried by the black legged tick, more commonly known as the deer tick, since deer are one of the main …

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