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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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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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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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Celebrating National Pet Month: How Pets Benefit Our Lives (And How We Can Return The Favor)

Having celebrated National Pet Day just a few weeks ago, we’re still pulling glitter from our hair (and paws), but we’re also stocking up on party favors for the month of May. That’s right, go grab that tupperware ful...

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Oral Pet Health: Maintaining Your Pet's Teeth

When you’re a kid, you hate the dentist but love getting a balloon and lollipop at the end. As an adult, you resentfully tolerate the poking and prodding of sharp instruments along your sensitive little gums. When you...

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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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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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What's an Overweight Pet?

October is Pet Obesity Awareness month. Recapping to our previous blog discussion about how a few extra pounds on a dog or cat can be life changing, we created a video to help you understand the perspective of how jus...

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The Costs 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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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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A Guide to a Lean and Healthy Cat

October 7th is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy. The decisions that ...

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Pet Obesity: Crunching the Numbers

October is pet obesity awareness month and it is the perfect time to review some of the key statistics and information related to pet obesity.  I would argue that the single most impactful thing that pet owners can ...

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