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Exercise Ideas for Older Dogs

There are still plenty of exercises you can do with your older dog! The only thing to remember is to observe your dog and go at his pace. Stop if he looks tired or maybe struggling somewhat.   Here are some exercise ideas that…
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Stretching with confidence!

Stretching is an excellent way to improve mobility and flexibility.  However, a common worry when stretching your dog is the fear of stretching too far and hurting your dog.   A human can self-monitor a stretch, but can you always…
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To throw or not to throw?

I have seen a dog have to retire from sports due to injury from simply playing ball. An I must admit that I was guilty of zealous ball throwing too. "In the past two days, I have worked with two dogs injured from overzealous ball playing,…
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4 Tips on keeping your fur buddy safe this Easter

EASTER - a time of delicious chocolatey celebration. But what about your fur buddies? Easter presents some hidden hazards for our dogs and cats. For many of us, Easter is a time to relax and take a well-deserved break from work or studies.…
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Christmas – Keep Your Fur Buddy Safe With Some Safety Tips These Holidays

Christmas isn’t too far off. This means a house full of people from family to visitors and potential pet hazards. Is this your first Christmas with your dog, puppy, cat or kitten? Don’t panic. We're here to help with some handy Dog Safety…
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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…

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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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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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…

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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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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The Tails Your Cat Can Tell You

Cat tail communication is interesting and can help us respect our cats emotions more accurately. A cats tail is constantly on the move and one of the most obvious uses is for self-expression. The position of the tail (and don't forget…
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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…
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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…
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Bad Breath? Take action!

When Halitosis (bad breath) raises its head, it’s time to take action. Halitosis may result from tartar buildup on the teeth. This marks the start of odour-producing bacteria. After eating, small particles of food can be left behind in…