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How to Remove a Tick from a Dog Painlessly

How to Check your Dog for Ticks With tick season in full swing, we have crafted an expert guide to help keep your dog safe should your pup be the unfortunate victim of a tick bite. It is important to check your dog for ticks daily in the warm places ticks like to live. This … Read more

Dog Health Certificate for Travel

How to Certify Your Dog for Safe Travel At NatrixOne, we take canine health seriously. Proper diet is nature’s best medicine, and an ounce of prevention can ensure healthy travels down the road with your pet. We have outlined steps you can take to meet travel restrictions for your dog when seeking out greener pastures. … Read more

Why Does My Dog Itch?

Why Does My Dog Itch? Dogs itch due to a reaction inside their bodies to an allergen. What are the different types of allergens?  One of the most common is environmental allergies that cross the skin’s protective barriers. These can be trees, grasses, pollen, molds, weeds, and even dust mites in the house. Another common … Read more

Phytonutrients Health Benefits

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Phytonutrients Health Benefits for Dogs Phytonutrients are also known as phytochemicals or plant nutrients, the primary purpose of phytonutrients in plants is to shield the plant from pollution, insects, and the elements. While these special plant nutrients are non-essential for daily life, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of phytonutrients enhance immunity, repair DNA damage from … Read more

How to Care for Your Dog’s Coat

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First and foremost your dog’s coat is dependent on the nutritional health of the dog. If a dog is unhealthy, the body will choose to fight illness or conserve energy instead of using that energy to grow a shiny and lustrous coat. A dry, itchy, or brittle coat is often an indication that something could … Read more

How to Have a Fun Snow Day with your Dog

How to Have a Fun Snow Day with your Dog

Cami visitng the NatrixOne Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As temperatures drop across the eastern part of the US this week and precipitation settle in, our furry family will be spending more time in the harsh elements. Every year dozens of Canines succumb to hypothermia from negligence.   Careful planning and extra precaution can lead to a safe but fun day playing in the snow. Dogs will love playing outside this winter, but it’s important to take precautions to keep them safe.

Here at NatrixOne we always make sure to bring along some of our NatrixBones Camelina Dog Biscuits, which will help keep your furry friend warm and healthy. These biscuits are made with natural ingredients and fortified with vitamin e and minerals, so they’re perfect for keeping your dog warm and active this winter.  Additionally, we’ve put together a canine winter safety guide to keep in mind as you head outside this week.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Dogs?

Most dogs are tolerant of temperatures as low as 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit, with the exception of arctic breeds. When heading into the elements, be sure to limit your dog’s playtime in the ice or snow to 30 minutes.  

What does Frostbite and hypothermia look like in Dogs?

If you suspect your dog is suffering from prolonged exposure to the cold, wrap him or her in a warm towel. Inspect the paws, which are at the highest frostbite risk, for cracking, swelling, discoloration, or extensive tissue damage. If there is bleeding seek medical attention for a qualified provider. 

Do Dogs Need to wear a Coat?

Most long-haired dog breeds will tolerate the cold weather without extra clothing. However, every year dozens of dogs suffer fatalities from being left outside. We encourage all owners to protect their pup accordingly with a dog coat that is designed to keep in warmth over impressing spectators.

Life Hack: Keep a patch of grass snow free with a piece of plywood

Do Dogs Need Snow Boots?

Dog boots are an effective way to protect paws from frostbite. In addition to boots, you can apply paw wax directly to the bottom of paws to protect them from harmful street and sidewalk salts that cause abrasions.

How Much Snow Can Dogs Eat?

Consuming snow in small quantities is generally safe for dogs. Snow that has been exposed to harmful chemicals, waste, or dirt should be avoided. Rock salt that is used to deter ice buildup on streets and sidewalks is harmful to dogs. Consuming too much snow will lower your dog’s body temperature so don’t leave them unattended at the freshly fallen winter banquet.

What Is Snow Blindness in Dogs?

Dogs that have constant exposure to snowscapes can suffer from snow blindness, also known as photokeratitis.  Symptoms of snow blindness in dogs include bloodshot or swollen eyes. While not widely common in Western countries, wearing dog goggles will help protect against the risk of snow blindness. 

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About the Author

Rich Coleman
Dr. Rich Coleman grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and began his journey into veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati before graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Rich took over Plum Veterinary Clinic in December 2006, changed the name to Four Paws Animal Hospital in 2007, built a new facility in 2012 and began a remodel in March 2019 to allow for more growth and opportunities for our community. Dr. Rich Coleman is the Chief Veterinary Officer for NatrixOne™ and completed our 100 dog study in 2018. After seeing results firsthand, he joined the NatrixOne team!

New Years Resolutions for Dogs

Make 2022 a Great one for your Dog It’s a New Year for your dog!!! We all make our New Year’s resolutions.  Lose weight, be more active, eat better….we have all been there.  Well why don’t we do that for your dogs?  2022 is the year to get your dog in a better place health-wise. Let’s … Read more

Anti Inflammatory Diets for Dogs

If your dog is suffering from gut inflammation, NatrixOne is a helpful natural remedy. Camelina oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. In a study of dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, those who were given camelina oil showed significant improvements in their symptoms. NatrixOne helped to reduce inflammation … Read more

How Vitamin E will Benefit your Dog

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Health Benefits of Vitamin E My patients often ask me what NatrixOne™ camelina oil can do for their pets besides flexible joints and lustrous skin & coat. NatrixOne™ has three primary properties that each offer their own unique benefits with the common denominator being anti-inflammatory. These properties are 1) Omega Fatty Acids (OFAs), 2) natural vitamin … Read more