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Canine Lyme Disease Isn’t Going Anywhere Soon

March 20, 2020

The reports are in: the United States is crawling with ticks. Thanks to warmer climate trends, these blood-sucking creatures now thrive in more regions of the country. Additionally, the expansion of housing into rural areas has forced wildlife such as raccoons, opossum and birds into the city, carrying ticks with them.  And white-tailed deer, the …

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11 Spring Pet Safety Tips You Need to Know

March 5, 2020

Depending on where you live, the tulips and daffodils may already be pushing up from the earth. You might spot robins feathering nests or a canopy of green buds unfurling overhead, and soon you’ll sleep with the windows cranked open. Ever notice how spring has a way of making the world feel fresh-scrubbed and alive? …

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Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Cats

January 30, 2020

Cats have a reputation for always landing on their feet. One cat, in fact, fell 32 stories, suffering only a minor lung puncture and a chipped tooth. It was released from the hospital in two days, according to the Animal Medical Center of New York City. What makes cats so lucky? They have an innate …

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Does My Pet Need Supplements?

January 9, 2020

These days, people are all about health, wellness and prevention. So much so, in fact, that consumers in the United States will spend an estimated $32 billion on vitamin and nutritional supplements in 2019. You may have wondered if your dog or cat could benefit from supplements, too. Many pet owners have already decided: About …

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Ancient Grains in Pet Food: Focus on Sorghum

January 2, 2020

In the last few years, few pet food ingredients have been as misunderstood as grains. Some folks wondered if grains were necessary at all, or suspected they could have a negative impact on pet health. But as it turns out, grains such as corn, rice, barley, oats — and sorghum — can play a significant …

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