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The Dangers Lurking in Pet Food Bins

You go to the store and purchase pet food, bring it home, pour it into a plastic bin with a lid – toss the bag away and go about feeding your pet for the next few weeks or even months. This a dangerous practice for so many reasons, and most pet parents are completely unaware!

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Supplements & Improving the Quality of Dry Food

We literally could write a blog every day for a year and still not cover every supplement and their use – this is such a big space with a huge market to match. There is a supplement that can benefit just about every condition and issue, and they can also be used to boost nutrition.

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History of Pet Food

The beginning of pet food as we know it began in the year 1860 with the invention of the “dog biscuit” in England. A gentleman by the name of James Spratt made this biscuit from vegetables, beef blood, wheat, and beetroot. These biscuits became incredibly popular, and by 1890 the commercial pet food industry had

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Does the Way You Purchase Your Pet Food Pose a Risk?

In our previous posts we’ve examined how dry food or “kibble” came to be and why it might not always be a one-size-fits-all option. The pet food industry has boomed over the past couple of decades, with some incredible advancements in the last decade alone. However, have some of these advancements come at a cost?

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Grass Eating…Problem or Not?

As greenery awakens in springtime, we often see our cats and dogs munch on some of the freshly grown grass and other vegetation. You have likely been told at some point that your pet eating grass may be an indicator of an upset stomach. However – this is likely not the case, and most instances

Fleas & Ticks

We’re already seeing ticks! And we’ve only had warm(er) weather for a couple of weeks and it seems that every time I look at our flea & tick preventative section it is nearly empty! The past few years we have seen an epidemic of ticks, and I have been asked every question about ticks, tick-borne

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So – You’ve Adopted a Kitty!

We bet you’re wondering how to make this change for you and you kitty as smooth as possible – and we’re here to help you do just that! Give your new cat or kitten enough time to decompress. Most cats prefer time to themselves to become comfortable with the sights, smells and noises associated with

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Could Bacteria be the Secret to a Great Dog?

Author’s note: As I began to write this article, I realized that the best way to approach this topic would be to include a discussion on the health impact of probiotics and microbiota as part of a series. Throughout the past 3 months, several peer-reviewed articles indicated how critical the microbiota and micro-biome are to