Fireworks may be fun for us but not necessarily for your canine companions. The loud, unpredictable noises may have your pooch in a state of anxiety, and the same goes for thunderstorms.

With Canada Day and the 4th of July almost here, there are many pet parents who will have to calm their furry friends. Thankfully there are a few ways to do this.

1) Make sure your dog is well exercised during the day so he’s tired at night.

2) Whether it’s a crate or a spare room, have a safe spot in the house where your dog can retreat. If possible, have a fan or a white noise machine close by to help drown out the noise of the fireworks.

3) Use an herbal calmer like My Healthy Pet® Herbal Calmer to help settle mental and physical nerves, without inducing drowsiness.

4) Ensure your dog is wearing her collar and tags in case she escapes from the house.

5) Keep curtains closed to eliminate visual stimulation.

6) Provide a fun distraction like a favourite chew toy or treat.

And remember to be patient. We know what’s happening outside is safe but your little doggo doesn’t.

Every season brings with it new joys and new challenges, and summer is no different. Hot weather, hot sidewalks, dropped food at picnics, it can be a challenge making sure your canine comrade is safe and happy through the hot months. Here are a few tips to help:

Switch It Up:
Dogs don’t sweat the way humans do and it can be easy for them to overheat. If you normally take your dog for a mid-day walk, try moving it to early morning or late evening when it’s cooler.

Stay Off The Sidewalk
Place your hand on a sidewalk for 10 seconds before you go on a walk. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pup. Try to stick to grassy areas and avoid cement/asphalt on hot days, or follow Tip No. 1 and walk in the early morning or late evening.

Stop The Sunburn
Yes, dogs can get a sunburn just like us, especially dogs with naturally thin hair and/or hairless breeds. And just like us, all dogs have vulnerable areas on their bodies like the belly and ears. Provide as much shade as possible for your dog in your yard or on your outings, especially if your pooch likes to sleep on his back.

Mandate to Hydrate
Your pooch can get dehydrated on hot days so make sure fresh water is always available to quench her thirst.

Life Vest
Not all dogs are good swimmers, and even if your pupster is strong in the water, they may just get tuckered out after a few hours of frolicking. If you’re a cottage-goer or will be around the water a lot this summer, you may want to invest in a dog life vest. Helpful Hint: Bright colours will make it easier to spot your dog if you’re in a boating accident.

Be Barbecue Aware
Summertime means more outdoor socializing and that sometimes means easier access to food for our dogs. While your guests might think it’s cute to feed your dog a few treats, be sure they know which foods are safe and are not safe for Fido. Corn on the cob is tasty for humans but it a dog can’t digest the cob which can then cause a blockage.

Hot Cars
Last but not least, please don’t ever leave your dog in a hot car, even for a moment. Heat stroke can develop in minutes.

Enjoy your summer!

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What is Bee Pollen:

Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, honey, wax and bee secretions. Bees collect flower pollen with their legs and pack it into small seed-shaped granules using saliva and a bit of honey.

Honeybee pollen and raw honey are the only foods on earth containing all 22 nutrients essential to mankind for complete and perfect health. Bee Pollen is often referred to as nature's perfect food because it has 96 known nutrients and is a dietary source of zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron. It is also a complete protein, rich in vitamins, amino acids and anti-oxidants.

Should I Use It For My Pet?

If you have a pet with airborne allergies, Bee Pollen can help alleviate the symptoms. But even if your pet doesn’t have allergies, bee pollen can enhance vitality, heighten fertility, and rejuvenate the body.

It can also help improve digestion so if your furry friend suffers from tummy troubles, bee pollen can help.

My Healthy Pet Bee Pollen:

• Is made with 100% bee pollen
• Is a rich, holistic dietary source of zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, and packed with 96 known nutrients.
• The powdered supplement works to energize your pet, increase intellectual capacity and provide him with complete nutrition.
• Is safe for dogs and cats of all ages and activity levels and works to support vitality, fertility, and overall health.

 

 

If you have noticed your furry friend is having trouble moving, is lacking energy and seems sore, you may have already considered giving him Glucosamine. Before you do, it is important that you know what Glucosamine is and what the benefits are. Let’s discuss Glucosamine HCL: one of the most beneficial joint supplements and how it works.


What is Glucosamine?

