Category Archives: Exercise Nutrition & Obesity

Is There a Link Between Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease?

Conscientious pet parents are always on the lookout for ways to enhance the lives of their pets. We vow to take them on more walks, buy them the latest Furbo, and make sure to schedule a wellness exam every year. But what about the food we give them?   Research shows that feeding your pet […]
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We Talk Turkey: Thanksgiving Fun for Pets

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you may be thinking about meals, family, and eating your fill of delicious foods. It’s natural to want to share in the fun with our furry family members too, but the holiday table is fraught with high fat, salty foods that are not the best for our pets. […]
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Tips for Running with Your Dog

Dogs love to be with us, and they usually have boundless energy. In fact, they could be the perfect exercise partner—as long as you pay attention to some basic do’s and don’ts of running with your dog. The Do’s of Running with Your Dog Do check with your veterinarian. Before starting any new exercise program, […]
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Does My Dog Need a Diet?

Weight loss is a tough subject, for humans and pets alike! It’s a challenge, especially when we realize we may have spent the winter months on the couch a bit too much, or perhaps eaten one too many desserts. But, for our pets (and for us!), losing weight can add years to their lives and […]
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A Friendly Reminder for a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you’ve followed our blog over the years (and, of course, we hope you have!), then you probably know all about pet toxins. You might even have a list of all the no-no’s that can cause pet poisoning. Still, most holidays that involve lots of food go hand-in-hand with increased calls to the Pet Poison […]
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Test Your Cat Nutrition IQ

As a group, domestic felines are interesting, sharp, and physically stunning, but they’re also typecast as a pet that’s easy to care for. Felines may be perceived as less demanding of attention or even affection, although scores of individual cats do, in fact, demand (and deserve) both. This is to say that cats are sort […]
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The Great Food Debate: When it Comes to Pet Nutrition, What is Best?

Most pets exhibit a clear preference for wet or dry food, but that doesn’t always mean their choice is the healthiest. Indeed, every pet is an individual and, as such, requires individual attention when it comes to lifelong nutritional needs. But the question remains, what is truly better for pet nutrition: wet or dry food?
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Food For Thought on Food For Your Pet

In the food aisle, the virtual wall of brightly colored bags of kibble glares back, taunting, and teasing, obscuring your furry friend’s culinary content. How do you interpret all of the data and marketing on these bags of food for your pet? Good food will help your pet live the fullest life on the best […]
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More Than Holiday Weight: Pet Obesity and Nutrition

Possibly one of the most staggering statistics we’ve seen lately states that over half of all our nation’s cats and dogs. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of all American cats and dogs are considered overweight or obese. What does this mean for your pet? There is a great deal you can […]
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Pets and People Food: What You Can and Can’t Feed Your Pets

You know the scene, you’ve just sat down at dinner, opened a fresh package of cheese, or cracked a can of tuna and there’s your pet… Looking up at you with those soulful eyes, head cocked, maybe a paw curled up or an inquisitive mew… Sometimes it’s hard to say no. As difficult as it […]
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