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Five people foods that are ok for your Canine’s diet.

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Owners are often bombarded with information about people foods that are dangerous for dogs.  It’s certainly important to avoid these harmful foods (chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions etc.), but not all people foods are off-limits.

In fact, some people foods are actually nutritious for dogs! Below are five foods that are safe for canine stomach:

 

1. Carrots: Carrots are full of fiber and make a great low-calorie  treat! Be sure to choose baby carrots or chop regular carrots up into manageable pieces.

2. Salmon: The omega 3 fatty acids in salmon are a major immune system booster and will help keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy.

3. Eggs: You may never have thought to scramble up a couple eggs for your canine companion, but protein rich eggs make a highly digestible snack!

4. Pumpkin: Pumpkin is a fantastic source of vitamin A and beta carotene. A little canned pumpkin (no spices or sugar) might help if your dog is having digestive issues. Pumpkin also mixes Lubrisyn HA for those picky eaters!

5. Apple Slices: As long as your dog doesn’t have access to the seeds or the core, apples can be a healthy canine snack. Give your dog a few slices for an extra dose of vitamin A, vitamin B, and fiber.

Of course, when faced with a mild stomach issue with your dog, Re-Borne is also a valuable tool to have in your freezer for those mild cases of upset stomach issues.

Also, check with your local veterinarian on any further issues your animal might have with diet and food intake.

 

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Top Rottweiler Trapper’s Q & A

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LubriSynHA staff was lucky enough to catch up with the #1 Rottweiler, Trapper, to have him and his owner, Karen Bang, answer some questions about this handsome guy. MBIS MBISS GCH HEMLOCK’S JACK OF HEARTS RA HIC CGC TT, nicknamed Trapper, is a 2013 American Rottweiler Club Top 20 Winner, he has won nine Best in Specialty Wine, and was named 2012 Best of Breed at the AKC/Eukanuba Championship.

Q: Trapper, how long have you been a competitor in the show ring?

I participated in my first show at 7-months old. Everyone’s first show is pretty nerve-racking, but I felt like I really kept my cool. My mom told me I was a very good boy.

Q: Where is your favorite place to sleep?

I relax on a nice orthopedic dog bed on the floor next to my handler, Julia. When I’m at home, I enjoy the comfort of a king bed next to my humans.

Q: Do you have a favorite toy?

I love my stuffed monkey! My other favorite is my stuffed pig toy.

Q: Is there anything in particular that puts a pep in your step?

I love going to shows! I love when people cheer for me when I get to trot around the ring.

Q: Has your handler been able to keep up with you since you started taking LubriSynHA?

Julie is certainly trying to! She takes her LubriSynHA too, so she does a pretty good job!

Q: Trapper, do you have any advice to the up-and-coming pups?

My first piece would be to stay clear of my way, of course! Other than that, it would be to play, play, play! Dog shows are and should be fun. Everyone there tells you how pretty or handsome you are and you get to eat lots of treats!

LubriSynHA would like to wish Trapper the best of luck this year!

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The Facts on Pet Obesity

Over the past century, fitness and body image have played a huge role in our culture. The rate of obesity has grown steadily since 1987 and over 72 million Americans are overweight causing the fitness industry to generate revenue of over $21.8 billion. While fitness nears obsession in humans, our four-legged friend’s health can sometimes fall by the wayside.

Excessive weight in dog and cats can cause just as many problems as in people. More than half of all U.S. pets are overweight. Controlling our pets’ weight is actually quite simple and in most cases can be controlled with diet and exercise (and can even help with our own personal fitness goals). The infographics below illustrate the dangers that can occur if we allow our pets to become overweight, as well as provide healthy caloric intake suggestions

If you are currently dealing with an overweight pet, adding LubriSynHA to their routine will greatly reduce the stress on their joints therefore making it easier to exercise and to lose excess weight.

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dog body condition chart

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Happy National Dog Day!

