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Add-On Wellness Plans. Health Cynthia Foley. 1. At the close of 2019, 2.82 million pets had health insurance, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association.

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(8 days ago) Health To Neuter, or Not to Neuter Your Dog: That is the Question. Canine Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments. Health Catherine Ashe, DVM 4. Gastric ulcers can be a pain – causing indigestion, reflux, and discomfort. But did you know that your canine friend can also develop this

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Whole Dog Journal’s Guide to Canine Health Books

(9 days ago) 200. A good canine health handbook can help you interpret what your vet tells you, give you ideas for further questions to ask, bolster your argument for a different type of treatment, and give you a list of invaluable home healthcare practices you can put into place to speed your dog’s recovery – or better yet, prevent problems in the first place.

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What do you feed your dog

(3 days ago) The difference in their coat and overall health is amazing after just switching from vegetarian food (which I fed a long time before switching over to Natural Balance vegan now V-Dog) to vegan. Reply. Susan Porter May 7, 2021 at 9:31 am.

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Gabapentin For Dogs: What You Should Know

(2 days ago) He’s now back to full health, and I credit the Gabapentin, antibiotics treatment, a whole foods diet, (including a soft boiled egg a day and plenty of fish oil)… and joint support supplements and herbs, for keeping him in good shape. Now I keep a bottle of Gabapentin pills in case it is needed if there is a Lyme flare-up, but so far, so good!

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The Difficult Decision to Amputate Your Dog's Leg

(Just Now) Health; The Difficult Decision to Amputate Your Dog’s Leg Making the amputation decision for your dog’s health is the hardest part. While you may grieve for the loss of your dog’s normal appearance, be assured that your dog will not. By. Nancy Kerns - Published: February 22, 2021. 3. Print.

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Holistic Treatments for Canine Skin Rashes

(4 days ago) “Juniper is a seven-year-old Golden Retriever,” says Strouss. “That’s an age/breed combination that tops the charts these days for developing cancer. Juniper has been raised and cared for holistically all her life. My goals for her have always been good health

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Steroids for Dogs: Pros & Cons

(9 days ago) There are a few health conditions for which the long-term use of a steroid may be indicated, such as certain autoimmune conditions and Addison’s disease. When used long-term, the dosage should be maintained at the lowest effective level. Steroids are perhaps one of the most ubiquitous medications in the veterinary world.

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Rabies Shots for Senior Dogs: Why I Fear and Loathe Them

(5 days ago) There should ABSOLUTELY be an exception with senior dogs and their challenging health histories. I’m so sorry about Rocky. Reply. Jeannie Saewert September 3, 2019 at 11:21 pm. We took our14 year old teacup poodle for her well checkup. She was eating, drinking just fine. They did lab work and said her kidneys were starting to fail.

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Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Dogs

(1 days ago) A normally functioning cardiovascular system should pump blood to all areas of the body with equal force and rhythm; an animal’s pulse is a reflection of the overall health of the system. Pulses are especially important in Eastern medicine.

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Diet Makes the Difference

(7 days ago) Health; Diet Makes the Difference my entire viewpoint on the conventional treatment of Bailey's allergies changed dramatically the day Bailey started having internal bleeding an allergic reaction to antibiotics that the specialist in veterinary dermatology had …

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Genetic Health Screening for Dogs

(1 days ago) Genetic health information is an incredibly promising emerging field grounded in a science that is rapidly developing. As the authors of the commentary in Nature aptly stated: “Done right, the use of genetic testing in companion animals could be a powerful way to better connect people to the possibilities of genetics for treating disease.

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Download The Full June 2021 Issue PDF

(3 days ago) Whole Dog Journal offers well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field.

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Benefits of Vitamin C to Your Dog

(3 days ago) Calcium ascorbate, a pH-neutral, slightly bitter powder, is one commercially available mineral ascorbate. Many health practitioners are of the opinion that calcium ascorbate gives the best results in the relief of arthritic symptoms. It is also considered by holistic veterinarians to be the most beneficial form of vitamin C for use in horses.

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The Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Milk

(7 days ago) Raw cheeses are available in specialty shops, health food stores, and a few upscale markets. Warning: Some are incredibly smelly – and expensive! Your health food store is a likely source of mild, affordable raw milk cheeses that hold their shape when cut and make high-reward treats for dogs.

