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Summer Heat Safety Tips for your Dogs

Summer Heat Safety Tips for your Dogs

With summer heat upon us we need to be extra careful to keep an eye on our pups. The asphalt can easily reach triple digits, metal water containers kept outside in the sun can leave our dogs with hot drinking water. Below are a few tips and a great reference article from the ASPCA.   Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot....

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Pumpkins and their amazing health benefits for your dogs and cats

Pumpkins and their amazing health benefits for your dogs and cats

Pumpkin is a fiber-rich food that also contains important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, E, and C, and potassium and iron. Plain, canned pumpkin is available year-round and can be a great addition to your canine first aid kit. Pumpkin can ease digestion in several ways. The soluble fiber content in pumpkin adds bulk to your dog’s stool by absorbing water, and fiber fermentation produces beneficial fatty acids that supply energy to cells, stimulate intestinal sodium and water absorption, and lower the pH level of the large intestines. Fiber also acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are different from probiotics. They stimulate the...

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Benefits of Carrots for Dogs

Benefits of Carrots for Dogs

  Carrots offer dog owners an affordable and nutritious snack for their pets. In addition, this vegetable is perfect for rewarding good behavior, without the calorie count associated with biscuits and other treats. Some vets even recommend cold or frozen carrots for teething puppies, as a way to relieve teething discomfort. Large frozen carrots make cheap and edible chew toys. Furthermore, chewing on carrots can also help improve your dog’s dental health. More importantly, carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, among other vitamins. Raw and cooked carrots are healthy options for dogs and make a nutritious add-in...

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Can My Dog Eat Liver?

Can My Dog Eat Liver?

In the wild, wolves will go after and consume the internal organs before the tougher, less nutrient-rich muscle meat in their prey. Preferred organs include the liver, heart and stomach. These organs are the best part of the body as far as nutrients go. Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that most dogs readily eat. Liver can provide your dog with protein, fat and vitamin A, all of which help him stay healthy if offered in moderation. Liver is also a good source of copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus and zinc. It provides many B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and...

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Sweet Potatoes for my pooch?

Sweet Potatoes for my pooch?

Sweet potato is a safe, healthy, and natural treat for dogs, offering a range of health benefits

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