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CanineActiv® to Sponsor Rescue Dog—Cast Your Vote Today!

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CanineActiv is excited to partner with Adopt-a-Dog of Armonk, New York for a special online event. Adopt-a-Dog is a dog and cat rescue that has been serving Connecticut and New York for thirty years.

The event is “Sponsor-a-Pet,” an online contest featuring five of Adopt-a-Dog’s adoptable pets. While Adopt-a-Dog has many adoptable dogs, the rescue’s President Allyson Halm has chosen five dogs less likely than others to be adopted quickly. [Read more…]

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CanineActiv and Multimodal Pain Management

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Dr. Drew Olson is a Nebraskan veterinarian who recently became the National Director of the Veterinary Compounding Division of Essential Pharmacy Compounding, a subdivision of Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare.

Through his work in treating animals and now in his new position, Dr. Olson has become an expert regarding Multimodal treatment. Doctors and veterinarians use Multimodal treatment to look at a patient’s overall situation and simultaneously treat a condition with more than one approach. Often, through Multimodal treatment, a patient is able to take less medication by taking multiple, strategically varied medications and employing non-drug treatment options. [Read more…]

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Conditioning for the Hunting Season

Thanks to Paul Fuller of Bird Dogs Afield for allowing us to reprint this article.

To fully enjoy your day in the woods, you need to be in good physical condition. Your heart, lungs, and legs must be healthy and exercised daily for the strenuous walking you do this fall. You need to be religious about monitoring your carbohydrate and caloric intake. Combine your exercise with your dog’s exercise and both of you will benefit. Your scribe heads to the woods between 6 and 6:30 every morning and walks a minimum of one mile with the dogs … most often two miles. You can take care of yourself so that’s all the print you’re going to get. Your dog, however, totally depends upon your good judgment so let’s talk about his well-being.

The long-respected formula is that your dog covers three times the distance you walk in a day during hunting season. If you walk five miles, he’s done 15 miles. And he’s doing it at a faster pace. How do we prepare our best friend for the hunting season? There are four ingredients: conditioning (those morning walks), hydration (water), a quality dog food and healthy supplements. We’ve covered exercise, and water is obvious, so let’s talk dog food and supplements. [Read more…]

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Happy National Dog Day!

What? You didn’t know it was National Dog Day? Well, now you do. August 26th has served as National Dog Day since 2004.

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Wondering how such a holiday came about? Well, about a decade ago, animal behaviorist and author Colleen Paige founded the holiday in honor of the human-dog bond. She wanted to thank dogs for their patience, loyalty, service, and protection. Paige says, “I want the world to celebrate dogs for their capacity to love and their ability to impact our lives every day in the most miraculous ways.”

Now the question is: how will you celebrate National Dog Day? Here are some ideas!

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Dogs in New Jersey School Inspire Students

Sometimes you meet a person who just inspires you to get out there and make the world a better place. Sometimes you meet a dog who does this. And every once in a while, you come across an inspiring human-dog team.

Such is the case with Ingrid Schillebeeckx-Rice and her dogs Nola and Indy. You can’t meet this team and not come away enlivened.

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Ingrid is a New Jersey Learning Consultant who has always believed that dogs belong in schools. Her dogs, Nola and Indy, take turns accompanying her to school and floating in and out of classrooms to help students with special needs.

Nola (short for Gra’Nola) is a 4-year-old Goldendoodle. Indy (short for Indy-Go) is a 1-year-old Labradoodle. Both are trained therapy dogs and have been going to school since they were puppies, and they have formed incredible bonds with the students. Kids who were once anxious about reading now come to Ingrid’s office in their downtime to sit and read books to the dogs. [Read more…]

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How to Help Your Older Dog Get More Exercise

It can be tough to get your older dog the exercise she needs. She looks so content lying there on the couch—nobody wants to disturb her! But still, she needs to move around. Exercise will make her happier and make her feel better physically. Regular exercise can increase her lifespan and slow the advancement of arthritis.

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Speaking of arthritis, be aware that if you have an older dog, particularly a large breed dog, chances are good that he is suffering from some arthritis or joint pain. For this and other reasons, it is always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian before beginning a new exercise regimen.

Sometimes well-meaning dog parents do not get their dog enough exercise because the dog is in pain. This is understandable, but constant rest isn’t helping matters any. A safe pain reliever like CanineActiv becomes indispensable in these scenarios. It helps your dog get off the couch and helps her enjoy exercise more. Then, the exercise gets the blood flowing and makes the dog feel better in the long term. [Read more…]

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CanineActiv to Sponsor Radio Pet Lady

CanineActiv is excited to announce a new partnership with Radio Pet Lady!

Radio Pet Lady is an Internet radio network that broadcasts 24 hours a day. Listeners are treated to a variety of live and pre-recorded shows. During the live call-in shows, listeners can call in and share their questions with today’s pet experts. Their website also offers a library of free podcasts, including The Pet Cancer Vet, Dog Talk, Humane Talk, and many more.

CanineActiv will be sponsoring The Expert Vet, which is hosted by Dr. Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM. Dr. Spector has carefully evaluated CanineActiv and is pleased to recommend it to her patients in need of safe pain relief. [Read more…]

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Indoor Dog Sports for the Winter Months: Part III – Rally Obedience!

Also called Rally-O, this sport combines 12-20 performance stations and a variety of demonstrations of a dog’s understanding of obedience in a series of tasks at each station such as “sit-down-sit,” “send over jump,” “straight figure eight,” and others. As their skill level progresses, they add jumps and other agility components as well.

No treats or toys may be used, but most other forms of encouragement from the handler are permitted. Teams begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted for mistakes or tasks not performed well or correctly. Rally-O events are also timed, which makes it even more challenging. [Read more…]

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Indoor Dog Sports for the Winter Months: Part II – Treibball!

Treibball_photoAlso referred to as urban herding, Treibball is a fun sport that almost any dog can do. While many events are held outdoors in the warmer months, it is a great indoor sport during the off-season.

Treibball got its start in Germany and became a sanctioned sport in 2008. It involves herding inflatable exercise balls and driving them into a soccer goal. Eight balls are put into a triangle formation at the furthest point away from the goal. From a small space close to the goal, the handler must use whistles, hand, or verbal signals to direct the dog to bring one ball at a time to the goal using only their nose or shoulders. There is a time limit of 10 minutes to get all eight balls into the goal. [Read more…]

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