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Liver Health in Dogs

(2 days ago) The Liver’s Role in Canine Health. The liver, located centrally in the dog’s body as the link between the breathing and circulatory activities of the chest and the digestive functions of the abdomen, works hard at its many tasks. The liver manufactures blood proteins and fat, and stores energy, fat-soluble vitamins, and iron.

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Whole Dog Journal's Approved Dry Dog Foods for 2021

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Dog Rehoming: When Is It the Right Decision

(7 days ago) The dog has a health or behavior problem that is beyond the means of the owner to resolve. Quality of life is an important consideration for dog and humans. If you really can’t afford the care your dog needs, you either provide it anyway, perhaps at the cost of your own health or diet, or you don’t provide it and your dog suffers.

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DCM in Dogs: Taurine's Role in the Canine Diet

(3 days ago) 4. Reproductive health. Dietary Risk Factors for Reduced Taurine Status: – Low-protein diet (limited taurine precursors) – Heat-damaged or poor-quality protein sources – High dietary fiber (i.e., rice bran, beet pulp, cellulose) – Lamb and rice diets (speculated) – Plant-based protein sources (peas, lentils, legumes) (speculated)

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(8 days ago) Health Denise Flaim 3 Even the biggest worrywart owner usually relaxes a bit when her dog goes to sleep but of course, her anxiety will ratchet up to stratospheric levels if that sleep" is the span of temporary unconsciousness known as anesthesia.

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Taking Care of Three Legged Dogs

(4 days ago) The array of oral over-the-counter dietary joint-health supplements on the market is overwhelming. These may contain glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as glucosamine and chondroitin. Herbal supplements containing turmeric, boswellia, and/or devil’s claw have been shown to reduce joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. Fish oil, which contains the

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Side Effects May Occur

(4 days ago) Side Effects May Occur. and loving dog. Starting November 8. Concerning your article, Reflections on Heartworm, WDJ August 2002: Last summer in July, we adopted Casey, an 11-month old, 13-inch Beagle. All was well until we gave her the first monthly Heartgard medication. Casey was fine for about 24 hours, after which she developed diarrhea and

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(8 days ago) A health exam for all adults includes a blood-pressure reading. So why not for our dogs? There are a few reasons that veterinarians save blood-pressure testing for only certain cases. Although an estimated 20 percent of humans suffer from white-coat syndrome" (temporary high blood pressure caused by the anxiety associated with visiting the

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The Healthy

(5 days ago) While much about IgG is still unknown, scientists know that it plays a crucial role in canine health. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the first antibody produced following exposure to an antigen. Its presence triggers the increased production of IgG. A third type, IgA, is …

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(8 days ago) Treating Your Dog’s Hypothyroidism. Health Stephanie Colman. 2. Hypothyroidism (underactive or low thyroid) is a common disorder in dogs. A variety of breeds are known to be genetically predisposed, including the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Dachshund, Boxer, Doberman, and Cocker Spaniel. (It's normal for sighthounds such as the

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(8 days ago) ABOUT US. Whole Dog Journal offers well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field. We also test, review and evaluate products.

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(7 days ago) Health Helene G. Goldberger, Esq., CPDT-KA, PMCT 1 Aimee Johnson of Little Bear Animal Massage (littlebearanimalmassage.com) in St. Paul, MN, reports: One of my clients is a 13-year-old German Shepherd Dog, Izzy,

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(8 days ago) Health CJ Puotinen 12 Hundreds of drugs developed for human pain are used by veterinarians to treat chronic pain in dogs, but only nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (abbreviated as NSAIDs and pronounced EN-seds") and two non-NSAID prescription drugs (Galliprant and Adequan) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA

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(8 days ago) 0. Diabetes is a common and serious problem in pets. Formally known as diabetes mellitus (the sweet sickness), it’s a disorder of the pancreas gland. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, whose purpose is to drive nutrients, specifically glucose, or blood sugar, into the cells. It’s the body’s most important fuel molecule.

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Spay Incontinence

(9 days ago) The research regarding whether the timing of spay surgery impacts the incidence of urinary incontinence in dogs is not conclusive. Though some people warn against early spay surgery, citing a purported increased risk of incontinence, spaying later in a dog's life is known to increase the risk of mammary tumors.

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(8 days ago) The vaccine discoveries of medical pioneers such as Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur introduced a new era of health care for humans. Smallpox, once the most feared disease in the world, is thought to be eradicated. Ask any senior citizen to name the great medical advances of this century, and he or she will invariably list the polio vaccine.

