Calming Techniques: Unlock Five Tips for Grooming Your Anxious Pup

Is your furry friend less than thrilled about spa days at home, but the necessity of regular brushing and nail care persists? Fret not! We’ve got five game-changing tips to turn grooming into a pleasant experience for both you and your beloved pet Is your furry friend less than thrilled about spa days at home, but the necessity of regular brushing and nail care persists? Fret not! We’ve got five game-changing tips to turn grooming into a pleasant experience for both you and your beloved pet. Master the Setup: Practice…

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Glutathione — the king of antioxidants

The glutathione antioxidant is a tiny but powerful nutrient that is vital to your dogs cell health, liver function and immunity. Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are even more important to overall health and well being. One of these is glutathione. It’s a tiny but powerful and abundant protein compound made up of three amino acids. This antioxidant exists in every single cell of your dog’s body, where it protects the minuscule but important…

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How to groom your dog’s nails

Let’s get this out of the way first: Nobody, it seems, likes trimming dog nails. Not you, not the dog, nor anyone else who may be called upon to take on nail-clipping for you (such as a technician at your local veterinary hospital or even a professional groomer). But for the health of your dog, it must be done, and should be done frequently enough to keep your dog’s nails short. These tools can help get the job done. Nail clippers use blades to remove the tip of the nail.…

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How you can engage your pup during quarantine

Be it a cold day, a rainy day, a shelter- at-home order, or a day when you just want to have some enjoyable quality time with your pup, there are plenty of indoor games you can play at home with your dog. A simple, classic indoor game is hide and seek. Since dogs lead first with their nose, then their ears and lastly, their eyes, you want to design your hide and seek game appropriately. A dog’s sense of smell is estimated to be anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times…

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Should I Give My Dog Supplements?

Vitamins and supplements found at health stores and pharmacies are all the rage these days — from multivitamins to specialty supplements that are designed to support specific bodily functions. So does that mean you should also add a supplement to your pet’s daily ration of food to keep him or her healthy? Not only is this not necessarily true for most dogs, in some cases it can be harmful. Commercial pet foods are formulated to meet all the nutrient requirements a dog needs to thrive. Unlike our diets, which vary…

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Is Vitamin E Good for Dogs?

Vitamin E is an essential part of the canine diet … but why? To understand its role in the body, we need to delve into the interactions between free radicals and antioxidants. According Dr. Jennifer Coates, author of the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms: Vet-speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian, free radicals are “a group of atoms containing oxygen and electrons that can damage cell membranes, proteins, DNA and other parts of the body.” Coates says that free radicals form as a normal part of the metabolic processes that produce energy within…

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Older dogs and cataracts

Our 15 year old girl Nadya, a bichon/poodle mix has pretty much lost her sight the past 2 years. It has been a slow progression and I have desperately tried to look for options to have her gain back at least some of the vision, even if blurry. I came across some great research by Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M. a pioneer of nutritional therapy for pets, cites human studies that show vitamin C improves the vision of elderly patients suffering from cataracts. He describes one veterinarian who successfully treated…

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Your dog is trying to tell you something—are you listening?

“Why does my dog do that?” It’s a question every dog owner has asked—whether their best friend is growling at an unseen foe, or rolling in an objectionable scent. Now, world-leading canine experts and fellow dog-lovers Melissa Starling and Paul McGreevy are here with all the answers: In Making Dogs Happy, you’ll learn to see the world as your dog does—full of goals to pursue, resources to guard, and stressors to avoid. Using that knowledge, you’ll be able to communicate with (and train) your dog so that they’re the happiest hound on…

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