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Blog ~ A Few Words from Dr. Goodpet

More Rain Poses Huge Health Risk to Dogs

The arrival of increased precipitation means both positive and negative side effects. More rainfall means help filling up reservoirs and a whole lot more green. However, more serious consequences like flooding and mudslides undoubtedly come with it. That being said, there’s maybe one major health risk that's right under your nose that you MUST be aware of and it's not [...]

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Heal Your Dog's Hot Spots and Prevent Them from Ever Coming Back

What are hot spots? Referred to in the veterinary world as acute moist dermatitis, hot spots are basically inflamed, irritated lesions on your dog’s body, often growing on the chest and hips. Because dogs love to relentlessly chew, scratch and lick the affected areas, hot spots tend to grow fast and are slow to heal, and can become quite painful. [...]

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Discover How Growing Up with a Pet is Extremely Healthy for Children

You may be a cat person, or more of a dog person, but regardless of which you prefer, you should definitely be a pet person! Not only is it a joy to raise a cute little puppy or kitten, watching them grow and learn, there are also several other benefits to consider.  For instance, recent science suggests that babies who [...]

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How to Know if Your Dog has a Vitamin B Deficiency

Have you noticed a difference in your dog’s behavior lately, has he/she been a little more lethargic than usual? How about appetite, eating less than usual? If so, these symptoms along with leg weakness, absence of excitement and excessive sleep could be an indication of a  Vitamin B12 deficiency.  Of course, the first thing you should do in this case is [...]

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​Does Your Pet’s Breath Smell Funky? Read This!

If you’re like me, you love it when your dog or cat is overly happy to see you, jumping around with excitement and begging for your attention…and for food, of course. But if your furry friend has a less-than-fresh breath, you might be less inclined to let them greet you with a licking frenzy, the stink may be too [...]

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Couple Builds Giant Bed for Their Five Cats and Two Dogs

Reddit user Robdogbird and his girlfriend decided they just couldn't bear the thought of their five cats and two dogs not being able to sleep with them. So what did they do? They built an 11 foot mega-bed to ensure that each one of their seven furry little kids can sleep with mom and dad. I [...]

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Awaken Your Cat's Inner Athlete!

Let’s be honest, in their younger years kittens would literally fly around the house with reckless abandon, using furniture as props to jump over and around you.  But nowadays your once young, energetic feline is plastered to the couch, often only tempted to move by the possibility of more food or perhaps the occasional trip to the litter box. Is [...]

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Brother and Sister - Way too cute!

Now these two are just way too adorable for words. If needed, our Calm Stress Homeopathic can provide this exact kind of relaxation for your little loved ones...

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Garlic is Great for Humans - Toxic for Our Pets

If you are at all familiar with the world of nutrition, chances are you’ve seen the science proving garlic to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. For humans, the composition of plant chemicals in garlic are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial/viral and even anti-cancer, which explains why it has garnered so much attention.While it’s certainly a good idea to urge [...]

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Massage Your Dog’s Ears -They’ll Love You for It!

Ever notice how sensitive-to-the-touch your ears are? Well, you aren’t the only one! Just like humans, dogs have a network of nerves around the ears that, when stimulated, release calming endorphins promoting feelings of relaxation and well-being.  So it comes as no surprise that holistic-health practitioners often target the ears during acupuncture/acupressure, which allows energy to flow to other parts of [...]

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