Our furry friends play a huge role in all of our lives here at LubriSynHA and we’re happy to spend today celebrating our four-legged companions for National Dog Day. So give your buddy an extra hug or treat to celebrate the joy these wonderful animals bring to our lives.

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For more information on National Dog Day, you can visit www.NationalDogDay.com!

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LubriSyn Mourns the Loss of Kilo

kiloWe here at LubriSyn were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Kilo, a K-9 Officer in the Indiana State Police SWAT Team, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 24, 2013 in Sellersburg, IN. His handler Nathan Abbott was another casualty, but fortunately his injuries were not fatal and he is recovering at University of Louisville Hospital.

The Indiana State Police issued a statement about the fallen K-9:
The Indiana State Police Alliance and the citizens of Indiana lost a hero yesterday. K-9 Kilo was killed in the line of duty. Kilo’s handler was Nathan Abbott and their tour of duty with the ISP started January 5, 2007. Together they have spent the past six and one half years protecting all Hoosiers. Kilo will be missed by those who worked with him and by those he protected.

K-9 officers play an integral role in police and rescue forces worldwide, whose tasks include search and rescue, detection and explosive sniffing dogs, arson dogs, and chasing and pursuing suspects. In most states, a police dog is considered a full-fledged officer and most laws find assaulting a police dog to be equal or very similar to assaulting a human officer.

Here at LubriSyn, our four-legged friends are considered family, and the loss of canine and injury of a handler that selflessly served our community is one that affects us all. LubriSyn would like to offer its deepest condolences to those affected by these horrific shootings.

A Memorial fund has been setup in memory of Kilo to support the Indiana State Police K-9 Program. Donations can be made to:
Kilo Memorial Fund
CFK/ISPA Foundation
1415 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 45203

You can also log on to https://www.facebook.com/SupportPoliceK9sandMWDs to find out more about police K-9’s, Military Working Dogs, and other service animals.

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Milestone as “Fifi” captures 50th Best In Show!

Milestone as “Fifi” captures

50th

Best in Show!

 

LubriSyn and Re Borne Sponsored GCH Protocol’s Vendi Vidi Vici just past 50 best in shows for her

Owner, Breeder and Handler Jocelyn Mullins.

For Immediate Release August 23rd, 2012 – Simpsonville, KY -, Owner, Breeder and Handler Jocelyn Mullins achieved a significant milestone with her road pal, Fifi!

Registered as GCH Protocol’s Vendi Vidi Vici and Ms. Mullins traveled down to Greensboro, North Carolina to capture the Greater Hickory Kennel Club Best in Show, which was her 50th!

“The 50th Best in Show was a milestone for us and for the breed, the Doberman, especially an Owner, Breeders, Handler combination,” Mullins said via a phone interview this week.

Fifi, or The Fifinator, as she is known by her family and Facebook fans, has been a frequent of the open highway for over the past year and a half.  She was best known as the Working Group winner, this year at the Westminster Kennel Club.  This success gave the team a taste of the Big Apple which they hope to take a bite out of at this year’s competition and take home the coveted ribbon of Best in Show in 2013.

While on the road with her traveling and maintaining complete her peak condition, LubriSyn has been a part of Fifi’s training regime.

“Fifi was consistently taking Re Borne on a daily basis up till the Westminster at the Garden.  After that, I took her off of it for a while.  In that time I noticed she didn’t have the energy level. I chalked it up to maybe hormonal, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to start her back on Re Borne. She is back on it and I noticed a big difference in her vivaciousness if you will,” stated Mullins.

 

People are constantly commenting on her movement as she has tremendous reach and drive.  While trying for the top achievement, as a working dog, Fifi’s movement is an important part of Judging.  Jocelyn went on to say how LubriSyn has helped Fifi’s stride stay fluid and effortless.

 

Fifi and Jocelyn will continue to compete in upcoming events around the country to reach their ultimate goal of Westminster.

