Category Archives: Health Problems

My Journey to Raising Holistic, All Natural Dogs

Holistic Dog

THE HOLISTIC APPROACH   I made it a first priority to learn more about nutrition for my dogs. After some self-directed study, I was convinced that nutrition was a very significant factor in maintaining health and treating disease. There was a wealth of research, for example, showing that a number of specific vitamins are essential to the normal functioning of the dog’s immune system. Most surprising to me was the fact that proper nutrition could boost the […]

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Dog Arthritis – Natural Remedies

Dog Arthritis

HOME REMEDIES DOG ARTHRITIS   Dog arthritis and bone disease are much more common in dogs than in cats and usually take one of several forms. Here are some dog arthritis natural remedies and an explanation of the different types of arthritis your pooch can get.   Hip dysplasia: a malformation of the hip sockets that allows excessive movement in the joint, causing chronic inflammation, calcium deposits and further breakdown. This was first seen in the larger […]

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Natural Dog Anal Glands Treatment

Dog Health

ANAL GLAND PROBLEMS IN DOGS   Not a pleasant subject, but many dogs suffer from anal gland problems. Difficulties with the anal glands are primarily canine problems. Dogs have a pair of small scent glands on either side of the anus, under the tail. Similar in structure to the scent gland of the skunk, they contain a strong-smelling material that is apparently used to mark territory or to express extreme fear.   Problems manifest either as abscesses […]

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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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