It is an amino sugar compound naturally produced by the body and found in the cartilage of humans and animals. It is not only pivotal for maintaining flexibility & joint function but is also key in the formation of bones & connective tissue and also stimulates cartilage production. Unfortunately, our bodies cannot produce enough glucosamine to support all of these benefits when an injury occurs to the joints. Factors like age or disease such as hip dysplasia or arthritis also need a supplemental addition of Glucosamine HCL to help in relieving the pain and inflammation in joints


Why Glucosamine HCL?

Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCL), is one of the most common and beneficial joint supplements since it is a natural anti-inflammatory. It enhances the body’s ability to replenish glucosamine, produce collagen and synovial fluid which all lubricate the joints. Glucosamine HCL is most often made from extracting the amino sugars from crustacean exoskeletons shells of shrimp, lobster and crabs. It can also be made from shark cartilage or fermented corn. Glucosamine must be bound to a stabilizing agent such as hydrochloride in order for it not to break down too rapidly when exposed to air or moisture.


Dosage Requirements?

Typically the dosage is 500mg for every 11.33 kg or 25Lbs. of your pet’s body weight. A common mistake by pet owners is not providing the correct dosage requirements to see results from administering a joint supplement such as Glucosamine HCL. Dosage requirements vary by weight and most veterinarians recommend doubling the dosage for the first couple of weeks. Glucosamine HCL in liquid form is one of the easiest forms to give your pets as it can be given orally or poured over food. Liquid is absorbed and utilized in the system faster than tablet form. Unfortunately, most pet food formulas or treats do not provide enough glucosamine HCL to benefit your pets. If your pet has been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease, your pet will need to be supplemented daily for the remainder of your pet’s life. If your pet requires Glucosamine HCL due to an injury, this should be given for a full three months after the injury. You shouldn’t hesitate to use it daily as a preventative measure in younger pets.


Once your pet has been diagnosed with a condition by your veterinarian, natural and holistic remedies can be beneficial to your pet’s health. Glucosamine HCL is a safe, gentle alternative for pets of all ages.

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of probiotics for humans, but did you know that your pet can benefit from it as well?

If you Google ‘pets and probiotics’ you’ll get over 8,000,000 results, so let’s simplify it a bit.

What Are Probiotics:

Probiotics are useful bacteria that live in the digestive tract. There are billions of these beneficial bacteria and they aid in the digestion of food, maintaining a normal intestinal balance, as well as help if your pet has been exposed to a pathogenic virus/bacteria, or pollutants and allergens.

How Can Probiotics Help My Pet

Probiotics help maintain a constant supply of friendly bacteria in optimal numbers and ratio to treat a wide variety of health problems.

Puppy/Kitten Stage: Newborn puppies and kittens have a relatively “clean” and sterile intestinal tract Using a probiotic can help fortify the tract and is also helpful when they start to wean and aid the digestive system in the adjustment from mother’s milk to food.

After Antibiotic Treatment: Antibiotics can kill off beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Probiotics can help replenish this bacteria and restore the balance of intestinal microflora.

Digestive Disorders: Probiotics can be used as part of the treatment for diarrhea due to infectious causes, as well as help with constipation, flatulence, and bloat.

Allergies/Skin Problems: Some allergy symptoms such as itching and eczema are connected with an imbalance in the intestines. Probiotics can alleviate some of these symptoms.

Stress: Long trips, vaccinations, surgery, and changes in their environment can reduce your pet’s appetite which can lead to a weakened immunity. Probiotics can improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.

Can I Give My Pet Probiotics Meant for Humans?

According to PetMD, veterinarians that study the subject recommend a probiotic that is especially made for your pet.

My Healthy Pet Probiotics and Enzymes

My Healthy Pet Probiotics and Enzymes contain:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Bifidobacterium longum
Bifidobacterium infantis
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus plantarum
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Bifidobacterium breve
Bifidobacterium bifidum

There are1 billion viable microorganisms at time of manufacture. During storage the number will decrease with time. If it is kept in a cool dry place the number drops very slowly (the probiotics are freeze dried so as long as they are kept dry they are dormant and come back to life once they are exposed to water.

Every year thousands of people start off the New Year with a list of resolutions, each as individual as the person. Some resolutions are focused on health (ever notice how busy the gym is in January?), others on finances, or even spending more time with family and friends. 

But what if, for just a moment, we changed our way of thinking and instead of making resolutions that may or may not be broken, we simply had one resolve. 

To be more like our dogs. 

Still not convinced? Here are ways that being more like a dog can enhance your life. 

