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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Raising Healthy Pets

  1. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hi everyone! I know we have a lot of very good and very dedicated pet owners in our community, and I think y’all have a lot of expertise that can be very well leveraged in Hubs! That’s why I’ve made this week’s WTI topic all about raising healthy pets.

    This week, consider sharing advice on giving your beloved pets- be they dogs, cats, birds, fish, or something else entirely- the best and healthiest lives possible.

    Some keywords to work with: healthy pet products, best dog food, wellness dog food, compare pet insurance, natural dog food, healthy dog food, vets for pets, pet health, petcare, healthy pets, all natural dog food, healthiest dog food, healthy pet, best cat food, cat health problems, cat illness, cat life expectancy, grain free cat food, cat nutrition, cat treat recipes, cat health questions, cat temperature, cat ailments, cat nutrition, cat hiccups, hypoallergenic dog food, dog vitamins, best food for dogs, healthy dog treats, healthiest dog food, canine health, dog health issues, dog ailments, dogs health problems, healthy dog food recipes, how to make healthy dog food

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
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    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I look furrward to reading your helpful advice!

    1. Jlbowden profile image82
      Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Simone and all of my other hubber colleagues on hubpages:

      I recently published a hub about "The best dog foods for your allergic pet" I wanted this article to be not only an informative piece, but also serve as a self help article for those pet owners who may be dealing with an allergic pet. The article includes a few different pet food varieties that I have found useful in helping my own pet dog; in dealing with her own allergic skin problem. I hope that you all find it helpful in some way; as well as useful in finding out if, your pet would benefit from natural and hypoallergenic brand dog foods which I mention within the article. You can read all about it and more, at the following link here http://jlbowden.hubpages.com/hub/The-Be … ergic-Pets


      jlbowden

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I hadn't really thought about pets having allergies before reading your Hub. What an issue to deal with! Thanks for sharing your advice smile

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow. Loads of info on dog nutrition!

        2. madisonbelieves profile image61
          madisonbelievesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm so glad you shared! My cat had allergies, but before that I didn't think that was possible! Glad you shared so more pet owners can be concious of what is going on with their pets.

      2. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The all Important canine nervous system; what you should know about your dogs spinal cord, brain, and nerves! cool

        http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2bcb28

        Happy Hubbing~
        K9

        1. vocalcoach profile image94
          vocalcoachposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          A very informative and helpful hub on canines. Bookmarked and a big thanks!

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, this Hub is very informative indeed! I've never heard of dogs suffering from any of those problems before, though I can't say I've been around all that many dogs. It's good to know about these things BEFORE encountering a problem, though! Thanks!

          1. K9keystrokes profile image90
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks vocalcoach and Simone! lol

      3. zelica profile image60
        zelicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I enjoy writing about horse related topics.  http://zelica.hubpages.com/hub/Horse-To … -Hoof?done

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting information on how to keep horse hooves in a healthy state.

      4. Little two two profile image89
        Little two twoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not sure my spin was what you were seeking, but here it is ...
        http://littletwotwo.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … y-pet-rock

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Really fun!

      5. zelica profile image60
        zelicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great pointers for preventing colic in horses.

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I hadn't heard of colic in horses before- thanks for the info!

    2. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Jumping in with both feet, Simone! My favorite topic! cool

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yay! I had a feeling you'd be killer good with this topic. Your existing pet Hubs are amazing!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You are too kind...

    3. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

      Great topic this week, Simone.  Very important.

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I totally agree, Denise! Pets are exceedingly important family members and deserve the same attention to health enjoyed by their human relatives big_smile

    4. Beth Pipe profile image92
      Beth Pipeposted 5 years ago

      My cat Monty wanted to get involved with this so he wrote this:  A Cat's Guide to Getting Fed.  http://bethpipe.hubpages.com/_2pif439v3 … etting-Fed


      :-)

      1. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ((lol)) Niiiiice!! ((lol))

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, yeah!! This was so much fun!

    5. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Here is some information about what we "think" we know about feeding our dogs...

      http://hubpages.com/t/2bcb7c

      Loving the hubs on this topic so far. Can't wait to read more of them!

