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Choking Hazards and Toxic Foods: What You Should Know About Pets and Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is coming up in the United States, and for thousands of pets across the nation, that means they’re in for a feast! With the serving dishes and pans brimming full of delicious food, it’s almost a given that your cat or dog will emerge from its hiding space to beg for table scraps. And, […]

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The Link Between Your Cat’s Diet and Its Ability to Fight Off Illness

When you think about the digestive system and the colon, you automatically think about the breakdown of food and transportation of nutrients from the gut to other parts of the body. However, this is not the only important role the gut has. The gastrointestinal tract is also home to over half of the cells that […]

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What Kinds of People Foods Are Safe for Cats?

Although dogs are typically known for being the pets begging for table scraps when your family sits down to a meal, cats can also be expert beggars, eager to try human food. As cat owners, we love to spoil our feline friends, so we may decide to slip them a little treat now and then. […]

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Manual vs. Free Choice Feeding for Your Cat

In the wild, cats are natural hunters. A wild cat might hunt down and eat 10 small meals per day, filled with meat because of their carnivorous diets! When it comes to domesticated cats, though, hunting for food isn’t an option or a necessity. It is up to the cat owner to provide enough food […]

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Cats Are Carnivores – Why All The Carbs?

It is evident that the common domestic short-haired cat has become North America’s most popular pet. Unlike dogs, cats are undeniably carnivores. We know this because when cats are fed a low protein diet, they do not deregulate their liver enzymes to spare protein from becoming energy, like a dog would normally do. This inability […]

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Pet Food Allergies? Necessary supplemental amounts of Omega 3’s, 6’s

You may have heard that essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are important for your pet’s wellbeing. Especially, omega fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and are both safe and effective to help with pet food allergies! If your pet has allergies, there is inflammation in the body and if it goes on for a long time, any inflammation is a […]

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Inflammation: It’s All About The Fat

Fatty acids are a vital source of energy because dietary fat has a higher caloric density than carbohydrates or proteins. Many of the fats widely viewed as energy sources come from meats and oils. Those referred to as essential fatty acids have biological functions and are incorporated into membranes of every cell within the body. […]

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The Rise of Raw Food Diets Is Having Fatal Consequences, Vets Warn

Veterinarians are warning pet owners that hastily switching to a raw food diet could have fatal consequences. The raw feeding trend emerged about four or five years ago and has since spread all over the world, thanks in no small part to the Internet. Subscribers of this diet feed their dogs or cats only raw […]

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Fresh Water – Pets Like it Better!

Does your cat drink “fresh water” from the tap? Dog prefer the toilet bowl’s “fresh water”? 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 fewer bacteria than stagnant water. Moving […]

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Food Therapy for Senior Pets – Updated

 “When treating an illness, the first step should be dietary therapy.  Only when this is unsuccessful should one try drugs..” –Sun Si Miao Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Food therapy is practiced by TCVM practitioners as another tool to help their patients along with acupuncture and herbal therapy.  Food therapy is used to treat specific […]

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