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Does Owning A Pet Improve Your Health?

 

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Having a pet around the house is like having a friend who is always by your side. Pets are not just great for companionship, however – studies have shown that pet ownership provides some very real health benefits for you and your family.

Top Benefits of Pet Ownership

The top five benefits associated with owning a dog or cat are listed below:

1. Stronger Immune System – It may seem counterintuitive, but having a pet in the house can actually reduce your susceptibility to allergies. According to pediatrician James E. Gern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having a pet in the home can reduce a child’s risk for developing allergies by as much as 33%. Children who grow up with pets also tend to have stronger, more developed immune systems in general. If you already suffer from allergies, adding a dog or cat to the family may not help, but it can be a benefit for those who do not suffer from allergies yet, esp...

Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home

 

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When you bring a new puppy into the home, you are taking on an enormous responsibility. Having a puppy around is like having a new baby, except they are far more mobile right from the start. Keep the following tips in mind to help you get ready.

Set Up Barriers

The most practical way to puppy-proof your home is by setting up various barriers between different parts of the house. Gates and locks are particularly valuable in this instance. Simply install them in the same places you would not want a baby to go, such as cabinets or private areas like the bathroom and bedroom. These will limit your puppy’s ability to cause trouble and potentially get injured. Blocking the stairs is of paramount importance.

All types of heat source can be dangerous. Ensure fireplaces, wood stoves and ovens are screened off. Never ever leave your puppy on their own in a room with any of these items.

Remove Potenti...

Dog Allergies 101

 

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For those of us who are allergic to dogs, it can mean they miss out on the joys of living with a canine companion. It's thought that as many as 10% of the population in the United States is allergic to dogs. For these people, a hypoallergenic dog would be wonderful, but is there really such a thing?

The prefix "hypo" means "less than usual". For example, hypothermia means lower-than-normal temperature and hypoglycemia means lower-than-usual blood glucose. So, hypoallergenic really means a dog is less likely to cause allergic reactions. It doesn't necessarily mean it never causes reactions but it is certainly less likely to trigger a reaction than a normal dog.

This is because there are many parts of a dog that can trigger an allergic reaction. Some people are sensitive to dog fur or to their pet's saliva when they are licked. Many people react to the dander or cells that normally slough from a dog's skin, and all dogs, even the supposed hypoallergenic breeds, she...

Fear Of Dogs In Children

 

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Some children (and adults) have a fear of dogs that can stem from a few different circumstances. Perhaps they've been chased or threatened by a dog, or maybe they've encountered an exuberant, friendly dog that meant no harm but was just overwhelming and jumpy. They may have been knocked over or even bitten by a dog. Some children notice a parent's nervousness around dogs and feel the same way. Whatever the reason, it's important that steps be taken to alleviate this fear because it's not easy to avoid dogs completely. Their friends or family may have dogs, which can lead to stress when they visit. A stroll to the local store can induce anxiety because there may be a dog on their route.

There are things that can be done to help children overcome this fear. Parents can follow a desensitizing program that is not unlike those used to treat other fears such as arachnophobia (the fear of spiders).

The first step is to reduce any fear associated with dogs in general. Ma...

Experts Caution Against Keeping Exotic Pets

 

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While many Americans are content with having a dog, cat, rabbit, or fish, others may always be on the search for the next exotic pet – a status symbol, perhaps, or an animal they’ve always admired. However, having such pets isn't without its risks.

Experts in Canada have been quick to warn of the perils associated with having exotic pets, such as injury, infectious diseases, and destruction – not to mention the harm that could be caused to these beautiful animals by ill-informed pet parents and those with little to no experience in handling them. What makes having an exotic pet different to any domesticated pet? Well, the clue is there for all to see; domesticated pets are bred for the purpose of being pets, while exotic animals are not. When it comes to the unknown, exotic animal husbandry is littered with uncertainties.

"I can tell you pretty well what a dog or a cat or a rabbit is likely to carry, what the risk is and what we can do to decrease that risk. But ...

