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Dogs, Dogs, Dogs – Brighten Your Day with These Feel-Good Dog Stories

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs – Brighten Your Day with These Feel-Good Dog Stories

We are deep dog lovers here at SierraSil. Our dogs are more than pets – they are a part of our families. Yes, we talk about our dogs as much as we do our children.

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Some days the news headlines can be a bit hard to listen to – but as you and I know – a cuddle from your dog or an after-work dog walk can do wonders for your spirit and outlook.

This is why we thought for July, we’d take a different approach with our blog and share some of our favourite feel-good dog news stories with you. We’d love to hear from you – share your favourite feel-good dog stories (and photos of your dog)  on the Leaps & Bounds Facebook community page and tag us on Instagram with your photos of your dog.

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How to Camp with Your Dog

How to Camp with Your Dog

To camp with your dog, you need to make your dog is as comfortable at the campsite as he is at home. This means you need to do some planning and really consider what type of dog you have.

Do you have a dog who likes to explore? Does your dog have boundless energy? Does your dog like to sleep in and lounge in the sun? How does your dog react around strangers, children, and other dogs? Will your dog’s joint health support a long all-day hike or a day splashing around in the lake?

It’s important that you take your dog’s personality, age, and joint health into consideration when planning your camping trip. Hoping that your dog will be happy to rough it in the woods for three days sleeping in a tent, is a big gamble. You can’t convince your dog to do something he doesn’t want to do.

Before booking a campsite and planning your get-away – make sure your dog is a dog who wants to camp.  Remember, camping can take on all formats, you can really rough it at a hike-in only camp site, stay in a more urban camping area, camp in a yurt, book a dog-friendly cabin in the woods, or even rent an RV and go for the deluxe version of camping.

Ultimately, you need to choose a camping style that works for everyone, including your dog. Once you’ve determined what will work, it’s time to get down to the fun stuff – planning your camping get-away with your best friend.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Joint Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Joint Health

We care deeply about your joint health and mobility. This means we spend a lot of time thinking about, researching, and discussing the best ways to achieve and maintain flexible, mobile, and healthy joints.

If you browse our blog you’ll see a range of articles on topics such as How to Use a Tennis Ball for Sore Muscle Relief, How Exercise Benefits Whole Body Health, What is DOMS?, and Spice Things Up with Curcumin and Turmeric

Each of these articles touches on a different aspect and approach to healthy joints, supportive muscles, and balanced life. These articles and the rest of the information on our website are all part of our commitment to providing you with a balanced and well-rounded information base on joint health, mobility, and living a balanced life.

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What is Wrong With my Dog’s Elbow?

What is Wrong With my Dog’s Elbow?

Elbow dysplasia could be causing your dog’s elbow to be uncomfortable, making it hard for your dog to walk.

Many large breed dogs including Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bearded Collies, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, and Newfoundlands are prone to elbow dysplasia.

If you notice your dog is limping or is trying to avoid putting weight on a leg – this could indicate your dog’s elbow is giving him trouble. Interestingly, elbow dysplasia is very common in dogs and symptoms can arise in dogs as young as 4 months old.

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UBC Manufacturers NIght

Manufactures Night at UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Hosted by the Lamda Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Wednesday March 13th 2019

There’s always more to education than in the classroom, hence why we were delighted to be invited to the 2019 Manufactures Night at UBC. After last year’s enthusiasm from the students to learn, educate and keep up with modern advancements in the pharmaceutical sciences world, we were excited about returning to UBC. Meeting the 200+ future pharmacists of our community, engaging and enlightening them on our story, products and research.  

The evening allowed pharmacy students to engage with over 20 manufactures in the industry. Promoting education and professional development, getting to expand their knowledge on various companies, products, research and meeting with people in the industry.

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On a Scale of 1 to 10 World Film Premiere

On a Scale of 1 to 10 World Film Premiere March 12th 2019

Pain is a big deal for a lot of the population, with chronic pain affecting 1 out of 5 people. This has trigged an opioid crisis with no solution in sight so far…!

We attended the On a Scale of 1 to 10 movie premiere in VanCity Theatre, Vancouver last Tuesday. Directed and produced by Citrus Pie Media Group. SierraSil, sponsored the screening of this fantastic documentary addressing the issue of chronic pain offering hope to people who are affected by it.

On a Scale of 1 to 10 – Official Trailer #1
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Learning About Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

What Is DOMS?

DOMS is the muscle soreness and stiffness you feel a few hours or the day after a hard work-out.

DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

This muscle soreness and ache you feel in your muscles is different from a muscle strain or torn ligament. A strain or tear is felt immediately.

DOMS, however is often not felt until the day after your run, session in the gym, extra tennis game, or challenging CrossFit workout of the day (WOD).

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Digging into Top Dog Myths

What are the Top Dog Myths?

The list of top dog myths is a long one. It seems we’ve all heard a dog myth or 2 that we now believe as fact.

There are myths around your dog’s nose, mouth, vision, grass eating habits, exercise needs, and how they age.

Everyone has an opinion on what a wet nose means or what eating grass is all about or how much exercise a dog really needs.

Now, we’re dog people at SierraSil. Some days it seems like there is more office chatter about our dogs then there is about our kids. Yeah, we know how it is.

And this is exactly why we want to talk about dog myths.

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Michael Bentley Accepts CHFA Award

SierraSil President, Michael Bentley, receives John Holtmann Leadership Award from the CHFA

SierraSil Health Inc is honoured that our President, Michael Bentley received the John Holtmann Leadership Award from the Canadian Health Food Association on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

The John Holtmann Leadership Award was created in memory of John Holtmann and recognizes a leader and mentor within the natural health industry who demonstrates passion and commitment, serves as an inspiration for others, and has played a significant role within the his/her company and the wider industry. https://chfa.ca/en/News/Achievement-Awards/John-Holtmann-Leadership-Award

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Here are 9 workout activities to try this summer with your dog:

4 Fun Ways to Work-Out with Your Dog

Your dog loves to and wants to move. Whether it’s playing tag in the backyard, your daily morning dog walk, or going out for a hike in the woods – your dog is happy to work-out with you.

We want you to embrace this joy for movement and have put together our 4 favorite ways to work-out with your dog.

This movement and working out with your dog helps keep your dog’s joints healthy, encourages a healthy weight (for you and your dog), supports your dog’s mental health, and gives both of you all-important bonding time.

Before starting a new work-out with your dog, it’s important you honestly think about your dog’s current level of fitness and age. If your dog is not used to running, hiking, or agility games – it’s very important you start slowly.

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