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Hope Unleashed For Pets With Cancer

(NAPSI)—If any of the country's 70 million dogs are part of your family, you know how you feel about your furry friend, how the love and loyalty, playfulness and protection he offers can affect your life. You also know you want to keep him safe and disease-free.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

Wednesday 12/27/2017
Major Study: Therapy Dogs Can Help Families Of Children With Cancer
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Dogs have long been called Mankind's best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family's best friend in times of their greatest need.

Wednesday 12/20/2017
Dog show myths and facts
Updated: December 21, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Dog shows are an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the nuanced and wonderful things that make dog breeds unique. But while many of us have an idea of what a dog show is — often from what we have seen depicted on television or in movies — there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to these events. Below are some myths and facts that will hopefully set the record straight.

Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!

Tuesday 12/05/2017
5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! This time of year is known for spending quality time with loved ones, so don’t forget to include your furriest family members in all of the festivities. Whether you’re decorating for the season or celebrating with some of your favorite traditions, invite Fido to join in on the fun. Instagram-famous dog Jiffpom is helping pet parents and their pups put the “howl” in howl-idays this year with five ways to celebrate:

Tuesday 11/28/2017
Hurricanes harm birds, too: What you can do to help your backyard birds
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren’t alone in their desolation — Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations. Many nature experts are worried about the long-term impact the horrific storms will have on migratory birds, from reducing the amount of food available to them and throwing off their migration schedules, to altering migratory courses and even exposing them to a range of man-made toxins.

Monday 11/27/2017
Cats savor more than just flavor
Updated: November 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Because cats become so ingrained in people’s lives, it’s often easy to forget they are animals with specific needs that could be outside of what owners may think is best. According to research from Mintel, cat owners consider taste as the most important factor when buying food for their cats, but science shows that taste is more than just flavor. Great taste is a result of the right nutrient balance, satisfying texture, savory aroma, specific kibble size, adapted kibble shape and desirable flavors.

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