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HOW TO ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR DOG: 15 PRACTICAL TIPS

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HOW TO ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR DOG: 15 PRACTICAL TIPS We've been getting a lot of questions about how to road trip with your dog. There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your dog stays happy. Have up-to-date dog tags Have you moved since you got your dog? Make sure your contact info on their dog tag is up to date in case your dog somehow gets away. Same goes for the contact information associated with their microchip. Bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination record If you are on your road trip and your...

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Ten Tips for Keeping Your Cat in Shape

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Do You Have a Fat Cat? Keeping cats fit can be challenging, since they’re mostly kept indoors and they love to sleep most of the day away. Thanks to some tried and true pointers from Dr. Mae Wasson, veterinarian at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, we have put together a list of ten ways you can help your cat to stay in shape. #10 The Good Stuff Food quality is as important as quantity control when you feed your cat. Remember, cats are carnivores. Their bodies are designed to process a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Feeding...

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Clear the Shelters 2019 Was a Success!

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1000's of animals have new homes after Clear the Shelter 2019

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The Connection Between Dental Disease and Kidney Disease in Cats

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It has long been known that the inflammation and infection associated with periodontal disease can lead to damage to other organs such as the heart, kidney, and liver, and lead to other serious health problems. Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for cats: according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, an astounding 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. A new study explored the connection between periodontal disease and the risk of developing kidney disease. Factors responsible for kidney disease Kidney disease is a common condition in aging cats. It is the result of...

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Most Cat Illnesses Can Be Treated with Small Change in Diet

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Pets Best Insurance Services recently published a list of the ten most common diseases in their insured cats for the last ten years: Renal failure (25%) Hyperthyroidism (20%) Diabetes mellitus (11%) Allergies (8%) Inflammatory bowel disease (7%) Lymphoma (7%) Feline lower urinary tract disease (6%) Cancer (6%) Urinary tract infection (5%) Otitis (5%) What I find most fascinating about this list is that the top seven conditions have well-accepted nutritional remedies, and with a little creative thinking all ten can be treated with diet. Here’s what I mean. Hyperthyroidism Cats with hyperthyroidism make too much thyroid hormone. One of the limiting factors...

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