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Thank Your Ancestors for the Fact That You Own a Dog

September 12, 2019

Like it or not, you inherited your mother’s forehead. Your uncle’s quirky sense of humor. And your grandmother’s musical ear. But did you know your relatives can also pass down a gene that makes you more likely to own a dog? That’s the conclusion scientists came to in a recent study. Previous research has shown …

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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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