As is typical throughout life, not all things are created equal.
Including the dental products being created and advertised for our beloved family dogs; and what you don’t know could hurt your dog!
Over the next few weeks, Cold Noses News is going to reveal the SEVEN ingredients you NEVER want to find in YOUR dog’s dental product; regardless of what the experts, gurus or even professionals may tell you.
We’ll teach you what names and terms to look for on the label for each ingredient as well as the very real and potential effects each can have on your dog.
Don’t be Fooled
As you search for an effective – and safe – product for your dog’s dental health, don’t be fooled by pretty labels, fancy advertising, “healthy” images or even these buzz words below:
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Your Dog’s Health Depends on You
Always do your research first to ensure any claims are actually true, for your peace of mind and more importantly, for the well-being of your dog.
Note: the researched information we will be presenting over the next few weeks is only a singular look at each of these seven individual ingredients and does not address the potential for compounded negative effects/reactions when one – or more – of these ingredients are combined.
Also keep in mind, the smaller the dog, the greater – and faster -the adverse toxic reaction(s).
And finally, dogs with pre-existing conditions, compromised health or immune systems could face even greater danger from these ingredients.
So, bookmark this page (or better yet, follow us) and learn about the seven ingredients you never want to find in your K9’s dental product.
Toxic Ingredient #1
So, let’s get started. The Number One ingredient you never, ever want to find in your dog’s dental product is … alcohol.
Some K9 dental products contain as much as 25% alcohol
Bottom line, alcohol is toxic to dogs. All dogs. Always. EVEN when the label says “Natural Derived Alcohol” … naturally derived or not, it’s toxic. Period.
So here’s what you should look for and avoid:
Please share this post (and the ones that follow) with friends, neighbors and family who love and own dogs. Keep your dog safe from dental products (or any products) that contain toxic ingredients.
Even though the official “National Pet Obesity Awareness Day” has now passed; as responsible dog owners, we all need to remain mindful of the importance of keeping our dogs at a healthy weight (for their breed and age) to give them the best possible health and life.
Is YOUR dog’s breed prone to obesity? Check out the graphic below:
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Yes, it’s true; your compost is environment-friendly and waste-reducing, but it might also be dangerous to your dog(s), pets, wildlife and humans.
Here’s what you need to know …
As the contents of your compost pile or bin break down, dangerous pathogens (illness- or disease-causing agents) and tremorgenic mycotoxins (poisons from molds which can cause tremors or even seizures) are created and can seriously harm or even kill your dog and other pets.
So, how can you still compost while protecting your dog from indiscriminate scavenging on the tempting, unlimited buffet that is your compost?
Never compost dairy, grains, nuts, legumes, breads or meats due to their tendency to become moldy.
Use tightly sealed and secured compost containers to keep out curious noses and never-ending appetites.
Also, be on the lookout for symptoms in your dog like vomiting, unusual panting and/or drooling, depression, increase in heart rate, unusual changes in behavior and even coma. If you do suspect your dog has gotten into the compost, call your vet and seek immediate medical intervention. Even small amounts of compost can be toxic within a few hours and potentially fatal.
You’re probably just like me, I only want the very best for my dogs!
With the recent upswing in dog treat recalls, many dog owners are turning to healthy and natural dog treat alternatives for their four-legged family members.
But, do you know that not all snacks (even the healthy ones) are good for your dog?
Below is an infographic illustrating which natural foods are good … and not good … for your dog. Print a copy, review with your family and then post on your refrigerator as a simple reminder in keeping your beloved dog safe!
All Natural Snacks are Not Created Equal for Your Dog!