Peppy Pets Daily: the Cool Ezine for Pets
August 18, 04
Antioxidants and Your Pet
Uncovering the reasons why Antioxidant Supplements
are a serious consideration for your dog and cat.
Antioxidant supplements for dogs and cats are
just as important to their health and well being as
they are to ours.
The major role antioxidants play in a dog, cats, or
our bodies is to neutralize nasty little things called
free radicals. There's a big scientific explanation
of what free radicals are which you can read in
So after you read that, you can understand why giving
your dog or cat antioxidant supplements is a very
Giving your dog or cat antioxidant supplements will
definitely be one of the factors in giving them
a longer life and a healthier one too. And, after all,
who wouldn't want their pet to live longer and
Find Out More about how you can help your pet
strengthen their immune system at the Below Links:
Solutions for Your Dog
Solutions for Your Cat
My current family of fur babies consists of Benny, a 14 year
old little stocky lab mix I found in the middle of I 95;
Frankie, a Fox Terrier mix with
ADHD, who was dumped outside
the hospital (I'm a physician), and Simba, a
whose mom (my patient) died suddenly and I fished out of the
apartment where he was stuck.
Our favorite vacation spot is our beach place in Bethany
Beach, Delaware. The dogs have always been great travelers,
in the back seat with seat belts on, but we thought kitty
would present a challenge. We set out with him in a carrier,
right in front of "the boys." Within twenty minutes, he had
unzipped the Sherpa bag and interposed himself between Benny
and Frank, and they all three sit in a row for the entire
two hour trip, much to the amusement of the toll collectors.
I can send a picture of this unlikely trio if you'd like.
Thank you for collecting these fun stories.
Carol A. Tavani, MD
We have had our chocolate lab for 2 1/2 yrs and normally do
not travel with her, she stay's in a Kennel. This past year
we added an additional dog (Wheaton
Terrier) to the family.
So I used the same Kennel that Lucy had been in.
When I came home to pick up my dogs they were suppose to
have a bath before they left. The woman went into the
grooming area and it took her a while to come back out, when
she did she informed me that they have given the wrong dogs
a bath and my dogs did not get a bath.
Since it was already 3:00 she said the dogs could stay
another night (for free) and I could pick them up tomorrow.
I wasn't to happy but I agreed. The next day I picked up the
dogs. A few days later I noticed underneath Lucy (chocolate
lab) ear in the fold of skin there was a large patch of
hair missing and was raw. It appears my dog was either
attacked by another dog or got herself caught on something
and to cover it up without telling they (the Kennel) shaved
her in that area.
Also since being in the Kennel she stopped eating first she
would eat a mouthful or so. No matter what I fed her she
wouldn't eat. The vet said it could have been whatever
happened at the Kennel traumatized her.
Well she ended up losing 22 lbs being hospitalized for 3
days and I still don't have a diagnosis. There still doing
more blood work on her. She is eating again. They think it
must have been some kind of infection in the system whether
she caught it from another dog they can't tell yet. So let's
say my experience with the Kennel has been destroyed.
My other dog also did get sick with an infection. And both
my dogs have all there shots and bortatella also. The
problem is you are kind of stuck if you don't know anyone
close to you to that is able to come to your house a few
times a day to take care of your dogs. I know there are Pet
Sitters out there but my husband does not trust anybody in
our house. I don't think I can handle another Kennel.
Brushing your dog's teeth can actually help them to
live an extra 3 to 5 years.
Plaque buildup harbors bacteria, which.....
can enter the bloodstream, causing infection or damage to
vital organs such as the kidneys, lungs, heart or liver
When brushing your dog's teeth Remember:
Always use a specially formulated dog toothpaste. Because
dogs can't rinse and spit after a brushing, the dog toothpaste
must be safe for pets to swallow!
Some human toothpastes contain detergents which
pets' stomachs, and, in addition, large quantities
of ingested fluoride can harm pets
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