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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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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.

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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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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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Ate Too Much Over the Holidays? Get Your Dog and Get Moving!

The holiday are over and if you are like most people, you overate. Who could resist all those holiday parties, the tasty treats and fancy drinks? And if you have a dog, you probably overfed them too with snacks from t...

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22 Ways Cats Make Humans Happier & Healthier

In honor of National Cat Day, we wanted to put everything on pause paws and take a moment to celebrate our furry feline friends. Since we do everything in our power to keep our kitties happy and healthy, we need to ac...

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New Year's Resolutions: Feed Your Dog Better

New Year’s is a time that most people review the past year and resolve to make improvements for the coming year.  With that in mind, I offer 5 resolutions that will help a dog parent ensure that their dog is fed the p...

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How Much Water does a Dog Need?

Making sure that a dog gets the right amount of water each day is a challenge, particularly if the pet parent doesn’t even know how much water their dog needs! So how much water does a dog need each day? Like with fee...

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Dietary Diseases in Cats Caused by Poor Diet

October is Pet Obesity Awareness Month.  By giving  proper nutrition and a healthy diet, many of these diseases can be prevented. There are a variety of diseases seen in cats that are strongly related to diet. These a...

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