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The Deep-Cleaning Power of Cat Tongues

Cats are remarkably fussy creatures who spend up to 50% of their waking hours licking and grooming their fur. Imagine how clean your house would be if they applied just a fraction of that energy to licking and grooming your … Continue reading

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Fleas: Understanding Their Life Cycle So You Can Stop Them

Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on a dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds–even thousands–so quickly? Here’s … Continue reading

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Feline House-Soiling

House-soiling is one of the most common reasons why pet owners abandon or relinquish their cats. Unfortunately, these cats frequently end up in shelters where they often are euthanized. House-soiling can be a complex problem to solve, but there are … Continue reading

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Feeding Cats – Addressing Behavioral Needs

What we feed our cats is very important, but so is how we feed them. How we feed our cats can affect them physically and emotionally. All cats are carnivores (meat eaters), so they have a strong hunting instinct. They … Continue reading

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I’ll be [bringing my pet] home for Christmas…

Tips and tricks to manage your pet’s food during holiday travel … or what to do so the dog—or cat—doesn’t puke under the table. For those of you who might be traveling during the holidays, the following can help manage … Continue reading

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How to handle food guarding in dogs

Food aggression can take a bite out of pet owner’s patience and add strain to the human-animal bond. Whether it’s early enough to prevent the bad habit or if food guarding is already ingrained in your pet’s behavior, this info … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Feline Winter Toxins

During the winter, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center sees an increase in certain toxicants. During the holiday seasons, there seems to be more antidepressant ingestions by cats. The following covers the most common feline winter toxins, and the best … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: As the holiday season arrives, it means that it is time to get all of our adornment out and begin decorating.  As our lights and trees go up, so do the very beautiful trinkets and glitz.  … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy from Tufts

Article by Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN. Heart disease is common in our companion animals, affecting 10-15% of all dogs and cats, with even higher rates in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Doberman Pinschers, and Boxer dogs.  Most nutritional recommendations … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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