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Why is My Horse Coughing? On Horses & Heaves

Horse coughing can be a symptom of heaves
Horse coughing is a common symptom of  heaves, an inflammatory response in the respiratory tract, often triggered by an inhaled allergen. Heaves can be compared to human asthma; however, horses with heaves will most likely not yield a diagnosis on an allergy test. Respiration becomes difficult when allergen triggers, such as pollen, dust, or mold, […] Read more »

Spirulina Superfood

tablets and powder spirulina for allergies
The global super-supplement supports the immune system for a variety of health benefits Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green vegetable algae that is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense supplements available. Spirulina is a source of highly absorbable protein, mixed carotenoids and other phytonutrients, B vitamins, iron, chlorophyll, GLA and essential amino acids, as […] Read more »

Is Joint Discomfort Responsible for Your Lethargic Dog?

Lethargic dog lies on the ground
When  people see their best friend turn into a lethargic dog, they often assume it’s an unavoidable symptom of age, when the dog might be dealing with fixable joint discomfort. Just like people, dogs can experience joint discomfort, especially as they age. Joint issues can be degenerative or developmental. Degenerative joint issues include problems such […] Read more »

Horse Colic: Symptoms & Solutions

Equine colic is a painful and usually temporary digestive disorder that takes place in the abdomen. At the first sight of horse colic a veterinarian should be called to diagnose and treat the underlying issue, as horses have delicate digestive systems and colic is the most common cause of death in horses. Owners can help […] Read more »

Tips on Homemade Food for Your Dog

  In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. Homemade Dog Food: A Growing Trend Over the past decade, the popularity of homemade dog food has […] Read more »

The Benefits and Risks of the Raw Food Diet

In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. What is the raw dog food trend? Raw feeding is a dog feeding style that attempts to imitate […] Read more »

Choosing the Best Wet Food for Your Dog

In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. Wet Dog Food: How It’s Made Wet or canned dog food is made by mixing animal meat, plant […] Read more »

Choosing the Best Dry Food for Your Dog

In this Springtime Dog Health Spotlight, we examine each of the four major dog feeding styles: dry, wet, raw, and homemade. We’ll go over the basics for each style, the pros/cons, best practices, and things to avoid. Dry Dog Food: How It’s Made Dry dog food is created from a process in which protein, grains, […] Read more »

Choosing the Best Diet for Your Dog

A Comparison of various feeding styles… The perfect dog food (at least the perfect commercially produced dog food) probably doesn’t exist. But that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying. Dog food is a $14-billion industry, with millions of tons of dog food and treats sold every year. With all the new choices, new information, and new […] Read more »

Bee Pollen: Uses and Benefits for Dogs, Horses, and People

bee pollinating flower carrying bee pollen granule
Pollen supports energy, digestion, immune health, and more. Bees collect more than honey! They collect granules of flower pollen as a food source for the adult bees in the hive. Bees would not have their famous reputation for staying busy without flower pollen. Bee-collected pollen is densely nutritious, and it has been treasured for its […] Read more »