The Dog Bowl carries a selection of products to help you care for your canine. Whether you are treating a pre existing condition or thinking about preventative care, we have hand selected natural and effective products to fit every dogs needs. From geriatrics, skin and coat conditions, oral hygiene, digestive issues and eye care, we have what you need to keep your pet happy and healthy from the day you bring them home, through to their golden years.
How do I know if my dog is arthritic or experiencing discomfort?
An arthritic pet will often appear stiff or limp first thing in the morning and around bed time. You may see a reluctance to move about, run, jump, or play for extended periods . These changes almost always come on gradually, so it can be easy to miss the signs early on. If your pet excessively pants when resting, tends to be restless during the night, appears stiff or limp, is slower than usual on walks and sleeping more than usual, your pet may be displaying signs of discomfort.
If you think your pet may be suffering from hip and joint pain, we carry a handful of medical grade supplements that naturally soothe stiff joints and improve overall comfort so your pet can live a comfortable, happy and more active life.
Do I really need to brush my dogs teeth?
Yes! Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t brush them for years – or even for just a couple of weeks. Your pet’s teeth are no different. Thorough and regular brushing is the most effective way to slow and prevent the recurrence of dental problems because it removes plaque bacteria before it can accumulate and cause inflammation and damage to gums and teeth. As plaque builds up, it becomes very hard and turns into a substance called tartar. Once formed on the teeth, tartar is very difficult to remove and usually requires a trip to the vet to get a proper teeth cleaning. Because plaque is constantly forming, it's best to take preventative measures such as providing them with bones and/or dental chews and brushing their teeth regularly, just like we do ours.
How often should I bathe my pet?
Over-bathing can lead to dry skin and irritation, so unless your dog is particularly dirty, don’t bathe more than once a month. It is also important not to use shampoo designed for people because it can ruin the natural oils in your pets hair follicles and leave their coat dull and dry.
What is the point of a brush?
Regular brushing helps keep tangles to a minimum. It also helps distribute the body’s natural oils throughout the coat. Use a wire slicker for long-haired dogs, a soft bristled brush for short-coated pups, and a rubber brush for dogs with really short hair.
Do I need to clean my dogs ears?
It depends... some breeds are more susceptible to inflammation, ear infections or build-up of grime and dirt due to narrow ear canals. If your vet tells you to regularly clean your pets ears, make sure you’re using the right products to keep them healthy and sanitized. Water-based cleaning solutions can leave moisture in the ears, leading to yeast or bacterial infections, while alcohol-based solutions can burn, particularly if there is an ulceration in the ear canals. It is best to use a product with a witch hazel base, just make sure it’s specifically designed for cleaning dogs’ ears.
A balanced diet usually has all the nutrients your dog will need but some dogs benefit from a extra nutritional boost. That’s where supplements come in.
Acidophilus (probiotic): bacteria that aid digestion and cut down on bloating and diarrhea.
Antioxidants: Substances such as turmeric that help protect against cell damage.
Dietary Fibre: Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Aids digestion.
Garlic: Natural flea repellent.
Ginger: Helps digestion and can help soothe motion sickness.
Hyaluronic Acid: Helps cushion joints and helps promote skin elasticity.
Melatonin: A hormone that can help induce sleep.
Pre- and Probiotics: Microorganisms that help promote healthy digestion.
Tryptophan: An amino acid that can help with stress relief and to promote sleep.
Zinc: A trace element that supports the immune system.
Is CBD Oil safe for my pet to consume?
Yes! Our bodies, along with our pets’ bodies are designed to intake cannabinoids to build and repair proper cellular functions. When CBD Oil is consumed.
it is picked up by the nervous system and is redistributed throughout the body where it is needed. The compound itself contains less than 0.3% of THC, which is the compound found in medical marijuana that gives you the psychoactive affects. Although CBD is understudied in the vet world, it has been scientifically proven to modulate and repair many physiological systems in the brain and body. For example, household pets have experienced increased joint movement and reduced pain after consuming CBD - It is also known to help with a wide number of ailments and illnesses including: aging and wellness, anxiety and phobias, digestion and nausea, epilepsy and seizures, immune support, mobility and joint support, and skin and allergy relief.
Just like humans, animals cannot synthesize omega-3 in their bodies and so they must obtain it from their diet. Omega-3 and 6 are essential fatty acids that your pet relies on for good over-all health, particularly for puppies and senior dogs. Insufficient intake can actually have a significant impact on your pets overall health. For puppies, Omega helps to support proper development and function of the brain, the central nervous tissue and vision. For senior dogs, it helps to manage inflammation in skin and joints, and a whole host of other physiologic functions.
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