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Holistic Dog Care

Take loving care of your dog with natural holistic pet care products.

Use Pet Essences Emergency after an accident, for stressful situations, trauma. Helps prevent shock and is calming. Can be put on skin if animal is unconscious. Give every few seconds then minutes until crisis is past. Caretaker can also take.

About Flower Essences

Pets are very responsive to the energetic healing of Flower Essences. The energetic bouquets from Pet Essences are both dynamic and gentle in their transformational abilities. By using the appropriate Flower Essences to balance the emotional attitudes of your dog (or cat), subtle changes occur that bring renewed energy forward and short circuit the path to illness. Appropriate times to use Flower Essences include:

  • Visits to the vet
  • Fear of loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms etc.)
  • Excessive barking or hissing
  • Shock, trauma or mistreatment
  • Adapting to loss of companion
  • Separation anxiety
  • Adapting to new surroundings (home, kennel, stable etc.)
  • Obsessive cleanliness
  • Constant licking or nibbling of self

Don't worry about choosing an inappropriate essence: they will not harm animals, or people, as they are self-correcting - meaning that there are no unwanted side effects. Products available to purchase include:

Pets have emotions, attitudes and personalities just like humans. To care for an animal, it is helpful to observe the animal and learn how to distinguish between normal regular behaviour and behaviour that is unusual and out of balance.

Pets often reflect the emotions of the people close to them and the environment in which they live. Emotions such as fear or anxiety or worry or depression can lead to disease because they deplete the physical body of its natural vitality, thereby compromising the immune system's ability to function properly.


Transform your dog's Food Allergies with
Allergy Free Dog Food

Video about home made food for dogs with allergies
12-Week elimination diet trial

Best foods for dogs with allergies, available from www.carolesdoggieworld.com

To properly diagnose a true food allergy in your dog, most vets recommend a 12-Week elimination diet trial. If you are planning on using commercially prepared food for your pet's trial you have landed on the perfect page.

Our Only Natural dog food range listed below is an excellent place to start. Welcome to Carole's Doggie World's best food options for your hypoallergic pooch.

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Raw - dehydrated and freeze dried food |  Dried food or kibble
Canned food |  Doggie treats

Raw - dehydrated and freeze dried

Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food

Addiction ensures that your dog is given food that is closest to what is found in nature by using only the freshest and most ideal ingredients for a healthy dog.

Unlike traditional dog foods that are processed at high temperatures with artificial preservatives, Addiction gently air-dries meat, fruits, and vegetables to keep ingredients fresh and retain vitamins and enzymes for maximum nutrition. Just add warm water to enjoy the benefits of a high quality dry food with the convenience of kibble.


Addiction Dehydrated NZ Forest Delicacies (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated Venison and Cranberry (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated Summer Brushtail 2 or 8 lbs



Addiction Dehydrated Fig'licious Venison (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated Herbed Lamb and Potatoes (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated Steakhouse Beef and Zucchini (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated County Chicken and Apricot (2 or 8 lbs)



Addiction Dehydrated Outback Kangaroo Feast (2 lbs)


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EasyRaw Dehydrated Dog Food

Keep your dog feeling REAL strong and healthy – with EasyRaw™ Dehydrated Dog Food.

Hand-crafted from scratch, EasyRaw contains REAL, human-grade ingredients. Such as turkey, chicken and beef from USDA inspected facilities, along with a nutritious array of fruits and vegetables – apples, cranberries, celery, pumpkin, broccoli, sweet potatoes, cabbage, and more.


EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato (2 or 7 lbs + 2 pack)



EasyRaw Beef and Sweet Potato (2 or 7 lbs + 2 pack)



EasyRaw Chicken and Oats (2 or 7 lbs + 2 pack)



EasyRaw Lamb and Sweet Potato (2 or 7 lbs + 2 pack)



EasyRaw Beef and Turkey Multi-Pack (2 or 7 lbs)



EasyRaw Turkey, Beef and Chicken Multi-Pack (2 lbs)


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RawNibs Freeze Dried Food

RawNibs offer the unparalleled health benefits of a raw diet in an amazingly convenient, bite-size format (each nibblet is about the size of a dime). Holistically formulated to mimic your pet's ancestral diet, these grain free recipes feature only freeze dried ingredients that are never cooked, steamed, extruded or heated, which optimizes nutrition, flavor and health benefits.

