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The DCM Dilemma - We're Here to Help

The DCM Dilemma - We're Here to Help

FDA Continues Investigation into Potential Link between Dog Food and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)  On June 27th the FDA released a report about their ongoing investigation into the potential link between certain dog foods and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This report suggests that dogs that eat foods containing peas, legumes, lentils, and potatoes as main ingredients are susceptible to this condition. Many of the foods that contain these ingredients are labeled as "grain-free." Since this report was posted, it has been rapidly circulated in the pet community and has caused some concern for pet parents. According to the FDA, the underlying cause...

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Keep Calm this 4th of July

Keep Calm this 4th of July

  Fireworks and the 4th of July go hand-in-hand. However, the same can't be said for many of our pets. Fireworks can be dangerous for our pets. Aside from the risk of injury, some pets do not react well to the sights and sounds of fireworks. Many pets experience anxiety when it comes to loud noises like fireworks. There is a rise in the number of dogs that run away during firework season, especially on the 4th of July. For this reason it is best to keep your pets safe inside during this time. While they're inside, they still may...

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

Dealing with Picky Eaters

You’ve got a picky eater, we’ve got some solutions! Some dogs love to eat – they’ll eat anything and everything. Other dogs … not so much. If you’ve got a picky eater at home – have no fear! Put down those homemade gourmet dinners for Fido and check out the following tips for fussy eaters.   Change the flavor of your dog’s current foodMany dog food brands offer a variety of flavors or formulas. If your dog seems to be losing interest in their current food, switching up the flavor may do the trick in making them interested in the...

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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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