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4 Fun Feline Facts!

#1- Did you know a housecat can run to the speed of about 30 mph over short distances? This means a cat can outrun superstar runner Usain Bolt in a 200-meter dash! #2- Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. But contrary to what you might think, it’s not the fur or hair that’s the real problem. People with cat allergies are actually allergic to proteins in the cat’s saliva and dander. Try using…

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How to keep your pet calm this July 4th

July 4th is right around the corner, and we know what that means… Fireworks. Most pet owners know this is a time of high anxiety and stress for many of our furry friends. Even if your pet hasn’t been reactive to fireworks in the past, don’t assume they will never become fearful. As pets age, they become more likely to develop a fear of loud noises. Ways to help keep your pet calm this July…

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Give Thanks With Your Four-Legged Friend

Thanksgiving is almost here! Show your four-legged pal how grateful you are by sharing your Thanksgiving meal with them. While your pet would probably love a seat at the dinner table, a traditional Thanksgiving meal isn’t suitable for our furry friends. Instead, try making separate portions for your dog or cat that are free from salt, seasonings, oils, and butter. Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas For Your Pet: Cooked turkey meat (plain) Steamed veggies: Carrots Broccoli…

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November: Diabetes Awareness Month

Just like in humans, our four-legged family members can be affected by diabetes. Did you know that 1 in 100 dogs and 1 in 50 cats are affected by diabetes? Many different factors can cause the onset of diabetes in pets: Breed or genetics Obesity Diet Autoimmunity Pancreatitis Inflammation Toxins Vaccinations Through a proper diet, the management of diabetes and the prevention of obesity is possible. Complex carbs are chains of simple sugars which, after digestion,…

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Detox Your Pet’s Liver With Milk Thistle

Your pet’s liver, like ours, functions as a filter for their body. The liver works hard every day to filter toxic substances, making it highly susceptible to serious damage. Viruses, bacteria, toxins, free radicals, and inflammation are all guilty of wreaking havoc on your pet’s liver. What is Milk Thistle? Milk thistle is a flower in the Aster family that humans have used for medicinal purposes for over 2000 years. It’s called “milk thistle” because…

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Food For Thought: The Importance of Omega 3s & Brain Health

We’ve all heard of the amazing health benefits of Omega 3s for dogs and cats: Lustrous coat Skin integrity Allergy relief Immune boost Heart support But did you know that Omega 3s also support brain health? Specifically, DHA & EPA are among the few dietary nutrients actually found in the brain because the lipid-packed brain uses these fatty acids as building blocks. Researchers are also exploring DHA & EPA’s ability to decelerate brain aging &…

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Boost Your Pet’s Gut Health With Goat’s Milk

They always say listen to your gut… and the same goes for your four-legged friend! Everything stems from the gut, which is why it is so important to keep it healthy. The best way to boost your pet’s gut health is by adding a probiotic to their diet. One of our favorite probiotic sources is raw goat milk. Goat’s milk contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids. Having fat molecules one-fifth the size of those in…

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pet Owners

With hurricane season upon us, we all know the importance of having an emergency plan. But do you have a plan in place for your pet? Here are our tips for making a plan and preparing your pet’s go-bag. Make a Plan: Find pet-friendly housing on your evacuation route (hotels, friends, family, or boarding facilities) If you stay, ensure pets are indoors & unable to escape. Identify local pet-friendly emergency shelters. Do not leave your…

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The Truth About Flea & Tick Prevention

It’s warming up outside and you don’t want your pet to get fleas or ticks. You decide to pick up a spot-on treatment or a prescription for a chewable prevention. As you go to use the product, you notice the warnings on the box stating the product is toxic to humans. But, wait— If it’s toxic to me, isn’t it toxic to my pet? The truth is that these conventional flea and tick preventions are…

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Beneficial Herbs for Dogs & Cats

Herbs provide natural relief from common ailments our furry friends may struggle with. Often, conventional medicines are not necessary for treating minor health conditions. These are some of our favorite beneficial herbs for dogs & cats: Hawthorne Berry: Helps improve the general function of the heart. Can steady & strengthen a weak or irregular heartbeat. Slippery Elm: Coats the stomach & reduces inflammation for issues related to diarrhea, constipation, & colitis. Kelp: This sea plant,…

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