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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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Spooky Safe Fun for Pets on Halloween

The doorbell rings, and oh BOY! Behold groups of small humans shouting for TREATS! And they are clothed in what appear to be head-to-toe squeaky toys… No worries, little doggies and kitties, because pets don't need to be left out of the fun.  When it comes to costume time, there are a lot of fun ways to dress our pets for the season.  If you want to dress up your furry friend but your beloved beastie refuses to wear a full on head to toe costume, fun  party collars or festive themed bandannas are usually well accepted by everybody. As always, just take any costumes off before leaving them alone. Of course, if your pets are not that excited about Halloween...

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Should You Brush Your Pet's Teeth?

 Did you know that your pet’s dental health affects more than just his or her teeth and gums?  Lack of proper dental care and resulting periodontal disease can and does affect your beloved beasts’ entire body: Heart, kidneys, lungs, intestines, and even joints! We recently adopted an incredibly sweet 9-year old dog, Kayla.  Her personality is sweet beyond compare, but her teeth and gums?  Our vet had one word: Horrific. Poor Kayla had such bad periodontal infection that her lymph nodes were swollen and she had a dangerous case of bronchitis secondary to the massive amount of infection in her mouth. After several extractions, daily dose of EnduraPet® Immune Support, and supportive care to help her gums heal, Kayla is...

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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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Pet Arthritis: Understanding WHY it hurts, and what you can do to help.

 Arthritis affects most of us as our bodies age. Sadly, pets are not exempt. Understanding how arthritis happens is an important first step in treatment. Knowing what can be done and what to expect can give loving pet parents peace of mind when choosing the right treatment. Of course we hope you will try our arthritis and joint formula for your pet, but even more we want to be sure you have the understanding you need as you decide just what to give for natural pain and inflammation relief.     Osteoarthritis occurs on joint surfaces at the point where contact is most prevalent. Over time, hyaline cartilage which cushions joints can completely wear away. As animals age, they also stop...

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