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Music to Our Pet's Ears

Music. It can bring us joy, uplift our spirits and even help alleviate our anxieties. But do our pets feel the same way about our favorite tunes? Now that we're spending more time indoors with our furry friends, providing a relaxing and stress free environment is important for both humans and our furry friends, especially during these strange times. Dogs and cats have very different hearing capabilities compared to humans. A cat's hearing is twice as sensitive as dogs, while dogs have hearing five times more sensitive than ours. Cats are great at filtering out what they don't want to hear (like our constant nagging) but have no problem hearing a treat bag opening from across the house. They are...

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Pet Cancer - A Growing Epidemic

"You look back 50 years ago, where some will say that the cancer rate may have been one in 100 dogs. Today, according to PhDs, the dog has the highest rate of cancer of any mammal on the planet. Literally, from last year, them saying one in two, to this year, one in 1.65 dogs will succumb to cancer...and one in three cats." - The Truth About PET Cancer   We all dread hearing the C word. Especially when it involves loved ones, including our furry friends. Cancer is rising in both humans and our pets. It is a terrifying reality to face for pet owners today. Cancer causes nearly half the deaths of dogs and about a third for...

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Hot Summer Tips for Pet Safety

Summer is officially here and we're ready to spend some time outdoors enjoying the sun with our pets! It is a great time to spend outside with our furry friends but higher temperatures can be dangerous in certain situations. Pets do not sweat the same way humans do and can easily become overheated. Here are some summer tips to keep your pets cool and safe during this sunny season:   1. Always provide plenty of H20 Many pets every year suffer from dehydration during the hot summer months. It is important to always carry around water and provide them a drink as much as possible. Dogs get much thirstier than humans do when it gets hot. Some signs of dehydration...

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The Art of the Fart

Your pet has mastered the skill of farting, especially the silent but deadly kind. You don't know how to fix it so you just live with it. But what if the answer to your prayers was just as easy as adjusting their diet? What might be causing excessive gas? Your pet's diet alone may be to blame for all that flatulence. The fillers found in many commercial dog and cat foods may contain hard-to-digest ingredients such as soybeans, beans and corn. The gas that accumulates in the digestive system become foul-smelling due to the bacteria leftover from foods that were not completely digested in the stomach and small intestine. Should I be concerned? Excessive gas buildup is a major sign...

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The Truth Behind Commerical Pet Food

Kibble. It has been around forever and we've been taught to believe that it is healthy for our pets. It is affordable, easy and a convenient option. But where are these ingredients coming from? What is a "by-product meal"? The list of mystery ingredients found on most commercial pet food labels contain fillers and "meals" that most of us never question. But it is about time we did. So to begin, most "by-product meals" are meat cuts that are sourced from diseased farm animals that could not be sold for human consumption. This list includes: slaughterhouse waste (organs, heads, hooves, beaks, feet), road kill, spoiled supermarket food, dead zoo animals, euthanized pets and more. All of these ingredients go through...

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