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Glucosamine – The WHAT, WHY and HOW You MUST Know

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Just like us humans, our pets tend to slow down and become stiff as they grow older.  While many of us may want to chalk it up to old age and ignore it, this pain and stiffness could be due to the loss of one small naturally made ingredient – glucosamine.

What is glucosamine and why is it so important for the health and mobility of our pets?  We explain it all! (more…)

What Does Your Pet’s Food Label REALLY Say?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Marketing tricks and gimmicks are everywhere, even in the pet food aisles.  Or, rather, ESPECIALLY in the pet food aisles.

Have you fallen victim to some of these schemes? 

Don’t worry – it won’t happen again!

Animal Wellness Magazine has an informative article on understanding just how to read the labels on your pet’s food.

Get the entire scoop here & see what gimmicks you’ve been falling for!

By the end of it, you will be a wiser, more informed pet parent armed and ready to make the best choice for their fur-kids!

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Teething Woes: How to Help your Puppy (or Kitten) Through

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Whether you have a new puppy or a kitten, you will face the troubles and tribulations of teething.  A kitten or puppy will start teething around four to six months of age.  And when they do … look out!

But, don’t panic!  We have the tips to get both of you through this stage with ease (and without all the chewed shoes!). (more…)

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The Most Common Bad Cat Habits & How to Deal!

Monday, September 11th, 2017

As any parent of a cat can attest, there is nothing quite like the love of a feline.  A relationship with a cat is unlike any other, good and bad.  And as any parent of a cat with behavioral issues can tell you, the bad can be BAD.

Cats are not as easily “trainable” as dogs and communicate differently than their canine counterparts, too.  This does not mean you’re helpless, don’t worry!

 

We have the most common (read: the most commonly frustrating) bad cat habits PLUS how to keep your hair, your sanity, AND your healthy relationship with your feline friend. (more…)

Why Your Pet Needs Antioxidants & How to Feed Them

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals found in foods such fruits and vegetables, spices, and some seafood, as well as vitamins A, C, and E and beta-carotene.  These miracle workers help to prevent and slow damage to our cells caused by free radicals in the environment and foods.  Antioxidants are not only important for our health, but our pets’ as well!

But how do you ensure your dog is getting his fair share? By slipping them into their food! We have a simple, delicious, and super-healthy treat recipe to give your dog his boost of antioxidants.

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From Enemies to Friends with These Tips for Feuding Felines

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

 

We’ve gone over the problems and possible solutions for sibling rivalry among dogs, but what about when our cats seem to be at odds with each other?  Many cat owners choose to ignore the signs of discontent among their cats, thinking that they will work it out themselves.  But that is rarely the case.  Our feline friends sometimes need a little intervention and coaxing to work out their differences. (more…)

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Are You Stressing Out Your Dog?

Friday, April 14th, 2017

It may seem silly to think that our dogs can become stressed.  They don’t have deadlines to meet, bills to pay, or a million other important items on their list of things to get done in one day.  (Take a deep breath).

While they can escape the stress of human living, dogs still experience stress and there are plenty of things we are doing to induce stress for them.  Recurring stress can cause behavior problems such as incessant barking, chewing, accidents inside, or aggressive behavior.  Learn the most common stressors for dogs and options for how to keep the stress reduced! (more…)

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5 Cleaning Hacks for Pet Parents

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Most days, it seems that cleaning the house is a lost cause when you share your home with pets.  Muddy paw prints, the fur, remnants of cat litter sprinkled through the house – didn’t you JUST vacuum an hour ago?!

I wish we could tell you how to magically keep your house clean 24/7.  BUT – we have the next best thing!  The top five hacks you NEED as a pet parent to keep your house looking and smelling fresh!

#1:  Urine

If your pet has an accident on any fabrics such as throw rugs, blankets, clothes, run them through the wash with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and your regular detergent.  This will not only remove the smell and stain but will remove any scent to keep your pet from marking on it again. (more…)

Are Washing Your Pets’ Bowls Often Enough?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

 

If you had to think about the last time your pet’s bowls were washed, it has been too long!   Even the bowls that are licked shiny after each meal have lingering bacteria (and worse!) growing all over them.  Do you know where all of that ends up?  In the digestive system of our pets! (more…)

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How to Enjoy Vet Visits with Your Cat (Yes, We’re Serious!)

Monday, March 13th, 2017

As humans owned by cats, we all know it does not take much to stress out our cats.  Leaving the house is one of those events that trigger stress, especially when it involves the vet office.  Some cats are so terrified of the vet’s office that they require sedation before even leaving the house!  It doesn’t have to be that way and we have the tips to make it easier for both of you!

Trust is one of the most important aspects of our relationships with our feline companions (more…)

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