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Probiotics and all the Good they can do for Your Dog

April 13, 2021

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 complete guide…

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What Causes Joint Problems in Pets

February 25, 2021

There is no doubt that we love our furry friends. Sometimes they just need a little extra TLC. Things like genetics, age, and if they have been spayed or neutered can play significant factors in their joint health. The difference between developmental and degenerative joint problems: Developmental joint problems are where there is improper development of the joint or ligament. These defects will cause the joint not to function correctly. Usually, this refers to genetic conditions such as hip or…

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics For Pets

November 28, 2020

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, especially for pets like cats and dogs. The Essential Difference…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

November 19, 2020

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 world, the most commonly…

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How Rosy Has Improved My Health

November 12, 2020

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…

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How To Encourage A Healthy Appetite In Your Dog

October 15, 2020

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…

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Preventing Knee Problems in Dogs

October 13, 2020

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 above knee) to the tibia (bone below knee). Why…

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Enzymes and Your Pets

August 20, 2020

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, tissue and organs. Internally produced, they are necessary for all new cell growth…

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Whey Protein For Your Pets

July 23, 2020

Quite regularly, our customers ask us about the reasons we use whey protein in our products, specifically BioVITES. Let’s look at the important health benefits whey protein has for your dogs and cats. What Is Whey Protein? Originally, whey was simply a by-product of cheese production. Cheesemakers did not have a practical use for this liquid that separated from the milk solids (casein). By the late 1970’s scientists discovered that whey protein had clear nutritional benefits for humans and of course,…

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Nutrition and Wellness for Senior Cats & Dogs

April 9, 2020

It makes sense, right? Senior pet food formulations are healthy for senior pets. Sounds good. But read this, from Dr. Karen Becker from Mercola.com “Neither AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nor the National Research Council (NRC) provides guidelines for senior dog formulas. There is no distinction made between the nutritional requirements for adult dogs and those for senior dogs. As a result, the ingredients used in pet food marketed for ‘seniors’ is determined by the manufacturer and vary…

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