Health & Nutrition

Recognizing Signs of Seizure

Have you ever noticed your pooch pal exhibit out-of-the-ordinary behavior, such as biting at the air or licking his lips, front legs or the floor? These signs could point to complex partial seizures...

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Pet Safety Tips for July 4th

30% more pets go missing around July 4th than any other time of year. Help protect your furry family member with these helpful safety tips from PetAmberAlert.com!

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Natura Announces Pet Food Recall

On June 18, 2013, Natura announced a voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. 

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Feeding Frenzy: The changing landscape of the pet food industry

Many pet lovers have special memories of furry friends and the time they spent together in their youth. One of my fondest memories centers on spending the summer with my Grandma’s retriever, Red. He had such a loving personality and a coat tinged with auburn of Auburn. My favorite time of the day was just after dinner. That is when Grandma would help me scrape together the leftover chicken and vegetables for Red’s meal...

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Safe + Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

I've always been good about not giving table scraps to my dogs, but I just can't help wanting to let them share in our annual Thanksgiving feast. After all, they're family too, so why not let them celebrate? However, many of the foods we enjoy during this holiday are actually harmful to our pets. Keep the following tips in mind to keep your furry family member safe and healthy during your holiday gatherings... then read on for some yummy noms you can share with them!

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Caring for your Kitten

Kitten season is upon us, and many of you may have likely adopted, or are looking to adopt, a new feline friend. Although you probably have a good understanding of basic kitten care, I wanted to offer some tips that can be helpful in caring for your new kitty. These are a few critical points that can have lifelong benefits for you and your new friend. And, while they may seem simple, they are often overlooked...

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Bloat: A Canine Killer

 

It's true: reading this article could save your dog's life. If you're a dog guardian, chances are you have at some point heard the term "bloat"; however, many dog lovers still don't understand exactly what this condition is, or how fatal it can be. We hope the following information helps you in understanding how to help prevent, recognize and treat this life-threatening condition to give your dog the best chance at life...

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The Cruelty of Cat Declawing

To many Americans, it may come as a surprise that declawing a cat is illegal in countries across the world, where it is recognized as animal cruelty. It may also come as a surprise that it is indeed cruel. After all, we love our pets. We love our cats. And yet, many Americans continue to subject their feline friends to a barbaric procedure simply because they don't fully understand the procedure and its implications...

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Feline Spay + Neuter

Spring is the beginning of what I like to call “crazy season” for cats. Females have spent all winter reproductively dormant. As the days grow longer and the nights become shorter, a specialized gland in the female cat’s brain recognizes that spring is coming and turns on their reproductive system. What does this mean to us as a community? That as spring approaches, every unsprayed female feline comes into heat, like clockwork, in unison...

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The Local Green List

So you’ve gone green: you recycle, carpool, filter your own water and buy recycled paper. But is your pet green? After all, with our natural resources at stake, it’s important to reduce the carbon paw print, too! Fortunately, it’s easy providing natural and earth-friendly products for your pet pals thanks to the vast variety of eco-friendly beds, toys, leashes, grooming products, litter and more...

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