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Archive for November, 2014

Chia Seeds – The Next Miracle Food for Dogs?

Monday, November 10th, 2014

We all remember the Chia Pet craze of the 90’s. Everything from the president to Scooby Doo had a grassy hair-do to grow or groom as you wished. Who would’ve thought that years later that same seed would be a craze all over again but for a brand new reason – health!

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Protecting the Minds of Our Pets

Monday, November 10th, 2014

With the advancements in science, medicine, and nutrition, our pets have been living longer lives at our sides. The average lifespan of an American household pet is much longer than years past. We are finding that our older pets’ minds can suffer the effects of aging, similar to those seen in Alzheimer patients. Cognitive dysfunction is a diagnosis growing in popularity that affects both cats and dogs. The good news? We can help to protect our pets from this heartbreaking disease with a few simple lifestyle changes.

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Thanksgiving Day Safety for Your Pets

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

It may seem silly to think that we need to be cautious about our pets’ safety on Thanksgiving. After all, what is there to fear? No fireworks, no trick-or-treaters coming to the door, no candy and chocolate around to be eaten. The danger lies in the food.

We’re all guilty of it – sneaking our pets scraps and leftovers from the table. Or even serving them their own Thanksgiving Day feast. But not all of the food on the table is safe to be served to our four-legged family members. Many of the foods can be toxic and even deadly!

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