Archive for December, 2009

7 Ways To Tell if Your Pet Is Overweight

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Pet obesity is currently one of the top health concerns for our pets, and a quick assessment of optimal body weight could be the start to lengthening your pet’s life. Here are some tips to tell if your pet tips the scale, and what to do about it.

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Tips of the Trade: Pet Food Secrets

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

1. Do not assume all dry food or canned food is the same, even if it is formulated for the same “lifestage.” Ingredients, feeding instructions and caloric content (expressed as kilocalories per kilogram on pet food packages) vary by product. Read directions carefully and ask your veterinarian for advice.

2. Use your pet food’s feeding instructions as a guideline. Your pet may require more or less of a particular food depending on its age, health, environment and activity level. Ask your veterinarian for help.

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Nutrients Your Dog Needs

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Nutrients are substances obtained from food and used by an animal as a source of energy and as part of the metabolic machinery necessary for maintenance and growth. Barring any special needs, illness-related deficiencies or instructions from your vet, your pets should be able to get all the nutrients they need from high-quality commercial pet foods, which are formulated with these special standards in mind. If you would like to learn about what your pet’s body needs, and why, here are the six essential classes of nutrients fundamental for healthy living: Read More…

Pet Lover’s Guide to The Great Outdoors

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

A breath of fresh air can do wonders for both you and your pet. Outdoor activities not only provide exercise and mental stimulation, but also help curb bad behaviors by giving your furry friend a chance to release excess energy. So set aside the remote, step outside with your pet, and have some fun al fresco style – we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started!

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Ricochet finds his new passion!

Monday, December 28th, 2009

‘Treating’ Your Pet Right

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Pet owners have always liked to show their animal family a little extra love with the occasional treat, but modern treats have gone way beyond slipping Rover a little turkey under the kitchen table. These days pet owners can visit pet bakeries, buy frozen dog desserts at the grocery store, or make homemade treats from a pet treat cookbook. With all these options, how do you know the right thing to feed your pet?

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Tips for a Healthy Pet!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Obesity is an extremely common problem in pets and, as with humans, can be detrimental to the health of a dog. The overweight pet has many added stresses upon his body and is at an increased risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain. Read More…