      Cheers to the room~ cool
      K9

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Just read hub #1 and #2 and want to thank you for the terrific help and information!

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, this is great K9keystrokes! What a fabulous guide to selecting dog food. I was surprised by how many factors there are to consider!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          wink HubHugs~

    6. Evilangel363 profile image60
      Evilangel363posted 5 years ago

      I wish i had a pet smile

      1. Jlbowden profile image82
        Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Your wish may be granted one of these days.I have two dogs and four cats around our home. I will be glad to send you a couple of the cats. Two are indoor and the other two-outsiders, as I like to call them. I was told that I am moderately allergic to cat dander, but not to dogs. So it would defintely improve my allergies if I found a cat or two of mine a new home. As much as I hate to part with them. Look at it as inheriting a new found pet, that is if you are fond of our feline friends? Keep me in mind, if you ever would like to inherit one. (:


        Jl

    7. vocalcoach profile image94
      vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

      My favorite topic. Thanks Simone.

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yay, that's awesome vocalcoach!!  I'm looking forward to reading what you publish!

    8. Mrs. Menagerie profile image80
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

      Oh Boy!  My favorite topic!  I hope to get a chance to write during this busy, busy week.  BTW, will this be a one or two week topic?

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We can certainly make it a two week topic if that's what folks want!

        1. mary615 profile image93
          mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, give us two weeks, please.  I'd like to  write one, but I don't think I can do it right away.

    9. carol3san profile image60
      carol3sanposted 5 years ago

      This is a great topic this week.  Looking forward to reading you gys hubs.

    10. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      Ever wondered if cats really land on their feet every time? Cat Physics has a lot to do with it!

      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2bd9e5

      Happy Hubbing~
      K9

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Cat physics are FASCINATING!! I love this Hub!!

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          MMWWAAHHH!! smile

    11. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago

      Hi guys, haven't participated in weekly inspiration for a while.

      My hub is about raising healthy goats. I will tell you about my own goats. Hope you like it guys.


      http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Caring- … nt-7037105

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yay, it's awesome to see you back with WTI, Cardisa! You've come back with an awesome Hub. This is so useful!

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone smile

      2. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Such a great hub! I learned and recalled wonderful memories all at the same time. Thanks Cardisa! Nice to see you're back in the WTI!

    12. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Hey everyone! Mrs. Menagerie makes a good point that now is a busy time. What are your thoughts on making this a two week topic so that people have more time to put something together?

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm that would be great considering - it's CHRISTMAS smile and I got my exams sad

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree because I was thinking of maybe doing another one, but kind of strapped for time. I did notice that we haven't a lot of hubs this trip.

          @Brandon, have you suggested that Topic yet?

          1. lobobrandon profile image83
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Oh can I suggest it here?
            Ok - After Carissa brought it to my notice of creating a new section for going green etc.. I guess it would be perfect if a two weeks inspiration topic could be related to going green anything right from recycling to renewable energy to organic farming.

            1. Simone Smith profile image89
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's an awesome idea!! I've added it to the list!

              1. lobobrandon profile image83
                lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks Simone smile

                1. lobobrandon profile image83
                  lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Btw I heard your podcast it was nice, I used to do them all but the e-mail thing I never thought about big_smile good idea thanks soooo much lol

      2. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        An extra week would be great Simone--great idea Mrs.M! lol

      3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is a great idea. I may or may  not finish a hub in time if it is only one week.

      4. carol3san profile image60
        carol3sanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Simone that would be a great idea

    13. daisynicolas profile image83
      daisynicolasposted 5 years ago

      This inspired me to write a new hub, as you have encouraged, on how I am taking care of my dog.

      http://daisynicolas.hubpages.com/hub/What-Dogs-Teach-Us

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Daisy,

        Nice hub. I like they way you take the time to prepare you pet's meals. It saves time, money and continual trips to the vet.

      2. carol3san profile image60
        carol3sanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You wrote ba great hub.  I enjoyed reading it.

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Carol smile appreciate the read!

      3. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        @daisynicolas, Really cool hub! Your love for your dog is amazing and heart warming.

      4. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, this really is an inspiring Hub! I'm somewhat tempted to adopt a dog now..........

