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Flea and Tick Care

Flea and Tick Care

It’s that time of year when the fleas and ticks are back to bug us and our pets! Did you know that the problem is 90% outside and not the pet? If your pet is healthy, and the environment they are around is relatively free of fleas and ticks, you shouldn’t have a problem.

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Ingredient Splitting

Ingredient Splitting

As many of you already know, the ingredients are listed by the amount of each ingredient, listing the ingredient with the most amount first down to the smallest amount.  Usually, you want at least the top three ingredients to be meat, unless there aren’t very many ingredients then you might not be able to do that (example: dehydrated duck, fennel oil, oregano oil).  It is important you read the labels, but if you don’t know what they mean, you might not catch the innuendos of pet food labeling.

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Allergy Season

Allergy Season

Spring is finally here! And with spring comes allergies!  Do you have a dog or cat with seasonal allergies? I do for the first time.  I adopted a 7-year-old Weimaraner last summer, and didn’t realize her allergies were so intense!  When we first brought her home, she still must have had some residual medication in her system, because it wasn’t so bad until a few days later. Her eyes were so red and she was scratching all the time.

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The Most Important Food

The Most Important Food

First, do you always drink as much water as you should?  Some say us humans should drink 8 cups a day. Do you? I know I forget to drink when I get busy.  Your dog should drink about ½ oz to 1 oz per pound of body weight of water a day. So if your dog is 10 lbs, that would be 1 ¼ cups or a 50-pound dog would need a little more than 6 cups a day. Cats need a little less than 1 oz water per pound so that a 10 lb cat should drink 7-9 ounces of water per day.  I know I don’t drink enough every day. I often get busy and forget. And depending on what you feed your pet, he or she may not be drinking enough water either.

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March is Poison Prevention Month

March is Poison Prevention Month

March is Poison Prevention Month, so it’s a good time to remind ourselves of some good practices to help our pets be healthy and safe. Below is a quick list of toxic foods and helpful tips, but I also wanted to mention a few things about a couple of particular foods, garlic, and mushrooms.

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