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Six Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

We often write about healthy eating and the importance of exercise for your pet. As your pets age, getting them the right amount of exercise can be a challenge. Arthritis slows them down and illness may keep them hous...

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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 and veterinarians regarding the issue of obesity in our pets, but unfortunately that hasn’t translated into a reduction in the number of overweight pets.

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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.

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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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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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Petnet Exercise Tips for Your Pets

Exercise is one of the most important activities for our health and longevity. It is equally important for our pets. Many owners think a walk around the block, or a game of fetch in the backyard is sufficient for thei...

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Best Cat Toys For Playtime

Cats may spend a large percentage of their day sleeping, but play is important too. Play is more than just a way for a cat to pass time. It is a way for cats to get exercise, develop and maintain physical coordination...

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A Guide To Holistic Pet Care: Part 1

Holistic pet care isn’t what many owners of companion canines and felines typically think.  Holism is a philosophical approach to health involving the perspective that the body functions better when all parts are work...

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Get Yo’ Leash On: You Better Work It (Out)

Image Credit: Jim Summers For many dog owners in Los Angeles, taking your pup for a walk is more than just a trip along the sidewalk so he can do his business. It’s about enjoying the outdoors, squeezing in a workout,...

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Weight Loss Feeding Tips for Dogs

Every other dog, and then some, in the United States is overweight according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). That means that there are around 44 million overweight or, worse, obese dogs in this c...

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