Sally Jones

Best Homemade Dog Food Recipes: Vet Approved And Nutritionally Complete

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Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. We’ve cooked up some tips on how to make dog food, nutrition guidelines, and our favorite homemade dog food recipes. 

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Best Dog Subscription Box 2021: Pet Treater vs BarkBox vs PupBox vs PupJoy vs Bullymake & More

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Dog subscription box services are a great solution to having plenty of toys, treats, and health items on hand for your pup delivered to your door each month. Yes, similar to monthly subscription clubs for humans, you can get doggie boxes delivered to your home every month, too. Learn more in our best dog subscription box review.

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Arthritis In Dogs: Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, Medicine, Natural Remedies & More

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Just like humans, dogs are prone to developing arthritis as they get older. In fact, osteoarthritis affects one in five dogs, which makes it one the most common diagnoses for chronic pain in our pets. What are the signs? And how do you treat this painful and potentially debilitating condition?

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Safe?

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Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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Diabetes In Dogs: How To Spot & Treat This Chronic Disease

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Can dogs get diabetes? Yes, and it’s on the rise at alarming rates, just as it is with humans. Between 2009 and 2019, the incidence of canine diabetes increased a whopping 66%, according to an extensive 2019 nationwide report by Banfield Pet Hospital. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to some serious health complications without treatment. Early detection and management of the disease are key. But with ongoing treatment, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, diabetic dogs can live long and happy lives.

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DNA Testing For Dogs: What You Can Learn, Cost, Accuracy, How They Work, & More

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We love our dogs regardless of the breed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were (and what breed your pup is). With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage and breed(s) is now a reality. World DNA Day takes place on April 25 and National DNA Day is an official proclamation in the United States since 2003. A dog DNA test is a fun way to celebrate the holiday while helping to understand your pet better.

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Aggressive Dog Training Tips: Calming The Beast

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Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog, he was not born that way. An owner of this type of dog may not fully understand how to train their pup. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior because the dog responds to situations using his instincts since he has never been taught differently. Learn why it happens and how to get your dog to stop aggressive behavior.

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What Are The Benefits Of Spaying And Neutering Your Dog?

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The topic of spaying and neutering is often brought up by dog owners. However, it’s a subject that should be addressed by all pet owners. There are many benefits of spaying and neutering, including improved health outlook, enhanced temperament, a declining homeless pet population, and a reduction in the expense associated with breeding.

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Psychiatric Service Dogs: How To Train, Tasks, Do I Qualify, Best Breeds & More

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Dogs not only play an important role in the lives of people with physical impairments, but they now are assisting those with mental disabilities. For many individuals living with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, psychiatric service dogs (PSDs) provide invaluable support to help them manage everyday life. How do they help? And who can qualify for a psychiatric service dog? We’ll answer these questions and more. 

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