The Healthy Hound Newsletter #59

In This Issue

● Homemade Dog Food
● Ultimate Diarrhea Guide
● Mechanical Dog Nose
● When Your Dog Doesn’t Listen
● White Lies Vets Tell
● Pet Poison Prevention Month

Recent Food Recalls

1/17/21 – Mars Petcare UK (Several Products)
1/11/21 – Midwestern Pet Foods (Several Brands)
11/13/20 – Albright’s Raw Chicken Recipe
10/8/20 – Sunshine Mills, Inc. (20 Brands)

HEALTH ALERT #1

Homemade Dog Food: Get Cooking For Your Good Looking Hound

With all the commercial pet food recalls and concerns about processing techniques, it’s no wonder many dog owners are turning to home-cooked diets.

Cooking at home gives you control over what goes into your dog’s body, helps combat food intolerances, and can encourage picky pups to eat healthily.

But before you toss a T-bone into your dog’s bowl and call it a day, check out our detailed guide to canine nutrition and home-cooking.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

While fleas prefer warmer weather, areas under homes, barns, and wildlife dens can support them through the winter. Protect your dog all year long.

HAPPY, HEALTHY MUST HAVES

The Lucky Dog CBD Fun Bundle Is The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Gift For Your Pup

If you have been considering CBD for your dog, now is the time to give Cannanine a try. Made from 100% organic Colorado hemp, Cannanine is formulated just for pets with three concentrations to suit any pup’s needs.

For a limited time you can get Cannanine’s Lucky Dog CBD Fun Bundle – which includes a 250mg, 500mg, or 1,000mg strength bottle of Cannanine CBD Oil, a bag of delicious Lucky Pup Baked Peanut Butter & Jelly Treats, and a festive Kiss Me I’m Irish Bandana – all for up to 62% off!

This gift set is ideal for any family member or friend whose fur baby hasn’t tried CBD Oil yet.

QUIZ OF THE WEEK

Which of these is NOT one of the top three causes of diarrhea in dogs?

  1. Stress
  2. Sudden Diet Changes
  3. Medications

Not sure? Read on to find the answer!

HEALTH ALERT #2

Dog Diarrhea: Firm Up Your Knowledge On Runny Poop

Poop. It’s a stinky but unavoidable part of every dog parent’s life. When your dog’s poop is soft or runny it could be a simple dietary issue or something more serious.

Our extensive guide to doggy diarrhea gives you the four C’s of evaluating your dog’s poop as well as home remedies and what to expect from your vet.

Read on to firm up your knowledge on runny poop!

IN THE NEWS

Electronic Nose Uses Machine Learning To Mimic A Dog’s Sense Of Smell

The canine nose is unmatched when it comes to sniffing out narcotics, explosives, cancer, and most recently, COVID-19. Dogs’ olfactory skills are so impressive scientists have attempted to mimic their abilities using “electronic noses.”

The latest device is the creation of an international team of researchers and has been under development for several years.

The question is: can a man-made device ever stand up to the natural talent of canines?

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

To protect your dog in the car, choose a harness or crate that has been crash test certified by the Center for Pet Safety.

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

5 Strategies For When Your Dog Doesn’t Listen

Some dogs live to please their owners, while others play a bit fast and loose with the rules. Naughty dogs can be a lot of fun, but they can also put themselves and others in danger.

The good news is, whether they’re 10 weeks or 10 years old, all dogs can learn basic obedience.

If your pooch does not listen to your commands, we have 5 strategies you can try to get their training back on track.

VET CORNER

10 White Lies Veterinarians Tell Clients

by Patty Khuly, DVM

Honesty is key when it comes to establishing a healthy relationship with your dog’s vet. They need you to disclose everything that may affect your pup’s health, and you need them to be transparent about diagnoses and treatment plans.

But sometimes a little white lie is necessary to keep dogs safe and clients happy.

Veterinarian, Patty Khuly opens up about the minor mistruths your dog’s doctor may tell for the greater good.

TIS THE SEASON

March Is Pet Poison Prevention Month

Potential toxins are everywhere around your home from cleaning products to poisonous plants.In fact, the top 5 potential toxins may surprise you:

  1. Over-the-counter medications: 19.6%
  2. Human prescriptions: 17.5%
  3. Food: 11.4%
  4. Chocolate: 10.1%
  5. Veterinary products: 9.3%

To raise awareness and help keep pets safe, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers many resources on preventing pet poisoning.

ASPCA POISON PREVENTION RESOURCES

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Quiz Answer:

3. Medications. While certain meds can certainly cause diarrhea, the three most common causes in dogs are dietary indiscretion or “garbage gut,” sudden diet changes, and stress.

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