Each bag of freeze dried dog food features the highest quality meats available, both muscle and organ, including grass fed, free range beef and venison, cage free chicken and wild caught salmon and cod. These ingredients are packed with protein, amino acids, essential fatty acids and digestive enzymes.


Beef and Tripe RawNibs 10 oz (1 or 3 pack)



Chicken and Liver RawNibs 10 oz (1 or 3 pack)



Salmon and Cod RawNibs 9 oz (1 or 2 pack)



Venison and Liver RawNibs 10 oz (1 or 2 pack)



RawNibs Variety Packs (1 or 2 pack)


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Dried food or kibble

Addiction Dry Dog Food

Addiction is the ultimate in holistic pet food. Free from harmful additives, made exclusively from novel proteins and game meats known for their nutritional and hypoallergenic properties, Addiction has amassed a cult following among discerning pet owners seeking the ultimate in holistic nutrition.

Addiction is made in New Zealand and Australia where the lush forests, clean lakes and stringent agricultural and manufacturing standards ensure the highest quality food made in a pristine environment.


Addiction Dry Dog Wild Kangaroo and Apples (4 or 20 lbs)


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Addiction Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Addiction Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is the ultimate in holistic pet food.

Free from harmful additives, made exclusively from novel proteins and game meats known for their nutritional and hypoallergenic properties.


Addiction Dry Dog Grain-Free Salmon Bleu (4 lbs)


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Canine PowerFood Dry Dog Food

Canine PowerFood is a grain and potato free, dry dog food featuring fresh meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient. Each veterinarian formulated recipe combines a holistic understanding of your dog's ancestral diet with a minimum guaranteed amount of 33% protein to create a complete and balanced meal that is naturally high in protein and delicious.

PowerFood has animal protein as the first three ingredients. Packed with protein, amino acids and essential fatty acids, it's designed to meet your dog's appropriate dietary needs. Accompanying this are complex carbohydrates like garbanzo beans, peas and lentils, and real, nutrient rich fruit and veggie blends.


PowerFood Just Fish Feast (4.5 or 22.5 lbs)



PowerFood Poultry Feast (4.5 or 22.5 lbs)



PowerFood Red Meat Feast (4.5 or 22.5 lbs)



PowerFood Wild Feast (4.5 or 22.5 lbs)


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I and Love and You Nude Grain Free Dried Food

Nude Food contains up to 60% pure animal ingredients and nutritious oils, making it unique as a high protein dry dog food.

Instead of grains which can often wreak havoc on dogs allergies and GI systems, I and Love and You has opted for a grain-free formula. They use unique, low glycemic carbohydrates, including lentils, garbanzo beans and sweet potatoes, all of which are high in fiber and protein and great for your dog's blood sugar.


I and Love and You Nude Food Poultry Palooza (5, 13 or 23 lbs)



I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley (5, 13 or 23 lbs)



I and Love and You Nude Food Simply Sea (5, 13 or 23 lbs)


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Natural Balance L.I.D. Allergy Formula Dry Dog Food

Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets are designed for dogs with sensitivities to common pet food ingredients. Scientifically formulated to provide high quality nutrition and help maintain skin and coat for all breeds and life stages of dogs.


Natural Balance L.I.D. Dry Dog Potato and Duck (13 or 26lbs)



Natural Balance L.I.D. Dry Dog Sweet Potato and Venison (13 or 26 lbs)



Natural Balance L.I.D. Dry Dog Lamb Meal and Brown Rice (14 or 28 lbs)



Natural Balance L.I.D. Dry Dog Legume and Duck (4.5 or 12 lbs)


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Nulo FreeStyle Freeze Dried Dog Food

Nulo FreeStyle Freeze Dried Dog Food offers a convenient way to supplement raw into your dog's diet. This simplified raw food features at least 80% real meat protein gently freeze dried to maintain nutrition and flavor. Nulo Freeze Dried Dog Food is grain free and features a unique, patented probiotic strain that is able to keep its nutrients in tact even after being cooked!


