• Can Coconut Oil Improve My Dog's Health

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    Can Coconut Oil Improve My Dog's Health

    We hear a lot about the benefits of coconut oil from the human holistic community. They share tips like: a tablespoon of coconut oil ingested regularly (or rubbed into our skin or hair) bring a variety of benefits; everything from healthy, supple skin and glowing hair to raising the natural insulin levels of diabetics and improving overall metabolism. But can coconut oil have the same effects for our dogs? Many holistic veterinarians are studying the human research and saying "yes" to recommending coconut oil for our pets. Coconut oil is almost exclusively (more than 90%) saturated fat and is one...

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  • Essential Items for your Dog's First Aid Kit

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    Essential Items for your Dog's First Aid Kit

    April is Pet First Aid Awareness month and while we understand it can be exhausting learning or hearing about a new awareness month/day or week (unless it’s like national pizza or cupcake awareness day), this is an important one for pet owners to pay attention to. Of course, odds are in your favor that you won’t ever need a first aid kit and that your pup will go through their life without any major disasters. But as you well know, it never hurts to be prepared, because the reality is your dog could choke on a toy, get hit by...

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  • 10 Delicious Peanut Butter Based Dog Treats

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    10 Delicious Peanut Butter Based Dog Treats

    Photo by @haliewest on Instagram No matter how fickle your dog is with treats and toys, there is likely one thing you can always get them to enjoy - peanut butter. The salty, tasty treat not only tastes fantastic but is so darn fun to eat, lending hours of enjoyable licking-of-the-lips. Thankfully, peanut butter is great for our canine friends, as it not only is a good source of protein but also contains heart healthy fats, vitamins B and E and niacin. Whether you stick it in a Kong treat or let them take it right off the spoon with...

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  • 8 Reasons to Buy Dog Food without Corn

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    8 Reasons to Buy Dog Food without Corn

    Health has become an increasingly popular topic of research and conversation in recent years. We now know that what goes into our body affects us in both the short and long term, and that making healthy choices now will set us up for a better and longer life in the future. We are lucky to have increasingly effective studies and ongoing research that points us in the right direction, but it is up to us to make a concerted effort to not only seek out and use this information on a daily basis. Help your dog make the choice it...

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  • 5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

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    5 Basic Tricks to Teach your Newly Adopted Dog

    When you first adopt a dog and bring them home, they’re entering into a whole new world with you. Even if they’ve had previous homes before they came to you, their life with you isn’t just a new chapter - it’s a whole new beginning! Some pups may already have strong personality traits and ticks and, if you’re lucky, they may already know some basic commands and training as well. It’s important to spend those first few months really getting to know your new family member, and getting them acclimated to your life and routine. Even if they’re super well...

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