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Hot Spots

Hot Spots

Moist dermatitis, summer sores, hot spots… Whatever you choose to call them, they are irritations of the skin that commonly affect dogs. These red, moist, irritated patches of skin are caused by an initial irritation that worsens from a bacterial infection.     Hot spots are typically found on the head, chest, hips, or limbs. While hot spots can affect your dog year round, they tend to be more prevalent in the summer months due to high heat and humidity. Moisture and heat from matted hair, summer warmth and humidity, on open scrapes or cuts can further increase bacteria growth....

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Healthy Essentials Probiotic Food Spray

Healthy Essentials Probiotic Food Spray

Healthy Essentials Probiotic Food Spray for Dogs An easy, natural, and effective way to give your dog probiotics. Healthy Essentials Probiotic Food Spray contains 11 strains of live and viable bacteria.     Why would I feed my dog bacteria?!When you first hear the word “bacteria,” you may think about germs or diseases. However, there are good bacteria that live inside of our bodies and help them function. Just like with humans, bacteria lives in the gastroinstestinal system of dogs and aids in digestion. These bacteria also help fight off possible pathogens, makes vitamins and minerals, and boosts the immune...

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Vaccinating your Pets

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Vaccinating your Pets

The best way to prevent pet illness is with vaccines! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases. They also help improve your pet’s overall quality of life. Within the last century, the widespread use of vaccinations has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. There are many different vaccinations out there for both cats and dogs. However, your pet will not receive every single one of them. The vaccines they receive are determined by what is required of them and their risk of exposure to certain diseases....

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Joint Support for Dogs

Joint Support for Dogs

As our dogs get older, they experience typical signs of aging, and sometimes that includes the common pain from joint problems. We hate to see our pets get older, and especially to see them in pain, but the good thing is there are things we can do to help our four-legged friends with these joint problems. There are two categories of joint problems: developmental and degenerative. Developmental problems occur when the joint does not develop properly. This is the case for hip or elbow dysplasia. Degenerative problems happen over time. Arthritis is a degenerative problem where the cartilage between the...

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How CBD Helps Dogs/Pets with Anxiety

*The following blog post was written by King Kanine – all credit goes to King Kanine*“When our pets panic, we panic. Dogs, especially, tend to be anxious creatures when certain sounds or sights set them off, from rain and thunder to fireworks and the Amazon delivery man. No one likes to see their pets suffer, so when it comes to assuaging the nerves of a jittery Jack Russell or a petulant pussycat more pet owners are looking towards CBD for pets. According to Preventative Vet, CBD oil for anxiety can provide much-needed relief in pooches petrified of separation or travel. CBD...

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