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Winter is Coming: 5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe

Posted by Holly Everett on Oct 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Many dog owners live with the misconception that their pets are invincible in the winter: they believe their furry coats keep them warm and safe from the harsh effects of the winter months. Unless your dog is a Direwolf, pets feel the freezing temperatures and require proper care to stay safe.

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Topics: Pet Health

Myth Busters: Fall Fleas & Ticks

Posted by Holly Everett on Sep 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that pets don’t need protection from fleas and ticks. There is a common belief that fleas and ticks are exclusively a seasonal concern: they come out in the warmer weather and die off in the colder seasons. We look forward to those first frosts or snows that seem to send the little pests packing and give us a few months respite before they reappear.

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Topics: Pet Health, Industry News

Changing It Up: Benefits of Rotational Feeding

Posted by Holly Everett on Jul 20, 2017 1:00:03 PM

The monotony of the same old, same old routine kibble doesn’t provide enough of a variety to meet dogs’ nutritional needs. Rotational feeding involves varying the menu on a periodic basis so dogs can broaden their palates and experience a wider range of nutrients and ingredients.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

Best and Worst Foods to Share with Dogs

Posted by Holly Everett on Jun 5, 2017 2:27:00 PM

No matter how hard we try to keep our dogs on a strict, healthy diet—we’re all guilty of sharing our favorite foods with our furry friends. While their tummies can handle many of the same foods that we can, a few of humans’ favorite foods can contain hidden dangers for our four-legged friends.

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Topics: Nutrition, Pet Health

CDC Predicts 2017 Tick Season Will Be Worst in Years

Posted by Holly Everett on Jun 1, 2017 2:23:56 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that 2017 will be the worst flea and tick season in years, due to a number of environmental factors. It’s important for dog and cat owners to keep an eye on their pets, since these tiny creatures could potentially harm our furry friends.

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Topics: Pet Health

Vendor Highlight: Nugget's Healthy Eats

Posted by Holly Everett on May 2, 2017 10:43:51 AM

Dayna Guzik's passion for pet health started with her own pup, Nugget. After her golden retriever/lab mix beat liver cancer at the age of 11, she began adjusting his diet to be kidney friendly, including foods that were high in quality protein, potassium, Omega fatty acids and low in phosphorus and sodium. To further help his aging body and mind, she began making her own bone broth and yogurt snacks for Nugget, rich in antioxidants and nutrients that provided a daily boost to his immune system. Serving them to Nugget frozen released "feel good" endorphins that helped sooth him into his later years. 

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Topics: Pet Health, New Products


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