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Probiotics and all the Good they can do for Your Dog

Probiotics and all the Good they can do for Your Dog
A happy, healthy gut is essential for our canine friends just as much as it is for us. For humans, health professionals recommend adding beneficial probiotics to our diets. So often, we hear about yogurts that are packed full of these healthy gut-changing bacteria. But is it that simple for our furry friends? Currently, there are products on the shelves, but they might not work in the same way that we expect. So Flora Health has assembled this...

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics For Pets

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics For Pets
Probiotics and prebiotics work toward the same purpose: restoring the natural and healthy flora in the digestive system. While probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeast that are taken in order to reintroduce them to the stomach and intestinal tract, prebiotics are fibers that serve as food for this bacteria. Both work together to restore the body’s natural ecosystem. While the goal is the same, prebiotics can sometimes be more effective, especiall...

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
A New Answer to an Old Question A simple Google search of the question, “Why do dogs eat grass?” yields well over a half million results. This is one of those questions that many have an opinion about, yet has stumped dog owners and veterinarians, with surprisingly little research done to provide a sound, scientific answer. While there are several popular, “common sense” answers often given in the pet care community, online and in the real w...

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Preventing Knee Problems in Dogs

Preventing Knee Problems in Dogs
Dogs who are otherwise healthy may develop serious knee problems such as torn ligaments and arthritis in the knees. This common problem is preventable by supplementing the dog’s diet early, before any problems arise. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is a condition which is sadly over represented in today’s veterinary clinics. It is a weakening of the ligaments, or bands of tissue, which stabilize a dog’s knees, connecting the femur (bone...

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Six Things I Didn’t Know About Great Danes

Six Things I Didn’t Know About Great Danes
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family du...

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Enzymes and Your Pets

Enzymes and Your Pets
Enzymes are proteins used by your pet’s body in many different physiological functions such as healthy cellular activity, detoxification and the breaking down of nutrients in their food. Let’s look at these vital proteins and gain some understanding of their importance for dogs and cats. Two Types of Enzymes Metabolic Enzymes Metabolic enzymes are deeply and critically involved in running a body’s functions and maintaining cells, blood, t...

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Meet Rosy

Meet Rosy
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family du...

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Your Dog May Need Supplementation More Than You Do?

Your Dog May Need Supplementation More Than You Do?
Dogs don’t come with owners manuals the way your car does but wouldn’t it be an amazing support system if they did. You don’t have to look far to get good information on tuning up your dog both mentally and physically; supplying the right feed and fuel sources; which lubricating oils to use; and how to produce a shiny lustrous appearance that oozes health and vigor. Opinions are plentiful but credible, reliable information is hard to find. One ...

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