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Are You Brave Enough to Give Your Cat a Bath?

Everyone knows cats hate baths, right? Well, that’s mostly true, some cats, especially cats in the wild like cougars and jaguars actually like water and will soak in it if given the opportunity.

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National Senior Pet Month

Every month it seems we have at least one national observance that focuses on our pets. Last month it was Adopt a Shelter Dog month and this month is another special month – it’s National Senior Pet Month, a month we devote to adopting, caring for and loving our senior pets.

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Getting to Know Your Persian Cat

We continue with our Getting to Know Your Breed series and move from dogs to CATS. As we noted in our introduction to this series, there are over 50 recognized cat breeds in the US. And the Cat Fancier’s Association r...

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What to make of the FDA's Grain Free Announcement?

In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced reports from veterinarians on a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs and the consumption of pet foods that contained certain grains such as peas, lentils, legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.

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Tips for New Puppy Owners

Anticipation, excitement, overwhelmed, impatience, fun, frustration, laughter, worry, hilarity, exhausted, enjoyment, love. These are a few examples of the range of feelings that new puppy owners experience in the first few months of dog ownership.

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2017 Pet Obesity Survey Part II

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the 2017 Pet Obesity Survey conducted by the Association Pet Obesity Prevention. The results were startling and concerning as the rate of pets being diagnosed as overweight or obese is still on the rise.

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Getting to Know Your Golden Retriever

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Golden Retriever. The Golden is one of our most popular breeds, ranking #3 in the AKC list of Top Dogs. Life expectancy: Life expectancy f...

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Marigolds

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is marigolds. We recently wrote about garden safety and noted that marigolds are a natural insect repellent, but are they okay for your pets to eat and are they found in pet food?

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Should I Play Music for My Anxious Dog?

About five years ago, an interesting study regarding the effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs was released by a team at Colorado State University (Kogan). Its findings were compatible with a similar study released in 2002 from Queens University in Belfast (Wells).