The Vet's Corner: 4th of July Fireworks, Thunderstorms, and Noise Phobias in Pets
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The Vet's Corner: 4th of July Fireworks, Thunderstorms, and Noise Phobias in Pets

With 4th of July fireworks around the corner - plus loud summer thunderstorms - lots of pet parents want to make sure they create a safe environment when their pup is scared by the loud noises. Dr. Ernie addresses the causes and possible solutions.

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Canine Separation Anxiety: What happens when we go back to work?
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Canine Separation Anxiety: What happens when we go back to work?

Most of the country will begin easing COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions over the next few weeks. Like many of you, I’m eager to get back to work and “normal life,” but also want to be safe. One of the most common questions I’m receiving lately is, “How will my dog behave when I return to work?” 

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Our Star Ingredient - Yeast Protein
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Our Star Ingredient - Yeast Protein

What's the secret behind our high-protein, meat-free dog food? It's our top ingredient: Yeast. Dried yeast is a superfood that powers our nutritious complete-and-balanced dog food. Dr. Ernie takes a closer look inside the cell walls of yeast to discover what makes this ingredient incredibly healthy for your dog.   

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can you help my picky dog?
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Can You Help My Picky Dog?

Is your dog the world’s pickiest eater? Does it seem like every time you offer a healthy treat or new food she turns her nose up and refuses to eat anything but junk food? If so, you’re not alone. Many dogs appear to “like what they like,” oblivious to whether what they’re eating is healthy or not. So what is some of the science behind picky eaters and what can you do about it?

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Introducing a New Pet to your Current Pet(s)
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Introducing a New Pet to your Current Pet(s)

Many people are wondering if now is a good time to introduce a new pet into the home. Whether that is a full-on adoption, or fostering, it's important to take these steps to set yourself, your current pets and any new pets you bring home, up for success.

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Cats and COVID-19: No Need to Panic Yet
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Cats and COVID-19: No Need to Panic Yet

A new study concludes cats can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. They can also spread the coronavirus to other cats, at least according to a small research study from China published March 31, 2020. What does that mean for you and your pets?

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“Kennel Cough” or Tracheobronchitis and Coronavirus in Dogs
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“Kennel Cough” or Tracheobronchitis and Coronavirus in Dogs

There’s been a LOT of confusion around pets and coronavirus lately. I ran across a recent social media post describing “coronavirus cough” in dogs. Let me be clear: This is NOT the same virus that causes Covid-19 coronavirus infection in people. I want to dispel any rumors so you can better understand kennel cough, coronviruses and COVID-19.

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Is My Dog's Poop Normal
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Is My Dog’s Poop Normal?

It's one of the most common questions that pet parents have about their dog - 'is my dog's poop normal?' Our pups can't always tell us how they feel, so we use their poop as a proxy for how they're feeling. Dr. Ernie's guide will tell you what to watch for, what's normal and what's not.

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Dr. Ernie Ward: Coronavirus and you Pet: What's Important to Know
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Coronavirus and your Pet, what's Important to Know

With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the recent news of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for the virus, people are asking whether they can get the virus from their pet. Dr. Ward discusses the virus and why it's extremely unlikely that the virus can be transferred from your pet to you.

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The Vet's Corner: Five Questions Your Vet (or You) Should Ask during Every Visit
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The Vet's Corner: Five Questions Your Vet (or You) Should Ask during Every Visit

After 28+ years of practicing veterinary medicine, I've come to learn there are a few core questions you and your vet should discuss each time you visit. These questions - on top of anything specific about your pet - should help you and your vet develop a closer relationship and deliver better care.

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How (and Why) to Transition your Dog to a New Food
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How (and Why) to Transition your Dog to a New Food

One of the most common reasons pet parents take their dog to the veterinarian is for gastrointestinal (GI) upset. Without a doubt, the majority of acute GI cases are related to changes in diet. This article covers the importance of a proper transition as well as how to introduce a change to a dog's diet.

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Pet Parent Feedback with Dr. Ernie: Taste, Food Allergies, Skin & Coat
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Pet Parent Feedback with Dr. Ernie: Taste, Food Allergies, Skin & Coat

I love reading the messages pet parents send us at Wild Earth. The reason I enjoy them so much is that they’re written by people genuinely interested in providing the best care for their best friends. I also see trends in these comments that validate not only our mission as a plant-based pet food company but also in the health benefits of our food. Here are a few.

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