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Blog ~ A Few Words from Dr. Goodpet

​Miraculous Health Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs & Cats

Lately, coconut oil has gained momentum as one of the leading health foods on the market, and for good reason. Use of the highly nutritious oil extracted from fresh coconuts has demonstrated 3 incredible benefits aside from increased energy, fat loss, protecting hair and skin from harmful sun rays and boosting brain function, to name [...]

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Probiotics: The Key to Keeping your Dogs & Cats Healthy

Like humans, canines and felines have digestive systems that house billions and billions of beneficial bacteria, also known as intestinal flora. And just like humans, when the concentration of good bacteria is too low, our furry little friends suffer from the same issues: poor digestion, weakened immune function and greater susceptibility to sickness and disease.  These days, veterinarians will often put [...]

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Why Feline Digestive Enzymes are So Important for Your Cat

Diet is paramount when considering the health of your cat. Felines are obligate carnivores, which means they need meat in order to survive. Unfortunately, a lot of food out there offered for cats contains little meat and is filled with grain. Felines naturally produce the enzymes required to absorb all the nutrition from meat, NOT [...]

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The Importance of Multi-Vitamins for Dogs & Cats

We humans are constantly reminded of how important it is to get sufficient nutrition through diet. From an early age, we learn about our bodies and the significance of vitamins and minerals for proper functioning. For the most part, people are aware of what we should and shouldn't be eating, even though many of us consistently eat the wrong [...]

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Top 4 Reasons to Feed Your Dog Fresh, Raw Food

1. Cooking cancels the benefits! Each meal of raw meat you serve contains the perfect amount of naturally occurring enzymes to ensure proper digestion as well as nutrient absorption. The extreme high heat processing associated with other cooked meat and grain products literally removes the very life essence of the food itself. This doesn't mean you can't cook a beautiful meal for your best [...]

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The 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds from 2014

5. Beagle – It may take longer to housebreak a Beagle, with all the barking and howling, but they are typically nice to everyone. While they may not make very good guard dogs, Beagles are great at guarding their food bowl! As scent hounds, Beagles are extremely sensitive to smell and will wander off after [...]

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Dr. Goodpet Salutes Sergeant Stubby!

  Often referred to as the most decorated war dog of WWI, Stubby is recognized in the Smithsonian Institute as the only dog to be nominated for rank, as he was promoted to sergeant through combat. The official mascot of the 102 nd Infantry, Stubby participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front while assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division.  He saved his [...]

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Top 10 Male & Female Cat Names from 2014

It’s no secret that those of us who have cats, as weird, creepy, lazy, or just downright awesome as they may be, certainly think of them as part of the family. Is your cats name on this list? Here is rover.com's list of the top 10 male & female cat names from 2014: Top 10 Male Cat names: 1. Charlie 2. Jack 3. [...]

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Top 10 Male & Female Dog Names from 2014

Have you ever wondered how the names of our dogs have changed over the years? Are we still calling in Fido or Rover before it gets too dark? Well, the numbers are in and apparently it’s a new day. According to rover.com, out of the 20 most popular dog names in 2014, 18 of them were also in the [...]

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3 Great Reasons to Switch Your Dog from Dry Food

Low Quality Protein - Dogs are considered omnivores, meaning they have the ability to process both plant and animal foods. That being said, too many people rely on grain based dry food to provide all the necessary nutrients, which leads to a host of potential health issues. The heavy, high-heat processing involved in the [...]

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