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Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog?

A dog owner safely walks dog on a hot day
Summer Tips for Dogs #1: Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog? Dogs can struggle with heat, and hot pavement can quickly cause severe burns to your dog’s paws. After constantly debating whether it’s too hot to walk my dog when it’s 90 degrees in Baltimore, I have accumulated a few important precautions for […] Read more »

5 Things You Should Know about Rawhide for Dogs

Dog with raw hide bone dangling from mouth
Anyone who’s come home to a destroyed pair of shoes, knows that dogs love to chew. It’s an instinctual behavior, which begins when they are puppies, exploring their environment. Dogs love to chew throughout their life, and it’s good for them, as it helps them clean their teeth, provides stimulation, and even helps them deal […] Read more »

Essential Fatty Acids for the Equine Diet

Is your horse getting enough essential fatty acid?
When it comes to the equine diet there is a lot of information, especially conflicting information, about what should and shouldn’t be fed — the same is true of essential fatty acids for horses . And once a feeding regimen has been decided on, it’s time to consider the myriad supplements the horse needs. And how […] Read more »

Preparing for the Fourth of July as a Pet Owner

Help your pets prepare for the 4th of July
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, instead of getting excited for my plans for the night, I worry about how my pets are going to react to the fireworks nearby. Below is a list of tips for both horse and dog owners to prepare for the Fourth: Know where the fireworks will […] Read more »

Preventing Founder (Laminitis) in Horses…

Hoof is inspected for preventing founder (laminitis)
In a healthy horse, the bones of the hoof are suspended by specialized tissues, called laminae, which provide stability and shock absorption. If there is inflammation or deterioration of the laminae (laminitis) and it is left untreated, there is the potential that the third phalynx bone, or coffin bone, can rotate downward toward the sole […] Read more »

6 Super Gross Facts About Ticks

6 Reasons Why Ticks Are Gross
Ticks. EWWW! The very word gives the creepy crawlies to most of us, with very good reason! Ticks, which are second only to mosquitoes worldwide in carrying and transmitting disease, have vampire-like super powers. Ticks have super strength, super stealth, and super specialized sucking abilities to steal blood from their hosts, whether their prey are […] Read more »

Kelp: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Kelp benefits include healthier skin and hair (fur).
Kelp is a leafy form of brown-algae seaweed that absorbs a vast variety of nutrients and minerals present in the water around it. Kelp is commonly taken in many places, especially in Japan where its health benefits have been treasured for thousands of years. Kelp has gained popularity in recent decades as a supplement, because […] Read more »

Gamma Oryzanol: What it is, what it does & how it works

Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of antioxidant compounds that occurs naturally in rice bran oil. Gamma oryzanol is believed to support healthy muscle tone and performance, which has made rice bran oil a popular supplement among athletes and animal breeders. Gamma oryzanol contains antioxidants, which are known to remove damaging free radicals, to protect body […] Read more »

The Benefits of Duck Meat for Dogs

More owners are offering duck for dogs
More and more dog owners are considering duck for dogs as a protein variation and as a solution to common food allergies. Dogs rely on a high-protein diet for optimal health. Of course, some proteins are better than others, and duck meat is among the proteins with the best biological value to dogs. Like humans, […] Read more »

Biotin: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Biotin is a B-vitamin that plays a key role in the production of skin, nails, and hair. The B-complex vitamins, like biotin, help the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is used by the body to maintain the health of skin, the digestive tract, and the nervous system. The science behind the […] Read more »