Palm Beach Bans Sales of Dogs And Cats In Pet Stores

 

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From scenes in movies depicting bright-eyed and fluffy puppies and kittens being chosen by excitable children, to traditional songs such as "How much is that doggy in the window?" many of us will have grown up with the reality of seeing cats and dogs in pet stores across the country. Isn't that the best place to get a puppy or kitten from, anyway? While it's certainly true that puppies and kittens are still being sold in pet stores, authorities in many states are doing their best to clamp down on the practice, which can promote illegal puppy mills, untreated medical issues, and even cruelty. Palm Beach County has become the latest area to ban the sale of unlicensed dogs and cats in pet stores, but are authorities doing enough?

Under the new legislation, which came into effect on October 1st, pet stores may still sell puppies and kittens as long as they have been purchased from a licensed ...

How Pets Can Help Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

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Having a pet is good for the soul. They make us smile, provide bountiful opportunities for affection, friendship, and introduce us to a whole new world outside our own human constraints. In addition, pets can change our lives quite literally. You've no doubt heard of service dogs, and are well aware of the great work they can do for those constricted by a variety of disorders. Did you know, though, that our four-legged friends could be used to overcome rheumatoid arthritis and similarly debilitating conditions?

Despite humans having pets for many thousands of years, the study of their effect on our health and wellbeing is still relatively new. Now, however,

Sibling Puppies, Not A Good Idea

 

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If you're thinking of adding a puppy to your family, you may be considering bringing home two pups so they can keep each other company. After all, it can't be much more difficult than having one young dog to care for - or can it?

Raising two littermates can indeed be more challenging than bringing up a single puppy. This is because they've spent their entire lives together and already have a very close bond. This isn't a bad thing, and it is nice to see your two dogs get on well. However, in many cases this bond can interfere with their relationship with you, their pet parent.

Apart from working with two dogs that are often closer to each other than they are to you, there are the practical aspects of raising puppies. Young dogs need attention and training; toilet training is a major task in those early months. Imagine the cleaning up if you have two puppies that are learning to control their bowels and bladders at the same time. It's more time-consuming and can d...

The Benefits Of Having A Pet During Childhood

 

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If you grew up with a family pet, or are currently a pet parent, you'll know just how special that bond between a family and their animals can be. Having a pet during childhood can help little ones to fathom the concept of responsibility, as well as providing fond memories and a deep feeling of love that will last well into adulthood.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Lecturer Dr. Sara Griffin is quick to extol the virtues that are created by a child having a pet: "Children learn about responsible pet ownership by observing their parents," she told Consumer Affairs. "Positive pet interactions with children can help develop non-verbal communication skills, compassion, and ...

Top 10 Checklist for Cat Parents-to-Be

 

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If you've been considering sharing your home with a cat or kitten, there has never been a better time. This month is Adopt-a-Cat Month, a popular annual campaign organized by American Humane Association (AHA). This year's adoption month is extra special, though, as it has been incorporated into the association's centenary celebrations.

AHA CEO and President Dr. Robin Ganzert said: "American Humane Association has rescued thousands of cats in need over the past 100 years. But there are still millions more healthy, adoptable pets in shelters around the country, just waiting for someone to be their hero by rescuing them and bringing them home. American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Cat Month not only encourages people to give loving homes to animals in need, but offers an opportunity to provide a wider focus on the ongoing need these beautiful an...

How to Prep for the Dog Park

 

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The dog park is a great place to take your pup if you are looking for a way to give him a little extra exercise and some play time with other dogs. Dog parks can also be dangerous, however, if your dog is ill-prepared for the experience. There are certain cases in which you should not take your dog and there are rules and etiquette that you need to learn before you do. The more you learn about dog parks and the more you prepare your dog before you go, the better the experience will be for you, your pet, and other dog owners.

Before You Go

The first time is a lot like taking your child to daycare or school for the first time. It can be exciting for your dog to go someplace new and to meet potential new friends, but it can also be scary and overwhelming for them. Some dogs simply do not get along well with others and some are actually afraid of other dogs. Before you take your dog to the dog park there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare him for t...

How to Find a Trusted Dog Trainer

 

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When it comes to dog training, the process can be a challenge if you do not have a great deal of free time to do the training yourself. Training is not something that should be overlooked, however, because the longer you wait to get started the more difficult it will be. If you want to avoid having an overactive and undisciplined dog that is difficult to control, consider hiring a trainer.

