Wellness

Wellness

Wagbrag's pet wellness section contains the latest information on how to keep your pet happy and healthy. Learn about recent medical advancements and how they may help your pet. We provide tips on holistic and home remedies and news on cutting edge procedures and technologies to keep your pet healthy and thriving.

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12 Snake Bite Prevention Tips For Dogs – Snake Bites On The Rise

It's summer time! As the weather heats up, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for snakes - for the safety of both you and your dog. According to PetMD approximately, 8,000...
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5 Pet Safety Tips You Need to Do Immediately

We know your pets are like family members. You love them and do your best to keep them safe. Here are five important steps you can take to ensure your pet's safety. 5 Pet Safety...
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Cooking Demonstrations & Culinary Delights – Taste of Town Brookhaven Event Benefiting LifeLine Animal...

Featured Cooking Demonstrations and Culinary Delights The Taste of Town Brookhaven is hosting their 3rd annual event.  This event will feature culinary delights from Town Brookhaven restaurants and cooking demonstrations from Atlanta chefs, including Lisa Washington...
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Top Wackiest Pet Names of 2017

Our Kitten - Named After Andy Griffith TV Show Character With A Star Wars Twist We adopted a cute little kitten this year and the whole family had fun coming up with potential names. My wife...
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5 Pet Traveling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know – Flying Overseas With Pets

5 Pet Traveling Tips That Will Surprise You Moving to a new house and moving jobs are some of the most stressful life changes you’ll come across.  Add in 10 thousand miles distance and it’s...
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Party For The Paws Event – Fun Event Supporting Local Dog Rescue

Party To Save Dog's Puppy Haven is very excited to announce their Second Annual Party for the Paws on May 6th from 11am-3pm at their store location on Caldwell Road in Brookhaven, Georgia. All Proceeds Benefit Rescue...

Luxury Dog Bed Giveaway! Petoji Dog Bed Limited Time Offer

Register to win a new Petoji dog bed and avoid the typical dog bed scenario. April 26, 2017: This post has been updated and the dog bed giveaway contest has ended. Typical Dog Bed Scenario The typical...
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LifeLine Animal Project to Provide Free Veterinary Services at Healthy Pets Events

Rising Pet Care Costs With the cost of pet care rising, many Atlanta pet owners cannot afford basic veterinary services for their dogs or cats. To assist pet owners, LifeLine Animal Project will be holding...

Top 3 Reason Why You Should NOT Breed Your Dog – Responsible Dog Breeding

  WRITTEN BY: Lazhar Ichar from Breeding Business Breeding dogs is not something to take lightly and while accidents can always happen, it is the dog owner’s responsibility to make sure a litter is only the...
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A Perfect Dog Treat For Training – Bonito Fish Flakes

  I received Bonito Fish Flakes & compensation from Chef Asako. However, the opinions and text are all mine. I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Dog Training Tip - How To Hold...
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6 Cat Weight Loss Tips – Creative Ways To Help Your Cat Lose Weight

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 58% of the cats in the United States are obese. Feline obesity can lead to liver disease, diabetes, urinary tract problems, heart failure, and other fatal...
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10 Dog Food Ingredients Your Dog Doesn’t Need

The AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) establishes the nutritional standards for dog foods. Although all of the ingredients are considered "feed grade", that doesn’t mean they are completely safe for our pets....
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Retractable Dog Leashes – Pros & Cons

Are Retractable Leashes Safe For Dogs? Although the retractable dog leash receives bad reviews by some, I believe it can be used effectively and safely if you know and follow a few common sense rules. I've...

Exploring And Hiking – How To Be #HealthierTogether With Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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Thanksgiving Foods Pets Can Eat And Ones To Avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. If you’re anything like staffers here at WagBrag, you find it hard to resist those big, sad eyes when you’re feasting on the turkey and dressing. Both cats...
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How To Be #healthiertogether With Your Dog

  This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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My Dog Ate Chocolate! What Will Happen?

What Makes Chocolate Poisonous to Dogs? As much as humans enjoy chocolate it can be toxic to our pets.  Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines, specifically caffeine and theobromine.  These substances are not broken down efficiently...

Teach Your Dog To Wear A Backpack With These 5 Easy Steps

  As I prepare for my upcoming camping trip in November, I look forward to trying out some new hiking gear for my dog. I'm especially eager for Rio to test out his new doggie backpack...
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Preparing To Bring Home A New Puppy? Here Is What You Need To...

