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Dealing with Your Dog's Digestive Dilemmas

We suspect that most of you are intimately familiar with the digestive system, that amazing mechanism that takes in food, pulverizes it, transforms it into nutrients and uses it to fuel the body. The dog’s digestive tract is not so different from ours in that respect; it converts food into all the nutritional building blocks a dog needs to grow and develop. If you’ve ever experience...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Last week we provided tips for choosing the appropriate costume for your pet. This week, we’ve got some safety tips to help your pet not only cope with the Holiday, but enjoy the experience as well. There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday - some are well-known (the dangers of chocolate), and some aren’t, (xylitol toxicity). Learn what to b...
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6 Popular Myths About Pets - Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction #1 - Table scraps are good for dogs FICTION According to Dr. Shelby Neely, DVM, a Philadelphia-based veterinarian and the director of operations for the online vet service whiskerDocs. “Dogs are not humans and they have very specific diet requirements to keep them healthy, which are different from ours.” For instance, common “people” foods such as garlic, onions, grapes, po...
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Unravel the Mystery Behind Pet Food Labeling

There are a variety of terms used on pet food labels that appear to indicate the quality of the product. These terms are primarily used on dog and cat food labels, but may apply to other companion animal foods as well. Terms such as "generic," "premium," and even "super premium" are among those commonly used, as are "natural," "holistic," "organic," and "grain-free." But what do these ...
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Healthy Treats From The Produce Section

Looking for a low-cost, low-calorie treat for your dog? Look no further than the produce section of your supermarket! Vegetables are the easiest, healthiest way you can treat your dogs without feeling guilty! To ensure your dog gets the most nutrition from a vegetable, make sure you use a food processor or chop or steam vegetables before adding to their food to aid in absorption of all ...
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10 Simple Ways for Organizing Pet Supplies

When you need your pet’s hairbrush, do you end up searching through the whole house for it? When you find it, is it under the bed or worse in the refrigerator vegetable drawer? If so, you need help and if not, you probably still could do better. Organizing pet supplies doesn’t have to be a complicated endeavor and it won’t be if you break the task of organizing your pet supplies down i...
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Dog Nutrition Tips*

Nutrients Your Dog Needs Nutrients are substances obtained from food and used by an animal as a source of energy and as part of the metabolic machinery necessary for maintenance and growth. There are the six essential classes of nutrients dogs need for optimum healthy living. Water Essential to life, water accounts for between 60 to 70% of an adult pet’s body weight. While food may help me...
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Feeding your Senior Dog*

Dogs begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to 12 years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes, too. Some of these may be unavoidable while others can be managed with diet. When feeding your older dog, the main objective should be to maintain health and optimum body weight, slow development of chronic disease and minimize diseases that ...
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What’s In The Bag - How to Read a Pet Food Label

Commercial pet foods are an easy and convenient way to feed your dog or cat. Deciding what to feed can be difficult for some pet owners. There are some general items to consider when selecting a food that is right for a particular companion animal. When choosing a pet food, read the label before buying. The items on the label can be confusing, but it becomes much easier to make the rig...
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