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Pumpkin Pulp Treats for Cat and Dog Weight Loss, Digestion and More!

October 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Diet

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Now that Fall is in full swing, we can’t help but have pumpkin on our minds. Not only is it a great treat for our pets, but the health benefits of pumpkin for cats and dogs are huge!


  • Pumpkin has tons nearly three grams of healthy fiber per one cup serving. This helps with maintaining firm, bouncy poop.
  • Pumpkin is dual-purpose magic; it’s great for those times when your dog or cat is constipated, like right after amputation surgery. Or, when your pet has runny poop!
  • Pumpkin is nature’s weight loss trick: adding just a tablespoon into your dog or cat’s food helps them to feel fuller, faster.
  • Pumpkin is packed with Vitamin C, which has antioxidants and immune system boosters.

Just add a tablespoon to your dog or cat’s meal. But please don’t feed your pet pumpkin pie. That’s not what we mean. Instead, you want to feed them natural, unsweetened homemade or canned pumpkin pulp.

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We know it’s not always convenient to open a can of pumpkin pulp and keep it in the fridge. One thing you can do to avoid waste is too pen a can, spread it into ice cube trays and freeze pumpkin cubes.

Or even better, check out this bagged dehydrated pumpkin pulp mix. We think this Diggin’ Your Dog Firm Up Pumpkin Super Supplement for Digestive Tract Health is a pawesome way to keep pumpkin pulp on hand at all times, don’t you?

  • Pumpkin + Apple Fiber digestive supplement for dogs and cats
  • Effective natural anti-diarrheal for dogs and cats
  • 100-percent USA product from the soil to the bag
  • No more canned pumpkin that goes to waste. Use what you need when you need it. Shelf stable for 24 months. Convenient reseal able USA made packaging
  • Excellent for travel Very effective when switching foods Can be mixed with water or fed as is Dogs and cats love the taste

Antioxidant rich blend to support healthy digestion. One 4oz bag will mix with water to make over 35oz of supplement. No more cans of pumpkin that go to waste in the fridge. Use what you need when you need it. Great for travel. Firm Up. supports regularity, happiness and health in your pet.

Firm Up was created because we “dig” your pet… and your carpet. Firm Up. is 100-percent grown, harvested, made and packaged in the USA… it is also packaged in BPA free resalable pouches that are made in the USA. Can be fed wet or dry To feed dry simply add one dose to feedings once a day. To feed wet, simply mix one part Firm Up. to one part water and add to feedings once a day. All size dogs and cats can benefit from Firm Up.

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Going Grain Free with #PinnacleHealthyPets

September 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Diet, Manufacturers

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Woah! Summer is almost over. Did you make the most of it?

#PinnacleHealthyPets grain free Wyatt

Making the most of summer with Wyatt.

Wyatt Ray isn’t much of a hot weather dawg but when summer rolls around he knows he can count on us to take advantage of it. After all, summer is for swimming!

#PinnacleHealthyPets grain free Wyatt

From water to land, Wyatt goes and goes!

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle®’s Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article.

Now that Fall is coming, Wyatt can’t wait for that crisp fall air. He’s a new dawg when temperatures fall and he acts like a puppy again! All of that extra activity makes him hungry. Really hungry!

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Is Fall here yet?

We’ve always been super conscientious about what he eats and it’s paid off. The good docs at Colorado State’s Community Practice Vet Clinic told us during his annual exam, “Whatever you’re doing, keep it up!”

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Wyatt gets an “A+” checkup.

What are we doing for Wyatt? We thought you’d never ask!

  1. Monitoring his activity levels. He gets just the right mix of core-strengthening exercises, balance work and endurance-building walks. About 3 short sessions a day of play and exercise daily.
  2. Feeding him the best rated, grain free holistic foods. Making informed pet nutrition choices gives us the confidence in knowing we’re doing the best we can to protect him from disease.

