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Coronavirus: Fact, Fiction, & Your Furry Family

With coronavirus, or COVID-19, dominating the headlines, we wanted to address the question that is undoubtedly on all pet parents' minds: "How does all of this affect me and my pet?" This truth is there's still a great deal unknown about this novel virus, and many of you have probably already heard reports and rumors…

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What's Bioavailability? The Secret to Making Every Food a Superfood.

Could your pup be eating the right ingredients, but not actually getting all of the nutrients his or her body needs? It's possible depending on the cooking method used to prepare his or her food. Beyond what our pups eat, bioavailability matters greatly in ensuring our pups receive the nutrition they need to thrive. Put…

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Probiotics And Their Pals–Understanding Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics.

Biotics this! Biotics that! Pre and Pro and Post, but what does it all mean? Probiotics tend to be the topic we all know at least a little bit about —microscopic bacteria that is friendly to the gut, and plays an important role in GI health. Right! But what are prebiotics, and what the heck…

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Why Meat is the Best Protein Source for Dogs

Proteins are complex molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of cell growth, maintenance and repair. Proteins are made up of 20 amino acids. While dogs produce about half of these amino acids internally, the other half, termed “essential amino acids,” need to be provided by the diet. We often tend to treat…

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Aromatherapy Around Dogs—Safe or Not Safe?

In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular. They are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. What’s not to love about natural essential oils providing these benefits? Potentially a lot if you have pets in your home. Read on…

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The Common Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t Eating

If you have a dog, you know how much man’s best friend enjoys eating. They will practically whine, beg, and stalk you while you’re eating something they want a taste of. A dog’s love for food is so obvious that it’s worrisome to see your dog without a healthy appetite. There are some common reasons…

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Healthy Pup Highlight: Hyperkeratosis

Howdy Y’all!  Today we’re investigating a little known health issue that can affect many pups, often without their people noticing something amiss.  Hyperkeratosis is thickening of skin due to an excess of keratin produced by the body.  Many dismiss it as mere ‘dryness’ or ‘chapped’ skin, but if your pup has cracked skin on his/her…