The Healthy Hound Newsletter #66

In This Issue

● Pandemic Weight Gain
● Lungworms
● Gov Kills Anti-Cruelty Bill
● Signs Your Dog Trusts You
● Symptoms To Never Ignore
● Can Dogs Eat Cicadas?

Recent Food Recalls

6/13/21 – FreshPet Small Dog Beef & Egg
3/26/21 – Midwestern Pet Foods (55+ Brands)
3/16/21 – Bravo Packing, Inc.
1/17/21 – Mars Petcare UK (Several Products)

HEALTH ALERT #1

One Major Side Effect Your Weight Gain Has On Your Dog’s Health

New data from pet health insurance company Pumpkin.com and Fi, the smart dog technology company found that 42% of Americans gained unwanted weight during the pandemic.

But how have our dietary transgressions affected our pups?

Find out what 1,000 survey respondents had to say on the issue.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Up to 80% of your dog’s immune system is located within the GI tract. Better gut health = a healthier dog.

HAPPY, HEALTHY MUST HAVES

Summer Calming CBD Gift Pack

If you or someone you know has yet to try CBD oil, now is the time. Not only does summer bring lots of stress and itchy allergies, but this gift pack is also an amazing deal!

You get one bottle of 500mg Cannanine™ Organic hemp oil with CBD, one 2 oz. package of It’s Treat O’Clock Somewhere! Treats, a Patriotic Plushy USA Bone Toy, and a fun All American gift box with a bow.

Order by June 26 to guarantee your product arrives in time for the 4th of July!

QUIZ OF THE WEEK

Which canine life stage tends to be most affected by lungworm infection?

  1. Puppies
  2. Adults
  3. Seniors

Not sure? Read on to find the answer!

HEALTH ALERT #2

What Is Lungworm Infection & Is Your Dog At Risk?

If you have never heard of Lungworm infection, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The disease is relatively rare, but is becoming an increasingly big problem in southern England.

As for North America, lungworm is most often seen in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and the eastern U.S.

Find out how dogs contract lungworms and how this potentially-deadly condition can be treated and prevented.

IN THE NEWS

Dog Lovers Are Furious After Texas Governor Kills Anti-Cruelty Bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is feeling the heat from dog lovers across the country after vetoing a new anti-animal cruelty bill that would have provided stronger protections for tethered dogs left chained in extreme weather.

Defenders of animal rights took to social media, creating the hashtag #AbbottHatesDogs which quickly shot to the top of Twitter’s trending list.

Learn more about the rejected bill and Abbott’s excuse for voting against it.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Got a grass-eating pup? Planting sunflower sprouts is a safe, nutritious way to give her the fresh organic vegetation she craves.

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

6 Signs Your Dog Trusts You With His Life

Trust isn’t something dogs give away freely. It can take months, even years, of dedicated love and attention to earn, and not every human-canine relationship has it.

World-renowned animal behaviorist Alexandra Horowitz and celebrated dog trainer, Victoria Stillwell weigh in.

If your dog trusts you 100%, here’s how you’ll know.

VET CORNER

10 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore in Your Dog

by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

If only our dogs could talk, they’d tell us when their health and behavior changes require immediate attention and when a wait-and-see approach is warranted.

As it is, deciding whether to wait for the symptoms to pass or take prompt action is a plight all dog parents face at one time or another.

Here, Dr. Karen Shaw Becker lists 10 symptoms you should never ignore because waiting just isn’t worth the risk.

TIS THE SEASON

Will My Dog Get Sick If He Eats Cicadas?

Cicada season is upon us, but for some areas of the U.S., a massive emergence of underground nymphs known as Brood X or the Great Eastern Brood are covering every available surface.

Curious canines may decide to snack on a crunchy cicada or two, but will these massive invasive insects make our pups ill?

LEARN MORE ABOUT CICADAS & HOW THEY MIGHT AFFECT YOUR DOG

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Quiz Answer:

1. Puppies. Puppies that have a lungworm infection tend to be more affected with symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, wheezing, respiratory distress, and exercise intolerance.

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