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

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

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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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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With PupJoy, you can treat your sensitive dog

Posted by Kari Goodman on

With PupJoy, you can treat your sensitive dog

Many dogs that use AnimalBiome products have food sensitivities and allergies that require very restricted diets. We know that their pet parents are incredibly committed to their dog’s health and are doing everything in their power to give them happy lives.

Without further ado, meet PupJoy -- a company that offers subscription boxes for dogs that contain treats, toys and chews, along with an e-commerce site. PupJoy stands out from its competitors because they are the most customizable service out there, allowing dog owners that are navigating difficult food sensitivities to select options that work for their pups.

I met the folks behind PupJoy when they and AnimalBiome were finalists for Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize this year. I got the chance to catch up with the company’s CEO, Dustin McAdams, to learn about how PupJoy works. Check out the interview below.

 

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Gut Bacteria: The Secret to Your Dog’s Health

Posted by Alex Martin on

Gut Bacteria: The Secret to Your Dog’s Health

Although unseen, gut bacteria may greatly affect your dog’s health from supporting digestion to shaping their immune system to affecting your pup’s risk for diseases. You can’t see them, but they’re there. Bacteria are all around and within your dog’s body (and yours as well).

Don't panic! The vast majority of bacteria are either harmless or helpful for humans and their pets. In fact, scientists are just beginning to discover that bacteria actually play vital roles in shaping many aspects of health. Read on to learn more about the role of bacteria in your dog’s health.

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