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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.

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.

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?

Can You Really Cook Food for Your Dog?

By Charlotte Higgins

For many people, feeding their dog means a quick trip to the pet store to pick up a bag of kibble. Most people feed their dog a commercial canned or dry food. Simple and convenient. But for a growing number of people, feeding their dog means preparing food in their own kitchen. Learn about why you should consider cooking your dog's food at home and where to find nutritional recipes from trusted sources.

Water Is a Must for Every Dog

By Mike Shafer

At last, summer is in full swing! Lake days, vacations, and day trips with the kids are all now the norm. And the best part is that so many places are now dog friendly so you can bring Fido along. With all of this extra time, activity, and heat we must keep one thing in mind: hydration. This goes for both two and four legged family members.

Pet Hydration FAQs

By Stacy Hackett

Is it normal for your cat to drink from the faucet? Could it be bad for your dog to drink from the toilet? Get answers to frequently asked questions about your pet's behavior.