Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D Discovered in Several Dog Food Brands

The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity. Testing found that samples of the affected foods contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D. Very high levels of vitamin D can cause serious health problems in dogs, such as kidney failure or death. Veterinarians should be aware that vitamin D toxicity may present as hypercalcemia, similar to dogs that have consumed a rodent killer.

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Can pet owners truly trust the dog food labels?

You do everything you can to keep your dog healthy. You keep him well-exercised, buy him non-toxic toys and feed what you think is the best food. Then one day you read this: “A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered companies from Missouri and California to pay a combined $7 million for shipping ingredients containing poultry feathers and other misbranded items to pet food manufacturers”. That’s what The Associated Press reported in October 2018. If you’re reading this, you probably go out of your way to research. You label read…

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What you need to know about CBD oil and how it can help your ailing pooch

Many vets now prescribe CBD to treat several conditions naturally and for good reasons. According to research done by American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in 2016 these include: Pain relief Sleep aid Anxiety relief Nervous system support Reduced inflammation Reduced seizures Vomiting and nausea Muscle spasms Digestive tract issues Thunderstorm or firework phobia Cancer Skin conditions Dog owners are finding this little natural miracle oil (cannabidiol) is helping their pets with a number of different health issues. It’s not only effective, but also safe and first and foremost natural.  “by…

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NSAIDs: Think twice before giving these dangerous pain meds to your dog

NSAIDs block the normal ability of the body to heal and repair soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) and bones. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs – man, no wonder we abbreviate that mess!) are the most commonly used drugs in the world, both prescription and over the counter. And I don’t just mean for people. Our dogs are being exposed to dangerous drugs. And not by accident. These pain meds for dogs are becoming a major problem. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Many people reach for NSAIDs as a first choice when it comes…

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Dirt on dog skin health

We used to think the skin microbiome only existed on the surface of the skin. That the deeper layers were sterile. By Julie Anne Lee Did you know that skin disease is the number one cause of elective euthanasia in dogs? Poor dog skin health can also the cause of years of suffering and poor quality of life. My journey in studying animal health has led me through many phases. I’ve realized that the imbalance of gut bacteria creates more chronic disease (including cancer) than any other contributing factor. And…

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Black and Decker smart dog collar

Stop the stress. Give your pup the freedom to run around safely with the BLACK + DECKER Smart Dog Collar this summer. Awesome features: Always know the exact location of your best friend with precise GPS! Stay connected with your dog from anywhere! 2-way audio you can call them home, reassure them when you are away, and hear them respond, giving both you and your dog peace of mind even when you are apart. Water Resistant  Don’t worry about your dog taking a quick dip, the BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar…

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Exercise your senior pup in moderation

Would you consider eating a diet composed of breads and cookies? Of course you wouldn’t and that is why pet owners around the globe are turning away from processed, grain based, kibble diets for their dogs. Most allergies arise from corn, wheat and other common grains causing health problems among our furry friends. They account for a substantial amount of carbohydrates, causing weight issues, Diabetes and severe inflammatory conditions. A dog is considered a senior during the last 25% of his life span. The life span depends on the breed…

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Why Omega 3 is good for you and your pup

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Your have probably heard of fish oil Omega 3’s health benefits for people and same goes for our little pooches. Omega 3 has an anti-inflamatory effect property and can help to reduce swelling and irritation caused by various health conditions. If your pooch is suffering from kidney or heart disease, omega-3 can help him feel better for longer. Even a formidable opponent like cancer had better watch out for the power of omega-3, which has been shown to delay the growth and impede the spread of…

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