What is the Best Food for Cats?

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We all want what is best for our pets, and a frequent question is “What is the best food for cats?”  Although there is no one answer, since every cat is different with a different set of issues, the one reality for all cats is that they should be fed a species-appropriate diet.  And one way […]

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Looking for a Safe USA Made Dog Jerky Treat?


Looking for a jerky treat you can feel confident giving your dog?  Given the ongoing issues with imported dog jerky treats which led to over 1,000 dog deaths and over 5,000 reported dog illnesses, many pet owners are understandably wary about giving their dog jerky, for fear of harming their pet.  Fear no more.  At […]

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The Sad Truth About Animal Testing

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I’m a sucker for hounds.  It started early for me when my father brought home a box of beagle pups someone had left at the dump. All were adopted except for one who we got to keep and named Chipper.  My favorite memories of Chipper were of my sister singing to him and him howling […]

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Grow Your Own Grass!

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Cat grass that is.  Why do cats eat grass?  Cats are carnivores.  No one really knows for sure, although many theorize that eating grass aids digestion.  A little grass may help a hairball move along the digestive track, or soothe a rumbly tummy.  The juices in grass also contain folic acid, which is an essential vitamin […]

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Chicken Jerky Dog Treat Danger

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The FDA recently issued a warning about chicken jerky treats for dogs. Some chicken jerky products – imported from China – have been reported by owners and veterinarians to have caused serious illness and/or death. Signs of illness include decreased appetite, increased urination, increased water consumption, low activity level, vomiting and diarrhea.  If your pet […]

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