General Practice

Hill’s New Healthy Advantage For Large-Breed Puppies

Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for large-breed puppies: For large-breed puppies: Immunity is a major focus because growing pups of all sizes must be […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage Food Line

The Hill’s Pet Nutrition company is constantly innovating. Their latest addition to the world of superior dog and cat nutrition is the Healthy Advantage line. The goal of the new food is to address pets’ most essential preventive health needs to keep them healthy. Hill’s began the task of developing the new line by identifying risks […]

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Choosing Litter And Food For Kittens

Mindy writes with a question that arises every once in a while: “Hi there. I have a couple quick questions. I am in the process of adopting 2 kittens and have been slowly buying stuff for when they come home. My first question is, what is the best litter to use for 2 month old […]

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Put Pets In Another Room When Children Eat

Pets must eat pet food. Of course, that starts with mealtime. Feeding your dog or cat the best pet food you can afford will help them to be healthier and live longer. While there seems to be less and less value in what we purchase these days, pet food is one thing for which you […]

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Human-Pet Age Analogy Chart Is Updated

There are certain things we like to know about our babies, regardless of how many legs they have: how old are they and how much do they weigh? We humans tend to be attracted to extremes. We like really tiny newborns, we like our Chihuahuas “teacup.” And we like our Great Danes to push two […]

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Why Cats Must Be Indoors

Cathy Freeman of Biloxi writes about her cat, Clarrie, with a burning question close to my heart. “I have a cat who is very dear to me. She has never been outside of our home. In three weeks we will be moving to a house on a quiet street. How should I go about introducing […]

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“Just One Litter” Not A Good Idea

All of us want to do what’s best for our own animals, and for animals in general. We have wants and desires for ourselves, too, and sometimes the two principles conflict. For example, traditionally, if we have a dog that we especially like the size, behaviour, and temperament of, we want her to “just have […]

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Secondnature Dog Litter System

“Honey, did you clean the cat’s litterbox?” “Yes, Dear.” “Did you clean the dog’s litterbox?” “Did I clean the what ?” Regular readers know the basics of puppy housetraining. I’ve preached the sermon before: Routine, Routine, Routine. OK, let’s back up a step. Before you start the routine, before you even get your new puppy, […]

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Stop Dogs From Chewing Inappropriate Items

Is your dog chewing on his bandage? Is your new puppy chewing on your wicker chair? You may find that Arrid Extra Dry spray deodorant is the answer to both problems. I don’t know why this particular brand is better at deterring canine chewing habits. I don’t even recall who originally told me about using […]

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