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Holiday Pet Safety Guide

By Christina Burns The holiday season is upon us, and if you are like me and my family, our furry companions are just as much a part of celebrations as any human would be! The food, gatherings and decorations that help to make the holiday season so much fun for us, could be very dangerous for our furry companions. Below are some helpful tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season: Feeding and Exercise: Keep your pets feeding schedule as close to their normal routine as possible. Ensure that your pet is fed their normal diet. My dog knows...
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Rollin’ Stones

By Christina Burns Much like humans, our pets can get bladder stones. Today’s domesticated animals are often subjected to painful bladder stones. Bladder stones are clumps of mineral crystals, rock-like formations that form in the urinary bladder. They occur for a number of reasons, including genetics, diets, medications, or chronic cystitis and sometimes you are not aware that your pet has a stone – until you know! These bladder stones will cause your furry family member lots of discomfort and often time’s blood in the urine. The stones can vary in size and females can pass many, typically, however, many...
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Back to the Daily Grind, Beatin’ the Blues

By Christina Burns Summertime is officially behind us, the kids are back in school, and we have resumed our normal routines. Our absence from the home is often times very stressful and can leave pets feeling neglected or anxious possibly triggering depression in our furry companions. Those three months are filled with trips, vacations, long car rides, and overall increased activity for all family members, making the transition back to daily routines challenging one. Symptoms of depression can be lethargy, appetite changes (increase or decrease), and lack of engagement.  Whereas separation anxiety can have erratic symptoms that include excessive vocalization,...
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14 Tips for Summertime – Pet Safety

14 Tips for Summertime – Pet Safety By Christina Burns “It’s summertime and the living easy”, as the Sam Cooke song goes. With summertime in full swing, and for many of us that mean barbecues, cookouts, beach bonfires, hiking, and lots of road trips! There are plenty of things to remember to keep your dogs and cats safe during these fun times.  The tips below will help everyone if your family stays healthy and comfortable during the summertime months: Lots of water: dehydration in dogs and cats is a huge possibility in the summer. Signs of dehydration include: dry gums,...
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The Cherry on Top!

  Canine Caviar offers Single Protein and Single Complex Carbohydrate diets, with a pH level of 7.1-7.4. Our Alkaline based diets are formulated to be alkaline with the herbs and ingredients and do not contain any preservatives. All of our formulas are a complete and balanced diet with an all natural taste and smell that dogs go crazy for. But, just like humans our Pets enjoy a little extra something on their lunch or dinner to spice it up! Rotating through our formulas gives them the experience of enjoying a variety of Chicken, Lamb, Fish, Venison, and Duck. However, if...
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Benefits of Pearl Millet in Dog Food

Benefits of Pearl Millet in Dog Food Canine Caviar carefully selects alkaline ingredients to naturally raise the pH balance and decrease the minerals typically associated with alkaline products. Pearl millet, is as seed that grows from an annual grass which can grow over 8 feet tall. The leaves are long and pointed with finely serrated margins. The seeds are the pearl millet that is produced on a thick cylindrical spike. Pearl Millet is used in our Free Spirit and Open Meadow and is highly nutritious, non-glutinous, and non-acid forming.  The Seed from the Pearl millet is Whole Millet which is...
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June Adopt a Cat Month by Christina Burns

June – Adopt a Cat Month By Christina Burns June is national adopt a cat month and as many of you know cats are my first loves.  As a child, my family always had at least one or two cats as part of our family – this, however, did not include the countless neighborhood cats I used to feed and sneak indoors during cold and rainy nights. Cats have always been a part of my life and always will be. I remember when I moved out of my parents’ house to live on my own – it was an exciting...
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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Are you tired of seeing new burn spots everyday on you grass from your pet? Did you know burning of the grass can actually be controlled by what you’re feeding your pet? Burns in the grass can be caused by the dog’s urine being too acidic. When feeding Canine Caviar, your dog’s pH balance is regulated to be more alkaline. Then you’ll see that the grass is Greener on the other side.. Of the pH scale. Read more on what pH balance means here: http://www.caninecaviar.com/ph-balance/ Canine Caviar Dog Spotlight  Meet Copper from Alaska, Coppers Mom Kim is an avid believer...
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Pet Travel Safety

By Christina Burns Springtime is here! So begins the warmer months, longer days and road trips with our fur kids! It is important that we put our pet’s safety in line with our own! Thinking about pet safety reminds me of a recent event that I experienced. It was Saturday, March 4th at 9:00am and I was leaving my home for an appointment at 10:00am. As I sat in my car waiting for the left hand turn signal to turn green I glanced to my right and noticed a white car driving then all of a sudden a big dog...
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How Food Affects Dogs

By Christina Burns We all know when we eat a large meal filled with carbohydrates how we fill afterwards – the food coma, ready-for –a-nap feeing! Well our pets, specifically dogs, get that same feeling! Often times I think us humans forget that animals in the wild do not sit around and eat bread baked or refined – they are mostly hunters and live off flesh and plant materials. Studies have shown that 80% of dog owners have the misconception that nutrition for dogs and humans are similar – when in reality they are different. Therefore, it is important when...
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