Why Training is Important

Even if you are not intentionally trying to set an example, your dog will still learn from you. In some cases this is a good thing, but it can lead to trouble if you are not careful. For example, many dog owners unwittingly teach their dogs that it is okay to jump up on guests by allowing them to perform this kind of behavior when they are puppies. It is not so cute when a fully-grown dog jumps up on your friends as soon as they walk in the door, but you cannot expect your dog to suddenly forget the behavior you accidentally conditioned him to exhibi...

How to Encourage Your Cat to Use a Scratcher

 

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Scratching is as natural to a cat as grooming. Not only does scratching help your cat remove the outer dead layer from her claws, but it also serves as a good stretching exercise for her shoulders and back. Finally, scratching provides your cat with a way to mark her territory. Scent glands located in her paw pads allow her to leave her scent on what is “hers.”

Unfortunately, though, sometimes that territory consists of your furniture or other objects in your home that you would prefer remain unmarred. One of the best ways to keep your couch from getting ripped to ribbons is to instead provide your cat with a scratcher – a place all her own where she is encouraged to act on her scratching instinct.

Getting your cat off on the right paw with a new scratcher is key to making sure she decides for herself that it is a better choice for scratching than the sofa. Here are five ways to encourage your cat to use the scratcher:

  1. Choose the Right Ty...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week in the US

 

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The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) started National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is celebrated every year in the third week of May to educate adults and children in the U.S. about safety around their canine friends. There are more than 70 million dogs in the United States and every year millions of Americans, mostly children, are bitten by dogs. Most, if not all, of these incidents are preventable through simple education.

In addition to the human injuries, biting incidents also carry serious consequences for the dogs involved and their pet parents. Learn how to avoid dog bites by reading our article about the warning signs to look out for and find out how to deal with potentially dangerous situations.

Dr. Audrey Harvey BVSc (Hons), a veterinarian in the LovePets community, shared these Why Socializing Your Puppy Early Is Key

 

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In addition to making dogs friendlier, teaching them good social skills and imparting manners, early socialization serves the all-important purpose of teaching puppies to be more confident. This, in turn, leads to happier, better-rounded dogs that can easily blend into a variety of social situations.

What is Socialization?

Socialization is a broad term, but generally it describes the process by which puppies learn to accept and interact with various social situations. These may include encounters with people, traffic, buildings, unfamiliar sights, noises and smells, and, of course, other dogs.

When Can I Begin Socialization?

For puppies, early socialization is key to a lifetime of great behavior. Most veterinarians recommend beginning a socialization program at four weeks of age and continuing until twelve weeks, as this is the time at which puppies are most open to new experiences.

Waiting longer than twelve weeks from birth may res...

How To Teach Your Dog To Love Your Partner

 

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Imagine it: you bring your new love interest home after a romantic dinner and your dog, who you expect to be overjoyed, is sullen, sad, or even angry about this new character in your home. Your friends and family approve, but what are you supposed to do if your faithful canine companion isn't so thrilled with your new partner? For many pet parents, a pet not liking a love interest can easily be a deal-breaker. Fortunately, it doesn't have to come down to that so quickly. By taking a few simple steps to thaw relations between the two, you all may enjoy a happy household in short order.

Why Your Dog Doesn't Like Your Love Interest

As with most problems, the first step to solving this one is understanding it. If you've been living with your dog as a single person for quite some time, it's likely that your pup is used to being the center of all of your attention. Because of this, it can be shocking when you bring someone else into the house, especially if your...

Are You Making These Common Dog Training Mistakes?

 

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For many pet parents, the dream of training their own dog is a long-standing one. Unfortunately, however, at-home dog training is often more difficult than it may initially seem. From accidental commands to sending a pup mixed messages, there are many things pet parents can do to unintentionally sabotage their dog's training program. Fortunately, it's easy to avoid these things once you know more about what they are. Learn more about the most common dog training mistakes pet parents make and how to avoid them.

1. Using treats as a crutch

While treats can certainly be a helpful form of incentive for dogs, they can become an impediment if you rely on them too heavily. If a pet parent uses treats too often in training, the dog will begin to respond only when treats are present. To avoid this, it's wise to stick to one general rule. While treats are an effective tool for early trainin...

