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Mushrooms For Dogs: Does Your Dog Need Them?

Mushrooms For Dogs: Does Your Dog Need Them?

Have you ever heard that mushrooms are bad for dogs? It’s a common myth that our dogs are definitely NOT benefiting from. In fact, there are so many different kinds of edible mushrooms, and most of them have some level of medicinal properties. That makes that amazing for your dog's health. But a few are definitely more potent than others … … Don’t worry, we’ll tell you which ones!  It’s All About The Beta Glucans Why are mushrooms so good for your dog? It all comes down to beta glucan, and the amount they contain. Beta glucan is found in the cell...

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How Safe Is Your Dog’s Bowl?

How Safe Is Your Dog’s Bowl?

You put a lot of thought into what goes into your dog’s food bowls … … but do you ever stop to think about the bowls themselves? You can find dog bowls made from plastic, stainless steel, even bamboo. But do you know which is safest for your dog? Here’s the low-down on 4 of the most common (and yes, I'll tell which one we like best!) Plastic Dog Bowls Plastic is one of the most commonly used materials for dog bowls, but it also happens to be one of the most dangerous. Why? Plastic can easily get scratched and...

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7 Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke In Dogs

7 Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke In Dogs

The cold weather’s finally giving way to warmer days! That means it’s almost time to get outside and enjoy the sun. And our dogs love summer as much as we do. Whether it’s a picnic, a hike, a swim in the lake, or a run, there’s no reason not to bring your canine partner along. Or is there? If you’re not careful, the warm weather can be dangerous for your dog. And yes, she can get heat stroke too. A dog’s normal body temperature is between 100.5 to 102.5°. A dog can start to get heat stroke around 105°. Here...

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When Should A Dog Be Spayed Or Neutered?

When Should A Dog Be Spayed Or Neutered?

For a long time, spaying/neutering puppies at 6 months has been the socially acceptable norm. Some people say it's the proper way to control the overpopulation of dogs and cats. Others talk about the health benefits or the behavioral changes ... ... But, over the last few years, thanks in part to a growing body of research, it’s becoming less accepted. In fact, it’s becoming pretty controversial ... And it isn’t just spaying and neutering in general that’s on the table. Scientists and vets are also working to find out when the right time to sterilize your dog is. Some researchers have shown that...

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The Top 8 Pet Travel Tips For A Smooth Ride

The Top 8 Pet Travel Tips For A Smooth Ride

Many of us take our dogs with us in the car. But what about when you’re headed out for the long-haul? What about when that trip isn’t just to the local dog park or a nice hiking trail? What if you’re going to be in the car for several hours and away from the house for a few days? Traveling with your dog may seem overwhelming, but with a little prep, it’s easy. If you’re planning on taking your pooch with you on a road trip, these pet travel tips will make the trip smoother for everyone. 1. Practice Before The Big Trip  If...

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