Category Archives: Health

Pet Health & The Microbiome

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What Is The Microbiome?

The microbiome is the community of microorganisms that live on both the inside and outside of your pet.  These microorganisms  (a combination of bacteria, viruses and fungi) live all over the body but the vast majority reside in your dog’s...

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The Quick Guide on CBD Oil for Pets

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CBD (cannabidiol) oil is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis and hemp.  Good quality CBD oil contains little or negligible levels of THC.  As such, it does not help create a high and is therefore considered safe to use. 

Research suggests dogs and cats can also...

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Separation Anxiety – Part 1

A relatively common condition, separation anxiety occurs when the owner or guardian has left or is about to leave.  It results in unwanted behaviour such as barking, howling, chewing, digging, urinating, defecating, coprophagia (eating of feces) and attempts to escape.  Although all of these can...
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What is “Bloat”?

Bloat is the second leading cause of death in canines and is extremely stressful and painful.  It occurs when something has gone wrong with the digestion of food resulting in rapid gas buildup inside the stomach.  The stomach blows up like a balloon and the severe stretching of the stomach cells can cause cell death...
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