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Tell Me Where It Hurts: Signs of Pain in Pets

September 5, 2019

Our pets have an uncanny way of sensing when something’s wrong with us. Whether we’re under the weather or just feeling blue, they’ll find a way to snuggle next to us until we’re better. But can we say the same for ourselves as pet parents? Do we intuitively know when something’s amiss with our dogs …

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Introducing Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains

September 4, 2019

Pet parents who prefer to feed their dogs a grain-inclusive diet have a new option, Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains. The new line of dry dog foods combines the same flavorful meats found in the original Taste of the Wild recipes with a special blend of four ancient grains: grain sorghum, millet, quinoa …

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How Much Do You Really Know About Pet Food Protein?

August 15, 2019

“Real (beef, chicken, lamb or salmon) as the #1 ingredient.” “High-quality protein for lean muscles.” “Nutrient-dense, whole-animal ratios of fresh meat.” You know your pets need protein in their diet — we talked about that here — but the meat- and protein-related claims made by different dog foods can be confusing. And, in reality, few …

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Selecting the Right Food for Your Cat

August 1, 2019

You love, love, love your cat, but who has time to stand in the cat food aisle reading every label? To simplify what has become a complex procedure, here are some general things to keep in mind when choosing cat food. It’s all about the meat. Although you may be vegetarian or vegan, it simply …

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Finicky Cats: Appeasing the Fussy Feline Palate

July 25, 2019

Is your cat hard to please at the food bowl? Does your feline sniff at food with disinterest, then turn his or her nose in the air and walk away? Do you grovel every night, offering up various delicacies in hopes of finally pleasing your cat’s discriminating taste buds? You, my friend, have a finicky …

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What You Should Know About Pets and Sunscreen

July 4, 2019

Does your pet love to bask in the sun? It’s not as harmless as it seems. Because pets can get sunburned — and develop skin cancer — too. Unfortunately, a fur coat doesn’t always prevent pets from experiencing the harmful effects of UV rays. Like fair-haired people, dogs and cats with white or sparse coats, …

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Taste of the Wild Introduces a New Feline Recipe

June 13, 2019

Looking for a new flavor option to tantalize your cat’s taste buds? Lowland Creek Feline Recipe with Roasted Quail & Roasted Duck is a new dry food for cats of all life stages. Made with cage-free duck as the first ingredient, this grain-free recipe combines roasted quail, roasted duck, turkey and chicken to deliver the …

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Pet Vaccinations: More Pros Than Cons

May 30, 2019

In 2000, human health officials were relieved to declare that measles was eliminated from the United States. But a recent measles outbreak has now spread across more than 20 states. Those most affected appear to be people who weren’t vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) attributes the reappearance of the virus to “inaccurate and …

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