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Cavities in Dogs – A Holistic Approach

Cavities in Dogs – A Holistic Approach

When it comes to our furry friends, their dental health is just as important as ours. Many dog owners focus on cleaning their dog's teeth, but true dental health starts from within. This article will dive deep into understanding dental cavities in dogs, why they...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Your Stuff

How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs, but it can be a significant problem for dog parents when it becomes destructive. Whether it's a puppy exploring the world or an older dog dealing with anxiety or boredom, constant chewing can lead to damaged belongings and...

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Brown Eyes In Dogs–Why Are They Dominant?

Brown Eyes In Dogs–Why Are They Dominant?

Ever wonder why more dogs have brown eyes than blue? Sure, you see dogs with blue eyes here and there, but they’re often so striking because they’re such an anomaly. According to the American Kennel Club, 92% of dog breeds have brown eyes. So it begs us to wonder: Why...

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Microplastics Found In Dogs: A Growing Concern For All?

Microplastics Found In Dogs: A Growing Concern For All?

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found significant concentrations of microplastics in the testicular tissue of humans and dogs, raising concerns about their potential impact on reproductive health. This groundbreaking study, led by Dr. Xiaozhong "John"...

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The Mobility Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

The Mobility Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

Antioxidants are vital compounds that protect our cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. They do the same for dogs. This protection is especially helpful when it comes to managing dog mobility and inflammation issues. Your dog's mobility and freedom from...

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Cavities in Dogs – A Holistic Approach

Cavities in Dogs – A Holistic Approach

When it comes to our furry friends, their dental health is just as important as ours. Many dog owners focus on cleaning their dog's teeth, but true dental health starts from within. This article will dive deep into understanding dental cavities in dogs, why they...

read more
How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Your Stuff

How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs, but it can be a significant problem for dog parents when it becomes destructive. Whether it's a puppy exploring the world or an older dog dealing with anxiety or boredom, constant chewing can lead to damaged belongings and...

read more
Brown Eyes In Dogs–Why Are They Dominant?

Brown Eyes In Dogs–Why Are They Dominant?

Ever wonder why more dogs have brown eyes than blue? Sure, you see dogs with blue eyes here and there, but they’re often so striking because they’re such an anomaly. According to the American Kennel Club, 92% of dog breeds have brown eyes. So it begs us to wonder: Why...

read more
Microplastics Found In Dogs: A Growing Concern For All?

Microplastics Found In Dogs: A Growing Concern For All?

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found significant concentrations of microplastics in the testicular tissue of humans and dogs, raising concerns about their potential impact on reproductive health. This groundbreaking study, led by Dr. Xiaozhong "John"...

read more
The Mobility Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

The Mobility Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

Antioxidants are vital compounds that protect our cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. They do the same for dogs. This protection is especially helpful when it comes to managing dog mobility and inflammation issues. Your dog's mobility and freedom from...

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Muscle Atrophy in Dogs: How to Spot the Signs And Manage

Muscle Atrophy in Dogs: How to Spot the Signs And Manage

Muscle wasting in dogs is also known as sarcopenia, and it's when our best furry friends start losing muscle mass and strength. This usually happens as they age, but it can also be due to less activity, not eating right, or other health problems. When dogs lose...

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Recognizing And Treating Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Recognizing And Treating Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Canine elbow dysplasia is a common condition in dogs, particularly in larger breeds, involving the elbow joint's abnormal development. It is a complex disorder caused by the growth of cartilage or the structures surrounding it, leading to joint incongruity, pain, and...

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Is Taking Your Dog Running Good For Their Joint Health?

Is Taking Your Dog Running Good For Their Joint Health?

Running with your dog is more than exercise; it's a bonding experience that brings joy and health benefits to both of you. It's a super popular exercise, but it's important to make sure we're being proactive with our dogs' joints when we take them running. You can use...

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The Link Between Nutrition and Joint Health in Dogs

The Link Between Nutrition and Joint Health in Dogs

When we talk about keeping our dogs happy and hopping well into their later years, we have to talk about joint health. It’s key to helping maintain their quality of life and making each and every day full of capability and comfort. Focusing not only on what you feed...

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The Connection Between Dog Paw Health And Mobility

The Connection Between Dog Paw Health And Mobility

Healthy dog paws are essential not only for walking, running, and playing but also for preventing injuries that could lead to mobility issues down the line. Proper dog paw care—cleaning, inspecting, and protecting—is a critical aspect of pet health that often goes...

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