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Cats, Dogs: Fireworks….fun for us…torture for dogs and cats :(

Long Holiday weekends are a time of relaxation, entertainment, travel and celebration with family and friends. Most of our national holidays include fireworks, either put on in people’s backyards, or as part of civic celebrations. While they are awe inspiring and exhilarating for us, for a lot of pets, they are a nightmare. There are […]

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Cats, Dogs: Sunburn…..Animals get burned too!!

We all know the dangers of too much sun exposure. While clothing and shade provide protection from the sun for humans, the coat of an animal acts in the same way. However, animals with thin coats are susceptible to sun damage just like we are and it certainly is the time of the year, especially […]

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Cats, Dogs: Fresh Water…Pets Like it Better!

Does your cat drink from the tap? Dog prefer the toilet bowl? As strange as it may seem, there is a physiological reason why our pets like fresh water…even though we might not think that toilet water is fresh!!! In nature, moving water is cleaner, has less bacteria than stagnant water. Moving water constantly breaks […]

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Cats, Dogs: Getting Rid of Fleas – Naturally!

We believe that the best prevention against fleas and other parasites is a healthy animal. Although animals in good health will be less prone to getting fleas, some still do…and certainly animals whose health is compromised, or those that are young or old, are more susceptible. There are many flea control products on the market […]

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Cats, Dogs: Cocoa Mulch – Toxic Cocoa Munch!!!

We have talked about the dangers of Theobromine twice in the last few weeks and our recent article on Foods You Should Never Give Your Pet, solicited a comment from a fan about the danger of Cocoa Mulch. This is for those of you that may not have been informed about the dangers of cocoa […]

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Cats, Dogs: Foods You Should Never Give Your Pet!!

1 . Grapes and Raisins- Grapes have been deemed a toxic food resulting in very sick animals. Although the actual quantity may vary with each animal it’s in your best interest to stay clear away from grapes altogether. 2 . Onions and Garlic– A small amount of Garlic is OK but this family of vegetables […]

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Dogs: Walking the Dog…

Seems like a simple thing…you have a dog, it needs exercise, you go for a walk. However, the question of how long, how often, how and where is dependent on a number of factors including age, activity level, size and breed. Puppies need to run and play but taking them for long walks and especially […]

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Cats, Dogs: Milk Thistle – Healing Herb for the Liver

Like so many of the plants that grow everywhere around us, Milk Thistle is overlooked by most of us and considered an invasive species in some regions. And, like many plants often regarded as “weeds”, Milk Thistle is one of the thousands of herbs used for its powerful medicinal qualities, in particular for healing and […]

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Cats, Dogs: Essential Fatty Acids – The Facts about Fats

Essential Fatty Acids are the fats found in all cell membranes, tissues and organs in the body and regulate nearly every bodily function. Both humans and animals are unable to produce these fats, so they must be obtained from food. Dogs and cats often do not get the daily supply of EFA’s they need, even […]

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Cats, Dogs: TIS The Season…To Be Itchy!!!

Spring is arriving and with it, a lot of animals, like people, will be suffering from seasonal allergies. As most allergy sufferers are aware, seasonal allergies are caused by airborne pollens released by trees, grasses and weeds as they pollinate and fertilize each other. Another contributor to seasonal allergies are molds in outdoor air. Allergy […]

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