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Dangerous for your dog – xylitol

Do you give the dog peanut butter? Does your dog, like many others, love it too? It’s ideal for stuffing in hollow toys or for disguising pills. But increasingly, xylitol, a sugar substitute used in gum, yogurt, candy, and more, is being used in some peanut butters and nut butters. Safe for humans, xylitol is […]

If it seems like your dog is always sick, food allergies could be the culprit

Itchiness and tummy troubles are just a couple of signs your dog is suffering from food allergies. Dogs just as many humans suffer from gluten and dairy intolerance, our furry four-legged counterparts are prone to food allergies too. If your dog is constantly itchy and it seems like they are always getting ear infections, there’s a […]

Pets and supplements: Hyped up or helpful?

According to the APPA (American Pet Products Association), the pet industry is a $53 billion industry in the U.S. and while a leash and collar are necessities, some other pet products might not be. Where do vitamins and other pet supplements fit in and are they necessary or just another money maker? Let’s hear what experts […]

Mineral deficiencies and dog diseases

  In developed countries, nutritional diseases are rarely seen in dogs, especially when they are fed good quality, commercial, complete and balanced diets. Nutritional problems occur most commonly when dogs are fed imbalanced homemade diets or certain human foods. Dog foods or homemade diets derived from a single food item are inadequate. For example, feeding […]

How to Train Your Dog for a Dog Show

Showing dogs, or „conformation” is a popular and enjoyable activity for many dog owners. It gives you a chance to build a stronger bond with your dog, and also to show off your canine friend to an adoring public. But, before your dog can trot to success, you need to train it for the stage […]

4 Things you need to know about your puppy’s nutritional needs

When it comes to raising puppies, nutrition ranks high in importance, not only for their early development but also their long-term health and well-being. Although introducing a new puppy to your family can be very exciting, it also brings on a load of new responsibilities. Raising a healthy puppy brings on an overwhelming amount of […]

Dog obesity and fat dogs — A growing health problem

Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese and the trend towards obesity appears to be worsening. Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity. Just as in people, obesity in dogs […]

The seven ingredients of dog food that can cause allergies

Before you pick up that bag of kibble your dog loves so much, read up on canine food allergies. Anyone else feel totally overwhelmed when you wander the dog food aisles at the pet store? There are so many options — and some of the food is pretty darn expensive. But even if you pick a bag of […]

Diabetes in dogs – do you know how to react in an emergency?

Diabetes is a disease that means the body is unable to properly regulate its glucose metabolism.  Glucose is typically metabolized by insulin, a hormone created in the pancreas. There are two types of diabetes, insulin resistance (Type 2 Diabetes, which is more common in cats, and the inability to create insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) which […]