Pet Nutrition

Bad breath, inflamed gums, inexplicable excessive drooling, reluctance to eat, tartar build-up, and an expensive dental vet bill are common situations that spur a pet parent to seek advice on dental care for their furry friend. Like most people you might not brush your pet’s teeth daily, or ever, however dental health is extremely important to their overall well-being. Although teeth brushing c...

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It’s that time of year for stocking stuffers. How about stuffing your furball's stocking with stuffing toys?

Whether you’re trying to slow down a dog who inhales his food, keep your furry pal busy while you’re eating, provide some problem-solving enrichment, or just looking for canine entertainment a simple solution might be stuffing toys.

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Most dogs love to chew, which is great as long as they have appropriate items available for their chewing pleasure. Puppies chew things in order to explore their world and to help relieve the discomfort of teething. As adult dogs, chewing provides healthy mental stimulation, exercises the jaw muscles, help keep teeth clean, and chewing (as well as barking) releases endorphins, which makes a dog...

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Just another buzz phrase? It may sound complicated, but it's only common sense: it means a diet that is appropriate for the species. From the physical attributes of teeth and jaws to the chemistry of stomach acid to the length of the intestines, dogs and cats are quite different from humans. Even though dogs have been living with us for 40,000 years, and cats ...

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Maybe your kitty is having hairball problems. Or perhaps your dog needs to shed a few pounds. Or your dog or cat has recurring bouts of loose poop —or the opposite problem. If your furry companion is afflicted with any of these conditions someone has probably suggested that you try pumpkin (the plain stuff, not the sweetened spiced pie filling) for relief. Why pumpkin? Fiber!


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Here are some things to keep in mind this summer to help keep your dog and cat healthy and happy:

  • Fireworks aren’t limited to Independence Day celebrations. Keep access to the outdoors limited during fireworks displays on the bays, at the ballpark and elsewhere.
  • It’s awfully tempting to raid the B...

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