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Your Dog is the Next Leaps & Bounds Star

Your Dog is the Next Leaps & Bounds Star

Your dog is the smartest, cutest, most talented, and frankly best dog on the block. Yes, we believe you – because we want to help you show off your dog. We’re looking for the next dog of Leaps & Bounds.

We’re updating our packaging and want to feature your dog. Does your dog suffer from joint mobility issues or arthritis? Visit our Facebook page and tell us about your dog. Post a photo and share with us how your beloved pet is benefitting from our all natural joint care chews.

Share this post with your friends and family and remember to use the hashtag #LeapStar. We want to learn about your dog. It’s your time to show off your dog and let us others know why your dog is the best on the block. Read more

Latest Information on Longevity

Latest Information on Longevity

The quest to live forever has always been part of the human spirit. Ever since we became aware of our own mortality, we’ve been looking for ways to slow down the hands of time.

From the latest anti-aging products and supplements to “miracle” drugs and biohacking, the hottest fountain-of-youth trends are only fueling our continued obsession to a longer and healthier life. While there is definitely some interesting, emerging science behind longevity, we still are a long way away from avoiding the inevitable.

Taking cold showers, dumping loads of butter in your coffee, and transfusing the blood of young people into the elderly—it seems there’s no shortage of longer-life hacks out there. In all likelihood, the secrets to longevity don’t have to be all that complicated (or disgusting, for that matter). Read more

Caring for Your Senior Dog

Caring for Your Senior Dog

There is no denying it – your senior dog is very special. Together through thick and thin, your dog has been there for you. Now as your dog has started aging, you notice he’s slowed down a bit or is sleeping a bit more.

These subtle changes in behavior are expected. If you do notice extreme changes, do contact your veterinarian. Today we want to highlight ways you can give your senior dog some extra care that will make his senior years comfortable and happy.

Remember that while your dog may only appear to be a bit slower, his joint care, overall health, and well-being does depend on some lifestyle changes. Read more

Fun and Games with Your Dog

Fun and Games with Your Dog

You want your dog to live a long and happy life. You know that one of the keys to this is ensuring that your dog’s joints are well cared for. You also know that one of the keys to effective joint care for dogs is in keeping your dog at a healthy weight with mobile joints.

This is why we want to focus on different ways you can have fun and play with your dog. Yes, it’s all about playtime for you and your dog. Get your dog smiling, strengthen his muscles, support natural joint care health, and have a few laughs yourself. It’s a win-win for everyone. And who knows – you might discover a hidden talent in your dog. Read more

How To Give Your Dog A Long Life

How To Give Your Dog A Long Life

We want to make sure that you have all the information you need to give your dog a long and happy life. It can be hard to distinguish between the hype and the truth when it comes to giving your dog the best life possible. To help you out, we’ve put together this short guide to giving your dog a long life.

One of our prime areas of focus is with making sure your dog has the best joint care possible. Having healthy joints makes it easier for you and your dog to follow-up on the advice below. Learn how Leaps & Bounds can give your dog the joint care support he needs. Read more

Your Guide to Successful Meal Planning

Your Guide to Successful Meal Planning

Cooking can be easy, but meal planning is a whole different ball game. With the right mindset and the following tips, meal planning can become a positive habit that can be easily implemented into your weekly routine.

Once you establish a meal planning schedule, it will help you save money, reduce food waste, reduce stress, save time, add variety to your week and allows you to allocate more time for family, friends and active living.    Read more

Managing Your Dog’s Arthritis

Managing Your Dog’s Arthritis

Your veterinarian has just told you that your dog has arthritis.

You heart sinks. You feel terrible. You want to know how you could have missed the signs of arthritis. You ask how much discomfort the arthritis is causing. You need to know how to care for your dog.

Your veterinarian assures you that this diagnosis does not signal the end of a happy life for your dog.

Your brain starts racing with questions. You want the best for your dog. You want to make sure he can still play his favorite games, get out for walks, sit and sleep comfortably, and not have his arthritis be a limiter.

The good news is that you now know why your dog hasn’t been himself lately. The even better news is that your arthritic dog can still live a full and active life. The best news is that you now have an action plan to follow to restore your dog’s joint health. Read more

How to Prepare Healthy One-Pot Meals

How to Prepare Healthy One-Pot Meals  

By: Dr. Melissa Carr

Most of us love to eat, fewer of us love to cook, and none of us love to stare into a sink full of dirty dishes. One of the best ways to skimp on the mess without skimping on taste is with one-pot meals. They’re easy to prepare, super delicious, and good for you—with no major clean-up to worry about afterwards. Sounds too good to be true? Here’s a great guide to healthy one-pot meals that’ll help change the way you cook and eat, and get you back to loving your kitchen again. Read more

Learning About Joint Care for Dogs

Learning About Joint Care for Dogs

Most people don’t start thinking about joint care for dogs until they see their dog limping or unable to move around easily. The good news is that with some proactive attention much earlier than most dog owners realize, your dog’s joint health can be better.

One of the most common sources of discomfort for dogs is osteoarthritis. Just as it is in humans, osteoarthritis is a degenerative process that slowly worsens over time, culminating in swollen, stiff, and inflamed joints – making it hard to move freely and be comfortable.

To better understand how you can improve your dog’s joint health and slow the impacts of osteoarthritis, we’re going to dig into this severe condition and look at how and why it happens. Read more

Training Tips and Advice for Senior Dogs

Training Tips and Advice for Senior Dogs

Perhaps you have adopted a senior dog into your home or have an older rescue dog who needs some training. First of all, thank you for bringing this older dog into your family, so often people are resistant to adopting a senior dog over fears about behavior, history, illness, or joint health issues.

Many people don’t realize that most dogs, regardless of age and history can be trained and taught new behaviors. Yes, this is very different from training a puppy, but with patience and extra care to the needs of older dogs such as joint discomfort and mobility issues, you can train your old dog new tricks. Read more