We love sharing the results of our ongoing search for the best dog foods. Wyatt’s food gets rotated not just to add variety but to see what really works for him and what might work for your dog. Here’s one natural food we’re excited to check out:

Pinnacle® Holistic Pet Nutrition: Now Grain Free

You’ve probably seen Pinnacle® Holistic limited ingredient recipes in better pet supply stores. After all, it’s been around since 1998 and was one of the first holistic pet foods out there. We’ve seen it too, but here’s why we’re trying it now:

Pinnacle is now grain free!

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Pinnacle is now Grain Free!

All Pinnacle recipes are now grain-free to make digestion that much easier for our dogs.

  • Limited ingredient, natural holistic dog food
  • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
  • Includes quality ingredients like Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Sea kelp, Cottage Cheese
  • Natural, healthy recipes that use high quality proteins
  • Antioxidants to support healthy immune system
  • Fiber to encourage healthy digestion and small stool
  • Promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone
  • Grain free, limited ingredients all made in Pinnacle’s Southern California plant

Since Wyatt only eats grain free, we’re excited to kick off the Fall/Winter quarter by rotating his diet to Pinnacle. Over the next months Wyatt will be an official Pinnacle Pup taste tester. Here’s how we’ll make the switch to Pinnacle:

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Making the switch to Pinnacle Grain Free.

Starting today, Wyatt will make a slow transition over the course of five days. We don’t want to mess up his digestive pattern and risk late nights with runny poop so this is what we’ll do:

  • Day 1 & Day 2: 20% Pinnacle, 80% old brand
  • Day 3 & Day 4: 50% Pinnacle, 50% old brand
  • Day 5: 80% Pinnacle and 20% old brand.
  • Day 6: Time for 100% Pinnacle!

We don’t switch without giving it a lot of thought, but Pinnacle has a thoughtful promise to their customers that really stands out:

#PinnacleHealthyPets Grain FreeAll-natural wholesome foods rich in everything your pet needs and free of those things that may cause harm. That’s the commitment you will find in every bag of Pinnacle food.”

In the coming weeks, we’re going to find out if it’s true. Stay tuned!


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Natural Ways to Get Fast Cat and Dog Diarrhea Help

September 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Manufacturers, Supplements

Upset bellies aren’t news around here, but what is news to us are two new all-natural pet diarrhea supplements from Vitality Science Holistic Pet Remedies.

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Vitality Science natural remedies for pets

We hadn’t heard of them until early summer while we were at Blog Paws. Since 2004 this small-family-owned company from New Mexico has been making a long list of all-natural dog and cat health supplements that get rave reviews from all over the planet.

Vitality Science has dog and cat diarrhea relief products we think every pet parent should have on hand. We’re not getting paid to recommend them either, it’s just that we’ve seen the positive effects of the natural ingredients within these products, especially bentonite clay, and want to make sure you know about it. Here goes:

GI Distress Remedy for Cats and Dogs

dog cat diarrhea help“Soothe your cat or dog’s upset stomach, and normalize bowl function with this all-natural herbal supplement based on time-tested, traditional medicinal formulas. This concentrated liquid formula harmonizes the stomach, and naturally relieves intestinal discomfort.

  • Recommended to help support digestion and bowel health
  • Reduces stomach discomfort that is often associated with gas build up
  • Soothes and protects the G.I. Tract
  • Helps to resolve food stagnation in the stomach resulting from undigested food
  • Expels Parasites
  • Reduces Inflammation

GI Distress’ six ingredients, especially Yucca and Venus Fly Trap, have a pronounced effect on pathogens throughout the animal’s body. According to folk medicine, Yucca extracts have anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects. The plant contains several physiologically active phytochemicals and is a rich source of steroida saponins. The ancient plant, Venus Fly Trap, extracts nitrogen from insects instead of the soil, its enzymes are highly specialized proteins. These protein enzymes are capable of digesting pathogenic protein structures, such as those causing chronic digestive disorders.” Read More About GI Distress Supplement for Cats and Dogs.