You’ve planned, you’ve searched and you’ve found him – the new love of your life. It’s time for your new puppy to come home with you and meet his or her new family. It’s a...
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How to Cure Your Cat’s Constipation with these Four Safe and Effective Home Remedies

Why is my cat constipated and what can I do? If you’re a cat owner, you know the importance of keeping your cat happy and healthy. Or rather, you understand the importance of making sure...
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How To Create A Pet Friendly Office

We’ve gotten more and more attached to our pets over the last few decades. The nature of the workplace is changing as many companies adopt pet policies.  For example, 9 percent of companies provide...
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Dog Surfing Video: Watch Tenacious Corgi Surf Through Waves

Tenacious Little Corgi Surfs Through The Waves It's summertime and nothing beats hanging out at the beach with your friends, family....and watching a dog surfing. For those of you who are at the beach, heading...
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11 Amazing Service Dog Facts

Service dogs are highly trained and do some incredible things. But many people are not aware of all of the things these dogs are capable of. Scroll through learn more about these 11 amazing service dog facts. They Help...
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Cat Expert Tips – How to Communicate with Your Cat

Dr. Tony Buffington, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, professor at the Ohio State University has dedicated his life to the general mystery of cats. He has spent the last few years studying interstitial...
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10 Tips To Help Your Dog Stay Calm During the July 4th Fireworks

We advise that you don't but if you plan to bring Fido along to watch the fireworks show this 4th of July, you may want to brush up your knowledge on what to do...

11 Foods Your Pet Should NEVER eat

Harmful Food For Dogs You might think feeding your pet from the table or giving them the same food or drink that you enjoy is showing your love. However, people food and drink can be...
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5 Common Health Problems To Know Before Adopting A Pet

By Sherry L. Granader Rescuing or adopting an animal from a shelter can be a loving and rewarding experience. However, there are some common health problems that you should be aware of going into the...

If Your Dog Loves Treats Then #NudgeThemBack

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats available at Walmart® but we only share...
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Dog Reunited With Owner After Two Years: Video

This story starts out with a very common theme that many animal rescuers have heard before. But this story has a small twist with a happy ending. According to WREX news, Jose had fallen...
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Coyote! How To Keep Your Pets Safe

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an increased number of posts on our community forum about coyote sightings around our neighborhood in Smyrna, GA. With the increase in sightings also comes the increase...
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Cat Scratch Disease: Will Your Cat Make You Blind?

Janese Walters had lived with her kitten for one year when unexpectedly she lost sight in her left eye. After a year of inconclusive analysis, her doctor diagnosed her with an infection of Bartonella...
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Earthday and Going Green With Your Pet

  It's earth day and going “green” is popular today. Recycling, taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery shop and owning compost bins. But are you also going green with your dog? Keep reading to find...
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STUDY: Your Cat Could Be The The Reason For Your Angry Outburts

Well, this brings a whole new meaning to "crazy cat lady." Parasitic Infection In Cats Linked To Aggression According to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, your cat, more specifically, its feces, could...
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Should You Feed Feral Cats?

Should You Feed Feral Cats? Feral cats are simply (human) owner-less cats who are wild in nature. Our natural instinct is to want to help homeless animals we by giving them some food, but this...
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Video: What Can Dogs Eat?

Table Scraps - Tips and Reminders When it comes to table scraps, there are some foods that are okay to give our dogs and other foods we should avoid. Some table scraps are not healthy...
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Cat Food Review – Best & Worst Brands

As cat owners and lovers of our friendly and sassy felines, we want to be sure they’re getting the best care possible. Right down to what they’re putting in their bellies. Read about the...
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5 Ways Pets Help Child Development

How Kids Benefit By Having Pets Children are always excited about getting a pet. A tour around children’s room will remind you how much they love animals – most of the cartoons, books and comics...
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Why You Won’t Find This Great Pet Food In Any Stores……

Pet Food Review and Special Offer A Unique Brand Not Found In Stores I'm the Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WagBrag and like many of you, I'm conscious about the food I feed my pets; I do...
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Top 10 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain

Written By: Micheal Petty, DVM As a veterinarian and pain management expert, barely a day goes by in my practice when a dog doesn’t come in whose caregiver describes behavior that is associated with pain,...
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Rescuer Thinks She Saved 1 Dog, Unknowingly Saves 6

 Dog Video: German Shepherd Rescue Story German Shepherd Owners Give Up Dog Gemma, a white German Shepherd, had a severe case of Demodectic Mange that covered 70% of her body. Demodectic Mange in an infestation of...
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Can My Pet Get The Zika Virus?

