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    The Dangers Lurking in Pet Food Bins

    The Dangers Lurking in Pet Food Bins

    This problem is really multifaceted. Once pet food is exposed to oxygen it oxidizes, or becomes rancid. Yuck! The nutritional value after just 3 weeks of being open, even in a storage bin, is substantially lower than when the bag was opened. One of the most dangerous, and unfortunately most common practices is for pet owners to purchase high quality and often times expensive dog food in fancy packaging made to keep the food fresh only to go home, tear open the bag and pour it directly into a plastic pet food bin. This practice is one of the worst...

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    How the Change of Seasons Impacts Your Pet

    How the Change of Seasons Impacts Your Pet

    If there is ever a time of year that I am overwhelmed with questions /concerns on skin and coat issues with dogs and cats it is Autumn and Spring. Why, you ask? Please allow me to elaborate. There are two things all dog and cat owners need to be informed on when it comes to skin and coat issues during these seasons of the year. Instinctively, cats and dogs need to adapt to change or suffer consequences… Relating to Autumnal and Vernal changes in weather their bodies are trying to adapt to the dramatic, and sometimes, unpredictable weather conditions during...

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    Summer... It Will Turn You Upside Down...

    Summer... It Will Turn You Upside Down...

    No truer words were ever spoken when this was written by Ric Ocasek of the Cars (Rock Group) back in the “80’s. especially when you use it to talk about ticks and fleas. But if nature has its way this will become fact. Over the past 25 years or so we have “always” noticed a dramatic jump in those nasty little pests that threaten us and our beloved pets. Ticks and fleas…hmmnn…which is worse???? Many different views on that BUT one thing is certain…we all wonder why are they even here, what purpose to they serve . Other than food...

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    Lyme Disease Information

    Lyme Disease Information

    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected. Lyme Disease Symptoms Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through the bites of infected ticks, and is most widely spread from early spring through the summer months. Incubation periods can vary from just a few days to several months, though the most common incubation is 1-2 weeks. While different people will exhibit different symptoms depending on their health, age, the severity of their infection and...

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    4 Facts You Must Know About Your Pet

    4 Facts You Must Know About Your Pet

    Before I attempt to provide an explanation to how your dog or cat's digestive capabilities change based upon foods all pet owners should first realize that all dogs and cats do not have the same digestive capabilities in regards to their species. Did you know over the many years the mainstream focus on foods that are classified” the best dry dog and cat food” is truly suspect, to say the least. Times have changed but despite this the fact still remains…in most households it is believed that over 90% of those who own a dog and/or cat still feed their pet(s) subpar...

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