Calm Your Pooch Down With Calm Caps

Anxiety plagues pets just as it does humans.  While it comes in different forms and usually is for different reason, pets, dogs especially, feel anxiety and react accordingly.  While humans are able to vocalize their discomfort and their feelings, our furry friends are not so lucky.  They must get their point across without using language.  […]

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Omega 3 War – Fish Oil vs. Flaxseed

One of the changes recently made at A Place For Paws was the removal of flax seed from both our Beef mixture and our Veggie mixture.  While flax seed can be a source of Omega 3’s, after conducting a bit of research on the topic, we realized that its not actually the best thing to […]

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Innovative Joint Supplements for Animals

There are so many supplement out there – you can buy them virtually anywhere including your vet’s office (where they tend to be a BIT on the expensive side).  How do you choose and do you really understand what the ingredients are, what your dog actually needs, what is actually going to help? At A […]

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Fish Oil – The One to Add

With the myriad of supplements out there, its sometimes hard to decide what is good versus what isn’t quite so good.  Many people feed unnecessary supplements, some make the mistake of feeding none at all.  We all must decide what is right for our dogs and as individuals, our dogs often help us to make […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics, Digestive Enzymes – Oh My!

When talking about supplements and nutrition, many people bring up the use of probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes – but how many of us know exactly WHY we would use any of these things?  For years people have used things like plain yogurt added to their pet’s food and perhaps only had “sort” of an […]

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Why Add Kelp?

North Atlantic Sea Kelp….what in the world?  Most of use have never heard of kelp before, much less know exactly what properties it has to help our pets!  In reality, kelp is a pretty amazing substance and a great natural supplement for your dog or cat. Why kelp?  One of the main reason kelp is […]

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Cover All the Bases With a Multi-Vitamin

One of the biggest concerns that people have when they decide to feed a raw diet is whether or not they are giving their dog everything that he needs.  They worry about missing something or feeding a “complete” diet.  Certainly some of this fear comes from being told, most often by vets, that there is […]

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Let’s Rock This Joint!

Joint problems – lots of dogs have them.  Some are due to injury, some to genetic problems, some to old age, some to growth issues – doesn’t matter WHY, what matters is what we do about it.  Vets are quick to prescribe drugs to kill pain, reduce inflammation, make our pet’s lives “better” – but […]

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Out With The Old, In With The New

Introducing, fresh from Nature’s Farmacy, our new line of probiotics, digestive enhancers and vitamin C!  After extensive research, we found what we think is the best of the best in this line of products.  They are extremely palatable to dogs and have an extensive shelf life, something that we felt was missing in similar products.  […]

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Why does my dog need probiotics?

An abundance of beneficial bacteria in a dog’s gut can help improve digestion, stop diarrhea, improve skin conditions, bolster the immune system and get rid of bad breath and gas. A quality probiotic will cause the beneficial bacteria to multiply dramatically to provide and maintain long term health benefits. What are probiotics? Probiotics are live […]

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Joint supplements – good for your allergy dog too!

Two years ago my longhaired GSD Murray had a horrible allergic reaction – he swelled up everywhere including his ears, muzzle – even his gums! In a matter of a few hours he was covered with hotspots in his groin area up around his hips and back. Needless to say I was flummoxed. I consulted […]

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