Best Dog GPS Collar Trackers For 2023
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
2d ago
A growing and important purchase for dog owners and prospective dog owners is dog GPS trackers. Our dogs are precious to us, and the thought of losing them can keep us up at night. Because our pets are family, we naturally worry about things happening to them. That’s why many pet owners have considered purchasing GPS dog collars, dog GPS trackers, or a pet tracker with location tracking. Location tracking helps owners know where their beloved pets are at all times with an adequate tracking range, activity tracking, and long battery life. With improved technology, tracking your pet and preventi ..read more
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5 Best Dog Beds for Back and Joint Problems
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Erin Mullen
4d ago
Just like us, dogs need a comfortable place to lie down when their backs or joints are sore. Picking the right style of bed will help your four-legged friend rest easier. When your dog is in pain, so are you. A variety of ailments plague the canine, but pain of any kind is high on the list. Whether he has back, hip, joint or neck problems, you want to do whatever is necessary to reduce your dog’s discomfort, and choosing the right bed for him is an important part of the equation. Let’s take a look at the five best bed types for dogs with back or joint pain. Bolster beds with a back are a top ..read more
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Best Portable Dog Fences: Reviews & Buyers Guide
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
4d ago
Let’s say your family wants to plan a day at the park, a drive across the country, or a camping trip. Whatever the scenario, you would like to feel secure knowing your dog is safe and sound.  Leashing your dog is useful sometimes, or keeping them in a small crate, but that often becomes impossible. Here’s where a portable dog fence becomes a must-have for the furry friend in your life. The best portable dog fence provides pets freedom of movement and a chance to get fresh air without getting lost or injured.  Certain types are suited for both indoors and out, while others are designe ..read more
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The Easy Way to Improve Dog Digestive Health
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
5d ago
Digestion is crucial to your dog’s overall health and wellbeing, from the point of their snout to the tip of their tail—inside and out. There are ways to help your dog maintain a healthy digestive tract, including high-quality digestion support supplements. Your dog’s gastrointestinal tract is like the engine that powers all their adventures. Food is the fuel that keeps them going. A healthy gut is key because it promotes proper digestion, allows for nutrient absorption, and keeps your pup’s immune system strong. There are ways you can support healthy gut flora and proper digestion, but some d ..read more
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Complementary Therapies for Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs and Cats
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT
6d ago
Among the most common cancers in companion animals, mast cell tumors respond well to lifestyle changes and complementary therapies, from vitamins to herbs to medicinal mushrooms. No one wants to hear that their dog or cat has a mast cell tumor. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is the most common malignant skin tumor in dogs and the second most common in cats. Mast cell tumors are usually found in middle-aged animals, but can occur at any age. On the plus side, treatment options are improving the prognosis for these malignancies, and complementary therapies can be very beneficial. How the Dis ..read more
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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in UF Shelter Medicine Program To Increase Shelter Veterinarians Amid National Shortage
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
1w ago
$510,000 grant will fund training program for shelter veterinarians. Gainesville, FL (January 18, 2023) – The Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will receive a $510,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love to address the increasing shortage of shelter medicine veterinarians to assure shelter pets have access to timely and essential veterinary care. The grant will support an accelerated internship program for six veterinarians to become skilled in shelter animal care, surgery, disease outbreak intervention, forensics, disaster response, beha ..read more
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Why the carnivore diet is the best for your pet
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
1w ago
Diet is at the core of your pet’s health. A high protein, raw carnivore diet for your dog or cat is what will help your pet thrive no matter what stage of life they are in. Not convinced your pet should be on a raw carnivore diet? Here are the main reasons why a carnivore diet is the optimal diet for your dog or cat. 1)   The carnivore diet is species specific Dogs and cats in the wild primarily eat meat and have done so since the beginning of time. Our dogs and cats also have a physiology that reflects that of a carnivore including short digestive systems meant to digest meat quickl ..read more
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Hungry Hamster Fills Cheeks with Potentially Deadly Antidepressant
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by Animal Wellness
1w ago
Pet Poison Helpline Also Announces 2022 Toxin Tails Winner MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Jan. 18, 2023) – With a name like Professor Sweetcheeks, you wouldn’t think he needed mood medications. When this rascally rodent got his paws on some sertraline, the active ingredient in Zoloft, however, the drug made its way into his cheeks faster than you can say, well, Professor Sweetcheeks. “Our 11-year-old son Gregory begged for a pet hamster, and named him Professor Sweetcheeks,” said Christie of St. Louis, Mo. “A few months ago, we let Professor Sweetcheeks scurry around the kitchen island while we cut up ca ..read more
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Supporting Your Dog or Cat’s Digestion with Acupressure
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Amy Snow
1w ago
A good diet and healthy digestive system are vital to your dog or cat’s well-being. Here’s why, along with an acupressure session that will help improve and maintain the health of his GI tract. by Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis When it comes to our dogs and cats, a species-appropriate diet helps support good digestion. Knowing the difference between a carnivorous and omnivorous diet is a good place to start, along with a basic understanding of how your animal’s digestive system works – and how acupressure can be used to further support those processes and boost your dog or cat’s health and well-be ..read more
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How the Bond You Share with Your Dog Can Influence His Sleep Patterns
Animal Wellness Magazine
by Animal Wellness
1w ago
Did you know that bond between dogs and their people can have profound effects on canine behavior? Dogs see their humans as a “safe haven” and therefore look to us for protection, guidance and comfort in unfamiliar or stressful situations. The dog-human bond may even have an influence on canine sleep patterns, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. Published in the Journal Animals, the study looked at the quality of sleep experienced by dogs who slept in a new environment with their humans, and how it was impac ..read more
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