Archive For The “Health” Category

Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

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Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

by Heather Holmes   I’m one of the millions of people who love their dog more than almost any human.  Because my dog, Jewel, is like my child, I’d do almost anything to make her happy and to keep her healthy. I want to ensure her proper digestion, immune health, dental health, and I want to…

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Senior Moments-How to Exercise a Senior Dog

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Senior Moments-How to Exercise a Senior Dog

by Hindy Pearson   Are you baffled by the words exercise and senior dog appearing in the same sentence? Do you believe that senior dogs no longer need exercise? That they’re quite happy sitting, or should I say, lying around napping?   I can assure you senior dogs need exercise, it is simply a matter…

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

  By Kristin Avery   Some cats, like some humans, travel a bumpy road in life. Through no fault of their own, they are bounced from one home to the next, surrendered to shelters or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Cleo was one of these cats. By the time Cleo was surrendered to…

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Can My Dog Look Like a Show Dog?

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Can My Dog Look Like a Show Dog?

by Guzal Arslanova   It is so mesmerizing to watch show dogs graciously running on the ring, showing off their flawless perfectly styled look.  They are all so gorgeous, so impeccable and polished to perfection. Some dogs don’t even look real.  Surely, the thought of having their pets looking just like show dogs has crossed many…

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

by Amy Shojai   Acupuncture for pets is considered a holistic therapy but has become a mainstay of many traditional veterinary practices. Therapies similar to acupuncture may have arisen 7000 years ago in India, and have been used for at least 3000 years in China.   Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin, and is a bioenergetic…

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Going RAW: Frozen vs. Freeze Dried

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Going RAW: Frozen vs. Freeze Dried

    by Amy Henderson   When it comes to feeding your pets a raw food diet, there are options to what type of food you can purchase. Two of these options include frozen raw food and freeze dried raw food. While frozen raw food is been available for quite some time, freeze dried is…

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

by Mary Oquendo   So, you want to groom your own cat. As a professional holistic cat groomer, I take a different approach to cat grooming. One that takes into consideration the physical and mental well-being of cats. Not every cat is a candidate for grooming. They must be fit and healthy. Factors to consider include:…

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How a Soft and Tender Massage May Help Any Dog

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How a Soft and Tender Massage May Help Any Dog

by Marsha Converse   To many of us, there is no animal in our culture that lends itself to so much love as our faithful dogs, they are an extension of ourselves.  Just like their human companions, dogs experience stress, muscle tension, and behavior issues.  The side-effects can be exhibited physically or emotionally. Everyday touch can…

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

  Tis the season of celebration! As the holidays are a joyous time to gather around with loved ones, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure your furry family member will be comfortable and safe. Whether you are staying at home or traveling, there are many things that can be harmful to your pup or…

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

by Hindy Pearson Red, my sweet old dog, the love of my life, really feels the cold. I was living in Florida volunteering at a shelter when I found my little sweetheart. Shelter staff guestimated her age at 8 years old, and I can only assume she spent her life in Florida. Being a Chihuahua/Min…

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