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Your Pet’s Immune System This time of year, we have to be extra mindful of your pet’s immune system. Those extra holiday treats have possibly added a few inches to Fido’s waistline, as well as ours, and we aren’t the only ones who can catch a sneeze or cough when the winter winds blow. To keep your pet’s immune system in flu-fighting condition, you need to pay attention to your

 

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Exercise For Disabled Dogs

Low Impact Exercise for Disabled Dogs If your dog has a disability such as IVDD or arthritis, you know that high impact exercise can be dangerous and/or painful for your canine companion. You have probably already discussed what the no-nos are with your veterinarian and that is a great start. This article will explore some yes-yes exercise options that will help your pup stay fit even if high impact play

 

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LOW-STRESS WAYS TO PLAY WITH YOUR SENIOR DOG Lindsay Pevny for Wiggleless As your beloved dog enters her senior years, a wise old glow will slowly replace her youthful spark. Her naps will get longer, and your adventure walks will be cut short. Still, she needs exercise and mental stimulation to keep her healthy. Gentle exercise prevents weight gain, which could put stress on her already-achy joints.  Stimulating, yet calm

 

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CANINE OBESITY A Chubby Puppy I read a recent statistic that said: Today, dogs are fatter than ever. It’s now estimated that 45% of all U.S. dogs are either overweight or obese. That’s over 30 million dogs! Veterinarians also reported that although nearly 50% of all the dogs they see are overweight, only 17% of pet owners agree. It is hard to recognize (or admit) sometimes for pet parents but as in

 

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