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Whole Eggs or Egg Whites: What is better for my pup

Whole Eggs or Egg Whites: What is better for my pup

So you may be thinking, egg whites are high in protein and low in fat, they must be good for my dog! But not so fast!  Egg whites contain avidin, which inhibits biotin, a vitamin that is essential for cell growth, metabolism, healthy skin, and more in dogs. You would have to feed your dog a large amount of egg whites over a prolonged period of time but why take the chance? Whole Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. For some dogs that are prone to digestive upset, eggs can give them a little protein boost....

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Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked To Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked To Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Alarming and scary news story from the CDC regarding a salmonella outbreak from pet treats.  According  to the CDC; 93 people have been treated for a salmonella out break linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats.  The recall affects all of the retailer’s locations — more than 400 stores across 33 states, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The CDC warns that salmonella, a bacterial...

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Chewing: How to prevent your dog from chewing Unwanted items

Chewing: How to prevent your dog from chewing Unwanted items

This is definitely an issue both my pups struggled with. At an early age I didn’t do a good job setting boundaries and would let them play with my socks or other items and this only made the issue worse as they got older. The single biggest thing I did to correct this issue was exercising my dogs! Longer and more frequent walks kept them physically stimulated and decreased their chewing of items around the house.  The second thing I did was to encourage them to chew on specific items. Both my dogs are bigger and can chew through just...

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Raspberries safe for your pups?

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Raspberries safe for your pups?

The fruit contains antioxidants, which are great for dogs, especially senior dogs due to anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate joint pain.   Raspberries are packed with vitamins and minerals. They are loaded with Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Magnesium and Manganese. They are also a good source of fiber which may help overweight dogs.  Like most fruits, they should only be given to your dog in moderation due to the high sugar content but make excellent treats and occasional snacks.

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Socializing your dog

Socializing your dog

Socializing your dog from early puppy stages to adulthood is vital to having a healthy happy dog. At an early age I took both Roux and Zeus on walks and to dog parks so they could socialize both on the leash and off the leash. I knew as they got older a Doberman and a Mastiff would be handful if they were dog or people aggressive. I wanted them to be good protective guard dogs at home but when we were out and about I never wanted to worry about them biting another dog or a human! In addition to...

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