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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

As a dog-lover, keeping your canine companion healthy and happy is your top priority. You're likely informed on the newest trends in nutrition and diet, including the ongoing investigation by the FDA on regular versus grain-free dog food in relation to instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (or DCM). Before you start meal prepping for your dog, have a look at the science and explanations behind these claims. What Is DCM?  To understand where the debate originated from, we must dig into the science behind these claims. Canine dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the cardiac muscle, resulting in a decrease in the ability...

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Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

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Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations. While many of these decorations are considered benign to the health and safety of you and your family, you may want to consider how they affect your pets. Dogs are the most likely culprits of gobbling up a poisonous holiday plant, so its important to take certain precautions when decorating your home for the holidays. First, beware of the poinsettia. This vibrant green and red plant indigenous to Latin America is a timeless decoration in the holiday season that garnered attention in the past for...

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Why Your Dog Digs and How to Stop It

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Why Your Dog Digs and How to Stop It

When a dog is digging up your backyard, you're going to wonder about two things. First, why in the world are they digging? Second, what can you do to stop them? We're going to take a look at some of the reasons that dogs dig in your yard and what you can do to stop them.  Reason 1: Your Pup is Bored The first reason that your dog is digging in your yard could be associated with boredom. Dogs have a lot of energy and if they don't have the proper outlet, they'll make their own fun. Don't be surprised...

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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment.  First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed.  A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.  This is to make it appear bigger and could be a sign of a presumptive attack.  A quick flipping motion of the cats tail may also be a sign of anger and this means that the cat wants to be left alone.  It would be best to give it...

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How to Prevent Your Pet from Getting Heartworms

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How to Prevent Your Pet from Getting Heartworms

Your pets are susceptible to diseases that humans either rarely or never contract. That's why you have to look out for things like heartworms, which is a serious disease. Heartworms are the result of a parasitic worm known as Dirofilaria immitis. They'll infect your pet's body and cause harm as they mature. The adult worms are a foot long and live in your pet's heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels. Dogs are the natural hosts for heartworms. The heartworms that infect cats usually won't reach adulthood. As such, we'll mostly go over how heartworms affect dogs. Symptoms of Heartworm Disease While...

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