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Top Health Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

Turmeric is a spice commonly used in curry dishes. It has a “warm,” savory taste. Some people take turmeric capsules because the bioactive component of the spice, curcumin, is associated with anti-inflammatory properties that may help defend against chronic diseases like cancer. Because of turmeric’s potent health benefits, you can also find it in some holistic canine supplements and food powder products. Is it time to add turmeric to your dog’s healthy routine? Anti-Inflammatory Properties In order to understand the benefits of an anti-inflammatory supplement, it’s helpful to take a closer look at the inflammatory process. Acute inflammation is actually not a bad thing. It’s the multifaceted biological response that happens when a dog’s body encounters something harmful, such as...

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Is My Dog at a Healthy Weight?

Your dog’s weight is one of the core aspects of his or her overall health. Being within a normal weight range is crucial for disease prevention, quality of life, and longevity. If you’re concerned about your dog’s weight, diet, or activity level, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. If your dog appears to be in good overall conditioning, you can probably wait until the next regularly scheduled check-up to ask the vet if your dog is at a healthy weight. Your Dog’s Weight There’s no one ideal weight range for dogs, due to considerable variations among breeds. A dog’s ideal weight also depends on factors like sex, height, and general stature. Here’s a look at the ideal weight...

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Protect Your Dog with the Proper Storage of Pet Food, Supplements, and Meds

Devoted dog caretakers would do anything to protect their pets and support their good health—from researching micronutrients and purchasing supplements to getting pet health insurance and booking regular vet appointments. But one of the simplest ways to protect dogs is often overlooked: The proper storage of food, supplements, and medications. Eating expired or spoiled food can be just as dangerous for dogs as it is for humans, and the risks of medication mismanagement are potentially deadly. Arm yourself with the following best practices in pet supply storage. Storing Canned Food As long as it remains unopened, canned pet food can have a long shelf life. To prevent spoilage, rotate the cans every time you purchase new ones. Place the new...

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