Nulo FreeStyle Beef with Apples (5 or 13 oz)



Nulo FreeStyle Duck with Pears (5 or 13 oz)



Nulo FreeStyle Lamb with Raspberries (5 or 13 oz)



Nulo FreeStyle Salmon and Turkey with Strawberries (5 or 13 oz)



Nulo FreeStyle Turkey with Cranberries (5 or 13 oz)


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Nulo FreeStyle Limited Ingredient Grain Free Dry Dog Food

Nulo FreeStyle Limited Ingredient Grain Free Dry Dog Food offers a simplified diet while still maintaining taste and nutrition. This limited ingredient kibble features at least 74% real meat protein from a single animal source. Nulo Limited Ingredient Grain Free Dry Dog Food is grain free and features a unique, patented probiotic strain that is able to keep its nutrients in tact even after being cooked!


Nulo FreeStyle Salmon Limited+ (4 or 22 lbs)



Nulo FreeStyle Small Breed Turkey Limited+ (4 or 10 lbs)



Nulo FreeStyle Turkey Limited+ (4 or 22 lbs)


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Petcurean GO! Sensitivity + Shine Dry Dog Food

Specially formulated for dogs with specific dietary sensititives, Petcurean GO! Sensitivity + Shine Dog Food offer unique array of ingredients to meet every dog's needs.

Each Petcurean GO! Sensitivity + Shine Dog Food recipe features a single meat protein source, allowing you to find the correct solution for common protein allergies, specifically for chicken and beef. Even if your dog currently doesn't experience sensitivities, rotating through single protein diets is a great way to prevent food sensitivities from starting.


Petcurean Duck Recipe (6 or 25 lbs)



Petcurean LID Turkey Recipe (6 or 25 lbs)



Petcurean Salmon Recipe (6 or 25 lbs)


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Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diet Formula Dry Dog Food

Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diet helps your dog deal with the problems of food allergies and food sensitivity! Holistic practitioners agree that the common factor with most allergy-afflicted pets is a diet comprised of unnatural foods that often contain chemical additives, preservatives, and artificial flavorings. For dogs that are currently suffering from an allergic reaction or breeds prone to one or more of these challenges, Wellness has developed Wellness Simple Limited Ingredient Diets.


Wellness Simple Duck and Oatmeal (26 lbs)


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Zignature Limited Ingredient Grain Free Dry Dog Food

With physiologically tuned diets that mimick meals of dogs in the wild, Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Foods provide high-protein, hypoallergenic formulas, perfect for your pup with food sensitivities!


Zignature Limited Ingredient Catfish (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Duck (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Kangaroo (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Lamb (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Pork (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Salmon (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Turkey (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Venison (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Whitefish (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Wild Trout and Salmon (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Zssential (4, 13.5 or 27 lbs)


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Canned food

Addiction Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Addiction is the ultimate in holistic pet food. Free from harmful additives, made exclusively from novel proteins and game meats known for their nutritional and hypoallergenic properties, Addiction has amassed a cult following among discerning pet owners seeking the ultimate in holistic nutrition.

Addiction is made in New Zealand where the lush forests, clean lakes and stringent agricultural and manufacturing standards ensure the highest quality food made in a pristine environment. The Addiction range of products is the result of over 20 years of research and experience and revolutionises the way in which pets’ nutritional needs are addressed.



Addiction Brushtail and Vegetable 13.8 oz (1 or 12 pack)



Addiction Venison and Apples 13.8 oz (1 or 12 pack)



Addiction Salmon and Potatoes 13.8 oz (1 or 12 pack)


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Hound and Gatos Canned Dog Food

Hound and Gatos Canned Dog Food provides your dog with a high quality meaty meal full of moisture. Featuring simple hypoallergenic recipes made from 100% animal protein and 0% grains. Each recipe of Hound and Gatos Canned Dog Food is grain free and formulated to help prevent gastrointestinal issues. Made in the USA without the use of bi-products, fillers, artificial preservatives and carrageenan fee.


