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5 Supplements for Dogs Found in Any Kitchen

Food has long been considered medicine in many cultures, but only recently have physicians and veterinarians begun to study the effects of foods on humans and dogs in the United States.  Some of the best cures for common canine ailments are likely already in your kitchen cupboard.  Five of the best foods for dogs – and their uses – are described below. Turmeric This bright yellow spice has been shown slow down the proliferation of cancer cells in both humans and dogs.  The effect is so powerful that when used in conjunction with chemotherapy cancer cell growth can be stopped completely.  Turmeric also has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain in pets, as well.  One way to provide turmeric to your pet is through a paste, which can be made by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil with ½ cup of turmeric powder.  After the water and...
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8 Foods to Never Feed your Dog

Despite all the physiological similarities dogs and humans have, there are a number of “human” foods that can be poisonous to our pets.  Every pet owner should be aware of the effects of the 8 foods below, especially pet parents of small breeds, which require a much lower dose of toxins before exhibiting symptoms of food toxicity. We suggest reading 5 people foods that are healthy for your dog after reading this article. Grapes/Raisins Grape and raisin toxicity among pets is a recent concern, first appearing to be a national problem in 2003, which has led some veterinarians and scientists to believe the issue is actually due to a pesticide that is used during the growing process of this fruit.  While the toxicity mechanism is largely unknown, veterinarians do know that grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs, as well as anuria (lack of urine production).   Garlic/Onion Garlic and...
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Can I Feed Bones To My Dog?

Dogs and bones seemingly go together like peanut butter and jelly; but, are bones really a healthy snack for our dogs?  A growing number of veterinarians are warning pet owners to avoid giving their pets bones as treats due to the potentially harmful implications they have for sensitive digestive tracts.  Listed below are the many types of bones available to dogs and whether or not they are safe. Cooked Bones Cooked bones, particularly poultry bones, are never recommended for a dog because they become brittle during the cooking process, leading to an increased chance of splintering.  Bone fragments cause numerous issues for dogs, including abrasions in the mouth and throat, vomiting, intestinal obstruction, constipation, diarrhea, and perforations in the intestinal tract, which can be deadly.   Rawhide Bones A common treat for a dog is the rawhide bone, which can be purchased at any pet store and is comprised of...
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The Best Cheap Dog Food for Both Owners and Their Dogs

Life is all about finding a balance. The same holds true when it comes to finding the best cheap dog food on the market. While you’ll want to give the best to your dog, it may simply not fit into your budget. That’s okay! You do not have to feel guilty about letting your best friend down. You can find high quality dog food that won’t break the bank. We will also show you how you can supplement this food so that your dog’s diet is the best that it can possibly be. Your Dog Needs to Love His Food It won’t do you any good to buy the most expensive and healthy brand of dog food out there if your dog simply doesn’t like it. You certainly have food preferences and your dog does too. When you are first looking for a food that you can afford you also...
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When to Choose High Fiber Dog Food

We all know that getting enough fiber is important for humans but how necessary is it to find a quality high fiber dog food? Do dogs really need extra fiber and how do you know if you are providing too much of a good thing? These are important questions to answer before running out and buying a high fiber food for dogs. In some cases your dog may need more fiber but in other cases he may be getting just enough. Why is High Fiber Dog Food so Important for Dogs Fiber provides necessary bulk that will help to move the food he eats through his intestines. If your dog gets constipated he will start to get bloated and gain weight. As well, his anal glands can become impacted and smell bad. For this reason, fiber can be found in just about all dog foods. If your dog has been...
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Pet Food Storage – Safely and Properly Store Your Pet Food to Retain Its Flavor

Pet Food Storage
Pet food storage containers  come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors to choose from. Whether you are looking for one with wheels, stackable bins or fancy decorative containers, you won’t have a hard time finding one. The question is, what type of container should you be using to store your dry or wet pet food? When it comes to safety and taste, there are some important issues to consider when storing any type of this food. Dog food, both wet and dry, may be subject to salmonella if not properly stored. This can lead to serious problems not only for the dog but for the owners as well. Salmonella is a food borne illness that can be transmitted to adults and children from dog food and treats. It’s important to know how to store the food properly for safety reasons. As well, some types of containers can change...
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Buying Dog Food Online

When it comes to buying dog food online, you need to make sure that you choose a reliable merchant which sells premium quality dog food at affordable prices. Not only that, there needs to be an expedited shipping option available in case it is an emergency and your dog needs to have their food supply replenished soon. With all of the e-commerce stores on the internet, it can be hard to decide which one to purchase dog food from. Below are the most popular websites on the internet for purchasing dog food. They all have their pros and cons to them but you will find they are far superior options than purchasing dog food at your local brick-and-mortar store at full retail prices. So what you have to do is compare the good qualities with the bad and then make your choice. Buying Dog Food Online With Amazon Most people...
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Can My Dog Eat Raw Food?

Yes, he can! In fact, raw food has been growing in popularity during the last years. You’ve probably heard of the BARF diet. BARF, which stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, is a diet that combines raw meat, vegetables, fruits and bones. According to its creators, the aim of this diet is to “maximize the health, longevity, and reproductive capacity of pets and, by doing so, minimize the need for veterinary intervention.” Simply put, raw food diets try to mimic the diet that the species’ ancestors had on the wild, which includes muscle meat, bone, fat, organ meat, and vegetable ingredients. For example, in a particular BARF formula one can find chicken meat, offal, liver, kidneys, heart, tripe and bones, broccoli, spinach, celery, carrot, cayenne pepper, apple, pear, grapefruit, eggs, kelp and alfalfa. The formula can also be supplemented with cod liver oil, vitamin E, zinc and manganese. One of...
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A Look at Darwin Dog Food and the Truth Behind It

Today we will be looking at Darwin dog food, their treats, etc. Basically looking at the company overall, what experts have to say about them and what my dog Rosco actually  thinks about their products. Before going any further, we are going to assume that you already know about raw dog diets. If your dog is not on a raw diet but are researching if this type of diet is for your dog or if you are looking how to switch to a raw dog diet, we suggest reading out article called “Can My Dog Eat Raw Food?“. You may want to follow us on Facebook so you know once we have it ready (we also post cute photo’s lol). So, Who Is Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Gary Tashjian is the mastermind who founded Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. He did this after having health issues with his ten year old...
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Food Bowl? Throw It To The Dogs!

Imagine this scenario: a first time dog owner is about to buy all the things his new puppy will need. He gets a doggy bed, a leash and a collar, some toys, a bag of dog food, a water bowl and… a food bowl.  This is the very first mistake people do. We don’t need food bowls and we certainly shouldn’t be using them. If your dog is eating from one of these horrible objects, throw it away! Confused? Let me explain. The dog’s ancestor spent most of his day scavenging and searching for food. When we look at animals in their natural habitat, we see that food-related activities tend to occupy a considerable amount of their time. When it comes to dogs, they’re not so different. According to some studies, when given the opportunity, most dogs will choose to work for their food instead of getting it all for...
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