News for Pet Owners 02-13-20

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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

CHILDREN have welcomed a new classmate to their school - except this newcomer has floppy ears, walks on all fours and has a wagging tail. Sammy, the three-year-old cocker spaniel, visits St Andrew’s …
Despite reading, by overwhelming consensus, that the first-line treatment for feline diabetes is insulin, my own experience and research told me otherwise. She was not a Type 1 diabetic. She was Type…
Dogs don’t experience heart attacks the way humans do, but this doesn’t mean they don’t die of heart disease. Heart failure is increasingly common in America’s dogs, with many showing symptoms by age…
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Anyone who regularly has the experience of coming home after a hard day to be greeted with a wagging tail, excited yelping and an expression of pure joy won’t be surprised to learn that having a dog …
I recently addressed common age-related changes in dogs. Thinking about such changes begs the question, what can we do to enhance the longevity of our canine companions? Here is a list of my top seve…
If you could save the life of an animal, would you? Millions of cats are out there needing a loving home. If you need to know more about caring for your new cat, keep reading. You should be bringing …
Valentine’s Day is a special day for all of us – leaving us pups out just ain’t no option! However, everywhere you look, you’ll see stuff for human folk – but us doggies get left out 🙁 That’s about …
Dogs can share many wonderful foods with us. Other foods that we love, though, are toxic. For example, grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure, even in small amounts. And we all know about the da…
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While you have a plethora of options to feed your dog today, things were not the same before. In fact, if we look back in history, it was the mid-1800s when the world saw its first pet food, particul…
In July 2018, the FDA announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as "grain-free," which contained a high p…
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Most dog owners know that you can’t leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you open a window a littl…
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People who breed dogs and cats profit at animals’ expense. There is no such thing as a “responsible” breeder, because for every puppy or kitten who is produced by any breeder, an animal awaiting adop…
By now you probably are well aware that I am an advocate for dogs eating “human foods.” I don’t think of food as either human or pet, I think of food rather as real food. That doesn’t mean that all h…
What would you do if your pet’s life was in danger? Any pet can have a medical emergency, no matter their age or health condition. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to access emergency veterinary se…
Happy Valentine’s Day! Will you be enjoying an elaborate day of festivities with your sweetie? Or will you be spending quality time with your family and friends? Or is it more of a treat yourself (se…
The research into efficacy of air purifiers is inconclusive. In 2018, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology analyzed studies of eight interventions believed to help asthma patients, …
Valentine’s Day is known for romantic greeting cards, elaborate floral bouquets and decorated boxes filled with gourmet chocolate treats. It isn’t just a time to recognize our love to a significant o…
Nothing is more heartbreaking than our beloved pups facing health challenges. Chronic health concerns are all the more troubling. You love your dog, so when looking for the best diabetic dog food bra…

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