By Sherry L. Granader Nutritionist It is impossible to turn on the news or open a newspaper and not hear about the Zika virus. It is a virus spread to people through mosquito bites and common...
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Uplifting Video: Paralyzed Dog Tries Wheelchair For The First Time

VIDEO: A paralyzed dog gets new doggie wheelchair.   Bookie is one of those dogs you'll always remember. Not because of his disability but instead for his happy and high-spirited personality. Bookie, a beagle mix, survived...
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Create a Cat-Friendly Home with Tips from Jackson Galaxy

Talking With Jackson Galaxy I spoke to Jackson Galaxy for this article, and it was an honor. I've been a fan of his work with cats for years. Getting to talk to him about the...
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The Benefit Of Dog Herbal Supplements

Humans take supplements to increase the doses of vitamins and minerals that may be lacking in their food. But does the same idea go for your pet’s diet as well? We think it should and...
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Car Safety Tips When Traveling With Pets

We love our pets around us all the time so why wouldn’t we want to take them on vacation with us? It’s really hard to think about dropping your dog off at the kennel...
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Toxic Foods To Never EVER Feed Your Cat

Pet insurance provider Trupanion paid over $1.3 million in claims for toxicity and poisoning in dogs and cats over the past two years. It is important to understand which toxic foods to never feed your...
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Tips For Choosing a Healthy Dog Food Brand

Choosing healthy dog food brand is critical your pet's health. Why? They rely almost solely on us to give them what they need, and malnourishment isn’t just an overtly skinny dog. She could look...
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Yes, Cats Can Be Allergic To Your Home

You might think your cat has a cold when he's suddenly sneezing and having trouble breathing. It could be cat allergies. Some cats are allergic to their lives with humans, and those allergies can...
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Treating Your Cat Allergies

Being a cat parent when you're allergic to cats is hard! In fact, for some cat owners it can become more than hard. It can be life threatening. How can you deal with and...
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Can Pets Be Organ Donors?

We humans know all about donating organs, but what about pet organ donation? Cat and dogs becoming organ donors is becoming more and more popular. While it might be hard for you, your pet...
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Why Are Cats Picky Eaters?

Why are cats picky eaters? There is some science to a cat’s discerning palate, and also some cat behaviors you should take into account in order to understand your cat’s eating habits. Stress and Taste If...
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Tips on Where To Find Financial Assistance For Pets with Cancer

  If you have a dog or cat who was recently diagnosed or being treated for cancer then you are likely getting ready to face mounting veterinarian bills. The good news is that there are...
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Can You Get Your Cat Sick if You Have a Cold?

You have post-nasal drip, a hacking cough, and your tissue pile is covering the floor at your feet. Frankly all you want is a cuddle from your cat. She feels your pain and comes...
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How Much Salmonella is on Your Cat’s Food Dish?

Salmonella Concerns Yes, there is salmonella on your cat’s food dish. In fact, there are bacteria in the food you feed your cats, bacteria left over from your cat’s mouth, and salmonella is a large...
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Tips For Picking Out The Right Dog Treats

We all love a treat, especially dogs. And while we may be able to control the consumptions of our treats, we need to do the same for our pets. It is possible for them...
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Reduce Your Dog’s Risk Of Hip Dysplasia

What Is Hip Dysplasia? Mention the words hip dysplasia and thoughts of pain for your pet probably come to mind. It is a genetic disorder that typically affects medium to large-sized dogs and characterized by...
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Xylitol – Deadly For Dogs

What is Xylitol? Read the label on your package of gum and you will see an ingredient known as xylitol that is widely used in place of sugar. It is naturally occurring in corn, mushrooms,...
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Spread Out Your Pet’s Vaccines…Here’s Why

This information should not be considered a substitute for veterinarian advice.  Please consult with your veterinarian about specific pet vaccines and potential side effects.  Diseases Protected From Pet Vaccines Whether you have a new puppy...
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Is Your Cat Making You Crazy? Toxoplasma gondii and Cats

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a parasite carried by cats that can infect any warm-blooded mammal. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, approximately 60 million people in the United States may have...

Why You Should Groom & Pamper Your Pet

Our pets are our family. We feed them, care for them, and provide for them like we do for our children. Part of taking care of your cat is making sure they are clean...
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4 Easy Tips To Help Your Pet Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

Pet cancer is not something you want to think about your pet having but this serious disease increases with age in our household pets. Cancer is best defined as cell growth that is uncontrolled...
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Alternatives To Declawing Your Cat

Most people do not realize what a cat goes through during a declawing procedure. Having been a veterinarian’s assistant for many years, I saw first-hand the pain and negative consequences for this unnecessary procedure....
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What Is Zoonosis?

