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How to trim a difficult cat’s nails.

Best to have a human trimming partner and gently scruff the cat.

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Why Bone Broth is The Ultimate Superfood For Senior Dogs

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As our dogs age their appetites may begin to wane due to dental soreness, arthritis pain or decreased activity. Seniors that don’t take in adequate levels of essential nutrients like amino acids, potassium, zinc, and calcium are at a higher risk for illness. Bone broth is an easy and delicious way to give your older dog a power punch of nutrition and the calories she needs to keep her active and feeling great!

Physicians and veterinarians have long hailed bone broth as a superfood, using it to help ease symptoms from many common ailments. Dr. Kaayla Daniel, vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and coauthor of the book, Nourishing Broth, calls it “an old-fashioned remedy for the modern world.”

Dr. Daniel notes that bone broth is especially beneficial for joint and gut health. However, since many modern ailments can be traced back to poor nutrition and digestion, she considers it a healing addition to any diet.

Read the full article on iheartdogs.com

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CBD for Pain Management in Dogs: A Beginner’s Guide

CBD and Gabapentin For Dogs: Can Dogs Take CBD and Gabapentin?

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How CBD Works In Your Dog’s Body to Modulate Pain

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an interconnected chain of receptors found in your dog’s brain, their nervous system, glands, and organs. Scientists don’t fully understand the ECS yet (it was only first discovered in 1992) but its believed to help maintain balance within the body.

All mammals—humans, dogs, and cats included—rely the ECS system to regulate immune response. CBD oil interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your dog’s body and acts as a natural neuroprotective agent with multiple health benefits. The cannabinoids in the oil open up two-way communication between endocannabinoid receptors to allow the body to either increase or decrease the immune response as needed. CBD oil is the natural way of regulating the system to maintain the perfect balance.

The reason CBD seems to help modulate pain is that many dog’s bodies are deficient in cannabinoids. Supplementing with CBD increasing cannabinoids in the body and restores balance to the ECS system.

Read the full article on Cannanine.com

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Once Unwanted, Pup Becomes a Hero When He Saves Little Girls From Kidnapper

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Melissa Lambert didn’t want to adopt a dog. Her husband, Thom, had been willing to bring home a furry family member for years, but Melissa was not on board. However, she would frequently take her three daughters to their local animal shelter to give some love to the pets there, but she hadn’t thought to bring one home. That is, until she met Edgar.

Edgar is a brown and white Treeing Walker Coonhound, a handsome boy, or as Thom Lambert says, insanely handsome.

Melissa didn’t know what it was about Edgar that drew her to him, but she knew he belonged in her home. The sudden change of heart was a welcome surprise for Thom and he encouraged her to apply to adopt him. They didn’t know what a huge difference it would make.

Read the full article on iheartdogs.com

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How Service Dogs Sniff Out Seizures

Dogs can detect epileptic seizures up to 45 minutes before they occur.

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Panda the Miniature Guide Horse is a Superpet

A miniature seeing eye horse can live 30 to 40 years! What a fabulous idea.

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Symptoms of Lyme Disease in Dogs


The symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs are an important signal to seek immediate medical attention for your four-legged family member. In this video, we’ll hear from Dr. Alex Avery, from the OurPetsHealth YouTube channel about what Lyme disease is.

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Consider getting pet insurance for your fur baby


Is pet insurance worth it? Many people know about pet insurance but very few people actually have it for their dog or cat.

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How to Treat Hairballs in Cats

Dr. Carrie explains how to deal with a cat’s hairballs. Most often they are nothing to worry about, but a cat coughing up hair can also be signs of a more serious condition.

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Best Friends – Save Them All

Check out this adorable video of puppies with the Yule Log in the fireplace. Once it starts plating click the icon on the bottom right to have it be full screen and leave it playing while you unwrap the presents under the tree! Then check out the Best Friends website. A wonderful organization we heartily support who’s mission statement is ‘a sanctuary for homeless and special-needs animals literally from the ground up, forging roadways and erecting buildings with our bare hands. We were creating a better world through kindness to animals.’