Cat Scratching 101

 

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Many cat parents have given up on the idea of owning furniture without scratch marks. Felines spend a large portion of their day flexing and sharpening their claws – even cats that have had their claws removed still display scratching behavior. What is it that makes cats scratch so much and what can you do to keep them from destroying your home?

Why do Cats Scratch?

Before you can tackle your kitty's scratching behavior, you need to understand it. There are many reasons why they scratch. Felines like to flex their claws as they stretch and some scratch during play. Scratching helps to keep the claws sharp by wearing away the outer layer of the old ones to reveal the sharp, new claws underneath. Cats also scratch as a way of marking their territory, using scent glands in their feet....

8 Of The Most Trainable Dog Breeds

 

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Anyone who has ever seen "Marley & Me" knows that training dogs can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there are some dog breeds that are very intelligent and trainable. They wiill generally be responsive and willing, even if their pet parent isn't a certified dog trainer. If you're looking for a puppy with whom you can form a deep bond, why not consider one of these breeds, presented in alphabetical order:

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dogs, or "Aussies" as they're affectionately known by the many people who love them, are keen, alert, and always ready to learn. Fantastic in sports like agility, flyball, and herding, these silky dogs are one of the most trainable breeds in existence today.

Border Collies

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Which Emotions Do Dogs Feel?

 

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If you're like most pet parents, you consider your dog an intelligent, emotionally advanced creature. When you come home, your pup jumps up to greet you; when you scold him for getting into the trash, he looks shameful, so he has to have feelings, right? In some ways, yes, you're right. But, unlike humans, there are some things dogs simply can't feel. If you're curious what your dog does and doesn't feel, keep reading.

When Dogs Reach Emotional Maturity

Just like humans, dogs need time to grow up and mature emotionally. Think about human babies for a moment. Human babies display something close to excitement, but that's about it. Over the months after their birth, they develop more complex emotions, like disgust, fear, and anger. While dogs mature more quickly than humans do, it still takes quite some time for them to develop the full spectrum of emotions they'll have as adults. Newborn puppies are somewhat limited in their emotional expression, whereas dogs betw...

Does Owning A Pet Improve Your Health?

 

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Having a pet around the house is like having a friend who is always by your side. Pets are not just great for companionship, however – studies have shown that pet ownership provides some very real health benefits for you and your family.

Top Benefits of Pet Ownership

The top five benefits associated with owning a dog or cat are listed below:

1. Stronger Immune System – It may seem counterintuitive, but having a pet in the house can actually reduce your susceptibility to allergies. According to pediatrician James E. Gern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having a pet in the home can reduce a child’s risk for developing allergies by as much as 33%. Children who grow up with pets also tend to have stronger, more developed immune systems in general. If you already suffer from allergies, adding a dog or cat to the family may not help, but it can be a benefit for those who do not suffer from allergies yet, esp...

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

 

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Halloween is a fun holiday filled with costumes, candy and friends. For some pets, however, the day can be a scary event filled with unfamiliar noises, sights and people.

Follow these easy tips to ensure that your pets stay healthy, happy and relaxed this Halloween:

Keep Candy & Chocolate Out of Reach: Of particular concern are dark chocolate treats and candy with sweeteners like xylitol in them. To keep your pets safe, make sure that you place any trick-or-treat candy in a location where they cannot reach it. A high bookshelf or the top of the fridge works well.

Watch Out for Edible Decorations: When Halloween rolls around, many pet parents decorate the house with corn and pumpkins. If ingested, they may cause stomach upset so make sure they are out of reach or consider going easy on the decorating.

Be Cautious With Candles: Carved Jack ‘O Lanterns are a great way to celebrate Hallowe...

Video: 21 Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Pooch

 

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Tompkins Square Park in New York was recently a-buzz with a bevy of adorable pups and their parents at their annual Halloween Dog Parade. Watch the video above to discover a goldmine of costume ideas.

Think your costume beats those of these four-legged fashionistas? Share your photos below!

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Video: Rani the FisherDog!

 

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You may have heard the expression, "That dog will hunt", but what about, "That dog will fish"? Watch Rani the Golden Retriever catch a bluegill right out of the water with her jaws, using bread crumbs as bait.