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Choosing Canine Supplements Wisely

(4 days ago) Then there are health problems that are more complex, that are related to the dog’s general level of wellness. The theme here is to do the fewest number of things that will have the most benefit. In these cases, it’s always advantageous to add antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E. Fatty acids, especially the Omega-3 fatty acids, are

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Behavioral Probiotics

(3 days ago) Untangling the differences between various behavioral supplements marketed for dogs can be challenging. Basic categories include: • Behavioral probiotic: At present, Calming Care is the only behavioral probiotic marketed for dogs. • Gut probiotics: Many probiotics are marketed solely for canine gut health.They may have behavioral benefits; they just haven’t been tested for that.

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(8 days ago) Whole Dog Journal offers well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field. We also test, review and evaluate products.

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Are Seresto Flea and Tick Collars Harmful to Dogs

(9 days ago) On March 2, USA Today published an article about the Seresto collar, originally developed and brought to the market by Bayer Animal Health in 2012. The article highlighted the fact that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received nearly 1,700 reports of animal deaths associated with use of the collar.

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(8 days ago) Health Roger Govier. 1. Previously in Whole Dog Journal, we discussed the dog's complex immune system. We described what body parts and functions actually comprise the dog's system of immunity" and explained how this system acts to protect the dog from foreign agents including viruses. 1 …

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(7 days ago) Health Cynthia Foley. 1. The cause of hemangiomas is idiopathic (unknown). These growths usually don't appear until at least middle age. Thin-skinned, light-colored breeds often experience hemangiomas. You'll most likely find a hemangioma on the dog's trunk or …

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Help for Dogs With Hypothyroidism

(5 days ago) The standard treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement with a synthetic T4 compound, L-thyroxine, often called by the brand name Soloxine. Depending on the dosage, a month’s supply for an average-sized dog costs between $5 and $10. Once diagnosed, Dr. Dodds starts treatment.

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(7 days ago) Whole Dog Journal offers well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field. We also test, review and evaluate products.

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Pain's Effect on Behavior

(6 days ago) Pain’s Effect on Behavior. It's easy to normalize and thus miss signs that a dog may be in pain, such as the "funny" posture that this Pug displays when sitting. In reality, the dog likely has discomfort in her back, hops, and/or knees that make sitting in a more conventional way too painful. Behavior problems such as anxiety or aggression

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Dog Tear Stains: What You Should Know

(8 days ago) Health; Dog Tear Stains: What You Should Know Tear stains on your dog's face may be solely a cosmetic issue - or a sign of a serious problem. Have your …

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Herbal Remedies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD

(2 days ago) Greg Tilford is the author of five books on botanical medicine for animals, including the acclaimed Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet’s Life (i-5 Publications, 2nd ed. 2009).Tilford is a charter member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Animal Supplements Council (NASC), and founded and currently chairs the Animal Products Committee of …

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What Are the Treatment Options For Dogs With Mast Cell

(Just Now) Companion Animal Health continues to explore the use of nanoshell technology and laser ablation for treatment of mast cell tumors. The initial data from one study was presented to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 2018 and revealed that 100% of the patients responded to the therapy, with 67% maintaining remission.

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(7 days ago) Health Catherine Ashe, DVM. 1. This Labrador has acquired entropion, secondary to dehydration and renal disease. It should resolve somewhat once he is rehydrated.üThis dog has severe, 360-degree entropion (meaning the eye is being touched by the upper and lower eyelids, and is irritated from all sides). Notice the tearing and matting around

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(8 days ago) Health Roger Govier 0 For a dog, the perfect life would have love, toys, sunshine, plenty of exercise, just the right amount of good food – and the one crucial thing which makes all of that possible: an immune system that works as nature designed it to work.

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Dog Gone Pain: A Safe Arthritis Pain Relief Product For

(1 days ago) The bulk of the work came in the beginning, as I asked them to describe their dogs’ health status in as much detail as possible, including information about age, weight, medical history, exercise/activity level, pack status, diet, appetite, elimination habits and characteristics, and much more.

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Recognizing Dog Stress While Adjusting to a New Home

(6 days ago) Long-term effects are more insidious. Any stressful event can cause an increase in cortisol in your dog, which weakens the immune system and can cause or contribute to significant health issues, both short-term and long-term. A short-term stress event can produce cortisol that stays in your dog’s system for two to three days.

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