Why Are These A Great Idea?
According to the PetSafe website, over 19 million dogs wear collars every day, and more than 26,000 collar related injuries happen each year. There are 71 incidents a day and over 50% of pet professionals have experienced a collar related incident.
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LubriSynHA is an all natural, fast acting liquid oral joint supplement with hyaluronic acid (HA) for dogs and horses.
HA is the main component of the synovial fluid within all joints. As we age or with injury this fluid begins to breakdown causing pain and inflammation. LubriSynHA works to replenish the fluid in the joint to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, with users seeing results in 7-10 days.
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Back to School Advise from your Dog (who wishes you'd just stay home)
Let’s be real. Going back to school after a nice long summer can be ruff. Sure there are plenty of eager-beavers ready to go back, but there are also plenty of people who aren’t. We like to think that are our dogs could give some pretty compelling advice on the topic, but they don’t seem so anxious for their tiny hoomans to catch the school bus.
Read the rest of the article to check out their words of wisdom...
(Article courtesy of Bark Post)
What Is Really Causing It?
Joint pain in dogs is a common ailment. Many people assume it’s arthritis but what is actually the cause?
Often joint issues are attributed to normal wear-and-tear. Of course activity, especially hard activity over many years, will wear down a body. But why do so many animals (and people) have joint pain when they’re young and relatively inactive?
When it comes to joint pain in dogs, there’s often more to the story. Read the full article for prevention tips and symptoms to watch for.
(Article courtesy of Dogs Naturally Magazine)
The Most Dangerous Pet Chew Ever!
How can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask?
Most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever.
If you understood what it took to make this toxic “raw” leather stick, you would quickly understand what the problem is.
(Article courtesy of Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Need some helpful techniques to help leash train your dog?
You look at the clock. It’s time to walk your dog. As you grab the leash, the poop bags and your keys, you feel a familiar anxiety that occurs each time you step outside. You may fear that your neighbors will say, “Uh oh, there she comes with that crazy dog.” You may feel like your neighborhood has become one massive, unpredictable trigger for your dog. Once put on leash, your typically calm and sociable dog begins barking, lunging, growling and whining at typical neighborhood noises and distractions.
Does this sound familiar? If so, take a deep breath and keep reading. Leash reactivity is a common and normal behavior for dogs. While cases vary in severity, and it is always advisable to consult a professional, force-free dog trainer if you have a leash reactive dog, rest assured that there are techniques you can use on your daily walks to manage and improve your dog’s leash manners (and your peace of mind).
(Article courtesy of Mutt About Town)
Did you know that spear grass can be dangerous for your dog?
Okanagan veterinarians are warning pet owners to keep their dogs away from spear grass.
Dogs are most commonly affected by spear grass when they come in direct contact with it, usually while hiking. According to staff at Fairfield Animal Hospital, spear grass can become embedded between a dog’s toes and migrate through the tissues of the paw/leg. They said it can also enter the ear canal and cause severe discomfort/infection and even rupture the eardrum.
Read more for prevention tips and symptoms to watch for.
(Article courtesy of Kelowna Now)
Protect your dog against the biting effects of flies, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other carriers of diseases and parasites this summer with Natural 4 Life Dog Safe Bug Repellent. Stop in store to pick up or for details.
Do you know what to do if your dog gets dehydrated, has a hot spot or gets fleas?
These and other seasonal dangers like mosquitoes, heat stroke, even changes to appetite can leave you frustrated or worried.
Check out this article with 10 ways to help your dog beat the heat and stay safe this summer.
1. How to keep your dog cool
2. Signs of heat stroke
3. How to keep fleas away
4. Avoiding mosquito bites
5. Natural first aid in event of an accident
6. Don't shave your dog
7. How to clear up hot spots & itchy skin
9. Feed for the heat (foods that have cooling energetics)
10. Keep your dog clean
(Article courtesy of Dogs Naturally)
Too Hot to Walk Your Dog on Asphalt?
Here are some quick signs to look for to tell if it's too hot to walk:
And please remember...
DO NOT leave your dog(s) in your vehicle. It is too hot!
What type of food should I be feeding my cat?
It's a common question heard by veterinarians: should I give my cat wet or dry food? This article explores some of the reasons for giving each type of cat food.
Wet (canned) food is beneficial for cats because it provides moisture. Cats in the wild get most of their water from the prey they consume, with little or no need for drinking it on the side. In fact, cats have evolved with a very low thirst drive as compared with other species.
For convenience, hard food beats wet food paws down, which is why most people with cats include hard food in their cats' diets. For instance, when you leave the house for a while, it makes sense to leave out hard food, not wet food, which will spoil and become unappetizing (and messy to clean).
(article at CatHealth.com)