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What Can What I Feed My Dog Make Him Calmer?

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We struggle with where our focus should be when we select foods and supplements for our dogs. There are diets for almost everything and recently there are even diets and dietary additives that are designed to produce mental calming and aid in anxiety disorders. Research has shown that there are compounds in food that can help our brains manage anxiety or chemical imbalance.  Studies show that certain compounds that are found in foods can act as mood stabilizers or even as sedatives. Some of these things mimic chemicals found naturally in our brain and some just have calming as a...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions For Dog People

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The new year is upon us and that means it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. Get your pup involved in your promises for 2017, and know that every time he gives you sad puppy eyes, he’s reminding you to follow your goals! While I’m sure we are all trying our best to be the best pup-parent to our canine family members, there is always something that you can be doing better. Here’s our list of New Year’s resolutions for dog people! 1. - Promise to take your dog for one long walk every day. Rain or shine, Fido deserves...

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How To Ease Your Dog's Arthritis Pain

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Management of arthritis Medical treatment of hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis has greatly improved in the last several years thanks to the introduction and approval of several new supplements and drugs. Because hip dysplasia (and other types of dysplasias) are primarily inherited conditions, there are no products on the market that prevent their development. Through proper diet, exercise, supplements, anti-inflammatories, and pain relief, you may be able to decrease the progression of degenerative joint disease, but the looseness in the joint or bony changes will not change significantly. Medical management is indicated for both young dogs with clinical signs and for...

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