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Why Is My Dog Not Eating?

Why Is My Dog Not Eating?

There can be many reasons why a dog’s appetite may change, but if your dog is not eating at all, a closer look at the animal’s diet and health may be necessary. By understanding why a dog may stop eating, you can be sure your canine companion is healthy and well-nourished with the proper diet for its needs. How a Dog’s Appetite Changes A dog’s appetite and eating habits will change throughout its life. Dogs eat differently based on their age, activity level, and overall health, and those changes are natural and no cause for concern. A hyperactive puppy, for...

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Finding Ticks on Your Dog – 5 Places to Look

Finding Ticks on Your Dog – 5 Places to Look

Ticks can be persistent pests, and because they can transmit diseases to pets and pet owners alike, it is important to know where to look for ticks on your dog and how to remove them effectively. Fortunately, finding ticks isn’t hard if you know what types of environments ticks prefer. About Ticks Ticks are blood-sucking parasites related to spiders. They attach to a host animal to consume its blood, and stay attached and actively feeding for up to 8-10 days. During that time, they can transmit a variety of diseases to their host, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...

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Cat Excessive Meowing and Yowling: Why Cats Meow

Cat Excessive Meowing and Yowling: Why Cats Meow

Cats are known for their stealthy hunting abilities and soft paws for quiet approaches, but some cats have incredibly powerful voices and are far from silent. Understanding why cats meow and how much meowing may be too much can help cat owners be aware of their feline friend’s communication and what it really means. Why Cats Meow Cats meow to communicate with humans, because we react to their meows and they quickly learn to meow, purr, yowl, mew, and howl to let us know exactly what they want. A cat’s meow can communicate many things, including… Greetings – A cat...

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Considering Raw Food for Your Pet?

Considering Raw Food for Your Pet?

It can be tempting to feed your pet a raw food diet, but is it the safest, healthiest option? Understanding what raw food means for cats and dogs and how to prepare a raw food diet properly can help you choose the best meals for your pet. What a Raw Food Diet Really Is A raw food diet is fresh, untreated, uncooked food, typically offered as a blended diet that includes meat, fruits, and vegetables. Raw food diets mimic the diets of our pets’ wild ancestors, when the animals not only hunted a variety of prey for themselves, but also...

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Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Plants can add a relaxing touch of nature to your home, but if you have pets, you need to be cautious about which houseplants you choose. Fortunately, there are many pet-friendly houseplants that can be beautiful additions to an urban jungle without posing severe risks to your pets. How Houseplants Can Hurt Pets There are several ways plants can hurt pets, depending on the plant and the type of interaction the pet has with it. The most common effect is that some houseplants can be toxic to pets, and that toxicity could lead to seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions, or...

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