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Waddling dogs and fat cats

Waddling dogs and fat cats

By Thomas Fraser

Obesity is a growing threat to pet healthIf you take your dog on a waddle instead of a walk, it might be time to adjust his diet or feeding habits. The same holds true if your cat is too fat to catch a rat (or just lounges around in a hat).There’s no shame in packing a few extra pounds around the...

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

By Patrick Mahaney

You pay close attention to what you and your family eat. You avoid processed foods, pay a premium for organic groceries and read labels religiously. But are you as persnickety when it comes to the diets of your cats and dogs?For many pet parents, the answer is no. Their pets eat what is plucked...

Are summer pests pestering your pets?

Are summer pests pestering your pets?

By Thomas Fraser

Here’s a pet health primer on ticks, fleas and mosquitoesThere’s a new tick in town.The longhorned Asian tick has now joined the long list of tiny critters that can pose a threat to your fur babies – and maybe even yourself. There’s not a lot known about the new six-legged U.S. resident or how it...

PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains keep the slow burn of pet dehydration at bay

PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains keep the slow burn of pet dehydration at bay

By Tony Johnson

Dehydration creeps up stealthily, like a slow-moving brush fire that suddenly blossoms into a major blaze, causing major problems. Dehydration, like fire, is best fought with water. Lots of water. And it’s best to apply that water before a physical crisis engulfs your cat or dog and you are...

Don’t want to see your kitty suffer? A cat fountain can prevent urinary agony

Don’t want to see your kitty suffer? A cat fountain can prevent urinary agony

By Tony Johnson

Many cat parents have experienced it before: the heartbreak and feelings of helplessness that comes when a kitty can’t pee. They will strain, moan, cry, hiss, and try to hide, scampering away from any attempt to comfort them. Once they are wrangled into a carrier, it’s off to the pet ER for a long,...

Stop Your Dog’s Snacking from the Litter Box

Stop Your Dog’s Snacking from the Litter Box

It’s piquant and has a distinctive bouquet. It has excellent mouth feel, is quite pleasing on the palate and even packs extra protein. But regardless of its culinary appeal, it’s cat scat from the litter box and your dog has no business chowing it down.Those sought-after litter critters can...

Important Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

Important Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

By PetSafe Guest

Are you considering an addition to the family?  Bringing a pet into your home is a big step, and it’s important to do some thinking before making the leap. You need to be prepared so it’s a smooth transition and everyone is happy.  Here’s how to make good choices and ensure your life and home are...