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Risky Wives’ Tales That Even Your Vet May Believe

Watch out if your vet advises you to do these 5 things. Not only can some of these dangerous myths harm your cat or dog, some can create health and behavioral problems. And one can cause adverse side effects that add to your pet's toxic load.

pet care myths


  • Myths about how to properly care for dogs and cats abound, sometimes fueled by special interest groups in the veterinary industry
  • For example, many veterinarians recommend that every dog and cat in their practice be given monthly, year-round chemical pest preventives
  • A myth many pet guardians still believe is that dogs and cats don’t need their teeth brushed regularly

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