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Feeding Changes during the Winter

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Feeding Changes during the Winter

It’s important that your pets remain at a healthy weight during the winter. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that a little extra weight during the winter will keep them warm. There are health risks associated with an overweight animal that don’t warrant their putting on that extra weight. This is, of course, assuming that you have an indoor pet. Those outdoor pets do require more calories in order to generate more body heat to keep them warm. If you have nutritional questions regarding your pet, make sure to discuss with your veterinarian.Your indoor pet may be getting less...

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Do our Pets Feel the Cold in Winter Weather?

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Yes, during cold weather when the outdoor temperature significantly drops, dogs and cats are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. The best place for your pets is inside.Please don’t leave puppies outside for any extended period of time. They cannot make themselves warmer like the older dogs do. Also, your older animals may experience more severe arthritis during the cold season. With that in mind, keep their outdoor exposure to a minimum. If you see your pet curling themselves up and covering their nose with their tail, that is a sign they are trying to warm themselves up. If you keep...

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Tips for Safely Celebrating the 4th of July with your Pets

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Tips for Safely Celebrating the 4th of July with your Pets

With July 4th just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about what the celebrations can mean to your pets. So let’s plan ahead so we can be certain we are keeping our pets safe and comfortable.To keep your pet styling, you might want to check out BPawed Pals holiday scarves, collars and leashes.Before we even get into the noise issues, let’s think about some of the other festivities associated with the 4th of July celebrations. Remember to keep alcoholic drinks out of the reach of your pets and children. Ingestion can be very toxic to pets. Additionally,...

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What is Xylitol and is it Poisonous to Dogs?

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What is Xylitol and is it Poisonous to Dogs?

Recently, there was a two year old Golden Retriever by the name of Luna who was in the news because she had gotten into a package of sugarless gum (it was sealed but she broke the seal as well). Unfortunately, she had ingested enough of the xylitol that she suffered severe liver damage and her owners had to put her down. This blog is dedicated to the memory of Luna.Xylitol is a natural sugar free sweetener and commonly used in many chewing gums, mints, puddings, gelatin snacks, baked goods, oral rinses, toothpastes, dental floss, cough syrup, and over the counter...

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Flea and Tick Season is Upon Us

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Flea and Tick Season is Upon Us

First of all, a flea is an insect. It doesn’t have wings but has six legs and can jump far. Adult fleas can live for more than 100 days. Once they find a host, they will live there until they die. Only the adult fleas feed on the host. Soon after feeding, the flea can lay 20 to 40 eggs per day for several weeks. When the host (dog or cat) shakes, they deposit those eggs into their environment. Ticks are arachnids and are closely related to spiders. Most stages of the tick have eight legs. Ticks can live a...

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