Health

When Your Dog Needs Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics

When Your Dog Needs Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics

As you learn to care for your dog naturally … you’ll discover more and more options to support his health holistically. But sometimes it can get confusing! One topic that can leave dog owners a bit mystified is the difference between all the “-biotics” … probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics. You probably know that probiotics are important to health. But what are all the others … and do you need to give your dog those too? To help clarify, let’s break everything down … Probiotics Your dog’s gut is full of bacteria … good and bad. And this community of...

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4 Ways Turmeric Can Help Your Dog Feel Better

4 Ways Turmeric Can Help Your Dog Feel Better

There’s a spice that you may already have in your cupboard that could help improve your dog’s health … and even increase his lifespan. Sounds like a hoax, doesn’t it? But it isn’t … The spice I’m referring to is turmeric … and it can do some pretty incredible things. But before I get into the ways turmeric can help your dog, you need to understand inflammation … What Is Inflammation? Inflammation can be a good thing … it’s your dog’s body responding to injury, irritation or infection. When your dog’s hurt or exposed to viruses and bacteria ... inflammation...

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How Long Is Dog Food Good For?

How Long Is Dog Food Good For?

Have you ever taken a look at kibble after it sits for a long time? It probably looks like it did when you opened the bag. But appearances can be deceiving … Once opened, kibble has a shelf life of 2 weeks at most. After that, it begins to lose nutritional value and can even make your dog sick. You may not believe me. And I get it … the best before date on the kibble is at least a year, after all. And that’s true … but like many of the products you use yourself, that’s how long it’s...

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9 Reasons Your Dog Should Eat Blueberries

9 Reasons Your Dog Should Eat Blueberries

Have you ever wondered if your dog can eat blueberries? The short answer is yes ... blueberries are safe for dogs. In fact, there are lots of good reasons you should give your dog blueberries. These powerhouse berries may be small … but they're full of health benefits for your dog. So let’s jump into the reasons why you should add blueberries to your dog’s diet. Why Your Dog Needs Blueberries Do you take vitamins? If you do, it’s likely because you want to make sure that ... whatever you eat ... you get enough vitamins every day. Well, blueberries...

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3 Natural Ways To Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

3 Natural Ways To Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

Your dog’s health and ability to fight disease depends on his immune system. But his immune system is constantly bombarded … with vaccines, antibiotics, medication, flea and tick preventatives, the food he eats. And while many of these stressors can be avoided … others aren’t so easy to remove from his environment. Things like air pollution, or chemicals and pesticides on the surfaces he plays on … those can be especially hard to avoid. And a stressed immune system can lead to many health problems … Allergies Organ disease Digestive problems Immune disease Cancer Luckily there are ways to strengthen...

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