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Bernie’s Gut Health Blog

Bernie’s Gut Health Blog focuses on pet digestion, nutrition, food and general health. Bernie also adds some tidbits of his own dog wisdom.

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Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Pancreatitis in dogs refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. It’s a vital organ that plays a dual role in your dog’s digestion and blood sugar regulation. When your dog’s pancreas becomes inflamed, it can’t perform its functions as effectively, which leads to a range of digestive and total-body symptoms. Pancreatitis in dogs can be chronic or acute, with varying degrees of severity, and if left untreated, can lead to significant health complications for your dog. Understanding how pancreatitis may affect your dog is important, as early detection and management are the way to help prevent serious outcomes.

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Innovative Ingredients For Dog Oral Health Supplements

Innovative Ingredients For Dog Oral Health Supplements

Let’s talk about your dog’s mouth. It’s not just about those goofy grins or slobbery kisses; it’s about their health from the gums down. Good dental care for dogs is super important—and it’s about way more than avoiding stinky breath (though that’s awesome too). It’s about keeping them healthy, from the inside out. To do that, we look to innovative science, which gives us some cool ways to tackle tartar, plaque, and more. We don’t just focus on ingredients that are about cleaning, but also about boosting dog health in a big way. It’s the kind of science that we get excited about because we’re always looking for the best, holistic ways to care for our dogs!

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The AKC Shares Top Dog Breeds–Is Your Dog On The List?

The AKC Shares Top Dog Breeds–Is Your Dog On The List?

The American Kennel Club (AKC), also known as the Grand Emcee of all things dog breed, rolls out the red carpet each year to celebrate the crème de la crème of canine royalty. With their meticulous compilation of registration statistics and preferences, the AKC annually unveils the list of top dog breeds that have stolen the hearts of Americans over the past year. The results for 2023 are in, and for the second year in a row, the French Bulldog has the top honors.

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Are Border Collies The Smartest Dog? Science Suggests They May Be

Are Border Collies The Smartest Dog? Science Suggests They May Be

Imagine a gigantic, fun-filled classroom, but instead of kids, it’s filled with over 1,000 dogs from 13 different breeds, all eager to show off their smarts. This was the scene at the University of Helsinki in Finland, where a team of researchers published findings from  what might just be the most extensive study of canine intelligence to date. Their findings were shared in the prestigious journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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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 several strategies to make sure there’s less risk of long-term damage, and that’ll let you enjoy more runs and adventures worry-free!

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How Can I Serve Bernie’s Perfect Poop To My Dog?

How Can I Serve Bernie’s Perfect Poop To My Dog?

When we created Bernie’s Perfect Poop, we used our own Bernie as our Official Taste Tester! But we recognize not all dogs have the same tastes, and we know there are lots of different ways you can serve Perfect Poop to your dog to help them have the healthiest gut on the block. Whether you’re sprinkling straight on food or creating delicious doggy smoothies, you can be sure that your dog will get all the benefits from the best fiber, prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes for dogs!

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Benefits Of Adopting A Senior Dog

Benefits Of Adopting A Senior Dog

Bringing a senior dog into your home has its fair share of ups and downs, much like any pet adoption, but with a few extra things to think about because of their age. Older dogs may need a bit more care when it comes to their health and might not be as into loud or busy places as younger dogs. But, there are several reasons why adopting a senior dog is amazing, and why you should definitely consider it.

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Strategies To Prevent Periodontal Disease In Dogs

Strategies To Prevent Periodontal Disease In Dogs

Did you know that by the time they’re three, about 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease? It’s not just bad breath we’re talking about; it can lead to real pain, tooth loss, and even more serious health problems if we don’t catch it early. That’s why keeping an eye out for the early signs and getting ahead of the game with prevention is so crucial. After all, who wouldn’t want to keep their furry friend’s smile shining bright and healthy? Stick with us as we dive into how to spot, prevent, and tackle periodontal disease, ensuring your dog stays happy, healthy, and ready to flash those pearly whites.

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Research Suggests Some Dogs Wired To Be Hungrier Than Others

Research Suggests Some Dogs Wired To Be Hungrier Than Others

Have you ever wondered why your dog always seems to want to eat? If you have a Labrador or Flat-Coated Retriever, you may owe them an apology for thinking they were just being greedy. Researchers from The University of Cambridge found a gene mutation that affects about a quarter of Labrador Retrievers and over half of  Flat-Coated Retrievers. This genetic predisposition means they may be wired to feel insatiably hungry. The research also suggests that their bodies may simultaneously be wired to burn fewer calories, putting them at a higher risk of obesity.

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