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tips to prevent dog dehydration

Fun in the sun with your four-legged friend is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But it can be a recipe for disaster if you’re unprepared for the dangers of dehydration on a hot day. The biggest risk a dog runs while outdoors in the summer heat is dehydration. Left untreated, dehydration can rapidly progress to …

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fulhum water

Gone are the days of giving your pets crystal clear water. Hello, black water! There is a new trendy organic beverage that is making news globally as one of the healthiest drinks you can give your lovable dogs, cats and other animals, and its black in color. FulHum is the name of this drink, and being …

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preparing for disaster

Cover these 5 important points when disaster strikes and you’ll help your pets stay as safe and stress-free as possible. When a natural disaster strikes, there’s often very little time to react. It’s always best to take your dog or cat with you (with its own emergency pack), but sometimes the local authorities make that impossible …

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dog with heatstroke

It’s a good idea to know the signs of heatstroke and what you can do if you suspect your dog is a victim. How do you know if your dog is suffering from heatstroke? Look for these clinical signs: rapid panting bright red tongue weakness vomiting shock or coma What to do if you suspect your …

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hydrotherapy

The hydrotherapy rehabilitation technique draws on the properties of water to help dogs back on their feet again. You know how soothing water can be. A warm bath can do wonders to relax stiff muscles and calm stressed nerves. People have been enjoying the benefits of warm water therapy for millennia. Water can also help …

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home allergens dogs cats

Fleas, pollen, certain foods…these are just some of the potential culprits that spring to mind when we’re dealing with allergies in our dogs or cats. But we often overlook indoor environments when we’re trying to pin down the cause of an animal’s itching or sneezing caused by home allergens. Fact is, several things found inside …

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  By David Beart Imagine living in a dog house, cat crate or even a fish bowl. Although you would no doubt do it, just to be near your beloved pet, it would be a little challenging and certainly not optimal. Sometimes, we as humans don’t realize that when we take pets into our homes, …

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chia seeds

Chia is a super food for for pet Chia is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” Now, that says a mouthful. Chia are the seeds from the flowering plant Salvia hispanica native to Mexico and Guatemala. Grown by the Aztecs, historians believe these seeds were as important a food crop as was maize. The seeds …

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parsnips

When we discover how healthy they are for us, we’ll want to serve these sweet, fragrant root vegetables more than just at holiday time. And we’ll want our pets to enjoy the benefits of eating parsnips more often, too. High in vitamins and minerals, parsnips contain lots of fiber, as well as antioxidants that provide …

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Along with a healthy lifestyle, high quality diet and minimal vaccines, here are some factors you may not of considered to help reduce her risk of cancer. Cancer has become so prevalent in companion animals that it may seem there’s not much we can do to prevent it. But there are lots of things you …

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training leash

In the first part of this article (Oct-Nov 2014), we looked at the disadvantages of each. Now we’ll focus on leashes and tethers, and what you need to know about choosing and using these particular training tools. LEASHES As with collars and harnesses, leash types are legion. Which one is best for you and your …

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We can’t do enough for our cuddly companions when it comes to keeping them happy and healthy. These days, we’re going all out with products that suit our pet’s living conditions both in and out of the home. Talking about outdoor products, most products are mostly made just for them to look cute and active …

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So, on Tuesday, notices were posted all around my apartment complex outlining that the fumigators (kind of like the terminator, but instead of humans they kill bugs – the suits can be similar though!) would be coming around and spraying each of our apartments the following Thursday. If any of you are familiar with this, …

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Antioxidants are found in a range of healthy foods that are good for your dog or cat. Once upon a time, I visited the Organic Islands Festival and Sustainability Expo on Vancouver Island in Canada. The motto was “Live Green and Buy Local”. I walked up to a vendor who was selling a whole foods …

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pumpkin

Best known for its use as Halloween jack-o-lanterns or Thanksgiving pie filling, the pumpkin is a fruit that belongs to the same family as melons and cucumbers. All parts of the pumpkin have nutritional value, including the leaves and rinds, which contain protein and fiber and are often used medicinally. Here are 10 ways pumpkin …

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You know it’s important to have fiber in your own diet, but did you know it’s also essential for dogs and cats? When you think of food ingredients for your dog or cat, I’ll bet fiber isn’t the first that comes to mind. Yet it’s an important component of your animal’s diet. Supplementing with fiber …

