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Taking your dog camping for the first time? Here is everything you need to know

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Summertime is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than taking a camping trip with your dog.  Being properly prepared is key to making any camping trip with your dog a successful adventure, so here are our 5 top tips if you’re taking your dog camping for the first time. 1. Create a camping checklist for your dog You’re going to need a few essential items with you for camping with your dog. Create a checklist so you don’t forget anything important when you’re packing.  Here are some items to consider packing for your...

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Dog dental hygiene: what you need to know

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Dog dental hygiene is often overlooked which can cause serious pet health issues. Here are our pet experts’ top tips to take care of your dog's oral health.

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Senior Dog Dental Health Tips

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Senior Dog Dental Health Tips

How to Clean Your Senior Dog's Teeth Without Anaesthesia  Most senior dogs have some sort of dental disease, however there are challenges to dental cleanings. Often vets or owners are not comfortable with the risk of anesthesia, or are worried removing an infected tooth will release more bacteria into the bloodstream. There are a few alternative options to improve your pet's oral health. Supplements PlaqueOff powder contains kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) which is absorbed by the body and is clinically proven to reduce tartar and improve oral health. It also includes sulphur which prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth, and zinc which helps to prevent tartar build-up. This product has undergone...

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Picky Dog? Try these steps! [article + video]

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Picky Dog? Try these steps! [article + video]

We have a lot of clients with picky dogs. It’s a frustrating experience, especially since dogs are supposed to be food motivated! Isn’t that sort of the point? Apparently mini poodles missed the memo… Over the last couple years we’ve cracked some pretty good tips for when your dog won’t eat. Follow these steps, and leave a comment below or contact us if you have any questions! Step 0: Rule out health problems This guide assumes your dog is in good health. Not eating or having a low appetite is a common sign of many forms of illness. If your...

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Should you soak your dog's food?

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Should you soak your dog's food?

Our #1 cheap tip for maximizing nutrition is to ADD MOISTURE. If you’re feeding dry foods like kibble or baked, soak it! Kibble contains 10% water, whereas meat and vegetables contain 75%-95% water. Mammals are meant to get their hydration at least partially through eating, and eating moist food makes digestion easier! It can also slow them down, and improve palatability (makes it taste better). Some of our pet parents have noted their dog misses the crunch when they soak the food. If that your dog, you can either add a wet topper like canned food or soak the kibble then...

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