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Home Is Where the Pet Is, Especially for Millennials

November 15, 2018

Curb appeal and proximity to good schools used to top the list for house hunters. But things have changed as a newer generation takes control of the housing market. For many millennials who are first-time home buyers, the must-have priorities now include fenced-in yards, built-in cat-climbing trees and close proximity to dog parks. Millennials and …

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Introducing Prey Magazine by Taste of the Wild

October 26, 2018

We’re proud to introduce an online publication that celebrates the people and pets who seek a healthier and simpler lifestyle. With PREY Magazine, we hope to give you a reason — a reminder — to take a break, take a breath, and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. Like your pet. Taste of …

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Canine Heatstroke is Real. And Can Be Deadly.

July 5, 2018

Is it possible to have too much fun in the sun? For dogs, the answer is yes. In fact, it may not take long for a dog’s body temperature to reach dangerous levels, leading to heatstroke. What Is heatstroke? It’s a potentially life-threatening condition in which the core body temperature rises to around 105 °F …

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Is It a Stroke or Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome?

January 25, 2018

One minute your dog is fine and the next they are staggering with their head listing to one side. It looks like the canine equivalent of a human stroke. What’s going on? While it could be a stroke or other serious condition, in a gray-muzzled dog, it’s often idiopathic vestibular disease, more commonly known as what’s …

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How to Act if You Suspect Cataracts in Your Pet

September 21, 2017

Have you noticed that your older pet has a haziness at the center of his eyes? Most people might fear that it’s cataracts. The good news is that it’s much more likely to be nuclear sclerosis, a normal condition in aging cats and dogs in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. And since …

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