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Holiday DIY Homemade Pet Treats

By PetSafe Guest

This holiday season, experiment with some pet treat receipes instead of that 5-hour-long pie recipe! We found some delicious and healthy treats that your pets will love! These recipes include all the favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apples, turkey and more. 

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Fat Cats: The Pet Obesity Problem

By David Haworth

Obesity in cats is reaching alarming proportions, particularly for these animals that are designed to be lean, agile, and light-footed. Keeping our furry friends fit and trim is important to helping them have longer, healthier lives. Here are some interesting facts about obesity in cats to hopefully encourage you to start a weight loss program for your overweight kitty.

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Vet-Recommended Pet Food Brands

By PetSafe Guest

As pet parents, we're more concerned than ever about what we're feeding our pets. But it can be very difficult to choose the right pet food with so many choices and so many ingredients to research. I asked my vet for a list of dog food brands to try and ones to avoid, and here's the list of vet-recommended foods she gave me.

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Trick or Treat? How to Choose Healthy Snacks for Your Pet

By Charlotte Higgins

If you are like most people, you love to give treats to your dog or cat. And most pets love to get them! Giving treats is one way to bond with your pets and show your love for them. But just like people, sometimes pets can overindulge. As a pet nutritionist, here are my recommendations for avoiding pet obesity and treating your pet in moderation.

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How to Keep Your Pet Healthy & Hydrated

By Patrick Mahaney

As a veterinarian practicing in warm and sunny Southern California, I know the important role hydration plays in promoting my patients's best health. Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat's body mass, so it's a crucial nutrient to maintain normal cellular function. A loss of only 10% of the total body fluids can cause serious illness. Learn how important it is to keep pets hydrated and the signs of dehydration to watch out for.

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Pet Nutrition FAQs about Probiotics & Prebiotics

By David Haworth

The world of human health supplements has become well populated during the last decade with a dizzying array of probiotic and prebiotic products that tout multiple benefits. With all the attention on the potential benefits of probiotics and prebiotics for people, it wasn’t long before attention turned to the potential benefits for our pets. After all, they have guts, too! Get answers to frequently asked questions about probiotics for pets.

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How Can I Choose the Best Food for My Pet?

By Charlotte Higgins

Your pet is a part of your family. So, when it comes to choosing a food, you want the very best. But there are so many different options! How can you be sure to choose a high quality food? Here are a few key questions that any high quality pet food manufacturer should be able to answer.