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The Role Of Comfort Dogs

 

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Dogs play a number of roles in our lives. They're our companions, co-workers, and a non-judgmental ear when we need to talk. For those suffering from conditions such as autism or post-traumatic stress disorder, they provide comfort and security. Their ability to nurture is also being utilized to help those affected by large-scale tragedies.

These emotional support animals or "comfort dogs" as they have become known, aren't trained to work one-on-one with an individual person. Instead, they are part of organizations that transport them to disaster areas to provide comfort to those affected by tragic events. Recent incidents include school and nightclub shootings where not only surviving victims are traumatized, but also their family, the rescuers, and emergency per...

Indoor Activities For Dogs

 

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Dogs aren't too bothered about weather forecasts; even if it's miserable outside, they still like to run and play outdoors. However, their pet parents may not be as keen. Fortunately, there are a number of fun and engaging activities that will keep your dog busy when outdoor play isn't on the agenda. These activities will help to avoid them from making their own fun, which may not be your idea of fun.

Indoor Fetch

There's no reason why you can't play fetch inside your house. Choose an appropriate space because when your dog is on the run towards their toy, they pay no attention to tables and lamps. A long hallway is perfect for this; you can even ad...

Video: Proof That Dogs Make The Best Babysitters

 

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Some people think they have to take care of their dogs, but this video proves that dogs are taking care of our kids. Learn why dogs make excellent babysitters. And you don’t even have to drive them home at the end of the night!

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Video: Pet Parent Solves The Case Of The Stolen Cookie

 

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Who stole the cookie off the counter? Even without hands, Harley the hound has no problem fingering his sister for the dirty deed.

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Video: Watch Shelter Pets Try Out New Beds For The First Time

 

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Australian charity RSPCA Victoria made more than 100 shelter dogs and cats wag their tails in happiness when they handed out donated beds. Watch the pleased pets enjoying their new beds.

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Video: Cute Dogs, Meet Cuter Babies

 

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The magic formula: cute babies plus playful dogs = video gold.

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Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

 

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Cats love nothing more than a fresh can of tuna or a few scraps of lunchmeat. As much as your cat may enjoy it, however, it might not be a good idea to feed him people food. While there are some foods that are safe for cats to eat, many are not only dangerous, but also toxic to cats. Before you offer your cat anything other than cat food, make sure that what you are offering is not hazardous to their health.

Foods Harmful to Cats

Many of the foods that are toxic to cats are foods that your cat probably would not eat anyway. You never know, however, when your cat might get into something that he shouldn’t and it could become a dangerous situation. Some of the foods most toxic to cats include:

  • Alcohol – All types of alcohol including beer, wine, and liquor are bad for cats because it can cause damage to the brain and liver. Even as little as a tablespoon of alcohol can put a full-grown cat into a coma – doses larger than th...

Vitamin C Deficiency In Guinea Pigs

 

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As people, we know that getting the Vitamin C we need in our diets often entails supplementation or eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Because our bodies can't manufacture our own Vitamin C, we need to bring it in from the outside. Did you know that this is also true for guinea pigs? If guinea pigs don't get enough Vitamin C in their diets through sources like leafy vegetables and colorful fruits, their Vitamin C reserves disappear entirely and they become vulnerable to scurvy – a condition that causes blood clotting and difficulties in the joints and skin. Here's what you can do to discourage Vitamin C deficiency in your guinea pig.

How Does Vitamin C Deficiency Happen?

While it's obvious that the easiest way for a guinea pig to become Vitamin C deficient is by not consuming enough Vitamin C, it's important to remember that it is possible for guinea pigs to become deficient eve...

Beware Of Xylitol In Peanut Butters

 

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Many pet parents love the taste of creamy nut butters. Packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, these tasty spreads are a great way to snack smart and power through your day, right? Unfortunately, the same can't be said for peanut butter's role in Fido's life. While nut butters may be a great snack for humans, they can be incredibly dangerous for dogs.

The Dangers of Xylitol

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that's popular in a variety of health foods for its low glycemic index and preservative-free status. Unfortunately, it can cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis (acute liver failure) in dogs.

Fortunately, the sweetener hasn't started popping up in peanut butter brands across the board as only three specialty companies (Nuts 'N More, Krush Nutrition, and P28 Foods) currently produce spreads containing the ingredient.