Luxolite Clay Minerals

dog cat diarrhea helpBentonite Clay is the second most widely-used internal clay, Zeolite being the first, which gains most of its detoxifying abilities from its absorptivity. It works by the principals of cation exchange. Cations are positively charged atoms or molecules, which in the case of bentonite are often nutritional minerals that are released within the digestive tract for absorption in the body.

These nutritional cations are exchanged for other positively charged toxins within the body. They are then bound up in the molecular structure of the clay and excreted from the body. While bentonite clay absorbs a decent amount of water while passing through the gastrointestinal tract (helping to resolve diarrhea), it also absorbs many toxins.

Why it absorbs substances that tend to be harmful to the body while leaving nearly everything else in the GI tract alone is not well understood, but it has been repeatedly observed. Clay acts like a magnet. Positively charged toxins are attracted by the negatively charged surfaces of the clay mineral. The clay then holds the toxins in suspension until the body eliminates both.

Luxolite quickly restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed. Furthermore, minerals are the carriers of the electrical potential in the cells, which enable the hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly.” Read More about Luxolite Clay Minerals for Cats and Dogs.

If you give these a try, let us know.

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Dr. Harvey’s Oracle is the Optimal Raw Food Diet for Pets

September 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Diet, Manufacturers

Hey everypawdy, I need to ask you something: have you ever tried feeding a raw food diet to your cat or dog?

Tripawds GSD Wyatt Waits for Oracle

I’m going to tell you how to feed a raw diet for pets.

Did you know? A big slab of meat isn’t all we need to be healthy. I know lots of you have tried a raw food diet for pets, but how many of you really know if you put good good nutrition in their bowl? My mom just read that vets are seeing a LOT of pet health problems caused by poor raw diets. Whoah!

This post is sponsored by Dr. Harvey’s. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about their awesome food, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Dr. Harvey’s is not responsible for the content of this article.


Don’t mess around with DIY raw food. Premade raw food diets for pets always make sure we get good nutrition.  Here’s why I want you to try Dr. Harvey’s Oracle if you’re even thinking about trying raw feeding.

Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

Feed Oracle for a balanced raw food diet for pets.

Everything You Need for a Healthy Raw Fed Pet

Oracle is Dr. Harvey’s grain-free raw food diet for dogs and cats. Dogs get a choice of dining on freeze-dried chicken or beef. Cats get those, plus a freeze-dried fish variety. I need to ask Dr. Harvey if I can try it because I love fish!

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Oracle gives optimum nutrition for dogs and cats at any age

  • Improves health within the first few weeks of use.
  • Contains 65-76% meat for dogs, 90% meat for cats.
  • Protein content is 30%-70% higher than other alternative foods.
  • USDA free-range antibiotic-free meat.
  • Everything is USA-produced. The food is made in Dr. Harvey’s New Jersey kitchen.
  • Proprietary herbal supplement promotes good digestion, health and longevity.
Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

Oracle before adding water.

Oracle has freeze-dried protein, so the meats have all of the nutrition they started with. This is way different from the meat found in kibble! See, even if a bag of kibble has protein as a first ingredient, that protein was cooked with super heat which makes it lose most of the valuable nutrients it once had.

Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

Add water to Oracle. It’s easy.

On the other paw, Oracle’s meats are as fresh and nutritious as anything you would buy at the grocery store. Look: you can even tell what’s in every bowl!

Dr Harvey's Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

You can see real food in Oracle!

Now, remember we mentioned Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl a few weeks ago? That’s a home-cooked recipe where you add the meat and it’s not the same as Oracle so don’t get them confused OK? See, with Oracle you get a bag full of everything you need for a healthy, raw fed dog or cat.

Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

Once it rehydrates it turns into a thick, chunky meal.

I like bones but they make me a little insane. It’s nice to know I can get the same good eats with Oracle. The chicken recipe was fantastic and my firm, bouncy poop sure said a lot about how well-made this food is.

