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Avoid Magnesium Stearate in Dog, Cat Supplements

    Magnesium Stearate can be found in about 95% of supplements sold in pharmacies, stores and/or supplied by doctors and veterinarians to their patients.   Magnesium Stearate is a lubricant that acts as a ‘slipping agent’.    It is created by adding a magnesium ion to stearic acid.    Magnesium Stearate is added to pills and capsules to: Keep …

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Dog Training Tips – Teach the Release, Leave-it Command

Dog Training - learn the leave it command

So the first concept you need to understand is… If you enter a situation with an attitude that embodies ire, tension and/or forcefulness most humans are not going to want to comply with what you want, unless of course you threaten them with a weapon – the same is so for a dog.  If you go in to the situation …

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Puppy Training Tips – Socializing Children and Puppies

In this article… 1) Key Issues and Awareness; 2) How to Create a Healthy, Mutually Respectful  Relationship When working with clients, their children and their puppy this is a topic that I always make sure I address thoroughly.  When a family engages me – within in the first few weeks of acquiring a puppy, I can make sure that the …

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Does Your Dog Really Need Heartworm Medication

  How do you know if your dog really needs to be on a heartworm preventative? Should you just take your veterinarian‘s advice or should you double–check on the advice you may be receiving from your Veterinarian? If your dog needs to be on heartworm preventatives are there other things you need to do to ensure the safety of your …

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Grains Cause Dog, Cat Health Problems

A dog’s ancestral diet looked very different from the diet that has been made popular by pet-food manufacturers. The composition of a Dog’s Ancestral Diet looked like this… 56% Protein    25% to 30% Fat           14% Carbohydrates     Carbohydrates are NOT nutritionally necessary in a dog’s diet. Protein and fat ARE essential components for a healthy canine diet. Carbohydrates are NOT …

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