What Is Zoonosis? No – zoonosis is not planning a trip to the zoo. It is a disease that can be spread from animals to humans. It's transferred when an animal, infected with parasites, viruses,...
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Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

It may be shocking to learn a diagnosis that your pet has diabetes, however with good care, it is possible for your favorite companion to enjoy a long and healthy life. Losing weight is...
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7 Tips for a Healthy Kitten

You’ve just adopted a new kitten and you are, well, smitten. Who doesn’t love a little ball of fur who is so interested in being your pal and curling up to sleep with you? You...
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How to Prevent Cat Cancer

Approximatly, 6 million cats are diagnosed with cancer the United States each year, according to The Animal Cancer Foundation. Here are some of the different types of cat cancer, causes, and how to prevent it. Types...
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Doggone Flu: It Isn’t Limited to the Chicago Area

If you followed the canine news in the spring of 2015, you undoubtedly heard about a strain of flu going around kennels in Chicago and other states. Some dogs have died but most recover. And after...
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Coprophagy: Why Does My Dog Eat Her Poop?

  If the title of this post grosses you out, we get it. It did for us too until we learned the extent of this behavioral issue. It happens far more often than you would think...
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Springtime And Lyme Disease

By Sherry L. Granader As spring arrives in the northern part of the United States, Lyme disease appears to be a concern mainly in the eastern coastal states from Virginia to Massachusetts. It is somewhat...

Springtime Safety Tips for Pets

We humans aren’t the only ones in love with springtime warm weather. Our pets love it just as much as we do especially after being cooped up in the house during a cold winter. Did...
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Mange In Pets

Tiny mites and parasites are the main cause of the skin disease, mange. It is quite common for some mange mites to be residents of your pet’s hair follicles and skin, however all mites...
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Uroliths (Bladder Stones) In Cats

Cats can develop bladder stones at any age, regardless of their sex, age or breed. The most common type is known as Struvites that are usually found in young adult cats but have been...
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Spring Time Gardening – Which Plants Can Poison Your Pets

We’ve all been praying for warmer weather and springtime. And, just like humans, your pets have been looking forward to warmer weather as well. If you have dogs and cats who are inside/outside animals,...
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Braces For Your Pet’s Teeth…Really?

By Sherry L. Granader Have you ever thought about braces for your pet’s teeth? If you notice your pet’s teeth are crooked, causing inflammation of the gums or they have a difficult time eating and...
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Pet Health Hazards In Puddles?

Top 3 Pet Health Hazards In Puddles? Bad weather, especially when it is raining, can make it difficult to walk your dog. When the weather finally clears, it feels great to be able to get...

Top 5 Ailments That Respond Well To Chiropractic Treatment

Dogs are our best friends and have been for thousands of years. We care for them and nurture them and they provide comfort and friendship. When your dog is injured, it’s near impossible for...
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Top 6 Pet Food Ingredients You Need to Avoid

How many pet parents read pet food ingredients?  You may want to take a closer look at the pet food label next before you making your purchase decision.  We take for granted that the ingredients...
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Top #5 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Is A Good Supplement For Dogs

  Supplements can be confusing. You’ve heard from your doctor all about how you should be taking fish oil for your heart and brain, vitamin D for your immune system, baby aspirin to prevent heart...
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Top 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Around Your Pets

So, have you ever wondered - is smoking around your pet dangerous? Before you assume that you’re the only one who suffers from your cigarette habit, think again. The truth might hit us when...

3 Celebrity Pet Charities That You May Not Have Heard About

Fortunately, there are celebrities in the mainstream media who want to make the world a happier place for pets. Read on to restore some of your faith in humanity and learn about 3 celebrities...
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Diabetes In Dogs

By Sherry L. Granader Dogs, like humans, can also get diabetes. They can be diagnosed with Type I diabetes where there is a shortage of insulin or Type II diabetes where the cells do not...

Top 5 Reasons Why Olive Oil is a Good Supplement for Dogs

Olive oil contains a wealth of health benefits that humans and pets can reap, share, and enjoy. Not only is it a highly nutritious addition to any meal, but humans can also enjoy having...
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Why Are Dogs Allergic to Chocolate?

  We've all heard that we're not supposed to give our dogs chocolate. But why exactly is that? Why is chocolate so bad for them? The Deadly Ingredient It turns out that chocolate contains a chemical called...
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6 Tips for Putting Your Pet on a Bland Diet

By Sherry L. Granader Why A Bland Diet? Many times, diarrhea is the motivator behind feeding your pet a bland diet. Typically, your veterinarian will recommend a meal of white rice and boiled hamburger for a...
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Top 10 Supplements For Senior Pets

By Sherry L. Granader The supplement business is a multi-billion dollar industry for humans and when it comes to pets, the market is growing rapidly. We all want to give out furry family members the...
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Top 5 Smartphone Apps For Pet Lovers

There are now pet smartphone apps now that can assist you in emergencies and provide vet advice. They can be useful tools when it comes to your pet's health. Here’s a list of the...

