Pet health

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APPA announces products to help keep pets warm and comfortable this winter

January 5, 2019

(Stamford, CT) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) wants to keep pets safe and warm this season by helping pet owners recognize the dangers of cold weather and learn what products are available to help ensure safety. Snow and cold surfaces can cause chapped paws, itchy and flaky skin, and other hazards for pets. […]

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Cat DNA testing promises breed info and health insights

January 4, 2019

Each test reveals the genetic breakdown of the cat, with results that tell you what breeds your cat’s DNA contains, and even if any wild cat genes are part of the mix. LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) — Is your cat an enigma? Get the feeling he has some wild ancestors? Want more information about how to […]

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Pet obesity on the rise for eighth straight year; what you can do to keep your pet fit and healthy

January 3, 2019

BREA, California (PRNewswire) — One of America’s most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, and statistics show that pet owners should share that goal with their dogs and cats. Data from Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the eighth […]

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Cold weather can make it harder for your pet to find its way home — and other winter weather precautions for pet owners

January 2, 2019

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (PRNewswire) — As winter storms pick up around the country, it’s important to remember to keep your pets warm in colder weather. Petland wants to make sure pets and their owners stay warm and safe this winter. Like humans, dogs have different levels of tolerance for colder weather. Type of fur or coat, […]

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Ways to help keep pets healthy as part of New Year’s resolutions

December 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (PRNewswire) — While many people set goals to get healthy in the new year, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Pet Food Institute (PFI) encourage pet owners to proactively review their pet’s health in 2019 as well. Published studies suggest that up to 59 percent of dogs and cats may be overweight, though […]

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Petco shares tips and advice for a safe, joyful holiday season with pets

December 14, 2018

  SAN DIEGO (PRNewswire) — With the holidays in full-swing, Petco is sharing tips and advice to help keep furry and four-legged family members safe and healthy while creating lasting memories during one of the busiest times of the year. Festive décor: Decorate your tree with pet safety in mind – decorations like glass ornaments, […]

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How to keep your pet safe during the holidays

December 13, 2018

BREA, California (PRNewswire) — Last year, Nationwide pet insurance members spent more than $41 million on medical conditions commonly associated with the holiday season. During the four days surrounding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day last season, pet owners took their dogs and cats to the veterinarian more often than the rest of the year […]

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Thinking of getting a chicken? Or, already a chicken owner? Here are some tips for a healthy, happy flock

December 8, 2018

Go slow when changing from medicated to non medicated feed. If you start your chicks out on medicated feed, wean them off it instead of abruptly switching to non medicated. Here’s why: The medication added to chick feed is not antibiotics. It is actually amprolium, which is used to prevent coccidiosis—a parasitic infection of the […]

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Thinking of getting a peacock? Make sure it has room to play!

November 27, 2018

When a lot of people think of peacocks, they imagine the regal animal standing there with feathers spread that we see in zoos and artwork. But, the reality is that peacocks need a lot of exercise. Below, you can see our two male peacocks, who have been together since before they hatched, playing “chase” through […]

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Shedding some light on pet fur: We examine some hacks for getting pet fur off clothes, look at some unusual uses for pet hair and discuss how your pet’s fur can be a sign of how healthy your pet is

November 25, 2018

Our dog Maggy is a beauty, but also quite the shedder. According to the ASPCA, it’s estimated that there are 78 million pet dogs and 85.8 million pet cats in the United States. That’s a lot of loose fur. It also means a lot of companies making some serious bank from people attempting to keep […]

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What to do when quail poop gets stuck to your quail’s feet; yes, it’s a thing!

November 24, 2018

Sometimes we go scouting for article ideas on the Internet, looking at press releases and pet user groups. Sometimes we scour pet store aisles or pet good aisles in other stores, hoping to find a great product to write about. And sometimes our story ideas come directly to us. This was one of those instances. […]

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