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5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important
How would you feel if you never brushed your teeth? Constantly having lots of plaque and an unpleasant taste in your mouth would probably be more than you could tolerate. Your wallet probably wouldn't feel so good either after having to pay a hefty dentist bill to get your oral health back in good shape. Now imagine what could happen to your dog's mouth without proper dog dental care. The simple...
When Can a Puppy Go Outside?
Socialization is when your puppy learns how to interact with other creatures in his environment and determines whether the world is a safe and happy place or not. To avoid behavioral problems, a puppy needs to have lots of positive interactions with dogs and people during the critical socialization period of roughly 9-14 weeks of age. However, savvy dog parents know that puppies aren’t...
How Often Should You Brush Dog Teeth and Cat Teeth?
Many of us can remember our parents telling us that we should brush our teeth twice a day and go to the dentist. We probably didn’t know it as little kids, but taking care of our oral health was an important part of taking care of our overall health. Just like people, dogs and cats need to have healthy gums and teeth. Proper oral care for our pets includes brushing their teeth at home and...
5 Weird Things Cats Love
5 Weird Things Cats Love
Everyone has behavioral quirks, and sometimes it appears that our cats have them, too. Do you find it unusual that you buy expensive cat toys and your cat would rather play with a simple hair tie?  Cats may be mysterious creatures, but there’s usually a reason behind their behaviors or an explanation for their interests. If you’re curious as to why your cat likes the weird things he does,...
What Are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs and Cats?
Fish oils are nutritional supplements with many reported health benefits. For people, fish oils can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, manage high blood pressure and relieve arthritis pain. With such health benefits for people, you may ask, what are the benefits of fish oil for dogs and cats? In fact, fish oil supplements are one of the most commonly used supplements for pets. Before going...
Can Kittens Drink Milk?
Can Kittens Drink Milk?
People may think that you can give kittens a saucer of milk, but is cow milk actually healthy for kittens? What about soy milk, goat milk or almond milk? Are those healthy choices to feed kittens if they are orphaned from their mother? Can Kittens Drink Milk?The short answer: The only milk that is healthy for kittens to drink is either their mother’s, or they will need a kitten milk replacer,...
How Often Should You Trim a Cat’s Nails?
A cat uses its nails for many different activities, including scratching, climbing and marking territory. Interestingly, cat nails are retractable, staying hidden until a cat needs to use them. Cat nails also grow continually. Outdoor cats keep their nails short by climbing and scratching on trees, among other outdoor activities. Indoor cats often use cat scratching posts to care for their...