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Acupressure to strengthen your dog’s immune system

There is minimal risk of your dog getting COVID-19. But the virus has been a huge reminder to all of us about how important our immune systems are. Here are five acupressure points that will help strengthen your dog’s immune system. They are great for seasonal allergies, reactions to medications or vaccines, or if your …

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COVID-19 Risks Beyond the Virus

Many household cleaners are toxic to pets With all of the concern about COVID-19, we need to be extra vigilant about cleaning. But what about the impact of those cleaning products on your health and that of your dog? Many cleaning products are highly toxic and contain bleach, ammonia, chlorine, glycol ethers, or formaldehyde.  These are …

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What is Canine Enrichment?

Canine enrichment activity is a vital tool that enhances the happiness, health, and vitality of your dog.  We all know how important it is to take your dog on daily walks or play at the park, but what about engaging your dog’s brain?  Dogs get bored too Most dogs sit at home all day while …

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Rabies vaccine and medical exemption laws

A bill was recently passed in Delaware, which allows rabies medical exemptions and titer tests in lieu of rabies vaccine for pets. Delaware was the first state to pass this groundbreaking bill that allows titer testing to assist in determining the necessity of the rabies vaccine. The vaccine has long been over administered due to …

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Valentine’s Beef Heart Treats for Dogs

Your furry valentine will love these beef heart treats. Beef heart is loaded with great nutrition for your dog and these yummy treats are super easy to make.   Benefits of beef heart for dogs Heart is made up of cardiac muscle. It is rich in protein and a great source of B-complex vitamins and coenzyme …

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Your Dog’s Nose and the Importance of Sniffing

Your dog’s nose is an amazing sensory organ and sniffing is vitally important to your dog’s ability to gather information about his environment. When you grab the leash and get ready to take your dog outside, do you say “let’s go on a sniff?” Probably not, but maybe you should. You might even get annoyed …

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Acupressure Benefits for Senior Dogs

Senior dogs benefit greatly from acupressure. Acupressure is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for over 3,000 years on both animals and humans. When a certain point, called an “acupoint” on a “meridian”, or pathway, is activated through light pressure, chi and blood travel to corresponding organs. This, in turn, helps …

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Pet quality of life and hospice care

What are pet quality of life and hospice care? Are you trying to determine life choices for your pet and want a little bit of help figuring out if your pet is suffering too much or if there is something more you can do? Every dog and cat parent comes to a time when they …

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Benefits of bone broth for dogs

What are the benefits of bone broth for dogs? Bone broth is loaded with good nutrition and essential minerals for both you and your dog. It’s a perfect supplement to any food; dry or wet, home-prepared, kibble or raw.  It’s super easy to make and it freezes nicely in ice cube trays or glass bowls, making …

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The importance of brushing your dog’s teeth

Periodontal disease is the most common health concern for dogs and cats. It’s estimated that 80% of dogs over the age of three have dental disease. That’s a huge percentage of the dog population! That’s why brushing your dog’s teeth is so important. Signs of periodontal disease include bad breath, tartar, difficulty eating, bleeding gums, jaw …