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Six Things I Didn’t Know About Great Danes

September 10, 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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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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7 Reasons Dogs Have Itchy Skin

April 23, 2020

Often when we see our dogs scratching more than usual we jump to a quick conclusion that they have fleas or other parasites. There are a number of reasons why our dogs may have itchy skin. The causes range from environmental to physiological and even psychological. Examining the potential causes and eliminating the ones you know are not problematic will help you to narrow things down. If the problem is more serious, visiting a professional such as a veterinarian or…

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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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Behind the Scenes with Flora’s BiologicVET® Pet Supplements

April 7, 2020

Flora is proud to offer BiologicVET® pet supplements formulated for the unique make up of cats and dogs. These formulas feature a high concentration of nutrients and active ingredients, an organic powder delivery system, are free from PCBs, heavy metals (like mercury) and dioxins and are made at our Canadian GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility. Product Regulations For the Canadian market BiologicVET products are regulated by Health Canada and are licensed under VHP (Veterinary Health Products) regulations. In the…

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Your Dog May Need Supplementation More Than You Do?

January 30, 2020

Dogs don’t come with owners manuals the way your car does but wouldn’t it be an amazing support system if they did. You don’t have to look far to get good information on tuning up your dog both mentally and physically; supplying the right feed and fuel sources; which lubricating oils to use; and how to produce a shiny lustrous appearance that oozes health and vigor. Opinions are plentiful but credible, reliable information is hard to find. One of the…

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Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health

December 3, 2019
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I’ve seen firsthand how a beloved pet’s mobility and enjoyment of life is impacted by ligament tears. As dogs age and signs of degenerative joint and ligament ‘wear and tear’ from an active life start to appear, they start doing less and have more difficulty with basic daily activities. Because dogs can’t communicate with language how they are feeling and often have high pain thresholds, we have to watch for early signs of joint and ligament issues. Certain breeds of…

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