How to Feed Your Pet

Many of us have gotten spoiled just leaving bowls of food (and water) down so that our pets can nibble or sip whenever they choose throughout the day. But is this really the best way to feed them? There are two schools of thought about the best way to feed your pet. Keep in mind, what works best for one animal, may not work well for another.

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Finding a Veterinarian and how to be an awesome client!

As a pet parent it is very important that you have a good relationship with your veterinarian and their staff. You may be moving to a new area or deciding it’s time to find a new veterinary office. Here are some tips that you may find helpful:

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Is a raw food diet right for my pet?

Raw food diet for your dog

Pet owners are fortunate these days to have a wide range of feeding choices for pets including dry food, canned, and raw food diets.

There has been considerable controversy surrounding the feeding of raw food diets to cats and dogs. Some veterinarians are quite opposed to this diet because they feel that it’s an unsafe and nutritionally lacking diet. On the other hand, some veterinarians and nutritionists believe that is vitally important for animals to ingest raw meat. To supporters of this type of diet (including the author), there is no doubt that this is a more healthy and natural way to feed pets. Having said that, there are questions to ask yourself and precautions that need to be taken while considering if this is a diet you can safely provide to your pet.

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How to find the right pet sitter

Are you going away this summer and looking to hire the very best caretaker for your furry friend? One of the best ways to find one is to ask your friends for the name of someone they have employed and with whom they are happy. If you are not able to find someone this way, consider the following ways:

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Making Halloween a fun and safe time for you and your pets

Halloween is such a fun time of year! Dressing up, decorating and (of course!) the candy! But, for those of us with pets, it’s important to remember that Halloween can be a frightening and stressful time. If we keep this in mind, we can help our pets get through the holiday having as much fun as we do. Here are a few tips to remember when it comes to Halloween and your beloved pet:

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Human and Animal Healthcare: One in the Same

Human and animal healthcare are two professions often considered to be separate types of medicine. This can be easily assumed since the physicians require specific training in their designated fields, attend different medical schools and treat different types of patients. However, what many may not realize is that animal healthcare is almost identical to healthcare for people.

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