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Why Give My Dog Probiotics AND Antibiotics?

Why Give My Dog Probiotics AND Antibiotics?

You may wonder why you'd give your dog probiotics AND antibiotics, and that's a great thing to wonder. It seems like they'd cancel each other out, right? The truth is,...

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National Pet Fire Safety Day: How To Keep Your Dog Safe From Fire

National Pet Fire Safety Day: How To Keep Your Dog Safe From Fire

It's National Pet Fire Safety Day, and we have a question: Do you have a fire safety plan for your dog? If not, read on for some tips on creating...

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Prebiotics Vs. Probiotics: Why Does My Dog Need Prebiotics Too?

Prebiotics Vs. Probiotics: Why Does My Dog Need Prebiotics Too?

You've probably heard of probiotics and that's because they contribute tremendously to healthy guts. But what are prebiotics? Even more specific, what are dog prebiotics and does your dog need...

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Digestive Enzymes For Dogs: Why Give Them Daily?

Digestive Enzymes For Dogs: Why Give Them Daily?

What are digestive enzymes for dogs? And why should you give dog digestive enzymes to your furry best friend with every meal? We've got the scoop on why to give...

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The Facts On Fiber For Dogs

The Facts On Fiber For Dogs

They say an apple a day keeps the human doctor away, and it's because fiber keeps your gut health in shape. The same is said for dogs, and dog fiber...

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Good Dog Gut Health: Should I Give Dog Probiotics Every Day?

Good Dog Gut Health: Should I Give Dog Probiotics Every Day?

You've probably heard a lot about dog probiotics and may even think they're great if your dog is having tummy troubles. But should you give dog probiotics every day? (Spoiler:...

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Ahhh-choo! How To Help Dog Seasonal Allergies

Ahhh-choo! How To Help Dog Seasonal Allergies

You may think this year's allergy season was the worst, and you'd not be alone. Experts suggest it was, and they're not going to get much better due to climate...

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My Dog Won't Poop! When Dog Constipation Gets Your Dog Down (But Not Out)

My Dog Won't Poop! When Dog Constipation Gets Your Dog Down (But Not Out)

Canine constipation is just what it sounds like: Your dog can't poop. Or your dog won't poop. Or your dog struggles to poop. And you don't really know (or care...

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Acid Reflux In Dogs: Why Dog Heartburn Rubs Fido The Wrong Way

Acid Reflux In Dogs: Why Dog Heartburn Rubs Fido The Wrong Way

Canine Acid Reflux, or dog heartburn is really the same that it is in humans. It's where the stomach acid in your stomach (or your dog's stomach) flows back through...

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Stinky Dog Breath: Why Does My Dog's Breath Smell Like Poop?

Stinky Dog Breath: Why Does My Dog's Breath Smell Like Poop?

Let's be real. Best friends as they may be, dogs do gross things. They like to eat cat poop as if it's a dessert, they have no issues going through...

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Dog Vomit: What's Making Your Dog Throw Up?

Dog Vomit: What's Making Your Dog Throw Up?

Dog Vomit: Is It Always A Bad Thing When Your Dog Throws Up? In short form? No, it is not always a bad thing when your dog throws up. In...

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Dog Diarrhea: Make It All Go Away!

Dog Diarrhea: Make It All Go Away!

Let’s just be real for a minute. When your dog has diarrhea, it’s just a crap situation for everyone. Pun totally intended. Because when your dog has diarrhea, what else...

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Dog Farting: When Your Gassy Dog Makes You Cry

Dog Farting: When Your Gassy Dog Makes You Cry

Because no one loves having a gassy dog. It’s not the best, and it’s also a sign that your dog’s gut health may be in trouble. Aside from Walter The...

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Consistent & Regular Bowel Movements In Dogs: How Much Should My Dog Poop?

Consistent & Regular Bowel Movements In Dogs: How Much Should My Dog Poop?

It’s the age-old question: How much should my dog poop? Okay, maybe it’s not an age-old question, but it’s one dog parents often have. Not only that, we also want to...

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Intestinal Malabsorption In Dogs: Is My Dog Absorbing Nutrients Appropriately?

Intestinal Malabsorption In Dogs: Is My Dog Absorbing Nutrients Appropriately?

What is nutrient absorption in dogs? Canine nutrient absorption is just what it sounds like--it’s the absorption of nutrients from the food you give your dog. Every dog food is made to...

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Signs of Dysbiosis In Dogs: Does Your Dog Have Leaky Gut?

Signs of Dysbiosis In Dogs: Does Your Dog Have Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut, or dysbiosis, is a term you may hear a bit more about these days in humans, as more and more physical conditions are connected to it. But what...

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Is it Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Disease That’s Upsetting Your Dog’s Tummy?

Is it Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Disease That’s Upsetting Your Dog’s Tummy?

If your dog has an upset stomach, odds are you know it. In fact, pretty much anyone around you knows it, as your dog’s butt is stinky and they may...

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Pet Poison Prevention: What You Need To Know In An Emergency

Pet Poison Prevention: What You Need To Know In An Emergency

March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, and this week is Pet Poison Prevention Week. When it comes to your furry best friend, there’s definitely information you need to know...

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Stay (Home)! How To Find A Pet Sitter For Your Dog

Stay (Home)! How To Find A Pet Sitter For Your Dog

It’s Professional Pet Sitters Week and we need to take a minute to thank ALL the excellent pet sitters out there who watch our beloved furry friends when we (gasp)...

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Bringing New Meaning To “Fetch”: If Pets Had Opposable Thumbs Day

Bringing New Meaning To “Fetch”: If Pets Had Opposable Thumbs Day

March 3 is If Pets Had Opposable Thumbs Day. Yes, it’s a real thing, and a fun thing too. (PS--Opposoble thumbs can turn back and allow you to grip and tear...

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Healthy Dog Treats You Can Make At Home

Healthy Dog Treats You Can Make At Home

Did you know that February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Day? It is, and all across the globe, doggos are celebrating this all-important day because: TREAT! But what makes a healthy...

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Dogs Eating Poop: Does Your Pooch Kiss You With That Mouth?

Dogs Eating Poop: Does Your Pooch Kiss You With That Mouth?

We love our dogs. And we love when they’re snuggly and cuddly and they drool all over us with their affection. Well, maybe a little less slobber wouldn’t be so...

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Dog High Blood Pressure: Is That A Thing?

Dog High Blood Pressure: Is That A Thing?

The thing is, dog high blood pressure IS a thing, and it’s not just caused by stress. In fact, the most common dog diseases that may lead to high blood...

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Bye-Bye Doggy Breath!

Bye-Bye Doggy Breath!

But if more doggy kisses mean more opportunities for you to get bowled over by his bodacious doggy breath, you’ll want to read on for a few tips about how...

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Walk Your Dog Month Magic

Walk Your Dog Month Magic

Such is the mentality behind January being Walk Your Dog Month. But it’s good, because there really are tons of benefits to walking your dog! Not only does it keep them...

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