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Choosing the Best Food For Your Dog: Thinking Critically About Your Dog's Food:

Some hints and tips to help you find the right food for your dog: By Frenchie Long-Sabados One of the questions I hear most often is “what is the best food on the market”? The reason for this question is simple: animals are family, and just like children we want them to have the best possible care and food the market has to offer. However, this question is not always so easy to answer. There will always be a “top quality” food on the market, and one of them will ALWAYS be the best. However, the BEST may not be what is RIGHT for your canine companion... I hope that the following information will help you to feel more comfortable...

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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet-Month

  Written by Monte Whaley. This article originally appeared in PetsMatter Nov/Dec 09 - Volume 4 Issue 6, published by the American Animal Hospital Association. Copyright © 2009 American Animal Hospital Association  I remember the day Monte called me to interview me for this article, but I did not know it was published for quite some time. Since November is Adopt A Senior Pet month, I thought I’d share.  Stewart passed peacefully in his sleep and became an angel shortly after this was published.  He was one of many amazing seniors we have had the pleasure of calling friends. Enjoy! ~ Katie Older Pets May Be A Better Fit A bouncy, clear-eyed puppy would have been the easy choice for...

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Understanding Canine Hip Dysplasia & Exploring Treatment Options for Your Dog

  When visiting the veterinarian, dog lovers around the world dread hearing two words: Hip Dysplasia. But what exactly is hip dysplasia, and what are the options when our beloved canine companions receive this diagnosis?     Hip dysplasia is one of the most studied veterinary conditions in dogs, and is the most common single cause of canine arthritis of the hips. The disorder is commonly caused by a genetic malformation of the hip socket, but may be triggered by early injury, excess weight or repetitive motion before a dog is fully developed (this is why early competition and jogging are ill-advised for pups under one year old).  Hip dysplasia results in pain and mobility difficulties. Ideally, the round head...

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Honoring Sarge

Sarge has become an angel. Officially, at least. He was an angel on earth until yesterday, when he passed away at the age of 16. He has now officially begun his work as Doggie Angel, Elderbull Extrordinaire. In honor of Sarge, we are sharing this delightful video today. Sarge's family would be grateful if each person who watches it would share it with just one other person. ELDERBULLS: The Movie (2011) from Animal Farm on Vimeo.   If you don't already know about the famous Sarge the Elderbull, we urge you to visit his blog page at http://www.elderbulls.blogspot.com/.  In short, Sarge, along with over 30 other dogs) was rescued at age 14 from an abusive home in PA. He was...

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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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