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Can dogs eat bananas?

Can dogs eat bananas?

Bananas are wonderful low-calorie snacks for us humans, but can you feed them to your dog? The answer is a resounding YES! Adding variety of foods is always a fantastic idea and can help keep your pup motivated while training. Let’s look at the benefits bananas can add to your dog’s diet. Are bananas good for dogs? Bananas are very healthy for dogs and although they’re naturally high in sugar, if fed in moderation, they bring great benefits to your dog’s health. Bananas are rich in: Potassium, an important mineral for muscle health. This means they make a great snack...

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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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