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Meije the Rottweiller

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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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 …
Niki the wonder dog

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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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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A World First – Twins Born in SA

History Made: A set of twins born in SA are the First of their kind in the World ust east of Johannesburg, a pair of identical twins were born and they are the first of their kind in the world. No, they weren’t joined by the hip, nor do they…
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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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Our greatest dogs

I saw this post by Monique Anstee and just had to share it with our community. The dog that was by best teacher most certainly did not make me look great.  But in my eyes, Gabriel was a great dog - My champion!   ur greatest…
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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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Give your dog his Dews

Because I train my dog in sports and she is required to turn and react quickly, this article was of particular interest.  Our dog's feet and toes are the only points of contact with the ground and we need to keep them in optimal condition.…
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Make your Puppy’s Tummy Happy!

This is one of the latest snippets on Prebiotics - yes!  the same Prebiotics found in our Stomax. Although the information relates to human health, the very same principles apply for our pets and what they eat. Happy tummies make for happy…
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PlaqueOff slows deterioration after dental cleaning

Does this sound familiar? You have had your dog or cat's teeth cleaned professionally. It is costly, but your pet survived and their teeth is clean. However, to your dismay, you find that the plaque and tartar have come back even faster…
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Raven’s raving!

Name: Raven (Champion Rhonabwy Raven Ov Bear CDX ADM JDM ADO JDO SPDM GDX SDX ET) Breed: Border Collie Age: 6 years 2 months Favourite sport: Agility Problem area: Lame front shoulder When did it occur: 18 months of age Physio’s…
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Tiger – from zero to Hero!

Tiger was rescued at 6 months of age. He was suffering of mange, secondary infection and a severely deficient immune system. 8 Months of medication finally did the trick. It took Tiger another 2 years before he was able to trust mankind…

Jessie – Our amazing German Short Haired Pointer!

Jessie is an (almost 7-year-old) German Shorthaired Pointer bred by Dr Bob & Mrs Trudi Winter of Bhulisa Kennels in Durbanville. All her life she has been a hard-working gundog and Field Trial competitor as well as the best hunting companion…
Dexter

Dexter

When we receive an email like this one - goosebumps!  We love it!! Thank you Andrew for writing to us! The gallery above are photos of Dexter taken by his owner, Sarah.  You can see some more of her beautiful photos of Dexter,…
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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 MBA To summarise, it said: When formulating ideal diets…
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10 Most Important things you need to know about Hip Dysplasia

By Carol Beuchat PhD   Hips are a hot topic in dogs, if it's possible to stay "hot" for 50 years. Researchers have been working hard for decades looking for solutions, and breeders have been doing their best to reduce the risk of producing…
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Ice, Ice baby!

Ice is a strong, male, German Shepherd dog who was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia.  Upon diagnosis the Vet asked if I want to rather put him down. He is a dog with such a huge soul and absolutely loves his training so much that there…
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10 Reasons to take care of your pet’s teeth

10 reasons for using PlaqueOff Animal every day: 1. Healthy teeth equals better breath! - A much better good morning hug from your pet! 2. Bad Breath and teeth may lead to dental disease which can actually lead to problems with your…
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Why Title a Dog?

I was so touched by this article that I had to share it here. Having just come back from the German Shepherd National IPO Championships, this article could not be more true for not only me and my dog but for the people I train with. This…
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Tick removal. There is a wrong way.

Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to remove these little parasites. This article is for both pet owners, and professionals alike. What are you doing about it? Even with the best tick prevention our dogs, cats and horses will still manage…
Maharajah

Maharajah

Before I picked him up I named him "Maharajah" -  Leyya Pillay Wendywood
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Periodontal (dental) disease.

Bad Breath? Worry? Worry! Bad breath may be a result of periodontal (dental) disease. Pets may develop a build-up of plaque on and around the teeth. This not only causes discomfort and pain, but can result in: bad breath inflamed…