Wellness

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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Nashvillian Raises Support for Service Dog

For Nashvillian Andrew Booker, a service dog named Rex could literally save his life. Andrew lives with Epilepsy, Type 1 Diabetes and in recent years has been diagnosed with Autonomic Autoimmune Ganglionopathy (AAG), a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. All of this means that Andrew cannot be left alone. With Andrew's wife, Alicia, needing to work, Rex, a Labrador Retriever from Retrieving Independence´╗┐, is his answer to safety and freedom...

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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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Beyond the Backyard

Simply put, we love our dogs. We pamper them with yummy treats and belly rubs. We walk them, and toss the ball, and play chase in the yard. And that’s just the beginning! There are so many ways in which you can enrich your dog’s daily life while strengthening the bond you share and having fun to boot! Here are six of my favorite ways to offer health and happiness to your pooch pal...

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