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Diarrhea in Puppies: The Scoop on Dog Poop

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Diarrhea in Puppies: The Scoop on Dog Poop

Congratulations— you have a new puppy! But what should you do the first time your bundle of furry love gets sick with something unpleasant like diarrhea or loose stool? While most episodes of gastrointestinal distress are not cause for extreme alarm, there are a few things you can do to help ease the symptoms and make sure your puppy’s long-term health is protected.

Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Sterns will share what symptoms to watch out for, what to expect from your veterinarian and tips to improve your pup’s gut health and digestion.

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9 Tips to Help Your Pet on the 4th of July

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9 Tips to Help Your Pet on the 4th of July

Firework displays during the Fourth of July can be highly stressful for dogs and cats. The loud bangs, whistles and explosive sounds can hurt their ears and frighten even the bravest of pets.

Many pets are so terrified of fireworks that they escape from homes, yards or kennels due to panic and anxiety. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help comfort your pet and decrease the anxiety caused by fireworks and neighborhood celebrations.

Check out these tips to help your pet cope during the Fourth.

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Have an Anxious Pet? Anxiety & Dog-Cat Gut Health

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Have an Anxious Pet? Anxiety & Dog-Cat Gut Health

Anxiety can be a part of life even for our dogs and cats. It's not all chasing tails, smelling catnip, and playing with toys. Our pets are as susceptible to anxiety as we are. When anxiety is ongoing and interferes with daily life, left untreated it can lead to behavioral and health problems. Things like incessant barking and destructive chewing in dogs, litter box avoidance and over-grooming in cats as well as health conditions like chronic digestive problems, depression, and more can sometimes be a result of untreated anxiety.

June 25th marks the beginning of Pet Anxiety Awareness Week. In this article, we’ll briefly explore how ongoing anxiety may affect dog and cat gut health.

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AnimalBiome supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk

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AnimalBiome supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk
We recently spent a lovely Saturday in Walnut Creek, California at a fundraiser for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk.” AnimalBiome contributed to the event to help build awareness for these debilitating diseases and to raise funds to help find cures. Before the walk started, several patients shared heartbreaking testimonials about their experiences with the diagnosis and treatment of their condition. The details of life with such a serious digestive condition are graphic, and we were struck by the bravery of each of them for sharing their experience. Just like people, dogs and cats can experience crippling gastrointestinal disorders.

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Fighting IBD with a Fecal Transplant: My Dog Emmy’s Story

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Fighting IBD with a Fecal Transplant: My Dog Emmy’s Story
Meet Emmy, a young pit bull mix who began her life on the street as a tiny, immunocompromised puppy with undiagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Against all odds, she survived and today is an energetic, healthy young adult. After a long, difficult struggle to determine this pup’s complex digestive issues her resourceful pet parent found health solutions with a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) along with making some important dietary changes.

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