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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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Are You Oblivious to Your Pet’s Burgeoning Weight Problem?

Denial prevents you and your pet from changing habits that harm good health. Obesity plagues the pet world in the same manner it does the human world, by cutting life short.  Dogs and cats who are obese, like their owners, have higher risk for deadly diseases. There is also greater wear and tear on muscles…

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Ways to Tactfully Tell Others Not to Feed Your Pets

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Not everyone possesses the knowledge you have about your dogs’ and cats’ health and lifestyle. That’s why it’s important for you to express concern at the beginning of a relative or friend’s visit about them feeding your pets. By doing it gently and tactfully, you avoid emergency vet visits and the heartache that sometimes comes…

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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Multi-Pet Household

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The person you choose to care for your pets medically plays an important role in your life. Without their knowledge, skills, and expertise, you’re not able to care for your dogs and cats in a way that promotes good health, safety, and longevity. Regular checkups serve as preventative medicine against disease and disorders that could…

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3 Things That You’re Doing to Make Your Pet Fat

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It’s not intentional but it is packing on the pounds on your pet. Your pet may or may not have a problem with obesity. If he or she seems to be heading that way because they are packing on too much weight quickly, you may be the reason why it’s happening. Although your actions may…

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How to Safely Put Your Pet on a Diet

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Like humans, obesity causes a myriad of health problems for pets. Pet obesity is a solemn matter that needs to be addressed more often. Men and women don’t fault their pets for being overweight because they love them and want them to be happy. They don’t always see an extra treat or helping of food…

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How to Incorporate More Pet Exercise Into Your Schedule in 2018

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With a new year comes a list of ways to improve your experience. What if you made 2018’s resolutions for you and your pet? Instead of working out by yourself, you’ll have a constant companion by your side, urging you to meet your fitness goals! Finding ways to be more physically active with your dog…

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4 Tips for Fightless Feedings

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Mealtime doesn’t have to be a feeding frenzy in your multi-pet household. In fact, you can easily take care of everyone who needs to eat without fussing and fighting. To do so, you’ll want to come up with a plan that works for you and your animals. Four tips for fightless feedings helps you do…

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The Mistake You Make When You Give Your Pet Too Many Treats

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Pet obesity is a real problem for many American households. The phenomenon is one worth researching because excess weight on your dog and cat can lead to serious health problems. Statistically, obese animals have shortened lifespans because they’re more likely to develop serious diseases. As with your own diet, moderation is the key to good…

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Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Pets

The holidays are a time for celebration. If you have pets, however, they are something you approach with caution. You see, the indulgent nature of the holidays not only applies to people. It applies to animals, too. Pet Obesity Poses Serious Health Problems People tend to overfeed their pets when it’s a holiday or there…

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What Human Foods Can Cats Eat?

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If you want to know the answer to the question “What human foods can cats eat,” you’re not alone. Many people have no idea what they can feed their pets. So, they either give them something they shouldn’t feed them or don’t give them the right amount of nutrition at all. You see, cats are…

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Smartphone Apps That Every Pet Owner Should Use Regularly

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If you’re the type of person that can’t go anywhere without your smartphone, you’ll love what it can do for you as a pet owner. You see, apps add value to your life, make quick work of difficult tasks, and help you provide the best possible care you can for your dogs and cats. They’re…

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Tips for Managing a Multi-Pet Household with Ease

If your home is one with multiple pets, you know how chaotic things get. If you’re not very organized, confusion sets in. You don’t remember which pets have already been fed and which ones took their medication earlier in the day. That can be a big problem for you as a pet parent because your…

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Five Ways Being Overweight Can Harm Your Cat’s Health

Five Ways Being Overweight Can Harm Your Cat’s Health

With up to 63% of cats currently overweight, we now know about the problems that cats face when they are too heavy. If your cat is overweight, your cat is at risk for these common problems…   Diabetes Obesity is not only a risk factor for diabetes, but can make the diabetes more difficult to…

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Top Five Nutrition Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Top Five Nutrition Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Mistake #1: Not feeding a complete and balanced food. Every food (but not treats) should have a nutritional adequacy statement from the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) [often called an “AAFCO statement”] that describes if the food is complete and balanced according to AAFCO guidelines. If it is complete and balanced (meaning it has all…

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