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How to Keep Dogs & Cats Away From Each Other’s Food

By Amy Shojai

When dogs and cats live together, they often snack from each other's food bowls. A taste now and then probably won't upset your pets' nutrition, but it can hiss off the cat or put the dog's tail in a twist. While we love them both, their nutritional needs are not the same, and eating each other's food can make them sick or worse.

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Can Dental Toys & Treats Really Help with Bad Teeth?

By Tony Johnson

When you were growing up, your parents probably told you to brush your teeth after every meal. But what about your dog and cat? Many people don't know that pets need dental care too. Dental disease in pets starts the same way as it does in people: poor oral hygiene. And poor oral hygiene leads to periodontal disease.

7 Winter Weather Pet Care Tips

By Amy Shojai

As I write this, snow flurries dance outside my office window, while my 20-year-old cat, Seren, curls up on a blanket on the desk under the lamp's warm glow. Magical-Dawg adores playing outside in cold weather, but could easily overdo if I didn't limit outdoor excursions. It's not just about the cold and potential for frostbite or hypothermia. Winter also means indoor furnaces that dry skin, burn risks from fireplace use, and toxic antifreeze under vehicles. So how do you keep your special pets safe from winter's danger?

6 Ways to Slim a Cat

By Amy Shojai

The New Year is a time of beginnings for both people and their pets. For cat lovers, keeping cats slim is a priority that has many health benefits, and healthy food, healthy eating habits, and (yes!) healthy treats are ideal. For cats that have packed on the pudge, now's the time to put resolutions in place to help slim your cat.

Does Your Pet Wear a Seat Belt?

By Four Paws Handbook

The use of seat belts has dramatically reduced the number of people injured or killed in car crashes. But what about the four-legged potential projectile riding in the back seat of your car, or worse, perched in the front seat like a person? Is it really okay for your dog to hang his head out the window or for your cat to ride on your shoulder?

My Dog Eats So Fast! Is That a Problem?

By Charlotte Higgins

How are your dog's table manners? Is he a "Gobbling Gus" or a "Dainty Danny?" Some dogs are simply more enthusiastic about food than others. Some dogs are nibblers; they eat a few bites at a time, then they're off to more exciting activities. Other dogs are gobblers. They devour their meal as soon as the bowl has touched the floor. It makes you wonder if they even taste what they're eating! Do your dog's eating habits really matter?

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8 Resolutions to Slim Your Pudgy Pooch

By Amy Shojai

Happy New Year! The entire month of January is an opportunity for putting resolutions and goals in place, but of course you can do this at any time. Eating right and getting healthy tops the resolution list for people, so why not extend that to your dog, especially if your chubby dog needs to slim down and lose weight?