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The Art of Pet Grooming

Drowning in dog hair? Coughing up cat fur? You’re not alone! Pet grooming is important, especially now that spring is coming, and our furry friends leave more and more bits of themselves everywhere they go. It’s up to us as responsible pet owners to keep them clean, well-groomed and free of troublesome mats and tangles. Of course, that can be easier said than done – especially if you have a fluffy cat or dog (or one who particularly adores mud puddles).

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Medical Marijuana for Pets: Is It Safe?

 

The legalization of medical marijuana in many states has many pet parents wondering about its potential benefits for cats and dogs. But what about the dangers?

The truth is, pot poisoning is real — and it’s not pretty.

 

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Top New Year Resolutions for Your Pet!

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year, and also to set goals to improve your life for the new year ahead. Same should go for the life of your pet! Here are some resolution worthy goals to set for your dog or cat in 2017.

Pet Weight Loss 

  • It is important to measure food & count calories for your pet's daily meals.

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How Do I Choose My Pet's Food?

Choosing the right diet for your pet is one of the most important things that you can offer them. Unfortunately it is not a simple question, even for a healthy pet. There are literally thousands of different pet foods with new ones every week. Even the ones we know well get their formulations changed periodically and we have no idea when. Feeding options have become complicated by a mixture of science, hype, marketing and convenience. There is so much we do not know about nutrition.

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Separation Anxiety: How to Ease Your Dog's Fears of Being Alone

By pure definition, this condition does not indicate an ideal relationship between a dog and his/her human companion. What’s more, anxiety can lead to destructive behaviors, such as inappropriate elimination, barking, howling, digging, chewing or attempts to escape.

Dogs are balanced by having a harmonic rhythm within their pack. Humans can help their canine companions achieve this balance by providing clear boundaries and communicating with them on their level.

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13 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

#1. Chattering

You have probably heard your cat emit a fast and intense teeth chattering- especially when they spot a bird while gazing out of a window. Behaviorists speculate that this is because your cat is frustrated that they cannot get outside to hunt prey. They also may be excited and slightly aggravated.

Others say that this strange jaw movement may be your kitty’s natural instinct that allows their muscles to prepare for the act of killing prey. Either way, this behavior is completely normal for your feline.

 

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What is Brachycephalic Syndrome?

You would be hard pressed to find someone who could resist the sweet, short face of a Persian or the excited snorts of a Boston Terrier, but if your pet is one of the many breeds with a “pushed in” face, you should also be aware of the health risks associated with these characteristics.

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Is Peanut Butter Still Safe for Dogs?

Does your pup love peanut butter? If you answered yes, you are just one of many dog owners who use the popular nutty spread as a tasty treat, chew toy stuffing or a clever medication disguise for your furry friend.

The good news? Most peanut and other nut butters are perfectly safe for your dog (in moderation, of course).

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