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What Human Foods Can Cats Eat?

March 14, 2024

Dogs are renowned beggars of human food — it’s part of the reason we have a whole series dedicated to “Can My Dog Eat That?” But dogs aren’t the only ones who will beg for a tidbit of human food. Cats can be equally good at sad eyes and pitiful cries saying, “Pwease, can I …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Carrots

March 7, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat carrots?” Read on! …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Potatoes

February 29, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat potatoes?” Read on! …

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Fun Indoor Activities for Dogs

February 22, 2024

Frigid winter weather. Torrential spring rain. Blazing summer days. Severe fall storms. No matter the season, there are going to be times throughout the year when your outdoor-loving dog is stuck indoors. After longingly staring out the window for a while, your canine companion is probably going to get bored. And that’s not good because …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Nuts

January 30, 2024

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. You can view some of the previous foods we’ve looked at in our “Can my dog eat that?” guide. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat nuts?” Read on! …

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A cat walking outside through the snow.

Do Cats Need Special Care in the Winter?

December 14, 2023

Mittens, it’s cold outside. It’s time to discuss what kind of special care might be needed for cats this winter. First, we need to look at what kind of life your cat leads to provide the best guidance. Are they an indoor-only cat? If so, there are a couple of changes you’ll need to make …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Ham

December 7, 2023

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat ham?” Read on! You’ve been busy in the kitchen all day, cooking delicious foods like potatoes and sugar-glazed ham, and they’re ready …

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An overweight dog sitting on the ground panting.

A Taste of the Wild Guide to Dog Obesity

November 27, 2023

Dog obesity is a serious issue facing dogs and their owners, and it’s only becoming more prevalent. A 2022 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevalence revealed that 59 percent of dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight, a 3 percent increase from 2018. Since only 36 percent of dog owners think that …

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A dog with its two front paws up on a table sniffing an assortment of pies and other holiday treats.

Does My Dog Have Diabetes?

November 16, 2023

We may be reaching for the Turkey Day pants soon, but before Rover begins dreaming about a Thanksgiving feast, it’s probably best to discuss their current health status. It’s never a good idea to indulge your pet’s desire for fatty or sugary people food, but if there’s a possibility that your dog has diabetes, ’tis …

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A veterinarian using a stethoscope on a white cat lying on a table during an examination.

What Is Feline Herpesvirus in cats?

November 9, 2023

The vet just came in to deliver news that your favorite feline has FHV — feline herpesvirus. Initially, panic might set in as your thoughts are, “How? What does this mean for Mittens? What can I do to give my fur-baby the best life possible?” It can be a lot to take in. But know …

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