Hound and Gatos Beef Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Duck Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Gamebird Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Homestyle Chicken Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Lamb Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Pacific Northwest Salmon Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Pork Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Rabbit Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Hound and Gatos Turkey Recipe 13 oz (1 or case of 12)


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Merrick Backcountry Stew Canned Dog Food

Merrick Backcountry Stew Canned Dog Food provides your dog with an all-natural, grain-free ancestral inspired diet. Merrick Backcountry Stew Canned Dog Food is made in the USA at Merrick's certified kitchens and featuring no ingredients from China, ensuring your dog's health and safety with every can. These make great additions to your dog's everyday dry food, adding moisture, protein and an irresistable flavor.


Merrick Alpine Rabbit Stew 12.7 oz (1 or case of 12)



Merrick Hearty Beef Stew 12.7 oz (1 or case of 12)



Merrick Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew 12.7 oz (1 or case of 12)



Merrick Hearty Duck and Venison Stew 12.7 oz (1 or case of 12)



Merrick Hearty Salmon Stew 12.7 oz (1 or case of 12)


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Natural Balance L.I.D. Allergy Formula Canned Dog Food

Some dogs may be highly sensitive to commonly used proteins, carbohydrates and food additives in their diet. Allergic reactions can lead to irritable bowel, upset stomach, and a number of skin proSblems.

Natural Balance has created an entire line of Ultra Premium Allergy Formulas for dogs with these food allergies. Each formula has been created specifically for the needs of sensitive pets.


Natural Balance L.I.D. Boar and Brown Rice 13 oz



Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato and Venison 13 oz (1 or 12 pack)


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Nummy Tum-Tum Organic Canned Dog Food

Nummy Tum Tum Organic Canned Dog Food is made from the finest organic pumpkins and sweet potatoes available. The safest and best processing techniques are used to produce these super smooth purees. Use Nummy Tum Tum Pure Pumpkin or Sweet Potato on top of food, or as a treat on its own. Dogs love it and it helps support healthy digestion!


Nummy Tum-Tum Organic Pumpkin 15 oz (1 or case of 12)



Nummy Tum-Tum Organic Sweet Potato 15 oz (1 or case of 12)


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Zignature Limited Ingredient Grain Free Canned Dog Food

Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Dog Foods are physiologically tuned diets that provide high-protein, hypoallergenic formulas. Make your pup's food allergies a thing of the past with Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Dog Food.


Zignature Limited Ingredient Catfish 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Duck 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Kangaroo 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Lamb 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Pork 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Salmon 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Turkey 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Venison 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Whitefish 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Wild Trout and Salmon 13 oz (1 or case of 12)



Zignature Limited Ingredient Zssential 13 oz (1 or case of 12)


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Doggie treats

Lakse Kronch Dog Treats

Lakse Kronch Salmon Treats are made from 100% fish (with a minimum content of 85% wild, non-farmed salmon) that dogs adore. They are naturally rich in protein, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. This helps give your pet a beautiful shiny coat and an improved, active life.

Lakse Kronch Treats are a pure, natural product containing no preservatives, ethoxyquin, artificial coloring, or flavoring. These treats have a natural fish flavor dogs love!


Kronch Salmon Dog Treats (1.3 lbs)


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Natural Balance Allergy Formula LIT Dog Treats

Natural Balance L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats are treats designed for dogs with sensitivities to common ingredients.

Limiting the number of ingredients offers a unique alternative for dogs with special dietary needs. Scientifically formulated to provide high quality nutrition and help maintain skin and coat for all breeds and life stages of dogs.



Natural Balance LIT Dog Treat Potato and Duck 14 oz (1, 3 or 12 pack)



Natural Balance LIT Dog Treat Sweet Potato and Venison 14 oz (1, 3 or 12 pack)



Natural Balance LIT Dog Treat Sweet Potato and Fish 14 oz (1, 3 or 12 pack)


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Vetri-Science Derma-Strength Treats/Chews for Dogs

Derma-Strength treats/chewsis have an advanced formula that provides key ingredients to support skin health and is particualarly recommended for post surgical recovery.


