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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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Physical Therapy - Is my dog a candidate?

The need for rehabilitation for our fur buddies has evolved from mainly post-operative cases to include a wide range of disabling conditions seen in:working and performance dogs agility dogs and family pets.Below are some conditions…
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Halitosis/Bad Breath is Not Normal in Pets

Few dogs have pleasant, minty fresh breath.Foul breath however is also not a normal state that must simply be tolerated.Just like people, bad dentition, broken or rotting teeth, sore and damaged gums and other dental problems are the…
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This is an X-Ray of a two week old puppy

Please take a careful look at what a puppy's hips look like.  These fragile joints are in your hands.  When raising your puppy there are so many things you can do to protect them. This is an X-ray of a 2 week old puppy.Look…
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Dogs 'cover twice the distance as their walkers'

One man and his dog - used a GPS tracking system to prove how much more ground his pet covers while going on his walk.Most dog owners know that going on walks and hikes with their best fur-buddy can be fabulous exercise for both dog…
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McCloud runs like a puppy again

We just received this email from Irma.  I had just come in from a busy morning and opened my emails.... Our day has just been made!!We love receiving such wonderful feedback.  Thank you Irma for introducing us to your Mr McCloud! I will…
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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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Pain Killers May Worsen Arthritis

There is a Dark Side of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)When it comes to medication, we all read the Package Insert:  Side Effects. Adverse things to watch for when we take medications.While an excellent short term pain…
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Factors that play a role in Dental Disease

Many things can play a role in the development of dental disease: Some breeds are more prone than others.Some smaller breeds of dogs more commonly experience dental disease such as yorkies, poodles, jack russells, duxies…
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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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How to use PlaqueOff Animal

PlaqueOff Animal comes in a 40g and 180g jar, which is filled with a fine green powder.Packed in the tub is a small scoop which you use to measure out the correct dosage of PlaqueOff Animal.Because PlaqueOff needs to be ingested, the…
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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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15 reasons your dog may be limping

Dog limping, or canine lameness, is a common reasons for visits to the vet.  One day you are playing fetch with your fur buddy and the next day he is suddenly limping  and in some discomfort.To follow are some of the more common causes…
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Joint Protectors - Cartilage

Cartilage is your pet's Joint Protector.Each bony joint end is covered in a smooth, porcelain-like surface called joint or articular cartilage.This smooth surface of articular cartilage allows smooth and easy gliding and rotation of…
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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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Play is serious business when it comes to Puppies' Bones

Exercise not only builds the puppies' bodies, it helps build their minds.However, inappropriate exercise that’s not suitable for a puppy’s age and level of development can cause significant and irreversible damage.What would be…
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Archie the Red Dobie

Archie the red Dobermann was just over 11 years old and was presenting symptoms of arthritis.His owner, Cameron started treating him with Sashas Blend.  Here is what Cameron had to say:  I have been giving my Red Dobermann, Archie,…
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Meije

Meije the Rottweiler started on Sashas Blend at 4 years old.  At 12 years of age we received the following news from her owner, Carol. I first started Meije on Sashas Blend to relieve her arthritis that started about 4 years…
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Niki - the wonder dog!

This story was written by Michael Bloch, owner of Green Living Tips.It about his Fox Terrier, Niki who carries the prestigeous titles of Wonder Dog and Guardian of the Blessed Solar Panel.If you’ve been reading Green Living Tips for…
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Special Agent Dale Cooper (Coop)

Cats are extremely sensitive to most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).You can't just give any old NSAID to a cat that isn't feeling up to snuff.Even those approved for veterinary use can have serious side effects, so administration…
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Floating kneecaps?

What is this about Floating Kneecaps? Typically found in smaller breeds, there is painful condition known as floating kneecaps, or luxating patellas. Learn what causes the condition and what you can do to prevent or treat the problem in your…
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How to reduce Plaque and Tartar

o your dog or cat gets up in the morning, goes to the bathroom to start their oral health regime with you .... and they brush their teeth? I think not. So quite easily, our pets start to develop some problems with plaque - yes, that build…
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Common Dog Allergies (Atopic Dermatitis) and the importance of Prebiotics

The Importance of Prebiotics and Probiotics for common dog allergy (atopic dermatitis) This is a new review study in people, but much of the research can likely be applied to our pets too. And with the increasing incidence of allergies, and…
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Vets recommend PlaqueOff Animal every time!

We could not have said it any better.  Learn about Plaque, Tartar and your pets oral health in this easy video.Proden PlaqueOff Animal is what we use on our own dogs teeth and they are pristine!Read more about PlaqueOff Animal on our…
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Not everything with a label, makes it acceptable.

No, not all joint formulations are created equally. As always, we keep a lookout on information important to keeping your pet safe and healthy.In a recent interesting, reviewed and published study on the: "Quality of different chondroitin…
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Cinnamon and Pepper

We just received this letter this morning!  I have goosebumps.  Thank you Peni, for telling us about your brave puppies, Pepper and Cinnamon (love the names!)Thank you for sharing Cinnamon and Pepper's story with us!
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Using Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories?

I do believe there is a place for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) - for quick pain relief, yup, even I use them on an injury.  Generally, they work like a charm.But what about using them long term? Do you know their side-effects?…