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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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Introducing A New Dog To Your Furry Friends

Introducing A New Dog To Your Furry Friends

You’re thinking about bringing a new dog into your life, but you’re wondering how the dog(s) you already have at home will welcome one. We get that–welcoming a new dog into an already busy house can be wild, but with careful preparation, you can make the magic happen....

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May Is National Pet Month Day: 18 Ways To Celebrate

May Is National Pet Month Day: 18 Ways To Celebrate

National Pet Month rolls around every May, and gives us a wonderful reason to celebrate the incredible bond we share with our furry best friends. It all started as a heartfelt initiative to shine a spotlight on the joys and responsibilities of dog ownership, and to...

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Dog Choking: How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

Dog Choking: How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

It can be terrifying; your dog is choking, and you're not sure what to do. Knowing how to help your dog if they're choking may save their lives, and being able to perform the Heimlich maneuver may be the lifesaving act. How to Tell if Your Dog is Choking When your dog...

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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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Decoding The Ingredients In Dog Oral Health Supplements

Decoding The Ingredients In Dog Oral Health Supplements

Decoding the ingredients in premium dog oral health supplements can be tricky, but it's an important step in making sure your dog is getting the best when it comes to canine dental hygiene. Oral health in dogs is not just about a clean set of teeth or fresh breath; it...

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Introducing A New Dog To Your Furry Friends

Introducing A New Dog To Your Furry Friends

You’re thinking about bringing a new dog into your life, but you’re wondering how the dog(s) you already have at home will welcome one. We get that–welcoming a new dog into an already busy house can be wild, but with careful preparation, you can make the magic happen....

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Dog Choking: How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

Dog Choking: How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

It can be terrifying; your dog is choking, and you're not sure what to do. Knowing how to help your dog if they're choking may save their lives, and being able to perform the Heimlich maneuver may be the lifesaving act. How to Tell if Your Dog is Choking When your dog...

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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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Decoding The Ingredients In Dog Oral Health Supplements

Decoding The Ingredients In Dog Oral Health Supplements

Decoding the ingredients in premium dog oral health supplements can be tricky, but it's an important step in making sure your dog is getting the best when it comes to canine dental hygiene. Oral health in dogs is not just about a clean set of teeth or fresh breath; it...

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Ashwagandha For Dogs: Holistic Anxiety Support

Ashwagandha For Dogs: Holistic Anxiety Support

Ashwagandha, a prominent herb in Ayurvedic medicine, has been used for centuries to improve health and vitality. Recognized for its adaptogenic properties, this herb helps the body manage stress and maintain balance. Recently, the benefits of ashwagandha have extended...

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Is Your Dog The Key To Your Best Health? 

Is Your Dog The Key To Your Best Health? 

We say it a lot, but science continues to back us up! The bond we have with our dogs is important, and goes a long way when it comes to their health and happiness. The truth is, though, it also goes a long way for our health and happiness! A recent study showed that...

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Tips For Managing Dog Mobility Issues In Cold Weather

Tips For Managing Dog Mobility Issues In Cold Weather

Cold weather can be a fun time for you and your dog, with snowball fights, winter walks, and cozy evenings. Dogs, whether young or old, can be affected by cold weather. For young dogs, their bodies are still developing. While they might seem energetic and bouncy, cold...

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Canine Joint Health: 20 Tips For Preventative Care

Canine Joint Health: 20 Tips For Preventative Care

We all know that our furry best friends love to run, jump, and play. But have you ever stopped to think about what makes all that movement possible? Or how you can help make that movement smooth and easy for your dog's whole life? You might have guessed that it's all...

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Building the Best Joint Health in Young Dogs

Building the Best Joint Health in Young Dogs

Building the Best Joint Health in Young Dogs Building robust joint health for young dogs is like investing in their future. A strong foundation you build early on can significantly reduce joint-related issues as your best friend ages. There's a difference between...

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How To Detect The Early Signs Of Joint Issues In Dogs

How To Detect The Early Signs Of Joint Issues In Dogs

As our furry friends age, joint problems may become an increasing concern. Early detection is key in preventing the progression of joint diseases, and this is how we can help make sure our pets live their best, pain-free lives full of comfort and joy. Understanding...

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