Entries by Angela Ahern - CCAS, CCAA


PlaqueOff Animal – FAQ answered

Let’s take a look at and answer some of the most commonly asked questions (FAQs) regarding our product ProDen PlaqueOff® Animal.   What are bacterial plaque and its effects? In both humans and dogs, bacterial plaque evolves constantly. It accumulates on the teeth. Only careful, regular cleaning diminishes the development of bacterial plaque before it […]

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How to build a quality dog exercise program

A good exercise program should address specific needs. This is true for both people and dogs. These needs prompt the solutions which will help your dog reach his goals. The best canine fitness programs will include understanding many variables and how best to put these together. These variables include things like strength, cardio, flexibility, sport-specific […]

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Sprains, Strains and …

So what’s the difference between sprains and stains? Sprains and strains both affect joints and soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system. The signs of both injuries are very similar. These words are often used interchangeably. For some severe injuries though, it is useful to differentiate between them. Both sprains and strains involve tearing of soft […]

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Toe Injuries are a surprise!

I must admit that toes are something that I rarely thought about. Once I started really thinking about my dog’s toes, I can see why they form a vital foundation for your dog’s performance. Toes are important! Missed or poorly treated toe injuries result in decreased performance or even retirement of your canine athlete. As […]

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When does my dog need PREbiotics?

Prebiotics work in harmony with probiotics and supports healthy guts and good digestion. A healthy gut supports the immune system and general health. When considering prebiotics and probiotics for dogs, it is often easier to deliver the prebiotics as a supplement.   In effect, prebiotics reaches the gut intact and provide a feeding ground for […]

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs – An update summary

Hip dysplasia: a significant cause of pain and disability in dogs.   This remains true even after decades of research into its causes and diligent efforts by breeders to reduce risk through selective breeding. A new review article aimed at veterinarians (Witte 2019) provides a useful summary showing our current understanding of its causes. According […]

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Overweight dogs live less

Study finds overweight dogs live shorter lives. Although this is a New Research published Feb 13, 2019, it’s not new news. Pets, like people, have a shorter lifespan if overweight.   But let’s see the research: Banfield Pet Hospital found that the lifespan of overweight dogs was, on average, up to 2 1/2 years shorter than […]