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Grapes Are Toxic to Dogs, and Now We Know Why

June 24, 2021

Among the many things on the no-no list for dogs are grapes and their relatives, raisins and currants. Accidentally feeding your dog any of these fruits could quickly lead to severe kidney failure and even death. For a long time, no one knew what, exactly, about these foods were toxic to dogs. The type of …

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A Taste of the Wild Guide to Choosing the Right Pet Food

March 31, 2021

Choosing the right pet food isn’t easy. Simply walking into the pet food aisle can be daunting. So many choices you need to make, and so many options for each choice. All life stages dog food. Senior cat food. High-protein food. Flavor. Price point. Quantity. Ingredient. Nutrient. Protein source. What’s it all mean? Anyone who …

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Can Your Kitten’s Food Impact Their Health as an Adult?

February 18, 2021

Those first few months of a kitten’s life are a critical developmental time. That’s when they sprout baby teeth, change eye color and develop the coordination to climb your drapes. During the primary socialization window, between 3 and 9 weeks of age, kittens learn to grow accustomed to new people, pets and places. Now, research …

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Should My Pet’s Diet Change for the Summer?

May 21, 2020

Many pets, like their owners, are more active in the summer. Especially those who tend to hibernate during the snowier months. Simple logic might tell you that more activity means your pet needs more calories. So, should you switch to a summer pet diet? In most cases, it’s not necessary. Seasonal appetite changes Ever notice …

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Simple Living: Life Lessons From Your Pets

April 21, 2020

Ah, the carefree life of a dog or cat. Naps in a sliver of sunlight. Meals served to you without having to lift a paw. Tummy rubs. No stressful job, unhappy relationship or unpaid bills. What’s not to love? If only your life could be less complicated. Well, maybe it can be! If we take …

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Does a working dog need carbs?

April 16, 2020

Is your dog considered a “high-energy” dog? Is he or she getting the energy they need from the food they consume? While some pet parents believe that a high-protein, moderate- to high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet is ideal for all working and sporting dogs, that’s not always the case. If you have a canine athlete or service …

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