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7 Simple Tricks for a Healthy Shiny Dog Coat

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Like most pet owners you probably consider your dog an important member of your family. You want to ensure that your pup is both happy and healthy. An often overlooked, yet vital indicator of canine health, is your dog’s coat. A shiny, soft coat is reflective of a well taken care pooch. There are a number of simple tips and home remedies that can guarantee your dog has a sleek and smooth coat regardless of the time of year. 

A dog’s coat is commonly delineated into one of two types: a double coat or a single coat. A double coat consists of an undercoat and a topcoat, whereas a dog with a single coat lacks the additional undercoat. Long haired dog breeds, for instance, do not have a double coat and their coat is referred to as simply a hair coat. In contrast, mountain dogs or breeds such as the Newfoundland possess a double coat consisting of both the soft undercoat and tougher topcoat.

Regardless of breed, a dry and brittle coat can be indicative of a variety of underlying issues. Causes of a dull coat can range from a poor diet to other common health issues such as tapeworms, infections, or thyroid problems. A visit to veterinarian can rule out more serious health issues that may result in a dull and dry coat. 

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United Airlines Has Begun Banning Certain Dog Breeds from Traveling – Is One Yours?

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With summer approaching, it might be tempting to think about quitting your job and traveling abroad with your furry friend. The only problem, however, is that taking your four-legged animal on vacation with you has now become a complex matter. This is primarily due to the fact that multiple high-profile cases surfaced last year that involved animals dying on planes. Although companies like United Airlines said they’re teaming up with American humane societies to prevent this from happening again, they’re also updating their pet handling process.

What does this mean? It means pet owners should expect to see a change in airline policies — changes that will minimize incidents with pets and changes that will also ban certain breeds along the way.

United Airlines, for example, have banned several dog breeds that include bulldogs, Boston terriers, all pugs, boxers, shih tzus, mastiffs, American pitbulls, and Pekingese. The airline has even started banning chickens, large rabbits, and piglets that are less than eight weeks old from flying as well. So, why were certain breeds banned and not others? 

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The 5 Best Ways to take CBD for People and Their Pets

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Every day more and more people, as well as pets, are finding incredible help with their medical conditions with CBD oil, and it’s a beautiful thing to see it helping so many. And because of this, we are seeing more and more ways to take CBD from oils to vaping to edibles. With CBD helping so many people in different situations, being able to administer CBD either on the go, or nice and slow, is a godsend for many.


Let’s start with CBD oil itself since it’s the most malleable form (can be used in capsules, edibles, etc.) and it’s the most popular being the original. I personally advise CBD oil that’s taken sublingually as the best route to go for beginners. Capsules are pretty easy as well, but will the oil and a dropper, you can easily mess around with your dose by making small incremental changes. With the oil, you can dose 1mg or 3mg or 18mg, where with capsules you’re stuck at whatever size the capsule is.  

Oils can also easily be thrown into food or beverages, and this actually brings up the main negative — they taste earthy and grassy. Many don’t seem to have a big issue with this, but there are many options available if you end up not liking the taste.

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Natural Remedies For Epilepsy And Seizures In Dogs

It’s never easy seeing your dog fall to the ground and shake uncontrollably. It’s not easy seeing it happen after the 50th time, and it’s certainly not easy the first time when you’re not even expecting it. For many dogs, epilepsy starts when they’re young — within the first year. And it can occur anywhere, inside, in the yard, in their dog house.

This form of epilepsy is known as Idiopathic epilepsy, and not only is it the most common forms, it occurs in certain breeds dramatically more than others. Australian Shepherds, Beagles, Border Collies, Boxers, Cocker Spaniels, German Shepherds, both Golden and Labrador Retrievers, and Poodles are just a few of the breeds where veterinarians often see higher occurrences of seizures.

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Diagnosing Seizures

While Idiopathic epilepsy is the most likely culprit of seizures in dogs, it’s not the only reason your dog may have them.

Cancer and/or physical injuries that cause brain damage are also common culprits when it comes to seizures. Even when all other side effects that occured due to the brain damage are no longer present seizures can still happen.

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The Latest in Modern Cat Furniture

Cat furniture styles have transitioned from basic mundane pieces to those which make your cat comfortable awhile at the same time appearing stylish and attractive. For instance, did you know that cat scratching posts come in a variety of new styles? There are new methods for protecting your furniture from the cat’s claws though the simple column layout is still available.

While shopping for your kitty, you can choose from an array of modern cat trees, condos, scratching posts, wheels and more, all in cool shapes and designs. But how do you know what your cat will like? Here are some suggestions that others have found useful when shopping for their cats.

What can I buy for my cat?

Man’s best friend isn’t always the dog. Your best friend might just be a cat and you need to treat it as you would a best friend. Well, a best friend who wears a collar. Whether they are worn for identification or for safety, a collar can be both attractive and a functional accessory for the cat. You can choose from vibrant colors and designs to showcase your cat’s personality whether that’s in jewels, crystals, or nylon. Whether you’re looking for both modern dog and cat products at numerous contemporary online pet retail stores.

Types of Modern Cat Furniture

Does your cat love to climb? Consider a modern cat tower for his perching pleasure. These provide great exercise and thus are great for your cat’s health. Your cat can climb to different levels of the tower and just lounge while keeping an eye on you. Does your contemporary cat like the outdoors but doesn’t like to go on conventional walks like a dog? Look at a kitty stroller so you can bring your cat on walks anywhere with you.

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