What is Turmeric?

What is turmeric. This golden powder is particularly featured in our Copaiaba cookie. This spice is found mostly in India or Thailand. But this spice has over 6000 studies done on it showing that it is better than conventional medicine in people and dogs. Well here’s a list of some things it can help with. 
1. Cancer fighting 
2. Arthritis and joint issues 
3. Diabetes
4. Liver issues
4. Gastrointestinal issues
5. Antioxidant powers by fighting the free radicals which makes your dog age slower! 

I give my dogs turmeric daily, but don’t think they’ll take a supplement then give it in cookie form, it’s one of the main ingredients in our COPAIBA COOKIE!

Nutrient Rich Toppers

Ok, so I’m late again. I’m supposed to be posting these on Wednesday’s along with our wellness tips that we post on Facebook, however I am a human and am late again 🤦🏼‍♀️  

 

Well, if your dog has a kibble only diet they could be missing several different nutrients on a regular basis. Here are some ideas to add.  

 

1. Kefir— there are many probiotics present and it helps with gut health.  

2. Raw eggs—This is a great protein boost and then has several vitamins as well. This is Wesson’s absolute favorite as he HATES plain kibble.  

3. Fish—  this will help dilute any heavy metals in kibble and also has a myriad of nutrients. Cain especially loves salmon, and our cookbook has some great fish recipes! 

4. Veggies— there are so many dog safe vegetables and depending what you choose there are so many vitamins and nutrients. So find what your dog loves!  

Diabetes

Is your diabetic? Well, todays tip is how to aid them a little bit better.

First off, did you know that adding cinnamon to their daily diet will help better manage their blood sugar.? Cinnamon is also great in helping build up an insulin resistance in their system now to possibly save from diabetes later. Both our Apple Biscuits and our Canine Copaiba Cookie contain cinnamon in them so go check them out!

Secondly, feeding a more wholesome brand or homemade food can aid in not spiking their blood sugars. But if they do still have a struggle with that try breaking their larger meals down into several small meals a day.

As always, consistency is the key and feeding the same routine time a day is vital for any pet!



Dog Training Tips

Are you in the process of training your dog? Here are some tips to make it easier.  

1. Reward your dog, dogs learn by association. Reward for good behavior.  

2. Be patient and consistent. Don’t let your dog get away with bad behavior.  

3. Be positive. Don’t train when you are upset or tired. If you’re not enjoying it, neither will your dog.  

4. Don’t shout or scream. All this does is tell them they did something wrong, not correct the behavior or teach right behavior.  

10 Ways to Love your Dog

Since it is February and we are all in the love theme here are 10 ways to show your dog(s) how much you actually love them.  

1. Feed your pup healthy food. There are tons of different types and brands of food out there, but unfortunately many of them do not provide the nutrients your pet requires. Do your research and make sure you are feeding your dogs the right ingredients. A good website to check is petfoodadvisor.com or the American College of Vetribary Nutrition. 

2. Exercise your dog. Making sure your dog has adequate exercise during the winter months can be difficult.  But there are plenty of indoor alternatives to help as well. 

3. Go to the vet. Making sure your dog goes to the vet regularly will help ensure he is in the best health possible. 

4. Sign your dog up for training. It is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks or even just to freshen up on good behaviors. Proper obedience improves all aspects of life with a dog.  

5. Pamper your dogs. It seems that everyone is all about self care these days, so why not extend this luxury to your dogs and allow them to spend a day at a grooming salon getting pampered.  

6. Engage more with your dog. It may seem simple, but with everything going on in our lives we don’t think to just sit down and love on our dogs!  

7. Pet your pup. Again, it may seem simple but a scratch or a belly rub shows your dog that you love them and are thinking about them! It also has been proven that petting an animal reduces the anxiety in humans as well. 

8. Pay attention to your dogs needs. This can be difficult with several dogs (and one I fail at). But maybe your dogs just wants to play tug o war, or cuddle, or play with their favorite toy. Be in tune to what they need and give them each individual time like you would with children.  

9. Plan an out if god together. Whether it’s a day at the dog park, walking around a farmers market or whatever else include your dog. Bring Fido is a great website that gives dog friendly ideas throughout your city.  

10. Getting them something special. There are endless options from toys, treats, a new collar, a bed, or something from your favorite bakery (hint hint) this can lighten up their day exponentially.  

Christmas Day Tips

Merry Christmas (a day early)! Today’s Wellness Tip is focused on those who may have others coming over for the holidays to keep your dog comfortable around the craziness of the busy holiday.

  1. Make sure to exercise your pet before guests come over. This will help get rid of the abundance of energy and help tier them out during the day. This includes potty breaks so there are no unwanted accidents.

  2. Set up a special room as their retreat and make sure they remain unbothered during the time with guests.

  3. Make sure guests DO NOT feed scraps to your dog(s), as some table foods can be dangerous to them. Instead, set up a bowl of treats for your guests to give.

Winter Walking Tips

Winter officially begins this week and if you live somewhere cold like us, these tips will be most beneficial for the next few months.

  1. Make sure both you and your dog are properly outfitted for the col weather.

  2. Protect their feet with dog booties or a gel (like our paw balm)!

  3. Use a secure harness to prevent pulling. This could end disastrously if this one isn’t followed as it could result in injury.

  4. Use a solid leash. NOT a retractable leash (retractable leashes are awful anyway, but thats a subject for another day). Consider using a jogger leash (like KONG brand) which will stay hooked to you even if you fall or loose grip.

  5. Make sure to stay dry.

  6. Avoid frozen areas.

  7. Wash your dogs feet when returning home as you do not want them licking the toxic chemicals in ice melts and salts.

IF you need paw balm for your furry friend this winter please step over to the Canine Health page to get some today.