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Best and Worst Foods to Feed Your Dog

Give your pet the best nutrition you possibly can for all the days of their lives. There are foods that nourish your dog’s body and promote good health as well as longevity. Then there are foods that cause obesity, illness, and disease. Just like humans, an overweight dog can experience a multitude of health problems.…

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5 Signs That Your Dog or Cat is “Extra”

5 signs that your dog or cat is extra

Your dog or cat may just be the host or hostess with the mostest! So, your furry friend has a personality and by that, we mean a BIG personality. He or she behaves the way that someone “extra” would. From painted paws to a closet full of clothing, some dogs and cats may give you…

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How to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Reduce anxiety caused by lightning and thunder by following these suggestions. Thunderstorms are terrifying for animals. They don’t understand where all the loud noises and flashes of light are coming from. It confuses them and makes them feel as though they are in danger. You may notice distinct signs of distress from your dogs when…

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4 Mobile Apps Every Dog Owner Should Have

4 Mobile Apps Every Dog Owner Should Have

Convenient and informational, they put the power of knowledge into your hands. If you’re the type of person that uses your phone for everything, you’re going to want to download a few apps pertaining to pet ownership. Doing so allows you to look up information while you’re on the go, set alerts based on the…

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Diabetes in Dogs and How to Care For Them

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What do you do when your dog with diabetes requires constant monitoring? Like humans, dogs can be insulin-dependent diabetics due to their body’s failure to create or respond to the hormone on its own. If your dog  has been diagnosed with diabetes, monitoring their blood glucose levels at home may be your best method of…

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5 Sneaky Substances in Your Home That are Toxic to House Cats

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Hidden dangers for house cats are present in even the most conscientious of households. Like people, there are many things that cats and house cats are allergic to. Some cause mild reactions while other substances prove to be lethal. If you want to protect your precious kitty from the dangers that lurk in their environment,…

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Travel Essentials for Small Dog Breeds  

Pamper your pooch after a long day of traveling. If you plan on traveling this summer, it may make sense to bring your dog along with you. Doing so allows for greater freedom as you don’t need to worry about what is going on at home with your pet and his or her caregiver. Instead,…

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6 Fun Ways to Get Your Dog and Yourself More Active This Summer

Introduce your pet to more of the great outdoors this year, and improve your own health while you’re at it! Summer is very near, and the time you’ll spend outdoors this season with your pet increases due to the warmer weather. If you’re racking your brain for new things to do with your dog, never…

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How To Help Your Overweight Pet Lose Weight Safely

Here is how you can help your overweight pet drop pounds safely. Pet obesity is a phenomenon in the United States that commands attention. It shortens the life of dogs and cats and causes a myriad of costly and painful health conditions along the way. If you’re new to having pets and aren’t sure if…

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What You Need to Know to Help Save Your Pet’s Life

The American Red Cross not only offers lifesaving classes for human beings, it also provides online classes that help save dogs and cats. Knowing how to detect changes in your pet’s personality or behavior can help them receive the diagnosis they need to get better. Many animals do not show signs of illness even when…

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What to Do If the Pet Food You’re Using is Recalled

Take the necessary steps to protect your dogs and cats against illness. A hot topic today is pet food product recalls. They occur regularly and are voluntary or involuntary depending on the industry’s desire to right a wrong. Three different types of recalls exist according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They include “actions…

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4 Ways the Petrics App Helps Busy Pet Parents Save Time

Get more done in less time while keeping your pet safe and illness-free. Time is something that most people have a shortage of. They’ve got plenty of obligations to tend to but few opportunities to add anything else to their already overflowing schedule. If your personal and professional lives have you running non-stop, you’ve probably…

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How to Avoid Feeding Your Dog or Cat the Wrong Things

Protect your pet’s health with careful research. Some foods and substances are lethal to pets. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of what you’re feeding your dog and cat. Costly medical mistakes can be avoided by refraining from giving the animals foods they shouldn’t be eating. Identifying potential problems within the home allows…

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How to Promote Longevity in Your Pets

The habits that you settle into can help your dog and cat live longer. When you get a new pet, your first goal is to help them settle into the home so they’re comfortable. You introduce them to other members of your family, make sure that they have a place to sleep, their own food…

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Which Vitamins and Nutrients Do Dogs and Cats Need?

These are the things that are essential to your pet’s good health and longevity. For your dog and cat to live a long, healthy life, they must get adequate nutrition from the foods they eat. Knowing how much food to feed your pet and how many times daily makes a world of difference in helping…

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How to Find Up-to-Date Information About Pet Food Recalls

Know what types of threats exist for your pets whenever they occur. The latest pet food recalls have caused quite a scare in the United States. The first was issued after a tranquilizer used to euthanize pets was found in dog food. The second recall was announced after two kittens died of salmonella. Some of…

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5 Steps to Take When Your Pet is Not Feeling Well

Your quick thinking can help prevent permanent damage to your dog or cat’s health. If your pet isn’t acting like his or her normal self, they could be ill. Some symptoms are hard to detect. Others such as vomiting speak for themselves. Knowing how to proceed in taking care of a sick animal is a…

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National Canine Weight Check Lets You See How Healthy Your Dog Is

The annual initiative was created to raise awareness of the dangers of pet obesity. National Canine Weight Check is an initiative that occurs each year in February. It encourages pet owners to take a stand against pet obesity by finding out how much their dogs weigh. Even a small amount of excess weight can negatively…

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5 Habits That Promote Good Health in Your Cat

The things that you do today can help your cat live a longer, healthier life. Living a long, happy, and healthy life is something you want for all of your furry friends. Your cat is your baby and constant companion so of course, you’ll want to do things that help them live a long time.…

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What to Do If Your Pet Ingests a Poisonous Substance

Quick action is needed to save your dog or cat’s life, so prepare accordingly. Your dog and cat are your companions. They’re considered an important part of your family, so caring for them tops your list of responsibilities. You want to give them the best life that you can while they’re alive, and it shows.…

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What to Do About a Pet That Sheds

Keeping your clothing and furniture fur-free isn’t an impossibility! Some breeds of dogs and cats shed a lot. Other animals may experience hair loss due to a medical disorder. One of the culprits that cause pets to shed is food-related allergies. Your pet may have a sensitivity to the food that you’re feeding him or…

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Creating a Safe Environment for Your Cats and Dogs to Live In

Ridding your home of hidden dangers prevents the unthinkable from happening. Part of being a pet owner is keeping your cats and dogs safe from harm. Hidden dangers lurk around every corner. From the houseplants that you keep to the foods that you serve to your family and the cleaning products that you use, extreme…

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