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Holiday Survival Tactics for Anxious Pets

December 5, 2019

‘Tis the season when your typically calm household is transformed into a carnival of twinkling lights, choruses of “O Tannenbaum” and scents of baking gingersnaps, not to mention the onslaught of relatives from near and far. That includes Uncle George, who will undoubtedly slip your pet barbecued wienies under the table again this year. While …

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Tell Me Where It Hurts: Signs of Pain in Pets

September 5, 2019

Our pets have an uncanny way of sensing when something’s wrong with us. Whether we’re under the weather or just feeling blue, they’ll find a way to snuggle next to us until we’re better. But can we say the same for ourselves as pet parents? Do we intuitively know when something’s amiss with our dogs …

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Introducing Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains

September 4, 2019

Pet parents who prefer to feed their dogs a grain-inclusive diet have a new option, Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains. The new line of dry dog foods combines the same flavorful meats found in the original Taste of the Wild recipes with a special blend of four ancient grains: grain sorghum, millet, quinoa …

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How Much Do You Really Know About Pet Food Protein?

August 15, 2019

“Real (beef, chicken, lamb or salmon) as the #1 ingredient.” “High-quality protein for lean muscles.” “Nutrient-dense, whole-animal ratios of fresh meat.” You know your pets need protein in their diet — we talked about that here — but the meat- and protein-related claims made by different dog foods can be confusing. And, in reality, few …

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Selecting the Right Food for Your Cat

August 1, 2019

You love, love, love your cat, but who has time to stand in the cat food aisle reading every label? To simplify what has become a complex procedure, here are some general things to keep in mind when choosing cat food. It’s all about the meat. Although you may be vegetarian or vegan, it simply …

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Finicky Cats: Appeasing the Fussy Feline Palate

July 25, 2019

Is your cat hard to please at the food bowl? Does your feline sniff at food with disinterest, then turn his or her nose in the air and walk away? Do you grovel every night, offering up various delicacies in hopes of finally pleasing your cat’s discriminating taste buds? You, my friend, have a finicky …

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