With that in mind, pet parents who feed their...

5 Common People Snacks That Make Your Pets Fat

 

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Pet parents who feed their four-legged companions human food mean well. However, they often don't realize that these tasty human treats are filled with dangerous calories and fat. While some pet parents pamper their furry friends with tasty human food, some treats can cause your dog's waistline to expand at an alarming rate. From cookies to hot dogs, these are some of the most common treats that you should avoid feeding your pet:

1. Oatmeal Cookies

An oatmeal cookie may be a tasty treat for humans, but it's a calorie-packed gut bomb for dogs. One small oatmeal cookie for a small dog is the same as an entire, fatty hamburger for a person. While your pup may love the salty sweetness of a homemade oatmeal cookie, save him the calories and offer a carrot instead.

2. Hot Dogs

Hot dogs pack way more fat than you would assume. At around 175 calories, they make up about 1/3 of a 20 lb. dog's recommended daily calorie intake. While dogs will happil...

Xylitol Toxicity In Pets

 

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For humans, chewing gum is a harmless habit that helps freshen breath and keeps boredom at bay. For pets, however, gum sweetened with Xylitol is a potentially deadly substance that is roughly 100 times more toxic than milk chocolate.

While many pet parents don’t realize how toxic Xylitol can be, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of Xylitol poisoning in order to be able to respond better should your pet ever ingest this dangerous substance.

Signs of Xylitol Poisoning

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that is widely used in gums, mints, foods like pudding and gelatin, toothpastes, and sugar-free multivitamin and fish oil supplements. While the Xylitol content of these products varies hugely, a pet that ingests less than 0.1 gram of Xylitol can easily experience life-threatening symptoms. Typically, the most life-threatening symptom of Xylitol to...

Pet Food Recall Alert (April 13, 2018): K9 Natural Ltd

 

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Manufacturer: K9 Natural Ltd

Risk Factor: Listeria Monocytogenes

Announcement: Company press release April 13, 2018

Products recalled:

  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb bags (Batch number #170517 with an expiration date of 17NOV2018)
  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags (Batch number #150517 with an expiration date of 15NOV2018)
  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags (Batch number #160517 with an expiration date of 16NOV2018)
  • K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags (Batch number #170517 with an expiration date of 17NOV2018)

Manufacturer Statement: "Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in humans and animals. Symptoms of infection may include nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, an...

Pet Food Recall Alert (March, 22 2018): The J.M. Smucker Company

 

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Manufacturer: Redbarn Pet Products

Risk Factor: Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone

Announcement: Company press release March 6, 2018

Products recalled:

Manufacturer Statement: "Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption of these levels is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or labored breathing. Should these symptoms occur, we recommend pet owners contact their veterinarian immediately. Consumers who have purchased the specific lots of product listed above should stop feeding it to their dogs. If consumer...

Pet Food Recall Alert (March,6 2018): Redbarn Pet Products

 

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Manufacturer: Redbarn Pet Products

Risk Factor: Salmonella Contamination

Announcement: Company press release March 6, 2018

Products recalled:

Manufacturer Statement: Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vmiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Again, no illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported. Consumers with questions may contact the company via email at info@redbarninc.com or by phone at at 1-800-775-3849, M-F, 8am-5pm PST.

Pet Food Recall Alert (March, 6 2018): Raw Basics, LLC

 

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Manufacturer: Northwest Naturals

Risk Factor: Salmonella

Announcement: Company press release March 6, 2018

Products recalled: UPC # 072635520017 - Tucker’s 5lb Pork-Bison Box 5lb – Lot # 27717 - Best If Used By: 04/17/2019

Manufacturer Statement: "Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Consumers who have purchased Tucker’s 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a f...

Pet Food Recall Alert (March, 2 2018): Steve’s Real Food

 

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Manufacturer: Steve’s Real Food

Risk Factor: Salmonella

Announcement: Company press release March 2, 2018

Products recalled: UPC # 6-91730-15303-8 - Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe 5lb – Lot # E 178 - Best If Used By: 09/27/2018

Manufacturer Statement: "Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code of any 5lb frozen turkey nuggets. Any product with the noted lot code should be returned to the specialty retailer where product was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with ques...

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