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Pumpkin Smoothies for your Dogs and Cats

During this holiday season, while your guests sip cocktails, dogs and cats can wet their whistles with this creamy pumpkin drink that’s packed with fiber and digestion-friendly probiotics. Bonus: freezes well for longer-lasting licking! Ingredients ½ c. canned pumpkin puree ½ c. plain non-fat yogurt Directions Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Evenly pour mixture into 8
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Basic Bird Nutrition

A balanced diet is a necessity to allow the bird to live a full and healthy life. An unbalanced diet is the main cause of disease and early death in pet birds. Malnutrition is a human-made disease. Fortunately, it is also preventable. Owners must be the ones to actively study avian nutrition and implement it for their bird. It is much easier to start
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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. Talkin’ Turkey If you decide to
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Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 Eggs 1/2 can canned pumpkin 2 tbsp Peanut Butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry
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Are Commercial Dog Foods Healthy?

Do we purchase commercial dog foods or prepare our dog food for our pets? It has become a problem serving healthy foods which will benefit our pets. Today you can make a choice. To feed your dog commercial dog foods as their foundation meal will cut their lives short with weak immune systems, disease or death from failed organs. We want our pets to
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No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for
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Homemade Apple & Carrot Dog Treats Recipe

We’ve had some leftover apples in the house for about a week now from some apple pies that we made last week. I didn’t want to throw them away, so I started racking my brain for something to use them in. I’ve since found quite a few things, but today I want to share these homemade dog treats with ya’ll. These things are really
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Holiday Safety Tips

By ASPCA Ηolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree 
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Cats, Dogs, And Human Food

How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets? By Paul Counts   We’re all guilty of it, giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won’t hurt, or we don’t even think of the potential danger at all.
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Wellness Exam

Wellness Exam More than likely you visit the doctor and/or dentist at least once a year. Are you doing the same for your pet? Because cats and dogs age quicker than us, taking them to the veterinary hospital once a year is like you going once in five to seven years! October is National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM); celebrate by committing to your furry
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