Category Archives: Home Remedies

Dealing with Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is finally upon us! And with it, seasonal allergies… Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones faced with seasonal allergies. It’s common that many dogs will be too once the allergy season starts. Canine allergies are normally caused by the same triggers that occur in human allergies: our pooch’s immune system comes across an allergen…

Doggie Massage Basics

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One of the fastest growing fields in dog healthcare is animal massage. The controlled, soothing touch not only help give dogs comfort but can also help in alleviating problems by managing pain, strengthening the immune system, firming up the muscles, joints, and tendons, releasing cortisone which relieves swelling and inflammation, as well as producing endorphins….

How to Help a Dog with an Upset Stomach

Just like us, dogs can also get an upset stomach. Some of the most common symptoms that you should watch out for include vomiting, dry heaving, diarrhea, bloating, gas, thirst, and/or refusing to eat. What Causes a Troublesome Tummy? The most common triggers for upset stomach have something to do with your dog’s diet. It…

Do Dogs Get Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Winter Months?

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that commonly occurs in humans, especially in the winter months when we spend less time outdoors, have minimal access to bright, sunny days, and have fewer hours of daylight each day. While the disorder commonly causes depression-like symptoms in humans, evidence suggests that dogs, too,…

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

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Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered off by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air heavily…

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…

4 Essential Products You Need In Your Pet First Aid Kit

Whether you’re taking your dog on an outdoor adventure like hiking or camping, a simple walk around the neighborhood, or a game of fetch in the backyard, being prepared for minor accidents and injuries is essential. Like human kids, dogs are curious, adventurous, and maybe a little oblivious to the dangers around them. That’s why,…

3 Simple Stretches to Keep Your Pup Limber

There are generally three parts of your pooch’s body for which stretching becomes particularly useful – the shoulders, hips, and back. As dog parents, we can’t always prevent injuries and accidents, but we can always try to prevent canine strain injuries and other muscle-related complications by simply stretching and massaging our pooch on a regular…

Adding Fiber to Your Dog’s Diet

Tips for Adding Fiber to Your Dog's Diet

Have you ever considered adding fiber to your dog’s diet? Like me, you have probably heard of all the benefits to us humans and have wondered if the same applies to your dogs. Basically, yes, but you may not need to add any more since it is already present in dog foods. So when should…

Fresh, Healthy Veggies that Fido Will Love

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Vegetables are great for dogs. Because of their low calorie content, veggies make a delicious treat that won’t add bulk to your baby’s body. And, they can provide your dog with some of the essential nutrients he needs, reducing the need for vitamin supplements. Like in humans, the rich vitamins and minerals from numerous vegetable…

Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs

Benefits of Coconut Oil

There are many benefits of coconut oil for dogs being discovered for dogs, even though it was not recommended in the past. The coconut, also known as the “tree of life”, has been found to have many benefits not only for humans, but for our best friends as well. There are many products and furniture…

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