July 29, 2017
Cat Heart Disease: Protection and Detection

Heart disease can affect your cat in any stage of life, and is often a well hidden danger. Fortunately, cat heart disease can often be treated or prevented. Here’s what to look out for, and how to keep your feline feeling fit.We’ve been talking a lot about heart disease in dogs, leaving our cat owners […]

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November 2, 2016
Why Gut Health Is Important for Your Pet

If you notice Fido moping about, you may attribute his behavior to a number of causes… That bed you bought wasn’t comfortable enough. It’s just a rainy day. He missed you because you traveled all day yesterday. Before you get an inflated notion that Fido gets depressed when he can’t be with you every second, […]

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October 19, 2016
Dry vs. Fresh: The Health Benefits of Home-Cooked Cat Food

As a cat owner, you aim to provide your fur baby with the best of everything. After all, finicky Mr. Whiskers is far too fancy to tolerate any of that cut-rate catnip. Mr. Whiskers demands premium catnip, homemade cat treats, hand-knit cat toys, and unlimited behind-the-ear scratches. And because you love him, he gets all […]

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October 5, 2016
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Kidney Failure in Pets

You notice that Sparky is drinking lots of water. And it seems you take him out to go potty more than usual of late. You can’t help but think… Does he have kidney failure? Kidney failure is a sad condition that plagues cats and dogs across the country. It is a source of pain for […]

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August 24, 2016
Top 3 Pet Travel Safety Tips

As the summer draws to a close, you may try to slip in some final fun activities with your pet. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed those fun hiking adventures and trips to the lake. But a road trip can end the summer season on a high note. Many of you probably enjoy taking your four-legged friend along […]

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August 10, 2016
5 Plants You Can Grow for the CrockPET Diet

One of the most important benefits of my Original CrockPET Diet® is that you know what’s actually in your pet food. When you switch your cat or dog to homemade, nutritious food, you no longer have worry about suspicious ingredients and processed foods. While you’re providing nutritious meals when you buy your ingredients at a […]

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August 3, 2016
Calorie Restriction: Why Less Is More for Your Pet

Calorie restriction for your pet can feel like the opposite of being a caring owner. When those big brown eyes are pleading for just another serving, it can be hard to refuse an extra scoop of food. But reducing the amount that your pet eats can actually be love in disguise. The Journal of the […]

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July 27, 2016
Stop Your Pet’s Chronic UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)

Chronic UTI (urinary tract infections) are a painful condition your dog or cat may experience. (You can get a better understanding of the urinary system by visiting my Cat Kidney Failure Treatment page.) These infections occur when E. coli moves from the colon to the urinary bladder nearby. What’s troubling about this bacteria is that […]

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July 20, 2016
Cancer Prevention for Your Pet

Cancer prevention is an important part of human healthcare. Yet how often do we practice cancer prevention for our pets? The Animal Cancer Foundation states, “Dogs and cats share many environmental risk factors with their human owners, including food and water sources and even the air we breathe.” Unfortunately, the close connection we share with […]

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July 22, 2015
How can I ensure my cats are getting enough exercise?

It’s safe to say cats are finicky animals. They have a mind of their own, and they certainly don’t bother themselves with what it is you’d like them to do. Unlike dogs, they’re not going to jump at any chance to go on a walk or a run (or really do any organized activity, for […]

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