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Dog Tips

Dog Dies Less Than 24 Hours After Eating This Coveted Treat

Don't throw caution to the wind just because you haven't heard about this recently in the news. Consumer complaints are up. And in one such case, the dog was sick at the 4-hour point and dead less than 24 hours after eating this. Please sidestep this tragedy.
5 min read
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Dog Tips

A Telltale Sign Your Dog Has Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Now there's a simple way to predict your dog's IBD. Researchers did it with 90% accuracy with one simple noninvasive test - far better than going the traditional invasive and expensive route. Plus, how to treat it. (Hint: It's probably not what your mainstream vet will suggest.)
5 min read
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Cat Tips

Is Your Cat’s Food Up to Par?

Delve into the complexities of cat food quality. Learn about manufacturing practices, ingredient sources and the critical nuances that those labels may not reveal, ensuring you make the best choice for your pet's optimal health.
7 min read
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Dog Tips

Are You Ready for a Pet Emergency?

Discover the essential steps for inducing vomiting when your pet consumes something dangerous and learn when it's better to seek immediate veterinary help to ensure your furry friend's safety.
4 min read