Archive | Pet Health Tips

Medical Issues or Poor Training?

Dogs can’t tell us what they’re feeling, so it can be difficult to determine the right course of action when it comes to resolving bad behavior problems. How do you know if you should take your pet to a trainer — or if you should go straight to your vet? There’s a growing trend of veterinarians and trainers […]

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Common Dog Behaviors

Aggression – is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. Different forms of aggression require different treatments. The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when guarding their territories, defending their offspring and protecting […]

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Pet Nutrition Myths

Myth #1: “Natural” pet food is better for my pet. Fact: Although the word “natural” is found on some pet food labels, it’s really hard to know exactly what that means. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates pet food labeling, offers no official definition. There’s an assumption, but no evidence, that pet food free of […]

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Is your pet overweight? Diets that can help!

Did you know that obesity affects more than 50 percent of America’s dog population? If your pooch is overweight, he can develop all kinds of health problems, such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulty, diabetes and even bladder cancer. For your dog, the excess weight and the resulting health problems can mean less play time and depression. What causes […]

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Considerations for Choosing a “Healthy” Pet Food

Numerous factors play into the long, happy life of your pet, but a high-quality and nutritious pet food is where it begins. Well-balanced food contains nutrients that keep your pet’s coat healthy and shiny, strengthen the immune system, and keep the digestive system working properly.  That can help your pet maintain a healthier lifestyle. But […]

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How to Read a Pet Food Label

What is a pet food label? A pet food label is a legal document regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and is the primary means of communication between the pet food manufacturers and pet owners. Deciphering the label  After reading the label, you may be confused — ingredients versus nutritional facts, guaranteed analysis, an endorsement by […]

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Healthy Nutrition

It’s All About Balance The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your dog. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function normally. Balanced nutrition is no accident – reputable pet food manufacturers work hard to determine the exact formula that […]

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Food Allergies

Allergies aren’t fun for anyone, but especially not for your pet who can’t tell you what’s making him so sick. Food allergies or food intolerance are caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient. Sometimes referred to as an ‘adverse reaction to food,’ it is defined as an abnormal response to a food or food […]

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