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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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Dogs at Work: Racing Dogs

July 18, 2019

People used to pay good money to watch greyhounds tear around a track at 45 miles per hour. In 1991, the money wagered on dog races across the country peaked at $3.5 billion, according to Racing Commissions International. Bettors at tracks hobnobbed with Frank Sinatra and other celebrities. But by 2014, track income had tumbled …

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10 Things to Do When Your Pet Goes Missing on Vacation

July 11, 2019

What better traveling companion than a dog? They won’t complain about the accommodations, even if it’s a leaky tent. They’re happy to do anything you suggest, whether it’s hiking, swimming or just wandering the city. And they’re not fussy about where they eat. Even so, dogs have been known to wander away from campsites in …

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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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Dogs at Work: TSA Dogs Tackle Security Before Takeoff

June 27, 2019

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) dogs can’t prevent turbulence during your flight, but they can help you fly through security a little faster. Trained to sniff out a range of explosives at airports and other transportation hubs, these dogs can screen passengers — without touching them — faster than traditional methods. And that helps loosen airport …

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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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