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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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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…