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Dogs with Arthritis and Joint Pain - Natural Remedies

People who suffer from arthritis know the debilitating effect it can have on their quality of life. Arthritis sufferers have difficulty going up stairs, they have joint pain, they don't enjoy walks as much as they used to. The same is true for cats and dogs with arthritis.
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Copper Associated Hepatopathy

Copper-associated hepatopathy is a condition caused by an excess of copper in the liver. Copper can enter the body through diets high in this mineral, or through copper in the environment. Some breeds of dogs, dalmations and labradors seem more predisposed to develop this condition.
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Omega 3s for Pets with Heart Disease

Read on to learn how Omega 3s can reduce the risk of heart disease in pets.
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Keeping Your Pet's Teeth and Gums Healthy

Keeping your pet's mouth healthy and clean are important steps in preventing many dental problems and diseases in dogs and cats. While brushing and regular cleanings are your first line of defense against tooth decay, gingivitis, mouth sores, plaque, bad breath and gum disease, many times additional intervention is needed.
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Liver Disease in Cats

In older cats, the liver often doesn’t work as efficiently as it does in younger animals. For this reason, nutritional supplements containing milk thistle are particularly important for senior felines. Milk thistle helps to improve the liver function in cats. While the causes of liver diseases are varied, the goal of any holistic treatment plan is to restore the health of the liver.
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Canine Hepatitis

Canine hepatitis impairs the liver's ability to function properly and can be life-threatening for your dog if not treated.
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Immune and Cardiovascular Diseases Linked to Dental Problems

If your pet has chronic oral infections, there is a risk of bacteria being swallowed and then spreading to other parts and organs of the body. The immune system is also subjected to a constant burden and over time, these toxins can cause liver, kidney, lung and gastrointestinal disease or organ failure.
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Urinary Tract Infections in Pets

Urinary tract infections can affect both dogs and cats. This painful condition is caused by a bacterial infection which blocks the urethra, making it painful and difficult to urinate. Struvite and Oxalate stones may also be present and can cause obstructions as well.
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Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats

Glucosamine has many benefits for dogs with arthritis: it helps rebuild cartilage, it has few, if any, side effects and it can be used long term.
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Separation Anxiety in Pets

When some dogs and cats realize they are being left alone, they exhibit distress and occasional destructive behavior—a condition known as separation anxiety disorder.
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Pets with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Feline and Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition that exists when white blood cells line the digestive tract and inhibit nutrient absorption causing severe weight loss and other symptoms common to intestinal disorders.
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Natural Remedy for Dogs with Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is highly contagious and is most often spread in places where there is a large concentration of dogs.
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Probiotics for Pets

"Friendly" bacteria such as Bacillus coagulans (Lactobacillus sporogenes), Bifido-bacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus are just a few of the helpful microorganisms that can reside in your dog or cat's intestinal tract where they play an important role in defending his body against disease and illness.
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Hairball Treatments for Cats

Cats spend hours grooming themselves and as a result, they swallow lots of loose fur and hair which can accumulate in their stomachs. In most cases, the hair is vomited out, resulting in a cat hairball or furball. If the cat's digestive system is weak, the fur and hair can remain inside the cat and cause numerous digestive problems including constipation, vomiting or the build up of toxins. They may lose their appetites and experience abdominal discomfort.
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Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Your pet's eyes are more than the windows to their souls. Their eyes express joy and sadness, and indicate when they want to play, go out for a walk, or cuddle up in your lap. Dog and cat's eyes also reflect their overall health, and are delicate organs that are susceptible to infection and some of the same diseases that humans contrac
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Additional Benefits of Omega-3s for Pets

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are beneficial for skin and coat health, but did you know...
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Immune Support for Pets

A dog or cat's immune system is like an invisible shield that protects it from invading bacteria and viruses. But the strength of its immune system depends on eating right, getting enough sleep and exercise, and avoiding environmental toxins and stress.
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Parvo Virus in Dogs

Parvovirus, or Parvo, is an aggressive viral disease that affects dogs and can be fatal. Parvo attacks the digestive tract and can result in bloody diarrhea, shock and high fever. Some dogs contract the virus but never show any symptoms.
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Lyme Disease in Dogs and Cats

Taking your dog on long, leisurely walks is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, during two of the most beautiful seasons of the year, fall and spring, your pet has the greatest chance of contracting Canine Lyme Disease, especially if you allow him to wander off the beaten path into wooded areas or tall grassy fields.
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Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Dogs and Cats

Vitamins and minerals play an essential role in the health of pets. Read on to learn about their roles and signs of deficiency.
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Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids

Vitamins are divided into two groups: water-soluble (B-complex and C) and fat-soluble (A, D, E and K). Unlike water-soluble vitamins that need regular replacement in the body, fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty tissues, and are eliminated much more slowly than water-soluble vitamins.
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Vitamins for Dogs and Cats: An Overview

A healthy diet is the best way for your dog or cat to get the essential vitamins and minerals necessary for maintaining health and warding off illness and disease. But unfortunately, our hectic lifestyles prevent most of us from making dog and cat food from scratch with fresh, natural whole foods. And even if you feed your pet a natural, high-quality commercial food, chances are it still doesn't provide all the natural vitamins and minerals that an animal needs to stay healthy and strong in today's world.
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Food Allergies in Pets

Food allergies and food intolerances are common conditions in both cats and dogs. Symptoms are often digestive in origin, i.e. diarrhea, enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and malabsorption. Food allergies can also manifest themselves through chronic ear infections, skin disorders and respiratory problems.
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Conjunctivitis in Dogs and Cats

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membranes lining the eyelids in cats and dogs. The conjunctiva serves as a protective barrier for the eye by trapping debris and helping to prevent invasion of viruses and bacteria.
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Help for Pets with Dry, Itchy Skin

Fleas, dermatitis, dry skin, hot spots and other skin problems can make life miserable for you and your pet. The resulting scratching, itching, biting and licking contributes to the vicious cycle that a dog or cat with skin problems endures. Thankfully, there are many natural pet remedies available to combat fleas, reduce hots spots and itching and help treat the underlying reason (often times immune-related) that may be causing skin problems.
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