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
The bounty of the sea has long provided humans with much-needed nutrients and supplementation. Fisheries and aquaculture produce over 140 million tons of plants and animals for consumption annually. We consume everything from fish, to mollusks, to shellfish, to sea plants. While it has long been known the many benefits of an aquatic diet for humans. We are now recognizing their benefits for our pets.
One of the aquatic foods that have the most benefit for our pets is dried sea kelp. It is rich in iodine, natural salts, amino acids, and a variety of helpful vitamins and minerals. Sea kelp is easy to digest, low in fat, and rich in protein.
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.
If you want to upgrade your pet's nutrition, start by looking at the packaging. Do you see 'Made in the USA' on there? 'Made in the USA' is a powerful designation that means the product has been created to high safety standards, and all or most of the ingredients are from here in the USA. If you still aren't sure about paying a little extra for quality pet food, read on.
As anyone who has completed a long-distance run can tell you, much of the way you feel after exerting yourself will depend on the food you ate. This principle holds true for animals as well. Working dogs such as law enforcement dogs, sled dogs, service dogs, hunting dogs, and herding dogs generally have higher nutritional requirements than those set by AAFCO when compared to non-working dogs.