Can My Dog Get Heartworms in the Winter Months?

This is a popular question among dog owners. Heartworms are a debilitating disease that can reduce your dog’s quality of like or end it if left untreated. Since heartworms are transmitted via mosquitos and...

Tips to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

There are a lot of health risks for overweight pets, such as diabetes, joint pains, trouble breathing, heart disease, and others.  Obesity affects the quality of life as well.  Dogs love to run and...

Not a Fan of Doggie Breath? Tips on how to keep your dog’s breath fresh

Let’s be honest.  Doggie kisses are irresistible, right?  But the smell?  Not so good. So what’s a pet parent to do?  We must have kisses, so we must find a remedy – quickly. What Causes...

Toxic Foods to Keep Away From Your Dog

Everyone (or almost everyone) has heard that chocolate is toxic for dogs.  That is not strictly true.  Chocolate toxicity is dependent on a set of circumstances, occurring at the same time, for chocolate to...
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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is coming up fast. While pet owners might get that happy tingling feeling down their spine at the thought of this scary season, pets can find it terrifying. You know all those noises,...
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Video: Puppy Playing With Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a sign of fall and go hand and hand with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Watching this video of a cute puppy playing with a pumpkin reminded us that although pumpkins may be an amusing toy...
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“Chubby Puppy!” – How To Keep Your Dog’s Weight In Check

  My sister in-law Katy, loves my two dogs, Dexter and Bella.  Loves them like they're her own and visa versa. We hadn't seen Katy in almost two months.  So when she walked in the...
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Ebola And Pets

Waking up every morning and hearing the news about the Ebola crisis, it may make you wonder if it could spread to our dogs, cats or other pets. For example, the nurse, hospitalized in...
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Bloat In Dogs: How To Prevent this Deadly Condition

Bloat in dogs can be a life-threatening emergency and affects dogs of all breeds, young and old. Recognizing the symptoms early and getting effective treatment are critical for survival. Two Bloat Conditions There are two conditions related...

Top Dangerous Foods for Cats

Dogs, at least some of them, will eat just about anything.  Cats, on the other hand, are a bit more finicky.  However, just because your cat will eat something, doesn’t mean they should.  There...
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Top 10 Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Dog's Who Shed Very Little Or Not At All There are many breeds that shed very little hair and/or skin cells.  These are perfect for allergy sufferers who wish to enjoy the love and companionship...
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Catnip: Is It Safe For Your Cat?

Cats and catnip go together like humans and caffeine. Cats usually love catnip. They'll start acting strange. Running around the house. Playing with toys, sometimes trying to tear them apart. Some cats even act...
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Pet Passenger Safety Tips

  Man’s best friend riding “shotgun” with his head out of the window catching some breeze, who hasn’t seen this?  Let’s face it, dogs love to do this – ears flapping in the wind, riding...
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Over Vaccination Debate

      There seems to be an ongoing debate among animal scientists as well as pet owners about the fact that we are over vaccinating our pets. The side effects of these vaccines have become so...
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Cat on A Diet: 101

Feline obesity is, unfortunately, a common cat health problem. Obesity causes added stress to the cat's body, and it increases risks of joint pain, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, some cancers, and...
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Pools and Pet Safety Tips

A pool is something the whole family can enjoy together, dogs included.  However, pet safety, the same as child safety, around the pool is essential for dogs.  People often do not consider the risk...
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Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Whiskers just make a cat that much more adorable. No cat drawing is ever complete without a few lines on each side of the cat's face. What you might not know is that cats...
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How To Avoid – Top 6 Dog Diseases And Injuries

Our loyal, furry friends deserve the best care possible. Living a long a healthy life means knowing the diseases and injuries that can occur in your dog. Knowing the signs and symptoms is the...
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Alternative Treatments for Dogs with Cancer

An active network of 20 academic comparative oncology centers has formed The Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC). It is managed by the NIH-NCI- Center For Cancer Research’s Comparative Oncology Program, designed to execute clinical...
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What You Need To Know About Cancer In Dogs

Who would have thought that cancer would become the leading cause of death in dogs over 10-years old. Cancer simply means that certain cells are reproducing faster than normal. Older cells in the cancerous...
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EFT For Pets – Emotional Acupuncture

  Advocates claim that EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) may be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders in pets, and as a simple form of self-administered therapy.  So although, Wagbrag wants...
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Dog Dental Care – How Often Should You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?

