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14 Foods to Never Feed Your Pet

14 Foods to Never Feed Your Pet

Almost everyone with a pet has been guilty one time or another of feeding their pet table scraps. When you’re eating dinner and your beloved pet gives you ‘the eyes’, it can be nearly impossible to resist, and who doesn’t like spoiling their pet? Unfortunately, an occasional table scrap may be more harmful than you think.

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Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

While it may be alarming to see Fido or Fluffy nibbling on the front lawn or a houseplant, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern unless the grass or plant was recently treated with pesticide, fertilizer, or another poisonous chemical. Both dogs and cats from time to time may take an interest in grass or similar substances, each for different purposes that can actually benefit their bodies.

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Pet Safety Tips for Summer Storms

Pet Safety Tips for Summer Storms

In the summer months, it’s pretty common that there will be more thunderstorms than normal due to the rapidly rising warm, moist air. For some of us, an afternoon thunderstorm is the norm and we don’t worry too much about what we should do with Fido or Fluffy. However, for times when the weather will be really bad, you need to have a plan in place for your pets.

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Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

It’s well known that owning a pet has many health benefits. However, a new study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that pet owners with chronic ailments may even have healthier, more adaptable hearts. The study followed people with conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol and found that they had more changes in heart rate than people without pets during the same period of time, indicating that they were more adaptable and would therefore less likely to be less taxed under certain circumstances; for instance, high-stress situations.

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Curb Cold Weather Health Conditions in Pets

Curb Cold Weather Health Conditions in Pets

For some parts of the country, temperatures are beginning to drop. Similar to us, our pets’ immune system functions best when proper nutrition, rest, and exercise are in harmony. Therefore, making sure your pet is in top form prior to travel and harsh weather can help carry on health.

Therefore, making sure your pet is in top form prior to travel and harsh weather can help carry on health as the seasons change.

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Get Your Pet Ready for Holiday Travel Season

Get Your Pet Ready for Holiday Travel Season

It’s not too early to begin making pet preparations for the upcoming holiday season. From boosting immunity to ensuring proper housing arrangements for your pet during seasonal travel, you can ease stressors for yourself as well as help sustain your pet’s health.

When taken to temporary boarding places, pets are exposed to countless other animals – each with the potential to infect your healthy pet.

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Living with Pet Allergies

Living with Pet Allergies

Many people suffer from pet allergies; it is estimated that 10%-15% of the population is allergic to pets . It is most commonly caused by the animal’s dead flakes (dander). If you have a pet allergy, it is advised to stay away from the animal as much as possible, but what happens if the pet causing your problems is your own?

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Protecting Your Pet through the Spring and Summer

Protecting Your Pet through the Spring and Summer

With warmer weather upon us, preventing heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps in our pets becomes a top concern. Do you recall last summer when getting out of the car or opening your front door your face was assaulted with intensely humid, sticky hot air? The temperature-humidity index, otherwise known as the heat index, can be likened to the wind chill factor during winter when the wind makes the temperature feel chillier than it actually is.

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Partners vs. Pets – What to do when your pet comes between you and your partner

Partners vs. Pets – What to do when your pet comes between you and your partner

Have you ever watched the show “It’s me or the dog”? Last week, while flipping through the channels, I came across that particular program, and I had to wonder, could it really get that dramatic between your partner and your pet? Well the answer is, yes. Some pet owners find themselves in situations where they are fighting over or about their pet every day, and while, it may not be the worst issue a couple can have, it can definitely cause some hard feelings.

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Fleas, Ticks and Your Pet

Fleas, Ticks and Your Pet

With spring around the corner, your pet will likely be spending more time outside – which also means he or she will have a higher chance of encountering fleas and ticks. However, taking a few preventative measures can help ensure that your pet stays safe and healthy while enjoying time in the great outdoors!

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