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Tasty Kitchen Experiments for Your Pets!

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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Let’s get a little experimental, shall we?  And what a better, tastier place to do just that than in the kitchen!  We’re getting you off on the right foot with these 3 new recipes to try for your pets.  Each recipe has healthy, simple ingredients and the instructions are just as easy that any kitchen new-be can handle it!  PLUS, these recipes are directly from Dr. Karen Becker so you know they are nutritionally complete and species appropriate!  Which one will you try first?

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Healthy Holiday Pet Treats to Make at Home

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The holidays are brutal on the waistlines of us humans.  Cookies, dinners, parties, snacks – ’tis the season of overeating.  Fortunately for our pets, they can enjoy all the holiday treats they want, if you’re making these recipes for them!  Recipes for dogs and cats both, no one will feel left out this year! (more…)

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Clean Your Dog’s Teeth With…Food?

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

clean-your-dogs-teeth-with-foodYep, it’s that easy!  Well, sort of.  Certain foods and herbs have the nutrients and vitamins our dogs need to help fight bacteria in the mouth and ward off the accumulation of plaque and tartar.

So why aren’t our dogs chomping down on them?  Because you don’t have the list yet.  Hop to it! (more…)

The Worst Ingredients Hidden in Your Pet’s Food

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Natural, organic, and even raw pet foods are taking over the market.  With more and more recalls coming from traditional kibble companies, pet parents are searching endlessly to become more educated about their pet’s food.  If you are one of those pet parents, here is the place to start!  These are the worst ingredients you never want to see on your pet’s food labels. (more…)

Top Reasons to NOT Feed a Natural Diet

Friday, September 16th, 2016

reasons-not-to-feed-naturalIf you’ve done your own research in to raw or natural diets for your dog, you may find some contradicting information from experts on whether feeding raw is safe for our pets or not.  We’ve found the top reasons experts in the field are against raw diets and explain the reasoning behind each so that you, as a pet parent, can make a well-rounded decision on your own. (more…)

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Top 5 Berries to Stop Your Dog’s Aching Joints

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Top5BerriesWhether your dog is 2 years old or 10 years old, he can suffer from the effects of inflammation in his body.  The most common form of frequent inflammation is arthritis and aching joints.  Our pet’s joints are the first to fall victim to inflammation.  By the time we notice a slight limp or taking longer to rise off the floor, their joints are already in desperate need of intervention.

Prevention is key!  Feeding whole, natural foods regularly adds antioxidants to their diet.  Antioxidants are inflammation’s worst enemy!  The more color, the more antioxidants.  Which foods have the brightest colors?  Berries!  We have the top 5 to start feeding your dog today! (more…)

Pot for Pets: Medical Miracle or Medically Immoral?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

PotforPetsAs the use for medical marijuana spreads across the United States, headlines are filled with further discoveries for its healing properties.  Medical marijuana use is now legal in 23 states, with recreational use gaining ground as well.  Those in favor of medical marijuana claim the plant treats all types of ailments and diseases, such as pain, anxiety, epilepsy, cancer, and more.  If medical marijuana has been so successful for us, why not for our pets? (more…)

Dementia & Our Elderly Pets

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

OldDogOur pets are living longer and longer lives thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine as well as the continued focus on pet parent education.  We know so much more about the health and well-being of our pets than we ever have in years past.  We love our pets all the way from puppy/kitten hood to their golden years, complete with a gray muzzle and deeply loyal eyes.  There is something about the years of unconditional love from an elderly pet that simply cannot be explained or replaced.  That loyalty and love is what makes it so difficult to watch as their minds and bodies slowly deteriorate in front of us.  We are not helpless, though! (more…)

Early Tick Prevention in 4 Simple Steps

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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It’s that time of year again!  Ticks start their evil reign in the early spring as it becomes warmer at night and last all through the warm months.  In 2015, Massachusetts was ranked #3 for the highest number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease.  This early warm spring has the tick season starting even sooner this year and you need to be prepared! (more…)

Could These Household Items Be Causing Your Pet to Feel Like This…

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Watering eyes, sneezing and/or coughing, itchy, irritated skin, chewing or scratching, particularly between the toes and pads, around the ears and groin, lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting. These are all symptoms of allergic reactions or irritation caused by common household items that we probably all use every day. (more…)

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