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Does Your Flea and Tick Preventive Contain Carcinogens?

Most conventional veterinarians continue to recommend the widespread use of chemical flea and tick preventives, never mentioning nontoxic alternatives or the possible side effects from using these pesticides. This one-size-fits-all policy is not a good approach if the goal is to protect the health of dogs and cats. Fipronil, for example, is the insecticide found …

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Quercetin For Dogs: Fighting Itchy Allergy Symptoms Naturally

Allergies are a common issue that most pet parents have to deal with at some point. Finding a remedy can be frustrating for you, and the itchiness is incredibly uncomfortable for your pooch. Luckily, plenty of remedies can control your canine’s irritation, such as quercetin for dogs. Some people refer to quercetin as “nature’s Benadryl” …

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15 Dog Owners Share Secrets for Beating Spring Canine Allergies

15 Tips for Springtime Allergies in Dogs Ah.. springtime. A time for budding flowers, chirping song birds, and allergies. When your dog starts that itch scratch cycle, you’ll do anything to calm their irritation. Recently we asked our 4 million followers on Facebook to share their top tips for dealing with springtime dog allergies. Here’s …

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L Tryptophan For Dogs: Find Out How It Can Help Anxious Pups Relax

Most dogs will experience some type of anxiety in their lives, but the severity can vary. Stress can take a toll on your dog’s health and comfort, making day-to-day life feel difficult for the pooch. No one likes to watch their pet suffer. Fortunately, there are lots of supplements that can benefit anxious dogs. L …

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Can Animal Self-Medication Lead to Better Health Outcomes?

Today I’m talking with Michael Huffman, Associate Professor, Section of Social Systems Evolution, at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan. The topic is one that I’ve become absolutely fascinated with in recent years, applied zoopharmacognosy, or much more simply put, animal self-medication. Following are some highlights from our discussion, but I encourage …

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5 Natural Ways to Help Control Your Dog’s Seizures

According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), a drug that has been used for decades to manage epilepsy in dogs gained its first FDA approval earlier this year. Epilepsy is characterized by seizures. A seizure is an event during which there is unanticipated, unprovoked, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There …

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The Difference Between Marijuana and CBD Oil for Pets

As an ever-increasing number of states in the U.S. legalize marijuana for recreational use, more and more dogs are consuming products containing THC, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.1 The study is the first of its kind and while it’s based on U.S. data, Canada is experiencing similar problems. “We found …

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Study Shows Rabies Vaccine Is Effective for at Least 5 Years

Today I’m talking by Skype with Dr. Jean Dodds, who is back by popular demand to update us on the Rabies Challenge Fund, as well as potential new vaccine protocols, titer testing, and all things immunization and vaccine related. Following are some of the highlights of our conversation specific to the Rabies Challenge Fund and …

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