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Bloat (GDV) and Your Dog - Being Prepared for a Life-Threatening Emergency

Bloat, sometimes referred to as “torsion”, or “GDV” is something we hope your dog never experiences. Ever. For those who have had a canine friend or companion affected by bloat, our hearts go out to you and your dog. Devastating and heart wrenching to observe, bloat is thought to be one of the most excruciating experiences for a dog to endure, and sadly, often results in death. We hope the following information can help prevent any of our readers’ dogs from ever having to experience this painful condition.  Hopefully, you will never need this information, but EVERYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR A DOG MUST know these facts about 'Bloat'! 1. Bloat is a life threatening emergency. Bloat is one of the top causes of...

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Icky Tummy? How You Can Help:

We recently posted an article all about what we refer to as "Icky Tummy". Vomiting and diarrhea are no fun for anyone, and being prepared can help. Click the link below to read about when to see your vet, what to ALWAYS have on hand, and a few safe, natural remedies commonly accepted to help with the effects of common tummy troubles in dogs: (http://www.endurapet.com/pages/the-icky-tummy-page-safe-natural-help-for-your-dogs-upset-tummy)

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Why wet food is best for cats (or The Post Your Cat Will Love Me For) - Part 1

  This subject has come up SIX times this week, so to the top of the list it goes. In a nutshell: Feeding cats wet food exclusively is best. I know I can’t win you over that easily. And I was a hard sell myself until I dug into this issue, but wet is really best, and here’s why: Unlike dogs, cats are obligate carnivores. Their natural prey is only about 10% carbohydrate. Many cats are carbohydrate intolerant and these cats run an especially high risk of developing diabetes if fed a high carbohydrate diet. It amazes me that so many “diet” foods for cats and even the so-called “prescription” diets sold by many veterinarians contain not only carbohydrates well...

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Pumpkin saves the day

Pumpkin is something we always have on hand for our furry family. The fiber in pumpkins is incredibly gentle and effective in terms of  treatment and maintenance of pets' digestive health. It can make a huge difference for pets who suffer from chronic constipation OR diarrhea. Yes... for both! It is also especially helpful for dogs (and the occasional cat) who get impacted anal glands (yes, ick!), and for cats who have trouble with hairballs. Pumpkin is absolutely amazing for many issues, but especially for firming up loose stool in dogs and cats, and for hairball maintenance in cats. And the best part? They tend to love the taste! Things to know when giving pumpkin to pets: A little goes...

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