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How To Choose Between Grain-Free And Grain-Inclusive Pet Food

In recent years, pet foods have become complicated, to say the least.  With so many different formulas to choose from, dozens of new brands, and very little information on the label besides flashy marketing terms, you might feel like shopping for pet food has become extremely overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know when choosing the right food for your pet: Ingredients In Grain-Free And Grain-Inclusive Pet Foods The “grains” in grain-inclusive pet foods are usually corn, rice, wheat and barley. Grain-free pet foods contain other sources of carbohydrates that are included as an energy source and to hold the[…]Read More…

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Why You Should Adopt A Pet From A Shelter

Every so often, a shelter in any community gets ready for an adoption promotion. While shelters also raise funds throughout the calendar year, what is raised is rarely sufficient. Thus, adoption events. According to the Humane Society Of The United States, Each Year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. If that is not enough reason why you[…]Read More…

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Your Deck

The summer heat is here and our decks are ready for family, friends, sunbathing, barbeques, and of course, hanging out with our pets! While our pups love watching us barbeque on the deck or our cats enjoy basking in the sun, as pet owners we need to make sure they are completely safe. As amazing as our decks are, they can be dangerous. However, danger can be easily prevented! Let your dogs and cats be protected and happy this summer with these tips to keep your pets safe on your deck! Tip 1: Check the deck’s temperature Whether your deck[…]Read More…

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What To Do If You See A Dog In A Hot Car

What To Do If You See A Dog In A Hot Car

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to take your dog with you when you go out, instead of leaving them at home? Most dogs love car rides, especially if they know they’re going to the park or the dog beach. However, taking your dog with you can be inconvenient. They’re not allowed in most public places. People sometimes resort to leaving their dog in their car while they run into the store “for five minutes.” Even if you run in, grab what you need, and don’t have to wait in line, it only takes a few minutes for the inside[…]Read More…

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Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of dog treats because they might have elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. When dogs have consumed high levels of beef thyroid hormone, they may show these symptoms: restlessness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination frequency and weight loss. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption decreases. When a dog consumes High levels of beef thyroid hormone over a long period of time the following symptoms may also be visible: labored and rapid breathing, vomiting, diarrhea. You should contact your veterinarian[…]Read More…

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How To Speak Cat – 15 Unique Cat Sounds, Translated

How To Speak #Cat: 15 Cat Sounds, Translated

Do you speak cat? Or are you mystified by the many voices of our feline friends? While dogs only make about 15 vocalizations, a cat is capable of up to 100 unique sounds. Here are just 15 of the many ways cats use their voices to communicate with humans and other animals: 1. The Hunger Alarm Are you 90 seconds late with your cat’s breakfast? Unacceptable. Your cat will let you know it’s time for a meal with a loud, attention-grabbing meOW. You’ll often notice a punched-up second syllable, an extra bit of emphasis to let you know that your[…]Read More…

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The Ultimate Guide To Unicorns As Pets

The Ultimate Guide To Unicorns As Pets

Everyone is inspired by unicorns, but just a few people ever make friends with one. If you feel a sudden rush of inspiration or love when you look at unicorn images and artwork, you might just be the right person to share a bond with a very special pet. How To Get A Pet Unicorn Unicorns are native to some parts of Europe and are still found in a few regions of India, though they can easily teleport to any part of the world if summoned. Before you summon a unicorn, ensure that your intentions are pure. Unicorns appear to those[…]Read More…

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What You Should Know Before Buying An Easter Bunny As A Pet

With Easter just around the corner, and bunnies everywhere you go – decorations, candy, greeting cards – you’re bound to catch bunny fever. While rabbits make excellent housepets for pet parents who do their research, buying a bunny on a whim to celebrate the holiday isn’t a wise idea. If you’re thinking about adopting some-bunny to love this Easter season, learn what a rabbit will need to be happy in your home. Where To Get A Snuggly Easter Bunny Rabbits are prey animals. By nature, they’re not cuddly like dogs and cats. They startle easily and may kick or bite[…]Read More…

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The Real Harm Of Fake Service Animals

The Real Harm of Fake Service Animals

You hate to go anywhere without your pet. We get it, and we feel the exact same way. It’s tough to find an apartment or house rental that accept pets. Those that do charge expensive pet fees. It’s tough to travel when it costs about $125 each way to take your pet on an airplane with you. It’s even more expensive – not to mention nerve-wracking – when your larger pet has to fly in the cargo area. And it’s tough to socialize and exercise your pet when you also have to run errands. But turning your pet into a[…]Read More…

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5 Best Wearable Techs for Pets

