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Kibble Catastrophe When It Comes To Kitty Dental Health

Reviewing many studies shows that dry food (kibble) does not clean a cat’s teeth any better than eating pretzels cleans ours!At best:  Dry food may tend to produce slightly less tartar than canned food. However, for cats…
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Latest Study: Dogs and a High Meat Diet

The following Media Release (updated 18 Jul 2017) was issued from AgResearch in New Zealand.Dog owners can improve the well-being of their canine companions by serving up a high meat diet rather than the “human-like” food favoured by…
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Things to ponder about Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia –  For most pet owners, this is a dreaded diagnosis, but here are a few thoughts, studies and things to ponder. There is an accumulation of data spanning over 50 years now, showing the consensus that…
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Prebiotics vs Probiotics - What's the difference?

Definitions Probiotic Probiotics are live. They are microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and even treat some illnesses. Currently their most studied benefits are the promotion of a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune…
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Going against the Grain

Why your Pooch was NOT designed to eat Grains Your fur buddy is a carnivore or, at the very best, a carnivorous-omnivore who tolerates some berries and vegetables, but most certainly, your dog is not a herbivore. Given the choice, would he…
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OCD - but not the obsessive kind

No, not the OCD that compels your dog to keep checking on his buried bones. In this case, OCD stands for Osteochondritis Dissecans. It's a painful joint disease affecting shoulders, elbows or knees.OCD is more common in large-breed dogs.…
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Help your pet THRIVE, not just survive

Don't you think your pet deserves the same nutrition as any alpha in the wild? I want my dog to Thrive! Your fur buddy, that devoted, tail-wagging bestie is almost genetically identical to wild wolves.In fact, research indicates only…
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Turmeric - making a Golden Paste

Here’s a recipe for Golden Paste to assist you dog with pain management!You may have heard of the benefits of turmeric for your dog which include:It’s a powerful antioxidant It’s a natural and effective anti-inflammatory …
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Turmeric - effective anti-inflammatory?

Turmeric, that bright orange spice that makes curries yellow, has many health benefits.One area in which it’s coming to the fore is in treating arthritis or joint pain.  The good news is that now there’s scientific testing that confirms…
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Xylitol takes its toll. Poisonous for your pup.

ylitol - what is it?  Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that is widely used as a sugar substitute. Chemically, it’s a sugar alcohol and, in nature, it’s found in:berries plums corn oats mushrooms lettuce …
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Orijen and Acana - What's the difference?

Both Acana and Orijen are made by the same manufacturer, so the question everyone asks is:  Whats the difference?Because you want to do right by your dog, you want all the information you can get on the difference between the two foods.Let's…
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Fat, big-boned or just under-tall?

Body weight for any species should be optimal for best function.As with humans, obesity in pets has become an epidemic no only in this country but in many around the world.Dogs and cats are suffering from the same health problems as…
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Crunchy food - does it prevent dental disease?

I just read an interesting article titled:Does feeding dry food or crunchy food to your dog make a difference in his teeth or prevent dental disease?  written by Dr P Kuhly DMV MBATo summarise, it said:When formulating ideal diets…
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What is a PREBIOTIC?

What is a PREbiotic?In short, the PREbiotic is a specialised plant fiber that beneficially nourishes only the good bacteria already in the large bowel or colon.While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, PREbiotics act as…
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Prebiotics are NOT Probiotics

Prebiotics is very different to Probiotics.  Allow us to show you.... PREBIOTICS ARE NOT PROBIOTICS While the general public has long understood probiotics, PREbiotics are less known.But there are significant differences between the…