Posts Tagged ‘food’

The Long Term Effects Of Obesity On Your Pet

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Did you know you may be literally killing your pet with kindness? Those daily treats you give your pet may give the illusion that all is well, but the reality is that the extra treats and the resulting extra weight are causing lasting damage to your pet’s internal organs, bones, and joints. According to veterinarians across the U.S., more obese pets than ever are showing up in their clinics and the trend does not appear to be slowing. Excess weight can take as much of a toll on an animal’s body as it does on a human’s body. While some…

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Grape & Raisin Toxicity In Dogs

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Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs Grapes and their dried counterparts, raisins, may seem harmless, but not to dogs. Even small amounts of grapes or raisins can prove fatally toxic for a dog. The problem is that not all raisin and grapes will exert similar results. Moreover, not all dogs will react to the toxic principles of raisin and grapes. What to Watch For: Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. One of the most serious complications of grape/raisin toxicity is acute (sudden) kidney failure with lack of urine production (anuria). Vomiting and/or diarrhea often occurs within…

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Air Travel Tips For Your Pets

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Air Travel Tips Top 10 Tips for Safe Air Travel with Your Pet Traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and the four-legged members of your family. But with thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone. If your animal is small enough to fit under your seat and you can bring him or her in the cabin with you. Larger animals will need to travel in the cargo area of the plane. Here are ten tips for safe air travel with your pet: Make an appointment with your pet’s veterinarian for a checkup, and…

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Hot Weather & Summer Time Tips For Your Pet

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Hot Weather & Summer Time Tips For Your Pets   We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger! Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat, and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. Take these simple precautions to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately. Visit the Vet A visit to the veterinarian for a spring…

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Canned Cat Food Vs. Dry Cat Food? By Dr. Bidget Fagan

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Canned Cat Food Vs. Dry Cat Food Most people would be surprised to hear that canned food is actually better for your cat than dry kibble. There are three main reasons for this:   1. Canned food usually has higher quality proteins. Dry kibble is usually high in plant based protein versus canned food which is usually high in animal based protein. Cats are obligate carnivores which means they were made by nature to eat a meat based diet. They lack certain enzymes required to efficiently process plant based proteins. Proteins from animal sources contain a complete amino acid profile…

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Holiday Safety Tips

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Holiday Safety Tips Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree – Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant…

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Homemade Doggie Gobblers

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Want homemade dog treats? Try this easy recipe for Homemade Doggie Gobblers. These tasty canine treats are perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year. Cook alongside your holiday dishes and feed one or two to your dog when the family sits down to eat. He’ll feel like he’s getting in on the fun without eating unhealthy table scraps. The limited ingredients in Doggie Gobblers also make them perfect for dogs with dietary restrictions. Plus, your dog will love their meaty taste. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: 5-6 ounces cooked boneless, skinless…

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