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Hydrate Your Feline Friend: Essential Cat Hydration Tips

Hydrate Your Feline Friend: Essential Cat Hydration Tips

Key Highlights Proper hydration is essential for a cat's health, especially in the heat. The average cat should consume the equivalent of about a cup a day (those eating wet food will drink less) Dehydration leads to serious health problems in cats. Various factors contribute to cat dehydration,...
10 Essential Tips for Optimal Hydration for Dogs

10 Essential Tips for Optimal Hydration for Dogs

Key Highlights Proper hydration is essential for optimal health and helps the body eliminate toxins. Dogs can become dehydrated if they don't get enough fluids, especially during hot summer months or after physical exertion. Signs of dehydration in dogs include excessive panting, dry gums, letha...
Homemade Dog Food for Skin Allergies: Expert Guide

Homemade Dog Food for Skin Allergies: Expert Guide

What are the benefits of feeding your dog homemade food for skin allergies? Feeding homemade food for dog skin allergies allows control over ingredients, ensuring no harmful additives. It helps address allergies by eliminating potential triggers found in commercial food. Homemade diets can be ta...
Dealing with Car Sickness in Dogs

Dealing with Car Sickness in Dogs

Key Highlights Car or travel sickness is a common problem that can make car rides unpleasant for the dog and the owner. It's important to address the root, which can be either anxiety, motion sickness, or a combination of the two. It's important to understand that many dogs become anxious becau...
Tips for Successful Hiking With Dogs

Tips for Successful Hiking With Dogs

Key Highlights Excellent leash manners are important for hiking. Follow trail regulations and practice good trail etiquette Be prepared for weather conditions and hazards on the trail Pack essential gear for your dog's safety and comfort Take care of your dog's hydration and nutrition during th...
Cat Care 101: How to Take Care of Cats Properly

Cat Care 101: How to Take Care of Cats Properly

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, a perfect time to open your heart and home to a furry friend in need. Bringing a new cat or kitten into your household is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with responsibilities. To ensure your new companion thrives, it’s essential to focus...
Tackling Feline Obesity: The Overweight Cat Dilemma

Tackling Feline Obesity: The Overweight Cat Dilemma

Key Highlights 60% of cats are overweight or obese Feline obesity is a common and serious issue that shortens both a cat's lifespan and healthy days. Obesity in cats is caused by overfeeding, free feeding, and inactivity. Excess weight in cats can lead to various health problems, including arth...
Is Oatmeal Healthy for You, and Can it Benefit Your Dog?

Is Oatmeal Healthy for You, and Can it Benefit Your Dog?

Key Highlights Oatmeal is a superfood packed with prebiotic fiber, Beta-glucan, antioxidants, and essential nutrients for gut health. Beta-glucan plays a key role in improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Oatmeal is inexpensive and versatile, aiding in weight management, heart health, ...
Decrease Carbon Footprint: Easy Tips for Pet Owners

Decrease Carbon Footprint: Easy Tips for Pet Owners

Key Highlights Choosing sustainable pet foods and toys can help reduce your carbon footprint Practicing responsible pet waste management is essential in decreasing your environmental impact Making your own pet food and treats can be a sustainable and cost-effective option Supporting eco-frien...
CDC Dog Import Permit: What You Need to Know

CDC Dog Import Permit: What You Need to Know

Key Highlights Regarding the New CDC Dog Import Permit The CDC has implemented new rules that go into effect August 1, 2024. Dogs must be 6 months old and have an ISO-approved microchip (confirm with your veterinarian it is ISO-approved) before the Rabies vaccination is given. Owners or organi...
10 Nontoxic Flea Repellent Methods

10 Nontoxic Flea Repellent Methods

Key Highlights Protecting your pets from fleas and ticks is important for their health and yours. Reports on the internet abound regarding reactions to flea and tick repellents, creating concern for pet owners. There are safe and effective nontoxic flea repellent methods for control that you ca...
Why You Should Not Free Feed Your Cat?

Why You Should Not Free Feed Your Cat?

Key Highlights According to a 2021 survey, 61% of cats are overweight or obese (1). Clearly, we are overfeeding them. Free feeding, especially dry food, can contribute to health issues such as obesity, diabetes, urinary tract issues, and kidney disease. Cats are carnivores, and their digestive ...