Pets, like humans, can experience seasonal allergies.
Before you begin managing your pet’s potential seasonal allergies, work with your veterinarian to make sure they don't need medical treatment.
If your pet does experience seasonal allergies, take these steps to make your pet safer and more comfortable.
Learn the Signs
Common signs of seasonal allergies include:
- Red, irritated skin
- Hot spots
- Obsessive licking or biting
- Rubbing ears
Keeping your dog on a consistent bathing, grooming and ear
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Whether your dog or cat has food sensitivities or you just want to keep it simple, Natural Balance has a trusted formula that will feed your pet's greatness.
Proper dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans.
Like us, pets develop periodontal disease. Pet parents need to work with their veterinarian to prevent it or detect it in the early stages. As it advances, it can cause intense pain and severe problems associated with kidney, liver and heart muscles.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the teeth and tissues, above and below the gum line. It starts as a bacterial film called plaque. As the bacteria attaches to the teeth, it hardens if it isn't brushed off or rubbed off by chews or hard food. In a few days, plaque can harden into calculus, furthering gingivitis. The combination of infection and inflammation can lead to bone loss in the jaw, loose teeth and chronic pain.
Dogs and cats are excellent at hiding periodontal disease, but some signs include bad breath, only eating on one side of the mouth, no longer wanting to chew o
Your sweetest friend deserves extra love on Valentine’s Day.
Everyone wants to look their best on Valentine’s Day. Add a Huxley & Kent bow tie or flower to spruce up any outfit. Complete the look with a red collar, harness or leash. For red-to-toe look, add fleece-lined Canada Pooch wellies to protect your dog’s paws from salt, cold and winter conditions.
Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a few extra goodies to munch on. For dessert-loving dogs, treat them with Puppy Scoops ice cream for dogs. Add extra crunch on top by crumbling Mutt Mallows, Wild Meadow Farms jerky treats or freeze-dried kibble on top.
If you want a simple solution, find a cute heart-shaped treat that’s the right shape an
I have a Goldendoodle who is a picky eater. Currently I’m feeding him the Wellness kibble, which I’ve been told is a very good food. He doesn’t seem to get very excited about his food and will take all day to finish. Is there a better option for picky eaters?
Some dogs can be picky eaters. Dogs that have food available all day are dogs I call “grazers.” If food is available at all times throughout the day, the dog knows that he/she does not have to eat it when it is time to eat because the food will be there later.
If the food doesn’t get eaten during the day you might want to give a little less each day. The guidelines on the bags are for all breed of dogs and all activity levels. Treats should also be counted in the amount of food the dog receives a day. If a dog gets quite a few treats that could also be a reason for not eating all the kibble.
Wellness is a good brand of food. With Wellness you can rotate the protein so
Many dogs who have a sensitive stomach do well on a limited ingredient diet, such as lamb & rice. Several brands offer a limited ingredient choice including Natural Balance, Wellness Simple Solutions, and Blue Buffalo Basics. It may also help to change the treats you give him to a more limited ingredient choice.
Yes we currently carry a large variety of raw food options – most are complete diets and a few are supplemental diets.
We also have a nice selection of raw bones. The raw bone brands we have in stock at most locations include:
Our inventory of raw bones/raw food may vary from location to location and we will gladly check to see if there are other brands we can bring in for your pet.
Yes, we carry Taste of the Wild Dog Food. Please call or visit your local Chuck & Don’s for price and availability.
It is important to remember that mature dogs have special nutritional needs; feeding senior dogs a diet that is specifically designed to meet these needs will help them live longer and healthier. Our stores’ team members can help you with questions regarding feeding your senior dog.
Hi Chuck, I have 3 wolfhounds. One is nearly 4 yrs., one nearly 3 yrs. and both have developed skin allergy problems this fall and tend to have loose stools. What would be your first and second choices for dog food to try? My 5 month old puppy has loose stools often. What is your 1st and 2nd choice for him? I like to mix dry with some canned for moisture. They have always had better foods: Solid Gold and Natural Balance most recent. Is Innova a better food than those?
There is always the possibility of the skin allergy caused from something in the environment. This may be a possibility since both your 3 and 4 year old dogs are showing symptoms with the onset of the Fall season. Since all three are experiencing stool upsets, if you haven’t ruled out parasitic activity, you might want to consult your vet, but I suspect you probably already have.
There is what looks to be a good website that speaks to nutrition for Irish wolfhounds. P
I have a 2-year-old lab with acid reflux. I am looking for a food to help that is easier to digest. I have heard no grains, low fat, and low in crude protein. I would like to not spend an arm and a leg. I already have one dog on Natural Balance. What ingredients/brands do you suggest/have available?
There are several tips and tricks for pups with acid reflux issues. I would recommend chatting with your vet about it and trying a few out. What the “fix” will be can depend a lot on the cause of your pup’s reflux. Beyond switching foods, the simplest solution is to feed less food more frequently. This means your dog’s tummy is never truly empty for very long and never overly full.
With reflux, we are typically more concerned about a protein’s digestibility than how much of it there is. If a food’s protein comes from plants, that protein is less digestible by a dog than protein from meat. Making sure your dog is eating a meat-based kibb