Wellness

Pet wellness encompasses the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being of your four-legged friend.

Preventative care is at the top of that list and includes regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines.

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Paw Print Genetics Reviews: Do They Offer Reliable Dog Disease Screening?

Are you a breeder who needs accurate genetic testing for hereditary diseases? Or do you want to know if your adopted pup has inherited any genetic mutations that could possibly pose health problems during her lifetime? Paw Print Genetics is one of several companies that offer at-home dog DNA testing. While they don’t do breed identification testing, Paw Print’s genetic testing specializes in disease screening. Are their tests worth it compared to similar companies?

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DNA My Dog Reviews: What Can This At-Home Breed Identification Test Tell You?

Have you always wondered about your dog’s mysterious mix of breeds? If you got your dog from a shelter or a rescue, you likely have no concrete idea. With the DNA My Dog breed identification test kit, you may be able to confirm some of your suspicions about what the heck your dog is. But is this the best DNA breed test for the results you want? We uncover all the details about DNA My Dog to help you decide.

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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Embark Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is Your Mixed Breed A Mystery?

Have you been pondering giving your dog a DNA test but heard that they’re unreliable? You’ll be happy to know; that’s not the case with Embark’s newest at-home dog genetic testing kit! Thanks to recent scientific advances, Embark now offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test available on the market — for breed identification AND genetic health risks. Read our Embark DNA Test Review to see exactly what you can learn about your pup…

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Brain Games For Dogs: How To Keep Your Pup Mentally Stimulated (And Behaved)

Many dogs were bred for certain jobs, like retrieving, tracking, herding, and guarding. These various instincts have become innate, but today many dogs aren’t satisfying these instincts in their daily lives so they become bored. And bored dogs can exhibit bad or even destructive behavior. Does this sound like your furry friend? If so, we’ll give you some ideas to keep your pup mentally stimulated and happy…

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Which Over-The-Counter Medications Are Safe For Dogs?

We consider our dogs family members, so it’s a natural instinct to turn to your medicine cabinet to relieve your dog’s mild ailments. Many human meds are safe for dogs — but not all. Before popping any pills into your pup, make sure you follow these tips on over-the-counter medicine for dogs…

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What Are The Best Pain Meds For Dogs? Avoid Your Medicine Cabinet

Our family dog, Tiny, is a fanatic runner when he’s off-leash. He loves to bolt at full speed, but his aging body isn’t keeping up with his youthful energy (sound familiar?!). Often the next day, he’s sluggish and is so sore he won’t even jump up on the couch with me. We all hate to see our dogs in pain and want to give them relief. Fortunately, there are some very effective pain medications for dogs available. Before you pop them a pill, however, it’s crucial to know what’s safe and what’s not — and what pain med side effects to watch for.

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

As the writers of Canine Journal, we feel it’s our, ahem, duty to keep you in-the-know about what’s coming out of your pup. So here’s the low-down on dog poop of every color. Most mild changes in dog stool color are related to dietary changes and aren’t cause for alarm. But poop color and consistency can be an indicator of serious health problems, which is why you need to make your dog’s business your business.

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Bone Broth For Dogs: Health Benefits, Our Top Picks, Recipes & More

The use of bone broth goes back to prehistoric times when humans had to maximize their caloric resources. In modern times, people primarily use bone broth as a base for soups, stews, and sauces. But it’s also become a trendy “drink” over the last decade or so for its purported health benefits. Can dogs have bone broth? They sure can, and your canine companion likely will love this tasty treat as a meal topper or added to his water. Bone broth for dogs is growing in popularity as a nutritional supplement. But does it really benefit our furry friends? We’ll shed light on its potential health benefits and which products are best for your pup.

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Embark Coupon Code, Seasonal Discounts, And Review

Do you want to learn more about your dog from a DNA test? Embark offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test on the market, not only for breed identification but also for genetic health risks.

Before you purchase a test, you might look for an Embark DNA coupon to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got the latest Embark discount for you.

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8 Best Dog Allergy Supplements: Anti-Itch Chews, Oils, Vitamins & More

Itchy skin and digestive issues are common problems with our pups. And sometimes, allergies or intolerances to environmental or food allergens are to blame. If you suspect your dog’s symptoms are due to allergies, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why the commercial market is flooded with supplements that claim to relieve dog allergies. As with all consumer products, some allergy supplements for dogs are of higher quality and more effective than others. We’ve done our research to weed through your options. We hope you can find allergy relief for your furry friend with one of our top picks.

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10 Best Dog Vitamins And Supplements For Enhanced Health

If you’re like four out of five adults in the U.S. who take vitamins or supplements, you may wonder if they’re a good idea for your furry family member as well. Do dogs actually need to supplement their diets with vitamins and other nutrients? Which vitamins do dogs need? Are you sure your dog is getting all of the necessary nutrients from his diet? We’ll help answer these questions and more to help you understand your dog’s dietary needs.

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