• Can Coconut Oil Improve My Dog's Health

    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

    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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  • 5 Reasons you Need to Brush your Dog's Teeth

    5 Reasons you Need to Brush your Dog's Teeth

    Have you heard? February is national pet dental month - and with good reason! Taking care of your dog's teeth is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Beyond the obvious better breath factor, dental disease can actually lead to problems with your pet’s organs, such as the heart. Caring for your pet’s teeth can prevent other health problems as well, saving you tons of money over the long term! While it’s an easy habit to skip, it’s an important practice to make part of your regular health schedule for your pup. With that in mind, we...

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  • Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

    Coconut Oil: Is It An Effective Treatment Against Giardia?

    None of us like it when our canine friends get sick. Yet, it's inevitable that at some point in your pet's life, they will catch something and get sick. And of all the things your dog can catch, intestinal parasites are one of the most common and easily spread infections. Giardia is a common one, especially in puppies. But don't freak out if your dog has a parasite. Often times, it comes with the territory of owning a pet, especially if your dog visits the park or other places where they can come into contact with infected dogs. Giardia, or...

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  • Coconut Oil is Good for Dogs, But What About Coconuts?

    Coconut Oil is Good for Dogs, But What About Coconuts?

    We’ve all know that coconut oil is good for dogs and humans, but what about regular, straight up coconut? Can dogs eat coconut? And if so, what are the benefits of eating coconut for our canine companions? The answer to that first question is YES! The oil isn’t the only part of the coconut that’s beneficial and healthy for our canine friends. And I’ve discovered recently that my dog simply loves the taste of coconut oil, so why not branch out with other treats containing this superfood? (If you'd prefer to learn about how awesome coconut is for your dog in...

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