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The Problem with RAW food

The Problem with RAW

Raw food diets, also termed the BARF diet (biologically appropriate raw food or bone and raw food) have been hailed as the cure for many health problems ailing our cat and dog friends. Unfortunately, these claims are largely based in theory and opinion, and have little scientific proof to back them up. The actual scientific …

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Dog Exercise

Dog Exercise

Need some ideas to exercise you dog other than a leashed walk? Read on for some other great ideas! Fetch – throw a favorite toy of your pets and let them fetch it and bring it back to you. For dogs that fetch well and have lots of energy, try throwing the toy down a …

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Entertaining Indoor Cats

Entertaining Indoor Cats

Benefits of being an Indoor Cat: If your cat is an indoor pet, you are able to develop a deeper and more satisfying relationship with them. Indoor cats tend to be healthier, live longer, and are at a lower risk of catching feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus (Feline AIDS), and upper respiratory infections. They …

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Cold Weather Reminder – Antifreeze Poisoning

Cold Weather Reminder – Antifreeze Poisoning

As we get into the cooler months remember: Antifreeze Poisoning. Every year thousands of pets are poisoned accidentally with automotive antifreeze. Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient making up 95% of antifreeze, is toxic to many mammals, including people. Ethylene glycol tastes sweet, and many animals actively seek it out. Most cases of toxicity occur when …

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When Pets Eat Grass

When Pets Eat Grass

No one really knows why pets, especially dogs, eat grass. There are many theories including that they lack fibre in their diet, boredom, or that they eat grass when they feel sick which helps them vomit up what is “unhealthy” in their stomach. Regardless of the cause, there are a number of reasons why letting …

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Kitten Training Tips

Kitten Training Tips

Yes you can train your cat! Here are some tips for how to start: Encourage Good Behaviour If you catch your kitten playing or exploring something they shouldn’t, give them something they can play with instead, or lead them to an acceptable play area. If they are trying to nip or scratch your hands or …

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