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Are Oils Safe to Use on My Pet

There are many health benefits to essential oils, including promoting relaxation, improving digestion, balancing hormones, treating skin problems, easing aches, reducing inflammation and more. But are essential oils safe to use on pets, when an animal's reactions may be very different than a human's? What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds derived from plants. Any part of a plant may be used to produce an oil, including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds or bark. The phytochemicals of the plant – the chemicals responsible for distinctive colors, smells or tastes – are extracted and distilled into very potent oils. These oils are popular in all-natural, homeopathic remedies and therapies, and may be consumed, applied topically or inhaled through air...

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Spring Pet Care Tips

The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months. Even with gas prices as inflated as they are, hopping in the car for a joy ride with your canine companion always comes to mind when the sun begins to shine. It is important to avoid leaving your pet in the car on hot days, even with the windows cracked. The interior of a car parked in the sun can reach upwards of 160 degrees, which can lead to...

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Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care. Know the Signs The first step to proper pet dental care is recognizing problems so any issues can be addressed immediately. Watch your pet for these signs that indicate their teeth or gums are in trouble… Strong, offensive smells on the breath Swollen or discolored gums (pink is normal) Excessive drooling Pawing at the mouth Trouble chewing or signs of pain while eating Loose or missing teeth If any of these signs...

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Is Your Puppy Ready for Adult Dog Food?

A puppy’s nutritional needs are different than those of adult dogs, but as your puppy grows, how will you know when it is time for adult dog food? The answer is more complicated than just your puppy’s age, but it is possible to make a safe and healthy choice for your growing friend. How Puppy Food Is Different Than Adult Dog Food Puppies require richer food higher in protein, nutrients, and calories to support their accelerated growth, energetic play, and changing physical condition. Many types of puppy food also have smaller kibbles or softer formulas to better accommodate a puppy’s size and more delicate teeth. Puppy foods are often higher in calcium, sodium, and potassium than adult dog food, as...

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Voluntary Product Recall

In November of 2018, Elm Pet Foods had a voluntary recall of the Chicken Grain Free Dog food for elevated levels of Vitamin D. The affected food was removed from the stores that carried it and has been destroyed. As a family owned company, we strive to make the best possible product and we apologize that we fell short in this instance. We stand behind the product that is currently on the shelves and are confident that it is safe to feed your pet.If you have concerns and were feeding the Chicken Protein Formula, please email elmpetfoods@gmail.comor call 1-800-705-2111.

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