Author: BarkSpot

It’s hard to resist a chonky boofer in all their fluffy glory. Those extra rolls and all that pudge qualifies them to be A-rated cuddle buddies, but that soft, pillowy stomach isn’t exactly a good thing. According to a 2016 study, 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. Your pup isn’t concerned with bikini season, but keeping up with their weight is an important part of their health. Obesity can seriously shorten their lifespan and impact their quality of life. Extra weight can stop them from chasing down that squirrel at the park or slow them down on walks. It…

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We get it pup parent, it’s hard to keep up with your dog’s dental care. Unfortunately, dogs suffer from dental problems just like people do. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 80 percent of dogs and cats older than 4 years have moderate to severe dental disease. Here are some signs that your pet might need treatment. 1. Rotten Breath Okay, so most dog breath isn’t minty fresh. It shouldn’t be that bad, though. Try to keep and eye (or a nose) out for long-term changes in your pet’s breath, because bacteria and infection often produce a rotten smell…

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Osteoarthritis is more common in dogs than most people think. It’s safe to say many of us know someone suffering with osteoarthritis, or you may even suffer from it yourself. But what about our canine companions? Does your dog seem to walk stiffly or have trouble moving around? Do you feel that your dog might be slowing down? If so, your precious friend may be suffering from arthritis or other form of joint disease. Most dogs will develop some form of joint disease at some point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, per a study from the Pain Management College of Veterinary Medicine…

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https://www.barkspot.com/12-facts-you-probably-dont-know-about-labrador-retrievers/ Keeping your dog’s joints healthy is one of the most important things that you can do. Joint problems are one of the most common issues that keep our furry friends from living out their best lives. You can’t stop your dog from aging, and slowing down is an unavoidable part of that. But at the same time, joint pain isn’t just an aging issue. It can affect dogs of any age, and every dog–from puppy to senior–deserves relief from the constant aches and pains of damaged joints. Joint problems can affect dogs of all breeds, sizes and stages of…

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Dog and cat ear infections are easily avoidable with routine cleaning. Yet infections of the ear canal in dogs and cats are one of the most common reasons for trips to the Veterinarian. This is why it is so important to clean ears on a regular basis. Routine ear cleaning will remove excess wax, dirt and debris. How to Spot a Possible Ear Infections: How Often Should I Clean My Pet Ears to Avoid Ear Infections? If your pet likes to roll in dirt for fun, (what dog doesn’t!) or swims regularly, they may require more frequent cleanings. Trapped moisture in…

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Can we do something to prevent chronic joint pain in our best friends? Yes! Below are 6 easy steps you can take now to prevent joint pain, potential joint conditions, and lessen symptoms of those dogs already suffering. Regardless of breed or size most dogs will suffer from some degree of arthritis. This can result in moderate to severe pain, overall stiffness, and reduced mobility. Read on to find out what you can do. #1. Avoid Over-Exercise Early in Life Puppies are rambunctious and full of energy. Since their joints and bones aren’t fully developed yet, overdoing it can lead to…

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SAMe (S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) is the bio-available form of Methionine, which is an amino acid that is plentiful in certain foods.  SAMe is a supplement used in both humans and dogs to support the liver and studies have shown that it aids in brain functions such as cognition, memory and mood. Within the body, SAMe is converted into several compounds that are used in dozens of crucial cell reactions. SAMe SUPPORTS THE LIVER IN DOGS  When SAMe is broken down in a dog’s body, some of the resulting compounds work to protect liver cells from damage and improve the organ’s function. Two of…

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