Wellness

Changing Your Puppy’s Diet from Commercial to Homemade

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by Lew Olson, author of Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs Oftentimes, the first time we see our new puppy is after it has been whelped and reared. Chances are the puppy you bring home will not have been whelped and reared on a natural diet. We hope that once you get your puppy home, you will choose to feed ...

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Class Action Suit Filed Against Nestle Purina PetCare Company

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An amended class action complaint (Case No. C-15-0569 EMC) was filed late yesterday against Nestlé Purina PetCare Company on behalf of consumers who purchased Beneful brand dog food and had pets suffer from internal organ distress, injury, or failure and death. The complaint, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Purina failed to ...

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Five Wonderful Reasons to Walk with Your Pet

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Grab a leash and hit the streets, Walking the Dog Day is February 22. Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. It is a great excuse to go outside and get some extra exercise, and now with charitable apps like Wooftrax’s Walk for a ...

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Human Medications Top List of Toxins Commonly Ingested by Pets

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A report released by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reveals that human medications once again tops the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Within the human medications category, a majority of cases (4,151) involved cardiac medications used often to control heart rate and blood pressure. ...

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Top 5 Health Conditions for Small Dog Breeds

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While small dogs typically have long life spans, their small size can correlate with a number of unique health concerns. These health concerns affect everything from their teeth to their knees, and small dog owners should be prepared in case a big problem arises. Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for cats and dogs, looked into its database to find the ...

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Common Pests That Can be Dangerous to Your Pet

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Do a Google search on the most deadly animals in the world and you might never leave your house again. The wandering spider of Brazil, the Blue-ringed octopus off the Australian coast and the North American alligator all top the list of the world’s deadliest creatures. Luckily, most of us do not need to worry about an alligator attack in ...

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The Truth About the Colorful World of Kibbles

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According to Jordan Walker, dogs can teach you a lot of things such as becoming more responsible. What he learns from his pets, he shares this in Coops And Cages and in blogs dedicated to animal welfare such as this one. In this article, he will be sharing some information on kibbles and raw diet for pets. They now come ...

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5 Bizarre Spring and Summer Pet Insurance Claims

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Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, today released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted to the agency during the spring and summer seasons. Since the agency opened in 2005, rambunctious canines have generated a wide range of surprising claims during the warmer months of the year. “Dogs are ...

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Books We Love: The Healthy Hound Cookbook

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We love to cook for our four-legged friends here at Dog Living. That usually means grilling an extra chicken breast or cooking some extra rice or vegetables to mix with boring old dry dog food. The Healthy Hound Cookbook takes it one step further and offers recipes you can whip up specifically for your pet. The book is not just ...

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Is Eating Chocolate Really Bad for my Dog?

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Chocolate is one of the most common forms of toxicity that we deal with in dogs. The answer to whether or not ingestion of chocolate will be fatal is not exactly straightforward. The reason for this is that different types of chocolate contain different amounts of the toxic substance, methylxanthines. The more pure the chocolate, the more methylxanthines it contains. ...

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