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2017 Pet Obesity Survey

For the past ten years the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has conducted an annual survey to examine Pet Obesity levels in the United States. Their findings have been a wake-up call for many pet owners a...

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Helpful Tips for Pets with Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is not solely a human disease. Both dogs and cats can suffer from arthritis. Arthritis or degenerative joint disease is generally defined as “inflammation of the joints”. There are several...

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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. Some breeds of domesti...

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month so we thought it appropriate to talk about this common and serious pet health issue. What is heartworm? Heartworm is a serious canine and feline disease caused by a parasit...

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Petnet Exercise Tips: Exercising Your Small Dog

So far in our Petnet Exercise Tips series, we have covered, Exercise Tips for Your Cat and Exercise Tips for Your Large Dog . Today we are going to offer a look at exercises for your small dog. We defined large dogs a...

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Trimming Your Dog's Toenails

Dog’s have four toes on each paw. They also have a vestigial toe (dewclaw) on the front paws and some breeds have them on the rear paws too. A few breeds (St. Bernard, Anatolian Shepherd ), even have a double dewclaw ...

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Pet Poison Prevention Month

March 16th-22nd was designated National Poison Prevention Week by Congress in 1961. Over the years it has expanded to the entire month of March, but it’s goal continues to focus on raising awareness of pet owners to t...

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Petnet Tips for Exercising Your Cat

People don’t often think about exercising their cats, but trust us, cats need exercise, just like dogs and humans do. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention almost 60% of the cats in our country are o...

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Why You Should Adopt Your Next Pet

According to the ASPCA over 6.5 million pets enter a public animal shelter each year. The numbers are almost evenly split between cats and dogs. Almost half of those pets are euthanized. That’s a sobering thought for ...

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Can My Pet Be a Vegetarian?

The popularity of eating a vegan or vegetarian diet has continued to grow slowly over the last decade. Worldwide, the number of vegetarians is estimated to be 375 million. In the US, the overall percentage of adults t...

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Your pet’s dental health has gotten a lot more attention in recent years as advances in treatment have become widespread. It’s no longer enough to give your dog a ‘teeth cleaning’ dog chew to rid them of their bad bre...

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Getting to Know Your Maine Coon Cat

The next breed for us to examine in our Getting to Know Your Breed series is the Maine Coon Cat. The Maine Coon Cat is #3 on the list of favorite cats per Cat Breeders Association. Life expectancy: Maine Coons have a ...

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