  Although fresh breath and pearly whites are a benefit of brushing your dog’s teeth, doing so is actually a vital part of ensuring your pet’s overall good health, too. Most dog owners are unaware...
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Laser Therapy for Pets – Top 10 Benefits

One of the most exciting, alternative treatments available is laser therapy for pets. According to the GA Veterinary Rehabilitation Clinic, “Laser therapy for pets has been shown to relieve pain from muscle and joint...
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Sick Cat? How To Tell If My Cat Is Sick

Are You Worried That Your Cat Is Ill? Since your cat can't come up to you and say, Hey, I'm not feeling well...you have to figure out the mystery of a sick cat. Cats tend...
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Ready for a Swim? How to Prevent Dog Ear Infections

Swimmer’s ear and summer go hand-in-hand … for you and your canines.  Dog Ear infections (although all may not be related to swimmers ear) were the second most common reason why dog's visited the...
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6 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

If you have a cat, you might be wondering about some of her strange cat behaviors. Cats tend to exhibit weird behaviors sometimes, and that's what many cat parents love about them. Once you...
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Is Cat Litter Dangerous for Humans?

Have you ever changed the litter box and wondered if inhaling that dust is unhealthy? Curious cat owners want to know - is cat litter dangerous for humans. Intestinal Issues: This can be caused by parasites and...
Are You Allergic to Your Cat?

Are You Allergic to Your Cat?

You can become allergic to cats even though you haven't been before. The good news is that there are some excellent treatments out there to help you out. How do You Get Cat Allergies Of the...
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Medical Marijuana for Pets

Medical Marijuana for Pets Medical marijuana has been a hot topic in the news.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN reported that marijuana could have some major benefits when used for medical purposes.  The debate over...
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Common Cat Health Problems

There are some common health problems in cats that you can keep an eye out for whether you are taking home your first kitten or beginning to work with cats at a shelter or...
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Cat Seizures

There might not be a more frightening experience for a cat owner than the first time you see a cat – especially if it is your cat – have a seizure. While seizures in...
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Quick Tip: How to Disinfect Aquarium Rocks

Adding a rock to your pet fish or reptile's aquarium is a great way to enhance it's overall aesthetics. Rocks and stones have small pores and crevices where tiny little microscopic creatures may be...
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Top Cat Smartphone Apps for Pet Owners

You love your cat and your smartphone, right? Well, get some cat apps! Top Cat Smartphone Apps There are lots of cat smartphone apps for pet lovers.  A good example of this kind of cat app...
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How To Safely Transition Your Adopted Dog To A New Food

By Sherry L. Granader. Adopting a pet can be exciting and fun for you and the entire family, however bringing an adopted pet home for the first time takes kindness and patience as each of...

Pet CPR: What is it and How to Get Certified

By Sherry L. Granader. Imagine this, you come home one day to find your beloved cat or dog lying unconscious and unresponsive on the floor. Quick! What do you do next? No one wants to think...
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Homeopathy Healthcare For Pets

By Sherry L. Granader.  A Natural Alternative For Healing Just as in the human body, homeopathy is a natural alternative for healing that addresses the underlying imbalance in your pet’s body that is causing the symptoms. ...
Why does my cat eat paper?

Why Does My Cat Eat Paper?

By Nicky LaMarco. I came home a few days ago, and my cat was sitting on my desk and eating my stationary. He looked at me calmly as if everything was normal, and I looked...
Antioxidants for pets

Antioxidants For Pets

All about antioxidants for pets! By Sherry L. Granader. All about antioxidants for pets: There are certain vitamins and minerals that help the body reduce the effects of oxidation in our pets.  Oxidation is basically the...
heartworms in dogs

Heartworms In Dogs

Heartworms are basically parasites transmitted by mosquito bites.  The heartworms take up residence in the lungs of the dog causing inflammation of the blood vessels which can result in damage to the heart and...
boswellia for pets

Boswellia For Pets With Pain

There is continued interest by pet owners to find natural, alternative remedies, especially when it comes to their pets dealing with pain. Herbs and other natural treatments are often safer and milder without side effects...
behavioral problems in horses

Behavior vs. Medical Problems in Mares and Stallions

Medical Verses Behavioral Issues Medical problems verses behavioral issues appear or are differentiated by the progression and symptoms of the problem in a horse. For example, self-mutilation may be due to a medical problem such...
heat stroke in dogs

What To Do When Your Dog Overheats

By Sherry L. Granader.   In our previous article, “5 Easy Ways to Prevent Heat Stroke in your Dog,” you learned about heat stroke, the signs you need to look for and the easy ways you...

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs

By Sherry L. Granader.   Have you ever had heat stroke? Have you experienced the rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, overwhelming body heat, nausea and light-headedness?  Now imagine feeling those same frightening symptoms, while wearing a heavy...
cat holding up paw

Why Does My Cat Hold His Paw Out?

