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Golden paste for dogs

Golden paste for dogs

Golden paste has nothing to do with golden retrievers but everything to do with giving them, and all other dogs, many health benefits! What is turmeric? Golden paste is made primarily of turmeric, a spice that has been used for thousand of years to treat inflammation and other ailments. Originally a root, it is boiled and dried before being grounded into a powder. Curcumin is the active component in turmeric that is responsible for the majority of its health benefits. To increase its absorption, it is best to combine it with black pepper and oil, producing a paste. Benefits of golden...

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Improve your dog’s dental health

Improve your dog’s dental health

Dental hygiene is particularly important to keep your dog happy and thriving. The accumulation of food and debris on the teeth and gums can lead to problems if not managed in time. So here are our tips to improve your dog’s oral health! What is periodontal disease in dogs? Periodontal disease is the most common tooth and gum problem in dogs and particularly cats! In this disorder, the gums become red, swollen, and inflamed because of a build-up of food deposits, bacteria, and calcium salts from salivaⁱ. These deposits put pressure on the gums, eventually leading to the formation of a...

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Does my dog have a UTI?

Does my dog have a UTI?

A few weeks ago, I noticed our female lab Betty was taking longer to wee. She would squat for longer period and we initially thought: “maybe we need to increase her potty breaks and give her more chances to go outside”. We didn’t think much of it until we spotted bright blood in her urine and then, it hit us: Betty had a UTI. This was the first time it happened in the 8 years having her and prompted us to quickly book an appointment at the vet. You’ve probably dealt with UTIs yourself and know they are extremely uncomfortable....

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Why is my dog doing zoomies?

Why is my dog doing zoomies?

Are you familiar with zoomie o’clock? You know that time of the day when your pup becomes frantic and starts running around the house at full speed, unaware of their surroundings? Today, we investigate this completely normal, but admittedly hilarious behaviour, and discover what are zoomies and why do dogs get them? What are zoomies? “Getting the zoomies” sounds like a symptom from being on too many zoom calls. Although a topical subject, zoomies have nothing to do with web conferencing, and instead describe a common animal behaviour. The scientific name for zoomies is frenetic random activity periods (FRAPS). Dogs...

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