    14. carol3san profile image60
      carol3sanposted 5 years ago
      1. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You make some very good doggy points! Thanks for teaching folks how to care for their canine companions!

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good doggy points indeed! This is a great guide for novice pet owners like myself.

    15. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

      How well do cats really see the world? Feline Vision is explained...
      how do dogs and humans stack up?

      http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2bdc75

      I have really enjoyed the Great hubs linked here this week! cool
      HubHugs~
      K9

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Whoah, this is so fascinating! I had read things about cats falling on their feet, but never about their vision. Very neat.

    16. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      OK everyone, it's official! We are making this a special two-week topic. So keep these amazing pet guides coming through next week!!

      1. Jlbowden profile image82
        Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hello Simone:

        Recently published my newest pet article about keeping your pet felines performing to the fullest. Many cats as they get older, tend to develop bladder and associated urinary tract infections. I wanted to share this article with our hubpage community of pet lovers, so they can gain first hand knowledge of how I had overcome these complications in my own cat. Proper diet and nutrition in the way proper food types, is not only essential for our pet dogs, but for the cats as well. Hope you enjoy the read and go here to view the article in more detail. http://jlbowden.hubpages.com/hub/Keep-Y … plications

        Jlbowden

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow! So much great UTI information for our feline friends J!  Nice job.
          Cheers~
          K9

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yah! I hadn't realized it was so strongly associated with diet. Most interesting!

      2. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        @Simone--Yay! ((lol))

    17. Jlbowden profile image82
      Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

      Hello K9:

      Thanks for the comment in reference to my kitty article. Glad you enjoyed the read and found the information interesting as well as useful in some way.

      Jl

      1. wordscribe43 profile image93
        wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

        I wrote mine about cat sneezing.  I hereby dedicate this to my cat, Pandora who recently passed away from oral cancer... first sign was sneezing.  But, don't panic, cats sneeze for many, usually innocuous reasons!

        http://wordscribe43.hubpages.com/hub/Wh … d-to-Worry

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Anyone who has a cat should read this valuable "cat sneezing" hub! Four paws up!

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah! I especially appreciated your note about allergies to things like kitty litter and household cleaning products. I had not even considered the effect those things might have on a cat!

      2. Beth Pipe profile image92
        Beth Pipeposted 5 years ago

        Here's my next cat related hub - taking your cat on vacation with you on your mobile home:  http://bethpipe.hubpages.com/_2pif439v3 … bile-Homes

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great travel tips for cat owners. Time and time again I am impressed (and humored) by your cat friendly hubs! This hub is no exception, Beth!  Once again, four paws up!

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What a useful Hub! I had not heard of people bringing along cats in mobile homes- it's great to know that doing so is possible!

      3. barryrutherford profile image29
        barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago
        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I totally agree, no surprise pets as holiday gifts!

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I second that. Thanks for writing the Hub!

      4. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

        Here is my hub about cat dental health:
        http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … ogical-Age

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Really tough time you went through with Amy. So glad you are both okay now.

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is the first time I've ever heard of dental surgery for cats. Wow! You're such a caring pet owner!

        3. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What a great cat mom you are! You story is moving and frustrating at the same time, poor Amy is fortunate you came into her life. But, your point is clear, cat dental needs are an important part of their health.

      5. Debby Bruck profile image86
        Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago

        Is there just one day left for contributions to the weekly topic?

      6. workingmomwm profile image86
        workingmomwmposted 5 years ago

        I'm back after a long, long break. I just couldn't pass this chance up, considering this is something we went through (and are still dealing with) very recently with our youngest cat.

        http://workingmomwm.hubpages.com/hub/Ca … ipated-Too

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          A great reminder that our pets can experience gastrointestinal difficulties just like humans!

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, totally! Poor Sunny. I'm glad you've shared your advice about the issue- and that Sunny turned out OK big_smile

      7. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago

        http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/Some-Wa … og-Healthy

        Here's mine! See what you think.  I may have too many back links to my other Hubs cause I've written Hubs before on these little dogs.

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Baby and Baily are two lucky dogs to have you as their friend! Great read!

