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New Study Finds That Dog Owners Live Longer and Are More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks

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Any dog parent can tell you that having a furry best friend has a whole slew of benefits, from providing endless cuddles to having a loyal PIC (partner in crime). Dogs have long been considered excellent companions for humans, but recent...

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At What Age Are Cats Fully Grown?

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Reviewed for accuracy on September 30, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM When a child finally turns 18 years old, they are generally considered to be an adult. But what about our feline family members? At what age are cats fully...

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ProHeart 12 Gives Dogs a Year of Heartworm Protection

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Heartworm disease is a very serious and real concern for pet parents. With canine heartworm infections being reported in all 50 states in the US, heartworm prevention is essential. However, despite the widespread availability of heartworm...

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How Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Lung Cancer

Filed Under Pet Lover

Dogs have an excellent sense of smell—at least 10,000 times stronger than that of a human. Some scent hound breeds, such as the Bloodhound and Beagle, have as many as 225 million olfactory receptors. Due to their incredible sniffing...

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At What Age Do Dogs Stop Growing?

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Reviewed for accuracy on September 18, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM “At every new puppy appointment, people always ask how fast they will grow and when they will stop growing,” says Dr. Meghan Walker, a veterinarian at Weddington...

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Scientists May Have Found Out How to Get Rid of Cat Allergies

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That sneezing, wheezing, congested, itchy eye, must-escape-this-room-because-I-can’t-breathe-around-this-cat feeling can ruin even the best of days—especially if you are a cat lover. But now, you might be able to avoid the...

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Are There Signs That a Dog is Dying From Cancer?

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With pets living longer than ever, cancer has become a diagnosis that we see more commonly in older dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that one in four dogs will develop cancer at some time in their life...

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Infographic: Use This Quality of Life Scale to Decide When to Put Your Cat Down

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While euthanasia is the kindest thing we can do for pets that are suffering, every pet parent wants to be assured that they are doing it at the right time. And since cats are notorious for hiding their pain and discomfort, it becomes even...

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Infographic: Use This Quality of Life Scale to Decide When to Put Your Dog Down

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As your dog ages and their health declines, it can be difficult to figure out when it's the right time to put your dog down. The Quality of Life Scale allows you to evaluate your dog’s well-being to help you make difficult...

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat. However, the high-calorie, high-fat foods we take such pleasure...

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Is CBD Safe for Cats?

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CBD has taken the pet world by storm; however, scientific research on the impacts of CBD on dogs and cats is still in its infancy—especially for cats. Let’s look at what cat parents should consider before giving their cats...

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Is Declawing Cats Illegal?

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Declawing a cat used to be considered an effective way to deter destructive scratching in cats. However, times are changing, and a movement to ban the declawing of cats has emerged. This movement to make the practice of declawing cats...

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Dog Goods USA LLC Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Pet Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company: Dog Goods USA LLC Brand Name:BerkleyJensen Recall Date: 09/03/2019 Product:BerkleyJensen Pig Ears Treats, 30-packs, sold at BJ's Wholesale Club stores. Reason for Recall: Dog Goods is voluntarily...

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Dog Goods USA LLC To Conduct a Voluntary Recall of Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company: Dog Goods USA LLC Brand Name: Chef Toby Recall Date: 8/16/2019 Product: Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats Product lot codes: 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867,...

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Brutus & Barnaby Voluntarily Recalls All Size Bags of "Pig Ears Natural Treats for Dogs" Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company:Brutus & Barnaby LLC Brand Name:Brutus & Barnaby Recall Date:8/27/2019 Bags of Brutus & Barnaby Pig Ears were distributed throughout all states via Amazon.com, Chewy.com, Brutusandbarnaby.com and the brick and...

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Cat Litter

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This is something you might think to stock up on, but you’ll need to do it well before the immediate threat of a storm. Remember that as soon as a hurricane is on the horizon, all cat owners will be buying cat litter, and supplies can...

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11 Holiday Food Scraps That Are Dangerous for Your Cat

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When gathering with loved ones to celebrate the holidays, for many of us, it seems natural to want to include our pets in our holiday traditions as well. While it’s important for our pets to be part of the family, this shouldn’t...

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6 Holiday Food Scraps That Are Dangerous for Dogs

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As the holidays roll around and our plates overflow with home-cooked goodness, remember that many holiday foods are bad for dogs and can even be toxic. From savory mashed potatoes and gravy to sweets and treats, learn which foods to avoid...

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How to Protect Your Pet From Toxic Blue-Green Algae

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 27, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM It’s a terrifying headline that keeps popping up lately: Harmful algal bloom kills beloved pet. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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Cancer in Cats: Symptoms, Types and Treatment

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Early veterinary intervention with cancer cases is critical. Although catching it early doesn’t always lead to a good prognosis, early diagnosis helps you and your...

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Cancer in Cats: Symptoms, Types and Treatment

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Early veterinary intervention with cancer cases is critical. Although catching it early doesn’t always lead to a good prognosis, early diagnosis helps you and your...

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What Should I Do If My Dog Ate Weed?

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM “My dog ate weed—now what?” You’re not alone in asking this question. According to a veterinary study in Colorado, incidences of marijuana...

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Early Intervention Makes a Difference

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Learning to spot the signs of dog diabetes and communicating with your veterinarian can help you intervene early on. Diabetes in dogs is usually a manageable disease, says Dr. Romine, “and most diabetic dogs can do very well once...

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What Do I Do If My Dog Ate a Chicken Bone?

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You only left the kitchen for a minute, but when you return, it’s already too late. The roasted chicken you just pulled out of the oven is gone. The only potential culprit is sitting on the floor, panting, wagging his tail and looking...

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FDA Warns Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

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Company: Texas Tripe Inc. Brand Name: Texas Tripe FDA Issue Date: 8/15/2019 Reason for Warning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet...

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