Be In The Moment

How many times when you’re out on a walk with your furry best friend are you texting, or talking on the phone, or thinking of the next errand you have to run or what to make for dinner. In the meantime, our dogs are taking in everything, relishing each moment. 

There is no rush. Dogs see walks as something to be enjoyed, not something that needs to be done. 

Whether it’s the feeling of the warm sun on your face, or noticing the colour of the sky, when you can, put away any distractions and simply enjoy the moment. You won’t be disappointed.  

Run and Play

When’s the last time you ran just for fun? Not because you were at the gym and it was part of your workout, or you’re training for a 5k race, or because you’re late and are going to miss your bus. Just running, for the pure joy of it. 

Dogs will race through a pile of leaves. Bark at birds. Jump over puddles. Chase squirrels. They run because it feels good. 

Do it! Run. Give it your all. You’re free. There’s nothing holding you back. 

And when you get home, rest. 

Because there will be more squirrels tomorrow.  

Be Kind

Dogs come into this world with no biases. They are curious and full of love, wanting to learn and play, grow and thrive. They welcome everyone into their lives, trusting they are good. When people approach a dog, he assumes that person will be kind.   

Imagine if we did the same. 

Trust Your Instincts

Have you ever felt that niggling feeling in your stomach when you first meet a person or a situation makes you uncomfortable? Did you go with your gut or did you push it aside and ignore it (I’ve been known to do the latter myself). 

But dogs don’t. If a dog instinctually doesn’t like someone, he’ll let you know right away. 

And chances are he’s not wrong. I don’t know when we started pushing aside our gut feelings but maybe it’s time to let them back in a little. 

Enjoy The Little Things 

Your dog doesn’t need to go on a fancy vacation or live in the biggest house. She gets joy from the little things that occur on a daily basis. 

The rain. A walk. Chasing a ball. A bowl of food. Being petted. Smells in the air. You. 

If you act more like your dog and take pleasure in the little things then 2019 is bound to be a wonderful year.

 

'Tis the season to celebrate! Festivities are in full swing but there are a few things that won’t bring joy to the world of your furry friends. Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or celebrating in a simple way, here are a few tips to ensure your pets stay safe because nothing can ruin holiday cheer faster than an emergency trip to the vet.

 

Oh, Christmas Tree

How lovely are thy branches! And your pets think so too. Be sure to anchor your tree to prevent it from falling over if your curious cat decides she wants to go for a climb. And never let your pets drink the tree water as it can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

Skip The Tinsel

Shiny tinsel swaying on the tree is sure to catch the eye of your feline friend! Unfortunately, if your kitty eats the tinsel it can lead to nausea, vomiting and even an obstructed digestive tract. Say no to twinkling tinsel, and yes to decorations your cat won’t eat.

The Crate Escape

Whether it’s a quiet room within your house or your dog’s crate, be sure to provide your pets with a safe place they can rest in case the hustle and bustle of the holiday is making them feel stressed.

Say No To Let It Glow

Candles may bring a beautiful ambiance to a room but they can easily be knocked over by your pet causing a fire or your pet being burned. Consider using flameless candles for your holiday displays (and never leave a candle unattended even if you don’t have pets).

Keep The People Food For The People

We all love to give our pets treats but even small amounts of our food can give your dog an upset tummy. Also, be sure to avoid keep your dog away from any food with xylitol, chocolate, or any kind of alcohol.

Deck the Halls with Artificial Plants

Mistletoe, holly, and lilies, are toxic to dogs and cats. Consider decorating with artificial plants or skip them altogether.

Keep Cords Away

Place Christmas lights out of reach on higher branches to reduce the chance of your pet getting burned by lights, tangled, or biting through the cord. Be sure to check your cords on a regular basis for any signs of chewing.

Let’s make this a holly jolly holiday for everyone in your family, including your four-legged friends.

Happy Howl-idays!

 

 

 

 

Daily walks, couch cuddles, constant companionship, and undying love. Our dogs give us so much more than we can even begin describe. If you have a dog lover (or a dog) in your life, we found a few paws-itively perfect gives that will bring joy to both during the holiday season, and all year round

Happy Holidays Wood Dog Ornament

Make your favourite Fido a part of your Christmas tree with a paw-shaped ornament you can have engraved with your dog’s name. It’s paws-itively adorable!

Dog Bone Pet Pillow

Pamper your pooch with a personalized pillow made just for him. When you’re not home to cuddle this will be the next best thing.

