How Can Dog Owners Prevent Canine Silica Stones & Crystals

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What are Canine Silica Stones and Crystals? When a dog suffers from urinary stones or crystals, the most common forms are calcium oxalate and struvite. Sometimes, however, a dog will suffer from silica crystals and stones. Silica bladder stones comprise a mere 3-14% of all urinary stones so not too many and not near as […]

4 Meds That Wipe Out Dog Arthritis Pain

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A Few Facts About Dog Arthritis Did you know dog arthritis: Is #1 cause of chronic pain in dogs Affects 20% of dogs over 1 year of age Affects both quality and length of life Is in the “Top 10” veterinary diagnoses for dogs over 7 years old In addition, at least 31% of dog […]

Dog Kayaking: Tips for A Fun and Safe Paddling Trip with Your Dog

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Yes, You Can Take Your Dog Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand Up Paddleboarding! Recreational paddling – that is kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding (aka SUP) – is exploding in population across the country. Of course, pet owners may be wondering, “Can I take my dog paddling?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  With these tips, you […]

Preparing for Backpacking and Hiking With Your Dog

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What To Know About Taking Your Dog Backpacking  If you already think backpacking is a great way to spend a few days, taking your dog backpacking only adds to the enjoyment. You end up experiencing nature and the wild in a whole different way when you go backpacking with your dog. Here are some things […]

Take Your Dog Camping: The Basics of Camping with Dogs

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Advanced preparation ensures a tail-wagging good time when you take your dog camping. Camping is a fun family activity and can be even more rewarding if you include the family dog. Most dogs love being outside and just like you and me, a nature getaway can be just what they need to stave off boredom […]

Tips on Going Hiking with your Dog

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Hiking with your dog is a great way to get yourself and your pup out of the house and out into the fresh air. It is also a fantastically rewarding experience to share the out of doors with your best companion. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your next hike with your […]