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Pet Food

Six Pet Food Myths Debunked

With clever marketing and attractive packaging, just about any brand of pet food can convince you that you are feeding your pet with top quality meals. Some pet owners have chosen to bypass store-bought food altogether and prepare meals at home. Take a look at some common pet food myths going around today before you

Can Pets Get Depressed?

Does your pet seem depressed?  If you thought this emotional condition only occurred in humans, think again. Pets can actually get depressed too. Even some of the most lively and happy animals have been known to develop depression. They feel down and do not exhibit their normal behavior. The following is some helpful information to

Foods That Are Toxic and Dangerous for Pets

Most Americans consider their pets a part of the family. They take them on vacation, buy them Halloween costumes, and can’t stand the thought of hurting them in any way. Unfortunately, poison is a serious concern for many pet owners. It may tug at your heart when Fido tilts his head and asks for a

High Vet Bills? What You Need to Know

It is easy to get discouraged and upset when you are slammed with a $300 vet bill after your furry friend needed some help. Before you blame your veterinarian for charging you to fix a broken limb or an ear infection, it is important to know a few things that your vet probably has not

Cats, dogs, and cold weather

Always keep your dog on a leash when on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm — when dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. Once you get back indoors, wipe off your dog’s paws, legs, and stomach. They can ingest salt, antifreeze, or other chemicals when they lick their paws. Keep cats

Tip For Disposing Expired Medication

Mixing any unused or expired over-the-counter and/or prescription medications with used coffee grounds can make the discarded drugs less appealing to children, pets, and people who may rummage through your trash. If you’re not a coffee drinker who has grounds readily available, you can ask a local coffee shop for used grounds or find another