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urate stones

Some breeds are more susceptible to this than others. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your best friend from urate stones. Good urinary tract health is crucial to your dog’s overall well being, happiness and longevity. A number of issues and diseases can affect this part of his “plumbing”, and among these are …

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murcury fish

Have you ever wondered why the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was mad? It’s because chronic mercury poisoning was common among traditional hat-makers, whose felting work involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapors. Mad hatters may be a thing of the past, but mercury is still a big issue, especially when it …

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“Soapy? Do You Mean Sophie?” Everyone asked me this about the cat I found on Craigslist. She was already three years old when I adopted her, leaving me clueless about her kittenhood. But one thing I knew for certain was that her name was Soapy – I had the emails to prove it. Her original …

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diabetic traveling

4 Things to Keep in Mind – Or Your Suitcase – To Ensure He Stays Well When Traveling With a Diabetic Dog. My husband and I love to travel. So does our dog, Berkeley. Thing is, Berkeley is diabetic. In the days before her diagnosis, travel was much simpler. We would pack some of her …

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Pet travel safety

Dogs are natural road warriors. It seems as soon as they see you grabbing the car keys, they’re on their feet, ready to act as your co-pilot. Here are some tips to make sure your travel companion is safe. More people are viewing their pets as full-fledged family members and bringing them along on errands …

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Pure Treats Inc. is announcing the introduction of PureBites Salmon for cats. Made with only 1 ingredient; 100% pure USA Made Pacific Ocean Wild Sockeye Salmon. . As people look for health related products that carry over to their pets, PureBites has developed a line up of 100% natural and pure treats that dogs and …

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SPROUTS ARE GOOD THINGS THAT COME IN SMALL PACKAGES! CERTAIN SEEDS, GRAINS AND LENTILS EXPLODE WITH NUTRITION WHEN THEY GERMINATE. Did you know that those sprouts you enjoy in your salads or sandwiches are also good for your dog? When seeds, grains and lentils sprout, an explosion of nutrients is released that would otherwise be …

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  By Dr. Christina Chambreau As you have been told, the conventional treatment is to shut down the immune system for a while with steroids until the joint appears normal again. When I only had my conventional veterinary training, I could only offer steroids (or antibiotics if there seemed to be an infectious cause). The …

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Giardia

Lakes, streams and ponds can host Giardia, a troublesome parasite. If you’re taking your dog on vacation near water this summer, help protect him by keeping his GI system healthy. We once took our dog on a road trip in Northern Ontario. We stayed at a beautiful lakeside resort that offered the perfect playground for …

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warm water therapy

Warm water therapy relies on the properties of water to help with the rehabilitation process. My friend Yvonne Garst always wanted a Bernese mountain dog because the breed reminded her of a cherished dog from her childhood. Her dream came true when she brought home a “Berner” puppy named Morgan back in 2001. Several weeks later, …

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boat safety

Boat safety is important for dogs too! Negin Haghighi is an avid sailor, and guardian to an elderly Shiba Inu named Shiba. She loves taking her little dog boating with her. “In my opinion, there is no better feeling than enjoying this spectacular experience with my dog, and the look on her face as she …

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18 KEEP HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY! Many illnesses could be avoided or alleviated by balancing your dog or cat’s immune system. Nutrition plays a big part in boosting his defenses against disease. 22 BOAT SAFETY FOR DOGS Heading out on the water with your canine co-captain this summer? Here are four important ways to keep …

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feng shui

You might think Feng Shui applies only to humans, and that it won’t do anything much for your animal companion. Not so! Dogs and cats are just as sensitive to energies and environments, if not moreso, than we are. This means the Feng Shui principles you apply in your own space can have a profoundly …

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Ever wonder why the traditional cedar chest is made of cedar? It’s because this aromatic wood is so good at keeping moths, silverfish and other pests at bay. It’s also excellent for controlling flea and ticks on dogs and cats, says Robert Amarine, owner of Cedar Oil Industries, a company that offers a wide range …

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feeding

Working a feeding system out for your furry friend. It’s five o’clock and you’re about to go home for the day, when your supervisor calls you into an emergency meeting that will last at least two hours. You immediately think of your animal friend. Thankfully, the dog walker let him out earlier in the afternoon. …

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snacks

Recipes for dog snacks when traveling 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 75km West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. In more recent years, those outings have been replaced by trips like the wonderful journey …

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