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Senior dogs need exercise too!

Senior dogs need exercise too!

Hi, friends! I’m Bark Ruffalo, an old friend of Jack’s and a guest blogger from Rover.com.  Jack is taking the week off so he asked me to write to y’all today about some of my favorite ways to stay active.  I’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two in my 14 trips around the sun, so hopefully I can inspire you…     MOVE IT OR LOSE IT Dogs of all ages need daily movement to stay healthy. Sedentary dogs lose muscle mass just like humans, so if we don’t move it we will literally lose it! Walks might

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How can Essential Oils help YOU

How can Essential Oils help YOU

I am back! I took last weekend off because mommy worked me hard and I was tired!  This weekend was a little easier with only a trail run with our Saturday trail running class and today we did Dog Yoga at Balboa Park.  It was so fun.  It looked like it was going to rain but we didn’t care.  Plenty of cover down there.  The tourists loved watching us and plenty of them were taking our photos!  It is so fun to see how well the dogs do in those classes!  They start out crazy and by the end, they

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What makes us happy?

What makes us happy?

Jack had a busy weekend so mom is taking over the blog for a week while he rests.    A few things happened last weekend that I am very happy about and I wanted to share with everyone just in case it might INSPIRE YOU!      WHY I am hoping it will inspire you is because fitness is NOT all about weight loss. It is about building friendships, being inspired by others, and finding new activities that you just may enjoy.  It also helps to:   Lower blood pressure Increase bone density Reduces depression and anxiety Heart health  Increases

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Marketing Hype: Should you believe it?

Marketing Hype:  Should you believe it?

Do you believe all of the marketing hype that you see and hear?   For instance,  do you honestly think that Jennifer Aniston uses Aveeno and that is why she looks like this?        As for food, the “fruit” bars that have delicious looking fruit filling “Made with Real Fruit”…..     Look at the ingredients and decide for yourself….     What I see is a bunch of ingredients that your body does not need like:  soybean / canola oil, sugar, dextrose, fructose, natural and artificial color. The ONLY fruit I see anywhere is “apple puree concentrate”

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What you need to know about Hemangiosarcoma

What you need to know about Hemangiosarcoma

On October 17th, the same day as Jack got diagnosed with a mass on his brain, his brother Nutty got diagnosed via an ultrasound,  with a mass  on his spleen.  His mommy took him to the vet because he was suddenly showing signs of no energy and acting very listless.  After discussing options with her vet and friends, she made the decision to have a splenectomy on October 25th.  It was determined that the mass was indeed a Hemangiosarcoma and it had already metastasized to his liver so that mass was removed as well.  After 2 days of observation at

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