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Grain-Free Diet & Dog Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

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Grain-Free Diet & Dog Heart Disease: What You Need to Know
You may have seen news reports warning that a diet containing peas, lentils, or potatoes may increase your dog’s risk of a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We spoke with veterinarian Dr. Aubrey Tauer about this issue to learn what you can do to protect your dog from this deadly disease.

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4 Holistic Pet Tips Your Pet Will Thank You For!

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4 Holistic Pet Tips Your Pet Will Thank You For!

A holistic approach emphasizes preventive medicine by helping to decrease the risk of illness before the illness appears. By doing things like feeding your pet a high quality diet, providing regular opportunities for exercise, promoting a healthy gut and good oral hygiene, you are helping to support optimal whole body functioning within your pet.

Just as more humans are becoming interested in preventive health for themselves, many pet parents and veterinarians are considering the benefits of complementary holistic approaches in addition to conventional medicine for dogs and cats.

We offer some great (trustworthy) holistic pet tips to consider when thinking about the wellness of your fur-baby.

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Fecal Transplants for Dogs with Chronic Digestive Issues

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Fecal Transplants for Dogs with Chronic Digestive Issues

Fecal transplants can help dogs with chronic digestive problems recover their health, by helping them build an improved microbiome.

The term alone is a conversation-stopper. Fecal transplants? For dogs? Don’t laugh. Fecal transplants are making headlines as a wonder drug for pets and people.

This article was originally featured in Whole Dog Journal.

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Could Your Dog’s Diet Lead to Chronic Inflammation?

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Could Your Dog’s Diet Lead to Chronic Inflammation?

If your dog suffers from chronic digestive problems, the reason could be an immune response gone wrong. When, instead of correctly fighting off harmful invaders, the immune system reacts to the body’s own cells or to something in the diet, the result can be chronic inflammation, which can wreak havoc with your dog’s digestive system.

In this article we'll explain what inflammation is, how the gut microbiome and diet could be involved in inflammation, and how you can lower your dog's risk for chronic inflammation.

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7 Ways a Healthy Gut Helps Your Pet Thrive

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7 Ways a Healthy Gut Helps Your Pet Thrive

As a loving pet parent you provide your cat or dog with food, water, exercise and lots of affection -- but do you keep in mind the importance of a healthy gut as well? From digestion to mental health, your pet’s gut health affects almost every aspect of their health and happiness. Countless bacteria living in your pet’s gut, collectively called the gut microbiome, provide a variety of life-supporting functions that can help your pet live a healthy life.  

We’ve gathered 7 ways a healthy gut keeps your pet thriving.

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