Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a pretty frightening word, and certainly not one you want to hear associated with the health of your beloved canine. This condition has been in the news a bit lately and can be especially worrisome to hear that certain forms of the condition may be related to diet. It’s worth taking a moment to understand the issue and what you as a pet parent can do to make sure the condition doesn’t affect your dogs.
Most dog owners go a long way to keep their four-legged friend healthy; routine checkups, regular exercise, quality food, and so on. But what about his dental health? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), periodontal disease is the most common oral disease in dogs. A healthy dog’s teeth should be white and free of tartar and plaque. They should also not be broken or jagged.
Diarrhea is quite a common canine affliction as your pet will put almost anything in its mouth. This problem is a symptom of gastrointestinal issues and is characterized by loose, frequent stools which may be accompanied by abdominal pain and lethargy. Diarrhea varies in duration, intensity, and frequency from one dog to another.
While you might not be able to completely prevent diarrhea in your pet, knowing as much as you can about it could help you limit the occurrence of these nasty episodes.
Benefits of Kelp for Dogs
When slimy seaweed floats beside you in the water, it can startle you; but kelp is actually really good for both people and dogs.
Kelp is a natural source of amino acids; it is 25% protein with only 2% fat in this sea veggie. Kelp is known for its iodine, which is important for healthy thyroid function. While other plants from the sea are nutrients for dogs, kelp contains 60 different minerals and vitamins and 21 amino acids, making it a great ingredient to have in dog food.
Pets experience body joint issues with some displaying symptoms such as reluctance to rise, lameness, reduced mobility, among other symptoms. Due to the side effects experienced from the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) drugs when treating osteoarthritis in pets, there has been mounting interest in nutraceuticals of which the green-lipped mussel (GLM) is one.
Just like babies, puppies grow rapidly during the first few months of their lives, and a proper diet provides the necessary nutrients to meet their needs. This developmental stage needs to be well fueled for a healthy pup. In this article, we will talk about the benefits of a puppy being fed an AAFCO-approved, commercially-prepared raw pet food.
It’s time to feed your kitties, and as the two-legs in charge, it’s up to you to feed a diet that satisfies your cat’s tastes, nutritional requirements, and moisture content needed to stay sleek, fit, and purring.
CBD oil has gained popularity recently for its numerous health benefits, leading many people to wonder if they can give it to their pets. While CBD can come from either marijuana or hemp plants, CBD cannot actually get a pet “high”. Most CBD comes from hemp plants – not marijuana plants, which contain a higher amount of CBD and very low, to no THC. Without the THC, CBD products are generally safe for pets to use.
Just as people benefit from eating organic, non-processed foods, so do our pets. In the past, pet parents could only find real food for cats and dogs in frozen form. Recently, a new concept in pet food-preparation has evolved. Feeding our pets the healthy diet they deserve is now easier than ever before– with freeze-dried raw food for cats and dogs.
While almost every pet owner knows that a healthy and well-balanced diet is necessary for a healthy pet. For those who might not know, essential fatty acids are nutrients that are carried by fat throughout the pet’s body.