  Check for Medical Issues And Paw Injuries There can be several reasons why a cat might hold their paw up or put it out towards you. There could be medical reasons, or there could be...

Determining What to Feed Your Cat

By Nicky LaMarco. There are always questions about what is best to feed a cat. Do you feed them dry food or wet? Perhaps you feed them both. Do you make food for them instead...

Ticks and Fleas … oh My!

By Sherry L. Granader. Summer is here, and in addition to protecting your pets against overheating, dehydration and potential ear infections from swimming, stay on the outlook for ticks and fleas. But how well do...

Heartworm Prevention

By Sherry L. Granader.  Some wise person once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;” and nothing could be more true when it comes to protecting your precious dog or cat...

Steroid Use in Pets

By Sherry Granader. When we moved from the northern part of the country to a warmer client, little did we realize the immense impact this would have on our St. Bernard, Barkley.  Granted, large breeds...

Why Does My Cat Drool?

By Nicky LaMarco Whether you are a first time cat guardian, or a very experienced feline lover, you could be stumped by the very same question - why does my cat drool? Should I be...

Chiropractic Medicine for Cats and Dogs

Chiropractic medicine has been used in human medicine for many years; however only recently has it been applied to the treatment of animals.  Just like other complementary therapies, chiropractic medicine is designed to work...
Arthritis Treatments For Pets

Arthritis Treatments For Pets

Arthritis in dogs is a common conditions but rarely seen in cats.  Technically, arthritis means “inflammation of the joint” and is characterized by stiffness, pain and swelling in the joints.  Therapy and treatment involve reducing...

Thyroid Conditions In Dogs and Cats

The thyroid gland is located in the neck, producing 2 iodine-containing hormones, T3 and T4 that affect many processes in the body.  The hormones regulate the speed at which everything runs in the body...

Obesity and Other Behavior Problems in Horses

Obesity in horses can be the result of increased consumption of palatable food, lack of stimulation and of course, just like us, decreased exercise or eating in place of other activities.  Even though an...

Glucosamine-Chondroitin For Your Pets With Osteoarthritis

Authored by: Sherry L. Granader Does your pet suffer with osteoarthritis?  Take heart, because there is hope in chondroitin sulfate, the major glycosaminoglycan found in cartilage. It inhibits an enzyme that is destructive to the...
Wondering what to do when your dog is sick? We're here to help!

Before You Rush To the Vet….

Wondering what to do when your dog is sick? We're here to help! When our pets our sick, we want to do all we can to make them feel better.  Of course, there is no...

Hyperbaric Chambers To HEAL Pets

If you are a scuba diver or have been treated for burns or other traumatic injuries, then you may have heard that hyperbaric chambers have now found another use – healing ailing pets.  Veterinarian’s...

Is Dental Disease Possible in Dogs and Cats?

Periodontal (dental) disease is the most common infectious disease in dogs and cats.  More than 80% of dogs and cats between the ages of one and three have some evidence of periodontal disease that...

Stem Cell Treatments For Pets

Stem cell research is a subject of fierce controversy, simply because the most versatile cells can only be derived from embryos.  However, scientists have found a way to utilize stem cells found in our...

4 Reasons Why Your Dog Won’t Eat

It can be aggravating – and scary - when your dog won't eat. It’s important to determine why they have lost their appetite in order to figure out the best treatment plan. Keep in...
Bach Flower Essences

Bach Flower Essences® For Pets

Treating our loving animals with holistic methods is becoming increasingly popular over the past several years.  One reason is that the side effects of many conventional drugs and medications affect the overall health of...

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Cats are notorious for not drinking enough water.  This habit can lead to a disease known as FLUTD – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease.  The condition affects the male cat’s lower urinary tract system...

Enzymes For Your Pet

By Sherry L. Granader Enzymes are used for a variety of functions in our pet’s body.  Digestion, cellular processes and absorption of dietary nutrients are all dependent upon the right enzymes.  Enzymes produced by the...

Hormone and Glandular Extracts For Pets

There is a belief that dates back to ancient times that consuming an extract from the same organ will enhance that specific body part or organ. Whole food concentrates are comprised of glandular therapies...

Laser Declawing

Many cat parents have gone through an internal struggle around the decision to declaw their cats.  Infact, a bill has just been introduced in Rhode Island that would prevent landlords from requiring that cats...
allergies in dogs

Natural Herbal Remedies For Skin Allergies in Dogs

There are several natural remedies that help treat allergies in dogs. You may recognize some or all of the symptoms and reactions in your dog at home. Allergy Symptoms In Dogs The signs of skin allergies...

