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A Complete Guide to Golden Retriever Skin Issues (and Fixes!)

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth Golden Retrievers are most known for their friendly personalities and their beautiful golden coats. Unfortunately their dense undercoats store heat and retain humidity close to the skin. Coupled with the fact that they are also prone to allergies, Golden Retrievers are likely to […]

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A Complete Guide to Bulldog Skin Issues (and Fixes!)

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth Bulldogs are a popular and iconic dog breed known for their unique looks and lovable personalities. However, their notable skin folds along with genetic predispositions make them prone to certain skin issues. Identifying and treating these common skin problems is very important to […]

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A Complete Guide to American Staffordshire Terrier Skin Issues (and Fixes!)

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth If you are a American Staffordshire Terrier parent, you know just how amazing these dogs are– and you also know that these breeds can be prone to skin issues. Part of celebrating our love of these pups is making sure we keep them […]

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The Truth About Meat & Dairy Allergies For Dogs

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth When you walk into your local pet store and take a look at the variety of commercial dog foods available you will notice that most conventional kibble contains meat – typically beef and chicken. Meat has become a central component of dog food, […]

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Can Plant-Based Dog Food Prevent Cancer?

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth What we feed our dogs directly impacts their health. In fact, diet is a principal risk factor of chronic inflammation in both dogs and humans, and chronic inflammation can lead to inflammatory diseases such as cancer.  In humans, plant-based diets, particularly those that […]

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Pet Health and Wellness: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth Your pet is a part of the family, and I have no doubt that you have given much thought to how to improve their health and wellbeing. The truth is that preventative care is at the forefront of wellness, and as pet parents […]

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New Study: First Major Long-Term Study Evaluating Vegan Dog Food

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth The results from a year-long plant-based dog study were just published! Spoiler alert: Plant-based dogs are just as healthy, if not healthier than those who eat meat. Keep reading to learn more about how this study is challenging what many people think about […]

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Managing Your Dog’s Seasonal Allergies

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth While many of us (fur babies included) have been long awaiting springtime, for others this means one thing – seasonal allergies. Just like humans, dogs can be affected by a variety of allergens in the environment, such as pollen, mold spores, and dust […]

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The Best Vegetables for Your Best Friend

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth There are a few vegetables that are quite good for dogs, and some of them are included in our Wild Earth dog food, treats and supplements! It is important to pay attention to how vegetables are prepared before you give them to your […]

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Top 5 Winter Fun Activities and Top 10 Cold Weather Safety Tips

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth What do you call a frozen dog? A pupscicle! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and we all know what that means… six more weeks of winter. If you thought you were out of ideas for fun winter activities to enjoy with your pup, […]

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Anxiety in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Help

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth We all love to see our pup’s tail wag. But did you know tail wagging can also be a sign of anxiety? There is no arguing that dogs feel emotions – anxiety included. While we wish our fur babies could be happy all […]

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10 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth If you’re a dog owner, it’s important to be aware of the foods your dog cannot eat. It can be easy for dog parents to feed their dog snacks or scraps of food that they are eating, but many human foods are unhealthy, […]

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