Pooch Selfie

Raise your hand if you currently have more photos of your dog on your phone than anything else. Now you can get him/her to smile for the camera thanks to this attachment with a squeakie ball on top.

My Healthy Pet Dog Treats

With 11 different dog treats to choose from including Peanut Butter and Banana, Apple Cheddar, Pumpkin Spice and Blueberry Salmon, you’re sure to find one that will have your dog sitting pretty.

Holiday Tennis Balls

Make your doggo’s Christmas merry and bright with a six-pack of green and red tennis balls that are perfect for fetch (and stand up to chewing).

Have a Happy Howl-day season and be sure to like us on Facebook so you don't miss out on your daily dose of smiles! 

You know what we love most about cats? They make you work for their love, but once you have it she’s yours for life. What better way to celebrate purrito parents than with a list of puff-fect gifts you can give this holiday season.

Silver Plated Best Cat Ornament

A regal cat deserves a regal ornament. This silver-plated tree decoration features ten Swarovski crystals and enameled accents. It will add a sparkle to your tree just like your cat adds sparkle to your life.

My Healthy Pet Organic Catnip

Get your feline friend rolling, rubbing, licking, chewing, head shaking, sniffing, stretching, leaping, with our organic catnip. Your kitty is guaranteed to have a blast.

Sock Pals Rabbit

This little toy rabbit is the perfect size and shape for your kitty to bat, chase, hug, and wrestle. Fill with catnip and get ready to watch your feline friend have hours of fun.

Cat Castle Book

Your cat will be kind (or queen) of the castle…. and train, ship, rocket, or pyramid. This awesome book is filled with instructions to create habitats at home using easy-to-find materials.

Christmas Themed Teaser Toy

Not one, not two, but three fun teaser toys will keep kitty entertained all holiday season. This is a toy that’s sure to bring joy to your cat’s world.

Cat Coffee Mug
Your morning cup of caffeine gets an added boost when you drink it from this kitty mug that even has ears. We think it’s purr-ty cute.

We hope you have a Purrfect Holiday Season. Be sure to share your pet photos with us on Facebook

 

Halloween is fun and festive for kids but things can get downright spooky for your pet(s). However keeping them safe doesn’t have to be tricky with these simple tips that will turn October 31st into a fun-filled treat for everyone.

Keep Away The Candy

Chocolate can be very dangerous for both dogs and pets, and even very small amounts of the sugar substitute xylitol (check the labels before you buy) can cause seizures, liver failure and even death in dogs.


Make Sure Their Costume is Safe

There’s a reason this dog dressed as Paddington Bear went viral! Dogs and cats in costumes are cute. Just make sure they are able to move freely and the costume doesn’t affect their ability to breath or bark (or meow). Definitely check the costumes for any choking hazards.

Respect Your Pet

Not all animals love dressing up. If your pet us showing stress about being in a costume, take it off.

Safe Room in the House

It might be a good idea to keep your pets contained in a safe part of the house, especially if the commotion is going to cause stress (of the ringing of the doorbell causes copious amounts of barking). You may even want to put on a radio or television to help drown out the noise.

Keep The ID On

If you don’t always keep your pets’ collar and ID tags on when in the house, Halloween night is a good time to make an exception. In the off-chance they get out through an open door, they’ll at least have their identification.

LED Lights and Reflectors

If you’re going to brave the streets with your dog, make sure both of you are wearing LED lights and reflectors to make yourself seen. And keep a close eye to ensure your pup doesn’t eat any pieces of candy that may have fallen on the ground.

Last but not least, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Why Choose My Healthy Pet

With over 25 years’ experience, we understand how you feel about your pets, because we feel the same way. “Your pets, like ours, are family."  In today’s marketplace there are hundreds of brands to choose from, but My Healthy Pet is more than a pretty package with marketing promises, we guarantee what we sell. Being the first Canadian company to produce pet food with a natural, holistic approach in mind. We are the pioneers who forced other brands to do better. We support all feeding options whether you choose kibble, home-cooked or raw. No matter what you choose, we have a product which will enhance or sustain your current pet nutrition plan, as well as offer alternative selections.
My Healthy Pet's commitment to uncompromising quality means you can count on serving your pet the most healthy, nutritious foods available. We use only top-quality, natural ingredients - absolutely no chemicals, animal by-products, added salt, added sugar, artificial colourings or flavours, fillers or binders. Check out the nutritional values and ingredient lists on our website and we're confident you'll decide your pet deserves the quality and goodness of My Healthy Pet.

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