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Food Related Pet Allergies Part II

A few weeks ago, we began a two-part series on Food Related Pet Allergies. You can read Part I here. In Part II we want to discuss the most common treatment to aid in the diagnosis of a food allergy called the elimina...

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Food Related Pet Allergies Part I

Food allergies are the third most common type of allergies seen in our pets, following airborne toxins and atopy (flea bites). Food allergies can be quite troublesome, difficult to diagnosis and may cause severe disco...

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How Does Your Pet’s Food Stack Up?

If you’ve ever scratched your head over all the ingredients present in the unending varieties of pet food, feeling unsure of what’s good or bad for your pet, scratch no more! With Petnet’s pet food rating system, we ...

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5 Must-Know Facts About Pet Food

For all animal-obsessed pet parents, nothing’s more important than the health and well-being of our furry children. We bring them to the vet for checkups, we drag them up huge hills for exercise (commonly known as “hi...

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How to Adjust Your Dog's Food Portions

We previously discussed about how much you should feed your dog. The steps involve a few calculations but are well worth the effort in the long run.   For those pet parents who have worked through the steps, determine...

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The Health Risks of Having a Fat Pet

I recently discussed some of the common health risks that pets face from being overweight.  The list of diseases and ailments that are associated with a pet being overweight is both long and serious, and will likely...

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Determining Daily Calorie Requirements for Dogs

Determining how many calories a dog burns each day is crucial for knowing how much to feed a dog.  When people are unsure of how many calories their dogs really need, they tend to overfeed, which can cause a multitu...

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Immunity Boosting Supplements for Cats: Do They Work?

Many cat owners use various supplements to help boost their cat’s immune system, believing that boosting the immune system can be quite effective in keeping their cat healthy. I often recommend products such as fish o...

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Proper Protein Needs of Senior Dogs

Over the years, there has been a lot of confusion, or at least uncertainty, about proper diets for senior dogs.   In a 2011 study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, researchers polled m...

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Sources of Protein for Cats

What veterinary nutritionists recommend most is a higher level of protein for cats than for dogs.Protein sources typically found in cat food include: Chicken Turkey Fish Lamb While these are excellent sources...