Fitbit, Apple Watch, GoPro, just to name a few, are some of the wearable techs that we really enjoy. Well, for some of us, we can’t live without them! As the types of wearable techs are growing daily, we are seeing them evolve for more specific uses day by day. Pet Wearables is a very good example of this evolution in technology. Wearable techs are definitely going to be an essential part of our pet’s lifestyle in the future. The phenomenon has already started… The belief that pets have the power to improve their owners’ lives and that we are happier[…]Read More…

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5 Most Famous Pets On Instagram: Insta-Famous Pets

As you may (or may not) know, social media is a great platform for a broad exposure to a massive audience. If you think that only celebrities, athletes, and politicians can garner hundreds of thousands to millions of followers; think again! These pets are giving other Instagram influencers a run for their money. They are cute, cuddly, influential, and above all – INSTA-FAMOUS! 1) JIFFPOM @jiffpom (4.2M followers) Jiffpom is one of the most-followed pets on Instagram! He bears a blue check mark which means verified just in case you forgot that he’s the cutest pom around. View this post on Instagram[…]Read More…

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Adorable Pets Who Supported The Women’s March In Washington

On January 21st and 22nd, it wasn’t just hundreds of thousands of women who marched during 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C. A good number of pets were also accompanying their human parents. Dressed up in their cutest clothes and slogans, different pets – mostly dogs – came to march for women’s rights. The ones that really caught the world’s attention were some adorable pets who showed their support and solidarity for the cause. Pets are down for anything that will put them in the history books, as long as it is for the right purpose. Here are some of our favorite ones that participated: John[…]Read More…

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Can Animal Smell Fear In Us? (Facts Vs. Fiction)

When I was a kid growing up in Nepal, I was always scared of dogs. With a lot of stray dogs everywhere (and I do mean literally everywhere), it was impossible not to be scared. The situation with stray dogs was really bad back then and probably still is. I don’t know what the situation is like right now because I haven’t been in Nepal for more than a decade. The older folks used to tell me not to act scared – ‘act calm or unafraid because if dog smells fear in you, it will bite you’. I was 8 or[…]Read More…

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Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Mrs. T is a tortoise in Pembroke, West Wales (United Kingdom) who is approximately 90 years old. For all these years she was a perfectly normal tortoise and moved like any other tortoise, in a slow and steady pace. But here recently all that changed when a rat gnawed her legs off while hibernating in a garden shed. That is the sad part of the story. What happened after that might just have saved her life. The 56-year-old owner of the tortoise, Jude Ryder, was horrified when she went to check on her pet and found her without front legs. She[…]Read More…

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5 Sensational Power Player Pets In Social Media

In this day and age of internet, having a social media presence and fans that follow you like crazy is not a big deal. Nowadays, everybody is on social media and everyone has fans, even pets. Yes you read that right! Apparently there are some pet power players that are a total sensation in social media. Here are the 5 pets that top the list: Sockington: This tuna lover tops the list with 1.3 million + Twitter followers. As the story goes, Socks the cat (full name: Sockington) was first spotted by a person next to a T stop outside of Boston[…]Read More…

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Apartment Complexes Using DNA To Match Your Dog To Its Poop

Warning to dog owners who don’t pick up what their pets leave behind: your dastardly deeds may not longer go undetected. A growing number of North Texas apartment complexes are using DNA testing to trace pets and find owners who ignore poop-scoop regulations. “It should reduce or eliminate dog waste on the property”, predicted Jennifer Okland, community manger at the Gates of Allen Station, the latest area complex to require DNA testing for dogs. The results of the simple cheek swab will be kept in a database by a private lab. Any pet waste found on the property will be[…]Read More…

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The Factual Story Of Domestication Of Cats

The oldest evidence of domesticated cats comes from an ancient Egyptian sculptures and hieroglyphics. That evidence, which is about 4,000 years old, depicts a sculpture of a domesticated cat. The proof on how wild cats became tame remained little hazy for a long time. Fewer studies are focused on how cats became tame in contrast to dogs, sheep and other domesticated animals. The primary theory is that ‘cats first started loving us for our mice’. It was the appetite for mice that started the taming of wild felines. The grain stored by ancient farmers was a magnet for rodents like[…]Read More…

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Dog Behavior: Maybe Your Dog’s Tail Has Its Own Tale To Tell.

When we see a dog wag its tail, we tend to think that the dog is happy and excited. Well, the wag of the dog’s tail may mean a lot more than that. For common eyes the way dogs wag their tail may look the same every time. However, with careful observations, you might see subtle differences. These differences depend on the dog’s surroundings and alteration of their moods. These subtle differences in wagging of the tail were discovered by researchers not too long ago. When a dog sees something positive like treats or familiar dogs or people, it tends[…]Read More…