Chronic Cha Cha Cha in Pets

CHRONIC DIARRHEA IN DOGS AND CATS Like humans, dogs and cats may suffer from chronic diarrhea at some point in their lives. It is often a sign of a digestive system problem and truly the...
dietary supplements for pets

Chronic Illness: Nutrition and Supplements for Pets

NOTE:  Please review all pet dietary supplements with your veterinarian prior to use Our pets are part of the family, and what we feed them is just as important as what we feed ourselves. Providing...

Recognizing and assessing pain in animals

Recognizing pain in animals is a challenge at best, since they do not communicate the same way people do. There are some behaviors that are specific to certain species that can indicate pain and...

Essential Fatty Acids for Pets

Almost all animals would benefit from essential fatty acids (EFAs). They play a major role in maintaining a healthy coat and skin for dogs, cats and horses. Animal’s cell membranes in their fur, skin...

Canine Influenza – Can My Dog get the Flu?

With all the recent news about the flu, you may be wondering - "can my dog get the flu?".  Although it is quite rare for dogs to get the flu, it is still possible...

How to Prevent Contagious Diseases in Pets

All pets have the potential to spread disease; however the good news is that the risk is small that you will get sick from your pet. Pet diseases that are transmittable to humans are...

Urinary Tract Infections in Pets

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in dogs and cats are basically a bacteria overgrowth in the urinary tract, with the infection in the bladder. The bladder is where the urine accumulates until the animal urinates;...
acupuncture for pets

Acupuncture For Pets: Gaining in Popularity

Acupuncture Dates Back 8,000 Years Acupuncture for pets may seem like a fairly new practice, but human medical acupuncture has been around since the beginning of time – well, at least as far as humans...

Wobbler Disease in Pets

Wobbler disease is a condition where the spinal cord is compressed. Wobbler disease in pets may also be referred to as Wobbler Syndrome, or cervical vertebrae instability in dogs, cats and horses. It involves...
dermatitis in dogs

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

Atopic dermatitis is as an allergic skin disease caused by exposure to allergens inhaled or absorbed through the skin.  It is quite common and usually begins in dogs that are one to three years...

Detoxification For Your Pet

Like humans, our pets are exposed to a wide variety of toxins every day that can affect their health. Insecticides, chlorinated water, pollution, commercial flea collars, second-hand smoke and a highly processed diet filled...
puppy farm

How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

Who could resist those adorable little puppies at the pet store? Most of them are just tiny little huggable fur-balls just waiting for you to take them home where you can enjoy them and...

The Ultimate Bird Diet

Authored by: Matt Smith, Executive Director of Project Perry. Good nutrition is one of the most important things you can provide for your companion bird. We recommend feeding your bird a varied diet of natural and...

Got Milk? Raw Goat’s Milk For Pets

Why Raw Goat's Milk? Raw Goat Milk may be a supplement you want to add to your pet’s diet, especially if your pet has a sensitive or upset stomach.  Raw goat milk is believed to aid...

Drug resistance in pets

It has become quite common these days for dogs and cats to develop resistance to drugs like antibiotics and antimicrobial medications. Some factors include the characteristics of the bacteria they are fighting, the choice...
brushing cat's teeth,

How To Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

Your cat may only “hunt” his toys and some kibble, but he still needs healthy teeth and gums. Poor feline dental health can lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease. You can prevent...

7 Tips – How to Stop Your Cat From Peeing In The House

One of the worst nightmares that all people who live with cats have to face is the possibility that their cat will either refuse to use the litter box or will stop using it...
health insurance for cats, health insurance for pets

What To Consider Before Getting Health Insurance for Cats

Have you considered getting health insurance for your cats? Is it something you really need?  Is pet health insurance a good thing, or is it just another way for someone else to make money...
cancer in pets

Reducing Cancer in Pets

Cancer in pets can be difficult to deal with. It was a sad day when I made the decision to put down my beautiful Cameo Persian, who had developed lung cancer. When I learned...
animal assisted therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) offers animals that have been trained to improve an individual’s emotional, physical and social well-being and reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem and facilitate healing.  AAT dates back to the 1940’s, when...
Is it safe for dogs to fly

Is It Safe For Dogs to Fly

Imagining an important trip without our furry little friend is almost impossible for most of us. The thought of leaving your dog behind is difficult, as dogs are very friendly and social animals that...
Walk you dog month

Let’s Add Variety to your Dogs Fitness Routine

When you think of exercising your dog, the first thing that likely comes to mind is going on a walk.  Daily walks are very beneficial and essential part of having a dog. Walks provide...

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