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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 […]

  • Can your dog get the Coronavirus?

    It’s common for dog owners to be stopped during walks by someone who wants to pet their pooch. “Of course,” they usually say, as they let their beloved dog jump into a random person’s arms. With all the concern surrounding COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, pet parents may want to limit how much contact […]

  • 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 […]

  • What to Do When a Dog Eats Chocolate

    Some things just don’t mix well, like orange juice and toothpaste. Mixing other things, though, can have dire consequences—like dogs and chocolate. To keep pups safe this Halloween, here are a few tips retailers should share with pet owners about canines and chocolate: Why is chocolate bad for dogs? Chocolate contains two methylxanthines, caffeine and […]

  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]