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Irradiated Food: What is it and Should Your Pets Eat it?

Irradiated Food: What is it and Should Your Pets Eat it?

Have you looked closely at the label on your pet’s food? Do you ever notice how difficult pet food labels are to understand? It’s like they are written to confuse pet owners deliberately. However, if you don’t know how to interpret a pet food label, you will want to learn because you could be missing valuable information that affects the decisions you make about your pet’s health.Here’s something you might or might not have noticed on your pet’s food packaging; a little symbol - it is usually green and looks like a circle with its top half dashed and a...

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Top Pet Poisons Hiding in Plain Sight

Top Pet Poisons Hiding in Plain Sight

By Lauren LeeWhat should we keep out of paw’s reach? Each year the ASPCA Poison Control Center (APCC) releases a list of the top pet toxins based on reports received the previous year. The following is a list of those items most frequently reported to the ASPCA Poison Control Center, as well as some new poisoning cases showing up in emergency veterinary offices: Over-the-Counter Medications Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are among the most common group of toxic substances man’s best friend tends to accidentally ingest. They are in every home and are also carried in the car, pocketbooks, bags, and backpacks.Common...

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Turmeric’s Health Benefits: What the Science Means for You and Your Dog

Turmeric’s Health Benefits: What the Science Means for You and Your Dog

By Lauren Lee As a society, we have become accustomed to seeking a magic fix. Bombarded by commercials and advertisements, many people are willing to try almost anything that promises to cure all ills. Suppose the latest product, pill, diet, or supplement promises to take off 40 pounds in 30 days, remove undereye circles, and return skin to its once youthful glow. What is there to lose (except a whole lot of money, health, and more self-esteem)?But what if a natural treatment that could potentially fight cancer, arthritis, pain, and lengthen your life was already in your kitchen cabinet? Yes,...

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What’s Itching Your Dog?

What’s Itching Your Dog?

Could What You Feed Your Dog Be Harming His Health? By: Lauren Lee Does your dog incessantly bite or lick his paws? Do you notice him repeatedly scratching his skin? Or maybe you have watched, with awkward embarrassment, as your pup dragged his bottom across the carpet in front of dinner guests. Does your dog suffer from recurring ear infections, despite trying different foods or medications? If any of these situations sound familiar, your dog may be suffering from allergies.   What Causes Allergies In Dogs? An allergic reaction results from an immune system’s over-response to a particular foreign substance...

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