The Easiest Grain-free, Raw Food Diet for Pets

Lazy humans, this is fact: you can’t beat the convenience of Oracle. About the only thing that might be a pain is waiting the 10-15 minutes after adding water for the food to rehydrate. Not that it’s a pain for you, since you obviously love your pets and want to feed only the best. It’s a pain for US because we have to wait in agony for our food!

Oracle Freeze Dried Raw Dog Food

Is it ready Ma?

About the only downside to Oracle is the size of bags it comes in. The largest bag is just 6 pounds, which doesn’t go quite that far for a hungry dawg like me. Still, it’s an awesome food to have on hand to mix up our raw diet menu. Or if you forgot to thaw out our meat: that’s no problem, Dr. Harvey’s Oracle to the rescue!

Wyatt Eats Dr Harvey's Oracle

Nom! Nom! Nom! Thank You Dr. Harvey’s!

Go get some now and SAVE 10%! Dr. Harvey’s Oracle is ready to buy through their website.

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Don’t wait – your Tripawd is hungry!

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Ease Tripawd Cat Arthritis, Enter the #TeamGlycoFLEX #Giveaway

September 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Supplements

Tripawd cats are so spry, it seems there’s nothing they can’t do after amputation recovery. Unfortunately, just like dogs, three-legged cats are at great risk of joint pain and arthritis caused by over-compensating for their missing limb.

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Icee ages with cat arthritis.

“Icee is missing her right front leg and the left front seems to be “stiffer” than I remember . . . We always laughed at how Icee looked like my grandmother walking but now it is really evident.” – Let’s Talk Tripawd Cats, Dogs and Rehab Therapy with Dr. Kennedy

When arthritis strikes, cats are so good at hiding their pain you probably won’t see it coming until it’s too late. The good news is, you can do something now to lessen the risk of arthritis in your Tripawd cat. And it all starts with one tasty treat.

This post is sponsored by VetriScience Laboratories, makers of Glyco FLEXjoint support supplement. We are being compensated for spreading the word about their product, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. VetriScience is not responsible for the content of this article.

Read on for a chance to win one free bag of veterinarian formulated Glyco FLEX joint support supplement for cats!

Caring for a Cat with Arthritis

The non-profit International Cat Care has a helpful article called “Arthritis and degenerative joint disease in cats.” Some tips to manage arthritis in cats include:

“Several dietary supplements and diets are available for cats with arthritis. They usually contain combinations of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are designed to reduce inflammation, and glycosaminoglycans (such as glucosamine and chondroitin) that are the ‘building blocks’ of the cartilage in the joint and designed to improve cartilage quality.” read more

One of the most clinically proven cat arthritis supplements available is GlycoFLEX Plus.

Glyco Flex Feline GlucosamineMade by VetriScience® Laboratories, Glyco FLEX® Plus is a fish flavored chew for cats of all ages. It keeps your cats jumping with powerful ingredients that:

  • help cushion joints
  • promote cartilage building
  • alleviate discomfort cause by normal daily activities

Win GlycoFLEX Plus Joint Support Supplement for Cats

What makes GlycoFLEX Plus stand out from other feline joint support products is it contains Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega™ brand Green-Lipped Mussel), glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, DMG, vitamin C and antioxidants to support joint comfort, structure and function.

Glyco Flex Feline Glucosamine

The folks at VetriScience know that Tripawds need extra support, which is why they want to share this great product with our feline community. Visit VetriScience to learn more about this feline joint health supplement.

Now, if you’d like to win a free bag of GlycoFLEX Plus for your Tripawd cat, this is your opportunity! Please follow our giveaway instructions to enter.

1. Enter name and email in the Giveaway box below.
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Enter every day if you’d like! We’ll pick one winner at random from all blog comments below on September 22 and notify by email.

Meanwhile check out this great video about arthritis in cats: