Ultimate Dog

Luna Lupus

Luna’s passion for learning about canine psychology and behavior began when she adopted a severely reactive puppy from a local shelter. She is now a big advocate for positive reinforcement and compassionate training. As a writer, she strives to spotlight the topics that fly under the radar and be the voice for all who cannot speak for themselves.

Reishi mushrooms for dogs

Reishi Mushrooms for Dogs: The Natural Medicine That’s Worth the Hype

Since this mushroom’s effects can be observed very quickly after taking it (thanks to the quick absorption of the antioxidants into the system), dog owners with reservations about putting their dogs on anti-allergic medication finally have another option. Traditional medication for allergies has several serious side effects that compromise the dog’s health long-term, especially when taken consistently. Reishi is a safer, natural alternative for managing allergic flare-ups.

gabapentin for dogs

Gabapentin for Dogs: Saving Grace or Questionable Choice?

Gabapentin is not FDA-approved for veterinary use. There is no regulation for this drug when it comes to administering it to dogs. Some veterinarians are prescribing gabapentin precisely because of the side effects, such as sedation. Dogs are given gabapentin before a stressful situation, such as traveling or a vet visit. The owners don’t realize that the sedation is actually a side effect of a strong drug that is normally given to epileptic patients.

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