Pet Nutrition

First of all, fleas are physically formidable. They move very quickly, and can jump four feet horizontally and nearly a foot straight up. Their flat bodies make them hard to squish. They’re adaptable, quickly becoming immune to a wide array of chemical flea treatments such as spot-on treatments and pills.

They’re abundant! Each female can lay thousands of eggs during its lifetime. ...

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There are many varieties of balanced raw diets for dogs and cats that meet the needs of their human companions's varied lifestyles. Choices include frozen, freeze-dried, dehydrated, and air-dried.

 

A healthy dog or cat with a strong immune system can eat a raw diet even if salmonella, e. coli, or listeria bacteria are present. Dogs and cats have a...

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 Winter is Over - Foxtails Have Arrived!

For anyone not familiar with these barbed grass seeds beware! They go in and don't come back out. Many people associate them with nature trails and weedy empty lots, but any grassy weed can go to seed in sidewalk cracks and even your own backyard. They find their way into dog noses, ears, and bet...

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Dogs are opportunistic carnivores! For most dogs that means a variety of food. Mostly meat, fish, and eggs, but also some fruits and vegetables. Good nutrition means a balanced diet over the course of the week. Remember, a lot of treats during a training session means a smaller dinner that night. Some dogs may need a little help with portion control, which is where you come in.

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Daily activities like stretching, hiking, walking, and running help reduce stress level, maintain muscle tone and flexibility, and promote optimal body function. For many dogs weight gain is a simple result of too much food and too little activity. However, there may be other contributing factors, which is why we suggest you should check with your vet before starting your do...

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Is your dog or cat continually scratching, biting, and/or licking himself?

Itching, scratching, biting can be caused by a number of things. If your pet is itchy and scratches or bites himself excessively, consult a holistic veterinarian to determine the direct cause of this behavior. Most often itchy dogs and cats are suffering from flea dermatitis, allergies, or dry skin.

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