Category Archives: Health Problems

Health Concerns Commonly Found In Senior Small Dogs: Part 3

More Common Health Concerns for Your Senior Small Dog Arthritis in Senior Small Dogs:   Arthritis has become a common ailment in dogs, especially the older dog. Several factors contribute to this condition, including an all-cooked-food diet, lack of exercise, poor absorption of minerals and lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It occurs as an inflammation in bones and joints. The onset is gradual and the owner notices the dog having increased difficulty in walking, getting […]

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Health Concerns Commonly Found In Senior Small Dogs: Part 2

Small Senior Dog

Common Health Concerns Found In Senior Small Dogs Abrasions in Senior Small Dogs:   Abrasions are often caused by scratching and biting skin surfaces that itch. Herbal treatments include an infusion of blackberry leaves, rosemary leaves or elder flowers and leaves to which a little witch hazel has been added. Apply topically to abrasions. It is recommended that no greasy preparations be used because they will retain moisture on the skin surfaces and retard healing. Abscesses in […]

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Older Small Dog Health Care – Part 1

The Geriatric (Older) Small Dog   A small dog will mature and age at much different rates, usually according to size and breed. It is commonly held that dogs live 7 years for every year that man does. However, this serves as only a rough estimate when converting and calculating your small dog’s age as dogs grow up very rapidly in their early years and then slow down. For example, a 1 year old dog is comparable […]

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Improve Your Dog’s Health – Natural Dog Health Care

Dog Health

Natural Dog Health Care   Everyone who has a dog and who is conscientious about their own health will clearly see the benefits of providing a similar lifestyle for their pet. Natural dog health care not only means finding a good place for your dog to live, but also providing for his health.   Commit yourself to your dog’s health by giving your dog the best in natural dog health care. As with humans, natural health care […]

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Identifying and Controlling Your Doggy’s Allergies

Puppy or Dog Allergies   Similar to their owners, dogs and puppies can suffer from allergy symptoms too.   A few of these allergic reactions may be associated to the meals that they eat where a number of the cheaper manufacturers of pet food have coloring and preservatives that may trigger allergic reactions.   If that is so, then it’s important to eliminate  these meals which have the ingredients that trigger the reactions.   This isn’t always simple because […]

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Spaying or Neutering your Dog, get the Facts, Be Responsible

Spaying or Neutering

Bringing a new puppy or dog home is a huge commitment and a three-fold responsibility. You now have a commitment to your dog, yourself, and to your community. Spaying or neutering your dog is just another responsibility that you must think about when bringing a puppy or dog into your home. And, if you’ve already brought one home, the time to start thinking about you and your pet’s future together is now.     Unless you are […]

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Chewing Lice or Sucking Lice

If your dog is scratching all the time, shows signs of restlessness or fur loss… your dog may have chewing lice or sucking lice.     Ewwwww! Luckily it’s relatively easy to get rid of chewing lice or sucking lice, but there are some things you need to know.   What Are Chewing Lice and Sucking Lice?   Lice (singular, louse, but you’ll never find just one) are tiny, flightless insects that live in hair, fur or […]

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Which Herbs Can I Feed My Dog? – Herbs for Dogs

Which Herbs Can I Feed My Dog?   Herbs make food taste more delicious. They have been used for millennia as medicine. They smell great. They add personality to a garden. And, you can give them to your dog with some wonderful health benefits. In fact, the holistic benefits of herbs make them a worthwhile addition to their diets.  Herbs for dogs.     Herbs for Dogs – Herbs That Are Safe For Dogs   Here are […]

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Intermittent Fasting For Dogs

Therapeutic fasting is something many health-conscious people do regularly, but it’s not something that’s often talked about as a way to improve dogs’ health.   But it might be something to consider.     Most people feed their dogs twice a day. This means that most of the time, the dog’s digestive system is constantly working to digest food. However, one of the main functions of the digestive system is immune function. If the digestive system is […]

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How Dogs Benefit From Apple Cider Vinegar

How to treat dog fleas

You may be using apple cider vinegar as a potent home remedy and all-purpose miracle substance—which naturally begs the question, do dogs benefit from apple cider vinegar too?   Yes!   How Dogs Benefit From Apple Cider Vinegar   Here are ways you can help your furry friend live a more comfortable and healthier life, simply and naturally using organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Spring for the good stuff, you’ll be glad you did.      […]

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