Vetri-Science Derma-Strength Dog Supplement (30 soft chews)



Vetri-Science Composure Dog Supplement (30 or 60 soft chews)


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12-Week elimination diet trial

Pet flower essence designed to balance the emotional attitudes that present as food allergies that could benefit from an immune system booster. Available from www.carolesdoggieworld.com

An elimination diet trial is a diagnostic test, just like a blood test or skin scraping. The difference between a food trial and other tests is that it is carried out over 12-Week and is carried out in your own home.

The information gained is essential for establishing whether your pooch has a food allergy or a sensitivity or intolerance to certain foods. You, the owner, are responsible for making sure that the test is carried out correctly in order for the results to be as useful as possible to your vet.

To clarify the difference between allergies and intolerances

True food allergies are very different from dietary intolerances because they involve antibodies and immune-based inflammation, such as:

Food intolerances are food reactions to the ingredients or additives used in the preparation of food. A dog that is experiencing a food reaction is unable to digest, absorb and or utilise particular foods, reactions are:

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  • abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • flatulence and abdominal gas
  • gluten sensitivity
  • excessive itching and scratching, which can esculate into hot spot lesions
  • lack of appetite
  • lactose intolerance
  • poor body condition
  • Poor weight gain
  • Vomiting
  • weight loss

So you see both Food Allergies and food sensitivities share some common symptoms making it a challenge for an attending vet to differentiate between the two, without the aid of an elimination food trial.

And, just to confuse things even more, some of the above symptoms can also occur with allergies that don’t involve food, such as flea bites and atopic allergies.

Elimination trial rules

In order to maximise the information which the food trial gives you and to make all of the effort worthwhile, you will need to follow a few simple rules.

Rule 1

Fist off introduce the diet gradually over a 7-day period to avoid any abrupt food changes that may cause diarrhea and tummy discomfort for your pet. Gradually mix his or her new food withe old until you have completely eliminated the old and replaced it entirely with the new diet.

 A great food for a 12-week elimination diet trial for dogs

Rule 2

Nothing is to pass your dog's lips except the new food and fresh water.

Rule 3

None of the following should be offered at this time:

  • chew bars
  • flavoured toys
  • supplements
  • treats (unless they are allergy free)

Rule 4

You may need to try 2 or 3 different types of food before you hit on one that is compatible with your pooch - that's why the trial is termed an elimination trial.

Rule 5

Its a good idea to keep a daily record or journal during the trial period. It's also useful to make a note of other relevent details for your vet such as:

Rule 6

Do not use plastic dishes to feed your pet, use ceramic, glass or stainless steel bowls.

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Rule 7

Every two weeks reassess the progress your dog is making and make a note for your vet of:

  • how often your pet is itching, licking and scratching
  • how red your pet's ears are
  • how many spots your pet has on his or her abdomen
  • how many Itchy and Skin Lesions Present - particularly at the beginning of the trial

Rule 8

Tough it out and don't give up. It will take at least 6 weeks for his or her body to be cleared of previous allergens and for antibody levels to start to decrease.

Rule 9

Outdoor pets should be confined during the course of the trial to prevent them from getting other foods. This is particularly important for dogs that tend to roam the neighbourhood begging from neighbors or raiding garbage cans.

Rule 10

Your vet may recommend Glucocorticoids (Vanectyl-P or prednisone) may be needed for humane reasons early in your pet's dietary trial to control intense itching and skin lesions. It is important to note that the food trial must be continued 2-3 weeks after you have stopped giving the tablets and beyond the effects of the drugs.

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Rule 11

Secondary infections with yeast or bacteria should be treated during the trial, please pay particular attention to your pooch's ears in this respect.

To summarise, it is important in an elimination food trial to do it once and do it properly. Your vet needs to know the results gained are valid in order for him or her to successfully treat your dog's food allergies or sensitivities.

And finally a tip from me. Once your best friend's food elinimation trial is over it would be a good idea to keep a few cans or Organic Pumpkin in your pantry. Pumpkin is a wonder food for dogs, because it duals as a treatment for constipation as well as for upset tummies from diarrhea.

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This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com

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