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  • Whole Foods for Dogs and Cats, Image: dezy/Shutterstock.comWhole Foods for Dogs and Cats  
    Human-Grade Meals for Our Furry Best Friends  

    As guardians of our beloved pets, choosing the best food for them can be a daunting task, with so many options online and in grocery stores, as well as conflicting advice about what is healthiest. For thousands of years, pets were fed...

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  • Hidden Dangers in Pet Food , Image: Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock.comHidden Dangers in Pet Food   
    The Scary Truth About Toxic Ingredients  

    Among the many reasons to switch from ultra-processed diets to fresh food for our furry family members, unwanted toxins are high on the list. Because pet food manufacturers are...

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  • Holiday Treats for Cats and Dogs, Image: liliya kulianionak/AdobeStock.comHoliday Treats for Cats and Dogs  
    Easy-to-Make Festive Recipes to Delight Pets  

    The holidays are a great time to connect with loved ones, including family pets. Although treats bring such joy to their lives, keep in mind that not all foods around the holiday table are...

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  • Caregiving Companions, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comCaregiving Companions  
    The Many Benefits of Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals   

    Animals offer support to humans in innumerable ways, acting as loyal companions, providing soothing therapy and emotional support, and being attentive service animals for invaluable medical assistance. As animals increasingly take...

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  • A Happy Halloween for Pets, Image: ShunTerra/AdobeStock.comA Happy Halloween for Pets  
    Nine Ways to Keep a Dog or Cat Safe  

    Halloween is celebrated on October 31, and as always on this fun holiday for humans, it’s important to take precautions to ensure furry family members wake up healthy, happy and safe on...

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  • Healthier Pets , Image: FS-Stock/AdobeStock.comHealthier Pets   
    Top Supplements for Dogs and Cats   

    The market for pet products is awash with supplements, so it’s not surprising that it can be challenging to figure out what a dog or cat really needs. The foundation of any healthcare program for dogs and cats, regardless of age and breed, is...

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  • Preventing Dog Dementia, Image: FS-Stock/AdobeStock.comPreventing Dog Dementia  
    Five Strategies to Preserve Cognitive Health  

    Among the many traits that dogs and humans share is the potential with aging for progressive cognitive decline, which canines can experience as early as 7 years of age. Clinical signs of cognitive decline appear in...

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  • Canine Calm, Image: Kira_Yan/AdobeStock.comCanine Calm  
    Anti-Anxiety Tips for Dogs  

    When they signed the Declaration of Independence, little did our country’s founders know that more than two centuries later, their revolutionary act would lead to millions of dogs trembling, cringing and running for cover. As many as 45 percent of American pet dogs are ...

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  • Misbehaving Dog Walks , Image: photomim/AdobeStock.comMisbehaving Dog Walks   
    Ways Humans Get It Wrong   

    One of the primary activities we do with canine family members is to take walks because they love them and benefit from them. But just as some dogs, for a variety of reasons, are difficult to walk, some people are less...

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  • Saving Birds from Cats, Image: wegener17/AdobeStock.comSaving Birds from Cats  
    Simple Strategies to Protect Feathered Friends  

    When they’re roaming outdoors, domesticated cats turn into natural-born predators. According to the American Bird Conservancy, domestic felines are the number one human-caused threat to birds in the U.S., killing an estimated 2.4 billion birds every year. Cats have contributed to the extinction of 63 species of...

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  • Pest Control, Image: alexei_tm/AdobeStock.comPest Control  
    Keeping Dogs Safe from Ticks and Fleas  

    Fleas and ticks are different types of pests; so, when considering how best to protect a dog, it is important to make a distinction—fleas are an annoyance, but ticks can be life-threatening. Many veterinarians recommend...

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  • Beyond Kibble, Image: mat hayward/AdobeStock.comBeyond Kibble  
    How to Shop for the Healthiest Pet Food  

    People are always striving to improve the quality of life for their pets. For some, this means making homemade dog and cat food or buying meat directly from a local butcher, but not all pet parents have the necessary time, space or finances. While there are better...

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