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Blog ~ A Few Words from Dr. Goodpet

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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Top 4 Foods that are Surprisingly Bad for Your Cat

Milk and Dairy is a no-no – It’s a little known fact, and most folks are surprised to learn that the majority of cats are actually born lactose intolerant. As a result, the feline system has an incredibly difficult time digesting any dairy products. Diarrhea may occur along with upset stomach and lethargy as a result. Tuna, only okay [...]

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4 Everyday Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Avocado, the not-so-healthy fat – Yes, this deliciously creamy green fruit (believe it or not, it’s actually a fruit!) is packed with human-healthy fats, nutrients and fiber. While it's true that most vegetables can be a great addition to the canine diet, avocados are not. They contain a substance called persin which can be toxic if consumed in large [...]

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A Natural Remedy for One of the Most Common Dog Health Issues

Whether caused by diet or stress, medication or dehydration, constipation can rear its ugly head and significantly lower your dog’s quality of life. Maybe you notice he/she is not “going” with as much ease when you are out for your morning walk, maybe not going at all. At this stage, rather than going straight to the Veterinarian for answers, [...]

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Ask Dr. Goodpet ~ Live Chat is Now Available!

Do you have questions regarding your pets? Or do you need answers pertaining to specific products? Please don't hesitate to ask. With our new Live Chat option you can visit us here at www.goodpet.com and get answers from Dr. Goodpet himself, as well as ask any question you want as it relates to the health of [...]

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Attn: Dog Owners – Beware These 4 Nuts & Their Dangers to Dogs

1. Almonds Dogs LOVE the taste of almonds, but their digestive systems are ill-equipped to digest them properly. Feeding them almonds can lead to a number of gastrointestinal distress complications. 2. Black & English Walnuts Black walnuts contain a toxin called juglone that’s been linked to causing vascular disease in horses called laminitis. While it hasn’t shown to cause this problem in canines these [...]

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Debunking 5 Common Myths About a Raw Meat Diet for Dogs & Cats

My dog/cat will have a hard time digesting uncooked meat – On the contrary, raw meat is easier to digest than cooked meat and MUCH closer to the ideal diet than processed kibble. Canines and felines have evolved over thousands of years to break down and absorb the essential nutrition from raw meat, not cooked meat or grains. It is [...]

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Vitamin C is Used to Combat Bad Breath in Dogs & Cats

Not only does it have antibacterial and antiviral properties, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) also plays a huge role in maintaining oral health.  We have known for some time that increasing vitamin C intake, whether through diet or supplementation, has an extremely positive effect on immune system function. In fact, recent research suggests that dogs and cats with even a relatively minor vitamin c deficiency are compromised in their [...]

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4 Healthy Foods You & Your Dog Will Hugely Benefit From

1). Sweet Potatoes – Just think, guilt free sweet potato pie you and your canine companion can enjoy! Sweet potatoes are a nutritionally superior starch, packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and possibly the best source of beta carotene (vitamin A) around. 2). Flax Seeds – An excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, which is also important for helping [...]

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Top 4 Supplements That Will Dramatically Improve Your Dog's Health

Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid, or Vitamin C is simply a powerhouse when it comes to health and longevity. This remarkable supplement has been shown to have a profound impact on immune function, increasing white blood cell activity in humans and canines. What’s most incredible, Vitamin C actually increases blood concentration of antibodies (specialized proteins in the body that seek out [...]

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