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Don't Put a Boo Boo on Paw Palooza!

Caitlyn Connelly

Don't Put a Boo Boo on Paw Palooza!

                                                 Our dogs are our lovable lick-a-licious best friends. Dogs’ paws serve not only as their hands and feet, but as a gate way to explore the world.  Dogs paws are made up of a metacarpal pad and digital pads. These pads are made up of fatty tissue under a thick, rough layer of skin which provides insulations against temperature extremes and protects from injuries and abrasions.  Pet owners need to protect their pets’ paws and keep them healthy. It is important to check paws for dirt and debris the can cause injury or infection. Licking and chewing paws can...


Kissed by the Sun

Caitlyn Connelly

Kissed by the Sun

                                                   So, it’s July and summer is in full swing!  We live in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA, and have already had the longest heat wave in a decade! It’s important to remember to care for your skin all year and always keep it moisturized, however when we see the sun is out everyone is anxious to enjoy the day.  Summer sun, with its’ higher angle and longer days, can be glorious but also potentially dangerous even when it’s not shining.   However, if you got a little too much sun, or just feel overheated, here is a recipe...


Pups in the Garden

Caitlyn Connelly

Pups in the Garden

    It appears spring may finally be upon us! Warm and sunny days are perfect for many activities such as gardening and spending time outdoors with our lovable dogs.   Spending time with our furry friends is like spending time with our kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews. We adore them and want them to be happy and most importantly safe. Even though flowers, plants and vegetables are edible or pleasurable to humans, some may actually be harmful to our dogs. Aloe vera, daffodils, sago palms, tomato plants and tulips are among some of the harmful plants when ingested by...


Tis’ the Season to be Conscious

Jamie Hofmann

Tis’ the Season to be Conscious

    It’s official. As much as we hate to admit it, winter is here. This season can be a disaster for our skin. We’re out in the cold, inside with the heat on, washing our hands more, taking hotter showers, and oftentimes, we’re drinking less water. Our poor skin is left so dehydrated, resulting in cracked hands, all-around dry skin, rough patches, and more. We know the struggle and we want to help so we’ve put together our top 5 tips for keeping your skin happy all winter long.   Drink more water! Because it’s cooler out, many of...


Skincare & Breast Cancer

Jamie Hofmann

Skincare & Breast Cancer

How being mindful of what you put on your skin can protect you from breast cancer.  Today there are 2.8 million women in the United states that have had breast cancer or are currently fighting it. The disease is most commonly found in the upper outer quadrant of the breast, closest to the armpit. Scientists believe that this is may be because of the lymph nodes in this area being exposed to the aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances in antiperspirants. In fact, in one study, 99% of breast cancer tissue contained parabens. These statistics shocked us and led to hours...

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