Month: September 2020

Coconut Oil for Pets

Coconut Oil for Pets

Coconut oil is very popular these days and has been attributed to many healthy uses for humans. A quick internet search will also bring up dozens of purported healthy uses in pets, but unfortunately there is not a lot of scientific evidence to support these claims. What we do know, is that coconut oil, like …

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5 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

5 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

1) Exercise – helps keep your dog a healthy weight and makes them more agile and limber. 2) Improves digestion and constipation. 3) Promotes better behavior – less boredom leads to less destructive behavior and hyperactivity. Exercise and getting some fresh air and sunlight promotes a feeling of well-being and relaxation. 4) Strengthens Bond & Trust – spending time with your pet …

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Pets that Fear Thunderstorms

Pets that Fear Thunderstorms

Fear of thunderstorms is very common among dogs, and even some cats. While the exact source of the fear can be difficult to pinpoint, it may be one or a combination of storm-associated events including: sound of the wind, rain or thunder, lightning, change in barometric pressure, electrostatic disturbances, smell, or even low-frequency rumbles preceding …

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Dog Training Tips

Dog Training Tips

Training a dog can be a lot of fun! Training your dog improves the bond you share, and rewards the entire family with a much more enjoyable and well loved pet. Read on for some basic training tips! Earned Praise Praise is the most important motivation for a dog. Dogs have evolved with a need …

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Most Common Poisonous Substances for Dogs & Cats

Most Common Poisonous Substances for Dogs & Cats

Here is the list for the top 10 most common poisonous substances For Dogs: Ibuprofen Chocolate Ant/Roach Bait Rat Poison Acetaminophen Cold Medicines containing Pseudoephedrine Thyroid hormones Bleach Fertilizer Hydrocarbons (paint, varnish, oil, fuel) For Cats: Parasite prevention products meant for dogs, containing Permethrin Other topical parasite prevention products Venlafaxine – an antidepressant Glow sticks/jewellery …

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The Problem with RAW food

The Problem with RAW

Raw food diets, also termed the BARF diet (biologically appropriate raw food or bone and raw food) have been hailed as the cure for many health problems ailing our cat and dog friends. Unfortunately, these claims are largely based in theory and opinion, and have little scientific proof to back them up. The actual scientific …

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Dog Exercise

Dog Exercise

Need some ideas to exercise you dog other than a leashed walk? Read on for some other great ideas! Fetch – throw a favorite toy of your pets and let them fetch it and bring it back to you. For dogs that fetch well and have lots of energy, try throwing the toy down a …

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