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Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

By Charlotte Higgins

Does your dog wolf down food? Does it seem like he’s absolutely killing the kibble?Some dogs are nibblers. Many dogs are gobblers. They devour their meal as soon as the bowl hits the floor. It makes you wonder if they even taste what they are eating. Gulping with such gusto can present some...

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,...

The 6 Ways an Easy Walk Harness® Can Make Walks Easier

7 Tips to Keep Your Dogs Happy and Safe This Holiday Season

By PetSafe Guest

From cookie decorating to ugly sweater parties, the holidays are in full swing. With all the hustle and bustle that comes with this cheerful season, it is important to keep the safety of your furry friends in mind. Here are 7 tips to keep your pets happy and healthy this holiday season.1. Reserve...