Tag Archives: Health

Mindfulness – The Zen of Dogs

blog 14-foto-1One of the many psychological benefits of living with a dog is the opportunity Fido provides to be more mindful – that is to deliberately focus all your attention on the present moment. Mindfulness has created a huge hype over the past decade because of science-backed data showing how this Buddhist practice reduces stress and enhances health, almost from the very first minute of practice. Continue reading

Are you suffering from a sensitive gut?

If everything you eat seams to disagree with you, -you’re not alone. Currently there’s a virtual epidemic of digestive problems that cause symptoms like:

  • Excess gas (accompanied by belching and flatulence)
  • Bloating in the abdominal area
  • Severe pain and cramps in the stomach
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea  (alternating between the two)
  • Heartburn or acidity
  • Nausea
  • Wheezing

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How to Avoid Dementia in Your Aging Dog

DSC_0049As your dog ages, you may observe how he is beginning to show lapses in mental capacity, or perhaps you notice some personality or behavioral effects with age. Like us humans, dogs can also develop dementia as they grow old. In that case, dogs (and people) become slow learners, suffer from disorientation, show forgetfulness or manifest memory loss, and they may not be able to always recognize family members, common commands or familiar places. Continue reading