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Traveling with Pets

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Traveling with Pets

  Traveling with Toto Knowing you’re about to go on a fun vacation and get away from the daily routine of the household is a fun and exciting time! But what you can’t get away from is the question of who’s going to hold down the fort while you’re gone? Will you need someone to collect your mail? Someone to water your plants? More importantly, do you have a pet that needs to be taken care of? You have several options for how your pet situation can be handled when you’re about to leave for a trip. Fido can be...

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking Dogs in a Winter Wonderland As people start trading in their tank tops for flannels and parkas and their shorts for jeans and sweatpants, many pet parents wonder if there’s something they should be doing to prep their fur babies for the cold winter months ahead. Your pet may not require a flannel or sweatpants (though they’re definitely out there for pets if you search hard enough), but will they require a winter coat or boots?  Consider the following in deciding if a coat or shoes will be necessary for your pooch this winter. Size Smaller dogs and miniature/toy...

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Happy Howl-O-Ween!

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Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the trick or treaters, the steady stream of candy, the festive decorations, and the creative costumes! This sounds like every child and Halloween enthusiast’s treat, but it can quickly turn into a tricky nightmare for unprepared pets. Leave the mischief and mysteriousness of the holiday up to the haunted houses, horror movies, and the neighborhood children wondering what candy they’ll receive. Don’t let your dog or cat’s health remain a mystery to be solved this Halloween. Instead, be aware of the possible pet dangers around All Hallows’...

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Pet Beds

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Pet Beds

Pet Beds: More Than Just A Box One of the biggest joys of having a pet is always having a reliable cuddle buddy. Someone to snuggle up to in bed and keep you company while you both start to doze off. While that’s certainly an advantage of having a pet, there’s no harm in purchasing your companion a bed of their own! In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should - because they need more than just a box! Dogs and cats sleep 12 - 14 hours a day, so it’s only natural that they have a luxurious,...

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Handling a Hairy Situation

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Handling a Hairy Situation

Handling A Hairy Situation Pet owners love the soft, silky feeling of running their fingers through their cat’s fur. But what they love less is when that same fur comes back up minutes later in the form of a hairball. It’s even worse when you’re the one that catches your kitty retching it up onto your prized sofa or newly vacuumed rug, becoming your responsibility to clean it up. It leaves a lot of people feeling disgusted or nauseated, while it leaves others wondering “What causes this mess to happen in the first place? Is this normal? What can I...

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Keep Your Pet Swimmingly Healthy with Salmon Oil

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Keep Your Pet Swimmingly Healthy with Salmon Oil

Many different types of oils have been used by both people and their pets throughout the years. Coconut oil, CBD oil, Hemp oil, and essential oil have all become popular for several reasons, whether it be their ability to relax and calm, or their ability to leave behind a healthier, glowing look. Another type of oil has recently joined the team - salmon oil!  Salmon oil is taken from the salmon, which is a fish native to the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. They hatch in freshwater and migrate to the ocean before returning to the freshwater to reproduce. These...

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Feeding Your Pet Red, White, and Blue

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Feeding Your Pet Red, White, and Blue

Made in the USA  Living in the United States means different things to different people. For some, it’s job opportunities, fair pay, and more rights. For others it’s diversity, freedom, and culture. Then there are the people that take it to be a country that sells goods of the highest, safest, most luxurious quality. While some people may simply glance over the “Made in the USA” labels on their groceries and other belongings, many do not. American made products are constantly rising in popularity, and it shows by how many people seek out the label that indicates merchandise that is...

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The Pros of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Pet Food

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The Pros of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Pet Food

Probiotics: live microorganisms found in not only your gut, but your pet’s. Living organisms taking shelter in both mine and my pet’s bodies? Now this might sound a bit alarming, but take heart because we can reassure you that when given in appropriate amounts, it’s not. There’s a reason why so many supplements and food options available to both you and your pets use probiotics! Probiotics are indeed live organisms, typically bacteria or yeast, but they’re friendly ones! Most of the immune system is found working closely with the digestive system. It is for that reason that, found in the...

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Why Go Frozen?

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Why Go Frozen?

Frozen Foods for Furry Friends What Is Frozen Pet Food? Many people are familiar with the unbeatable taste of a fresh, homemade meal. Nothing is quite like it! But pet owners rarely have the time to make one for themselves in today’s fast paced society, let alone make it for their pets. That’s when frozen meals come in. By finding just the right frozen food products, even your pets can experience what feels like a real home cooked breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are plenty of frozen cat and dog foods on the market today, whether raw or cooked. Regardless...

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Benefits of Freeze Dried Food

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Benefits of Freeze Dried Food

Benefits of Freeze Dried Foods for the Finicky In today’s society people are always keeping up with the latest health trends and diets. Keto, paleo, low carb, intermittent fasting, juice cleanses, the list goes on and on! Pet owners’ own diet preferences and health consciousness often translates into how humans choose to feed their dog. Both pet owners and their pets may be getting pickier, but luckily there’s an option that is sure to satisfy them. One of these preferences is freeze dried foods - they’re not just for astronauts! The history of freeze dried foods go way back, but...

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Getting Tick'd? How to Get Fleas to Flee

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Getting Tick'd? How to Get Fleas to Flee

Fleas and ticks - two of the peskiest problems to plague pet owners, as well as the most common. Fleas and ticks absolutely love to make comfy, cozy environments out of your pet’s soft, warm, clean fur. Because of this, it’s important to understand, as the responsible pet owner you are, what exactly ticks and fleas are, what they do, and how you can finally pinpoint these parasites. Fleas are wingless insects that feed on the blood of your unsuspecting pet. They’re known to be high-hopping little creatures that, according to FleaScience, can jump a height of about 5.2 inches and...

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How to Make an Outdoor Cat House for Winter

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How to Make an Outdoor Cat House for Winter

The following article is from Wellness Pet Food's Live Well Blog: As we approach the winter season, the days will get shorter and the temperatures will get colder. Cats might be resourceful, but they still need shelter when the temperatures drop. When the temperatures get really cold, cats can suffer from frostbite or hypothermia. Their fur coats sometimes simply aren’t enough to keep them warm. Outdoor Shelters for Community or Stray Cats Building an outdoor cat house for kitties can keep your feline friends safe and warm during the coldest part of the year. You might want to build an...

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Benefits of Pet Ownership

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Benefits of Pet Ownership

Most people would agree that owning a pet is a positive experience. But did you know that there are actual health benefits to pet ownership? The bond between people and their pets is a mutually beneficial relationship. According to the CDC, this bond can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.  Pet ownership increases the opportunities to exercise. Whether it's taking your dog for a walk or playing with them in the yard, your body is moving. This activity can also lead to a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Pets also provide their owners with social...

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Keep Calm this 4th of July

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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

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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

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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

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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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How CBD Helps Dogs/Pets with Anxiety

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*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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Can My Healthy Pet Take CBD?

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*The following blog post was written by King Kanine – all credit goes to King Kanine*CBD affects the endocannabinoid receptors which are in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoid receptors are very important as they function to maintain body homeostasis. CBD is deeply involved in those endocannabinoid neurotransmissions in that they upregulate and downregulate neural transmissions as needed to maintain that homeostasis, helping keep the body in a normal and healthy state. Although we’re focusing here on the use of CBD for pain in animals, other known actions in humans include the downregulation of anxiety, noise...

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Most Recent Posts from The Pup

Traveling with Pets →

September 18, 2020

  Traveling with Toto Knowing you’re about to go on a fun vacation and get away from the daily routine of the household is a fun and exciting time! But what you can’t get away from is the question ...
Walking in a Winter Wonderland →

September 13, 2020

Walking Dogs in a Winter Wonderland As people start trading in their tank tops for flannels and parkas and their shorts for jeans and sweatpants, many pet parents wonder if there’s something they ...
Happy Howl-O-Ween! →

September 09, 2020

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the trick or treaters, the steady stream of candy, the festive decorations, and the creative costumes! This sounds ...
Pet Beds →

September 08, 2020

Pet Beds: More Than Just A Box One of the biggest joys of having a pet is always having a reliable cuddle buddy. Someone to snuggle up to in bed and keep you company while you both start to doze o...
Handling a Hairy Situation →

August 21, 2020

Handling A Hairy Situation Pet owners love the soft, silky feeling of running their fingers through their cat’s fur. But what they love less is when that same fur comes back up minutes later in th...
Keep Your Pet Swimmingly Healthy with Salmon Oil →

August 14, 2020

Many different types of oils have been used by both people and their pets throughout the years. Coconut oil, CBD oil, Hemp oil, and essential oil have all become popular for several reasons, wheth...
Feeding Your Pet Red, White, and Blue →

July 24, 2020

Made in the USA  Living in the United States means different things to different people. For some, it’s job opportunities, fair pay, and more rights. For others it’s diversity, freedom, and cultur...
The Pros of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Pet Food →

June 26, 2020

Probiotics: live microorganisms found in not only your gut, but your pet’s. Living organisms taking shelter in both mine and my pet’s bodies? Now this might sound a bit alarming, but take heart be...
Why Go Frozen? →

June 05, 2020

Frozen Foods for Furry Friends What Is Frozen Pet Food? Many people are familiar with the unbeatable taste of a fresh, homemade meal. Nothing is quite like it! But pet owners rarely have the time ...
Benefits of Freeze Dried Food →

April 24, 2020

Benefits of Freeze Dried Foods for the Finicky In today’s society people are always keeping up with the latest health trends and diets. Keto, paleo, low carb, intermittent fasting, juice cleanses,...
Getting Tick'd? How to Get Fleas to Flee →

April 17, 2020

Fleas and ticks - two of the peskiest problems to plague pet owners, as well as the most common. Fleas and ticks absolutely love to make comfy, cozy environments out of your pet’s soft, warm, c...
How to Make an Outdoor Cat House for Winter →

January 09, 2020

The following article is from Wellness Pet Food's Live Well Blog: As we approach the winter season, the days will get shorter and the temperatures will get colder. Cats might be resourceful, but ...
Benefits of Pet Ownership →

January 08, 2020

Most people would agree that owning a pet is a positive experience. But did you know that there are actual health benefits to pet ownership? The bond between people and their pets is a mutually be...
Keep Calm this 4th of July →

June 29, 2019

  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 reac...
Dealing with Picky Eaters →

May 12, 2019

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 d...
Hot Spots →

April 28, 2019

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 a...
Healthy Essentials Probiotic Food Spray →

April 21, 2019

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 bac...
Vaccinating your Pets →

April 14, 2019

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 d...
How CBD Helps Dogs/Pets with Anxiety →

March 31, 2019

*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...
Can My Healthy Pet Take CBD? →

March 24, 2019

*The following blog post was written by King Kanine – all credit goes to King Kanine*CBD affects the endocannabinoid receptors which are in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervou...
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