 

Jocelyn is a true lover of the Doberman breed as she owns Fifi’s mother, Dream, who is also a champion and earned performance titles.  Fifi’s Litter Mate, “sister” Star is also a champion and Best In Show winner. Star is a now competing in Obedience Events with Suzy Lundy and earned a hit in Trial win this month and LubriSyn helps her perform at her best.

For many years Jocelyn has been involved with rescues and dog organizations giving time and knowledge to help all dogs.  Her passion for Dobermans goes without saying and she has been blessed with possibly the Best the Breed has ever seen.

Here at LubriSyn we are proud to be associated with such an athlete as Fifi and we congratulate her and Jocelyn on this rare accomplishment; she is already up to 51 Best in Shows!

ealth, Mullins attributes Re Borne as a key asset to Fifi’s success.

 

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Fifi Wins Best of Breed and Best of Group at Westminster

Fifi's Owners Trust LubriSyn-CA to keep her joints healthy!

FIFI + LUBRISYN = VICTORY AT WESTMINSTER

For dog breeders around the country, the dream is to be a part of the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which took place on February 13th and 14th.  For owner, trainer, breeder Jocelyn Mullins and her partners Richard and Suzie Lundy the dream was reality.

Richard Lundy is currently is the President of Halstrum, the makers of the LubrSyn family of prodcuts and his wife Suzy is a dog trainer.

 

GCH Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici, or Fifi as she is known was victorious in Best of Breed of the Dobermans on 2-13-12 at Madison Square Garden.  On 2-14-12, Fifi was back showing in the Working Group which she was again on the winner’s platform!

It is a constant work in progress to keep your animal at top physical condition in between shows and training. That is where LubriSyn-CA comes in.

 

Fifi’s owners trust her joints to LubriSyn-CA to assist in maintaining her joint health. LubriSyn is proud to congratulate Fifi and her owners in their accomplishments!  Be sure to check in with Fifi’s future appearances and events. Also, make sure you visit  Fifi’s  Facebook page called “The Fifinator”.

Click the link below and see Fifi capture the Best In Group – Working

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/videos/#/Best%20of%20Group/2012/vid:17901021

Click the link below to see Fifi in action at Westminster in the Best of Breed.

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/videos/#/Breed%20Judging/2012/Working/vid:17892316

 

 

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Spring & Summer Health Tips for Dogs & Cats

We here at LubriSyn watch our for all your furry-friends, your horses, as well as your dogs and cats. We’ve tapped into our experts and they’ve given some important tips to remember as the seasons change.

  • Daffodils are a popular spring flower and they’re very pretty, but they are toxic to dogs. While it is fine for dogs to consume grass and most garden plants, daffodils can be lethal. Whether they consume the bulb, leaves, or flower they can develop signs of poisoning including diarrhea, vomiting, staggering, collapse, and even death.

  • Lawn pesticides can affect your dogs as much as your children. Be careful of where you place pesticides. Many natural pesticides are now available to people that are much less harmful.

  • Talk to your vet about maintaining regular vaccinations, heart-worm, flea/tick prevention, and grooming. Seasonal vaccinations also apply to dogs and cats. Heart-worm preventative is extremely important and much more cost effective than any medication that is used to treat heart-worm once they have it. Flea and tick prevention is vital to your dogs health; lyme disease is a killer and is carried by ticks. Grooming longer haired animals in the hotter weather is very important to keep them cool.

  • Dogs only have sweat glands in their feet. So keep their coats tended and fresh, clean water readily available. Some breeds are predisposed to reacting to heat more negatively than others. Do Not give ice water to deep-chested breeds (Dobermans, Great Danes, Boxers, etc.) they react differently to the extreme temperature change and it can be very harmful.



If you have any questions, call our offices at 1-800-901-8498 to talk with our experts.

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Win Free LubriSynCA!

Join our LubriSynCA “Love This” Photo Contest for a chance to win free LubriSyn for your furry loved-ones!

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Dire FDA warnings for prescription painkillers

If your dog is on a prescription painkiller for joint problems, make sure your veterinarian is observing him. FDA side effect warnings for these drugs are dire!

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