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.

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Dog Anxiety: The Brain-Gut Connection

Gut health is a crucial biological factor in the issue of dog anxiety. If their brain is not producing the necessary chemicals to make them feel safe and calm, their emotional responses (and therefore behaviors) will continue to be the same no matter how many environmental factors we address.

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How to Improve Your Dog’s Kibble-Based Diet

The results showed dogs fed the standard diet had more yearly veterinarian visits on average, and their owners reported gastrointestinal, mobility, and behavioral issues at higher rates than owners feeding the alternative two diets. The most commonly reported health issue among the dogs in the study that were fed the commercial diet was gastrointestinal trouble, followed by problems with bones and muscles. 

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NexGard for Dogs: A Dangerous Gamble

NexGard is marketed as a monthly flea and tick prevention that comes in the form of a chewable treat. One would assume that a product put on the market with the intent to protect dogs would never harm them, but NexGard doesn’t quite fit that profile. Ever since it got approved for veterinary use, it has been catching heat from dog owners who have seen horrific adverse effects in their dogs — including death.

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How to Train Your Dog to Stop Jumping on People

Jumping is also one of the main reasons people surrender their dogs to the animal shelter, citing overexcitability. While fun for dogs, jumping is a big problem for people. It can lead to serious injuries, ripped and muddy clothes, angry guests, and more. Here are three steps to help you solve this problem by using positive reinforcement! 

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