Category Archives: Health & Wellness

How to Keep Fido from Eating Too Fast

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It can be rather frustrating when feeding your pooch is more like tossing raw chicken at a starving alligator. Bear in mind that the faster Fido eats, the less he chews, which can result in choking. When he races through his food, he is also swallowing a very large amount of air that can lead…

Treating Doggie Bug Bites and Bee Stings

If you have a curious pooch that loves to snoop around, then it’s very likely that you will face bug bites and bee stings. Although most cases are rarely dangerous, it’s still crucial that you understand how some insect bites and stings can also lead to serious canine allergies, even death. To avoid pain and…

Signs that Your Dog May Have Allergies

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The most widespread allergy symptom that dogs manifest is scratching. Because constant scratching can result in open sores, raised welts, and even loss of hair, dog owners have to be careful when it comes to feeding and exposing their pets. Dog owners have to educate themselves about the symptoms and treatment options of dog allergy…

On National Dance Day, Get Down & Boogie With a Dog!

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Saturday, July 26th, marks the 5th annual National Dance Day created by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe!  The nationally recognized holiday is an initiative that encourages everyone in America to come together through dance to promote dance education and physical fitness. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans…

Common Purse & Pocket Items That Can Poison Your Dog

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Have you ever left an open handbag sitting on the coffee table or the floor? Have you ever emptied the contents of your pockets onto your nightstand or another table within your dog’s reach? You may inadvertently be exposing your pets to common purse and pocket items that can poison your dog. The ASPCA’s National…

Infographic: 7 Summertime Treats That Could Hurt Your Dog

Keep safe and stay cool this summer with Ralph’s 7 Summertime Treats that could hurt your dog:

FDA Urges Consumer Caution When Using Spot-On Flea/Tick Preventative

Flea and tick control is a hot topic for pet parents, especially during the warmest months of the year. Causing a whole slew of problems ranging from a mild irritation to serious, life-threatening illness, fleas and ticks – and their prevention – are an importance concern. Flea and tick prevention comes in a variety of…

Living With a Diabetic Dog

Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases that commonly affects not only us, humans, but also our four-legged best friends. Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, is a rather common type of disease found in canines. It occurs when the dog’s pancreas fails to produce enough insulin which results for the pet’s blood glucose…

Dangers of Mosquitos to Dogs

For many of us and our pets, summer is the best time to get out and have fun. Unfortunately, a common summertime hazard lies ahead for the four-legged adventurer. The moment a mosquito bites a dog, it can pass on one of many diseases than can make our furballs suffer and even put them in…

How to Beat the Summer Heat

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Do you know what high summer temperatures can mean for your pooch? A range of health concerns from heat exhaustion to burnt paw pads happen to dogs each summer. Below are some great tips for beating the heat! Combating the Roasting Heat of Summer One of the best ways to fight heat-related risks on Fido’s…

3 Natural Remedies for Dogs: Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, Diatomaceous Earth

Whenever possible, we always prefer a natural alternative to harsh chemicals or dangerous ingredients when treating our dogs. That’s why we love Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, and Diatomaceous Earth – these three natural, safe, and healthy alternatives are proven to work and are completely safe in treating a wide variety of issues, from joint health,…

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