          1. mary615 profile image93
            mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, they are my great friends, too!
            smile

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is quite useful. Baby and Baily are lucky indeed- and you've put great photos of them in the Hub! Seeing an article written by a real pet owner (one who shares her own photos) makes a difference, I think- it really drives the messages home.

          1. K9keystrokes profile image90
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            +1

          2. mary615 profile image93
            mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Simone!

      8. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

        Ever wondered about the vaccines we give to our puppies and dogs? Here's some stuff every dog owner should consider! cool

        http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2c0985

        Happy Holidays Folks!
        K9

        1. mary615 profile image93
          mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          K9, I just have to tell you this:  Yesterday we were playing ball in the yard with Baby and the tennis ball got stuck in the chain link fence.  It was out of her reach.  She tried and tried to climb the fence to get the ball.  I ran and got the camera.  She finally made it!  I wasn't able to "catch" her at the right moment, but she reminded me of your Hub where your Kal climbed the tree to get his Freebe.  I could have trained her right then to go up the fence, but I don't her to learn that trick!  big_smile

          1. K9keystrokes profile image90
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LOL! How fun Mary! I think you made the right decision regarding NOT training Baby to climb the fence; although I would have LOVED to see the snapshot! I sure needed this little gem of a story right now, thank you so much for the big smile I now have across my face.
            You are a K9's friend--this one included!
            HubHugs~
            K9

            1. mary615 profile image93
              mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Glad you got a smile out of this.  I'm going to try and post the photo I took.  Never done this before:  bear with me, OK??

              http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5918872_f248.jpg

              1. K9keystrokes profile image90
                K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I love this shot Mary! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing it here! I am overjoyed by the cuteness factor to say the least! lol
                Huge hubhugs~
                K9

                1. mary615 profile image93
                  mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Don't you just love her cute little rear end???  Glad you enjoyed seeing her.  Goodnight, K9

                  1. K9keystrokes profile image90
                    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Cutest tail end I have ever seen (and I am a big Schnauzer fan!)! Goodnight Mary~

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is such a good Hub, K9keystrokes. I'm a big advocate of being informed about vaccines- it's a great way to ensure that your pets get covered for everything and don't fall through the cracks!

          1. K9keystrokes profile image90
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            smile Thanks Simone~

        3. Cardozo7 profile image61
          Cardozo7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great hub K9keystrokes!

          What do you think about this http://cardozo7.hubpages.com/hub/Most-c … g-diseases ?

          1. K9keystrokes profile image90
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            How funny, I just read and commented on this hub Cadozo! I liked your information a lot.
            Welcome to HubPages, you're off to great start!

            Cheers~
            K9

      9. profile image60
        Craigbertsonerposted 5 years ago

        Alibris has Raising Healthy Pets: With Natural Foods, Herbs, Massage, and Love and other books by Norman Ralston, Gale Jack, including new & used copies,

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      10. Mrs. Menagerie profile image80
        Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

        At long last, I wrote a hub.  Good thing I had 2 weeks!  Thanks Simone.

        http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/hub/I- … What-to-Do

        1. K9keystrokes profile image90
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is a really unique and interesting hub Mrs. M! I would have never thought about the perfect techniques for assisting an injured bird--you rock!

          1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image80
            Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks K9...you rock too!!!!

            1. K9keystrokes profile image90
              K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              MMWWWAAHHH! :COOL:

        2. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, I'm quite glad we made this a two-weeker, since this really is a useful guide! I think it's pretty common to come across injured birds, so it's good to know what to do and what NOT to do when this happens!

          1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image80
            Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And thank you Simone...you also rock!


            HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!

      11. Rachel Richmond profile image61
        Rachel Richmondposted 5 years ago

        I can't wait to add in the discovery of making my dog her own treats.  Ha! Yay! What a great topic.

      12. MakeUpByObie profile image60
        MakeUpByObieposted 5 years ago

        I make my dog their own treats and they absolutely love them!

      13. apriadit profile image60
        apriaditposted 5 years ago

        nice hub i like it

      14. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

        Hey everyone! The new forum thread is up! This week's topic is tips on setting and achieving goals- something to get you in the mood for setting your own New Year's Resolutions!

       
      working