Any dog is capable of biting, regardless of breed or size. Certain breeds are considered more dangerous than others, and unfortunately, much of their bad reputation stems from owners that purposefully train aggressiveness into a breed or because of improper socialization.
One of the greatest threats to a dog’s heath is oxidative stress. This occurs when the natural antioxidant system is unable to neutralize all of the free radicals being produced. Keep reading for more information when it comes to antioxidants for dogs!
How we feed our pets and the various stresses placed on them can alter the balance between the good microflora in their gut and those that can cause disease. It can also alter the defense mechanisms that occur in the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
The basis for a decline in cognitive function in our aging dogs and cats can be biological and/or nutritional. Aging is associated with a decreased absorption of nutrients needed to nourish the brain. Aging also brings an increase in oxidative stress due to free radical attacks that damage the protein, lipid and nucleotide structures of the brain.
Have you noticed your dog seeming forgetful or having accidents in the house? Are they showing a lack of interest in the things they used to get excited about (including you!)?
At birth, puppies and kittens only have partially functioning immune systems, which makes them more vulnerable to diseases as they are unable to protect themselves. To help protect them from dangerous diseases, maternal immunity is bestowed on the puppy or kitten in its mother’s “first milk”.
Dogs evolved as carnivores, getting their nutrients from other animals. Their living conditions included fresh air, lots of exercise, sunlight, and grass and soils rich in trace minerals. Here's a biologically appropriate approach to your dog diet plan.
Before work, my Chocolate Lab, Kayla, and I used to take a walk and play fetch every morning in the heavily wooded area around our home. One morning in April 2013, we were out for our walk and playing fetch when, suddenly, I heard the most horrific sound from her off in the distance.
Nutrition is one of the most significant variables when it comes to your pet's health. Luckily for pet owners, it is also one of the easiest variables to control. Adjusting your pet's diet for optimum nutrition will lead to healthier, happier pets. Take a look at my recipe for optimum pet nutrition and learn how you can help your pet thrive.