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  • Research Finds No Link Between Grain-Free Diets & DCM

    A group of researchers found no definitive relationship between grain-free and legume-rich diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, according to the authors of a new article published in the Journal of Animal Science. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reported cases of DCM include incomplete information, making it impossible to draw any […]

  • 10 Poisonous Plants Pets Should Avoid

    Every day, Pet Poison Helpline receives dozens of phone calls from dog owners and cat owners saying “My cat ate a lily!” or “My dog ate a plant. Is it poisonous?” Some of the most poisonous plants for dogs and cats are reviewed below. While there are thousands of species of plants and flowers, only […]

  • February is National Pet Dental Month

    Bad breath in a dog is often dismissed simply as “doggy breath.” In fact, it may signal periodontal disease, which is the most common ailment suffered by dogs and cats over 3 years old. Preventing periodontal disease can result in longer, healthier lives for pets. To educate owners of this, February has been designated National […]

  • Pet Air Travel Safety Tips

    Safety should be top of mind for everyone traveling by plane with a pet, as it is a process that can be fraught with peril for an animal and its owner. However, following these five simple travel tips will go a long way in ensuring that your trip goes smoothly and safely: 1. USE A [...]
  • Solving Litter Box Aversion with Cats

    Litter boxes are a great indication of your cat’s health. The size and frequency of urination and the smell and color of feces can tell you a lot about the health of your pet. Keeping an eye on your litter box can clue you into your cat’s gut health, level of hydration (or level of […]

  • 10 Winter Weather Safety Tips for Pets

    We’re approaching a new year, but we’re also approaching the heart of winter where temperatures will be bitter cold and precipitation will take on frozen forms. While the weather won’t stop our pets from going out to do their business or play in the snow, there are many ways we can keep them protected from [...]
  • 5 Summertime Pet Safety Tips

    The sun is out, which means pets are out and about, too! Summertime isn’t just perfect for playing fetch at the dog park, though. It also brings plenty of potential dangers that require vigilance and awareness from pet parents. As important educational resources for owners, pet retailers can help spread awareness of summer pet safety […]

  • The Benefits of Adopting a Pet

    This is it! There can only be one reason for you to be reading this and that is you want to adopt a pet! First off, lots of kudos to you for trying to read up before getting yourself a furry, scaly, or some other kind of fluffy companion! Want to know what the benefits […]