How to Care for Your Short-Nose Dog

Brachycephalic dog: sounds scary, right? Actually, it is the term for the group of dogs we fondly call short-nosed dogs. This means that these dogs have pushed-in faces and short snouts that result in some unique problems specific to them. Several breeds fall into the short-nose category, and these include:…

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Hypoallergenic Cats: Purrfect Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

If you suffer from pet allergies, there’s a good chance that cats are the culprit. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. Pet allergies can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as eye, nose, skin, and respiratory symptoms. They…

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Petfood Forum 2021 another sign of industry’s resilience

If the U.S. pet industry were a country, its US$100 billion in 2020 sales would make it the 65th largest economy in the world, said Michael Johnson, CEO of Finn Cady, during a Petfood Forum 2021 presentation on September 23 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Johnson’s presentation and main message…

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Before You Get Your Bird

Do you long to hear the melodious songs of a bird in your own home or dream of a bird sitting on your shoulder? But maybe you are also new to the world of pet birds. If you’ve never owned a bird, you’ll discover they require specialized care and need…

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Are cultivated proteins the future of pet food?

Proteins from sources other than animals have received a healthy dose of attention for both pet food and human food in recent years, attracting not only consumer interest but also heavy investment. Cue the latest announcement: Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” judge, recently helped Wild Earth, which since 2019…

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Parasites: Are They in Your Yard?

Unfortunately, pets and parasites can sometimes go hand in hand. Your pet can ingest parasite eggs from contaminated soil in your yard, and subsequently, your pet can also contaminate the soil if they have a parasitic infection. Understanding the type of parasites that can be harmful to your pet and…

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How To Ease Your Dog's Winter Itch

Winter can be a tough, uncomfortable time for both humans and their pets alike – especially when it comes to either pre-existing or seasonal skin conditions. Youth can be a natural deterrent to issues like these, but as we and our pets age, it’s important to maintain health. While dry…

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Conscious consumers: shoppers more driven by value, claims

It’s become a maxim, if not cliché, that life and business as we knew them pre-COVID will never return completely to that state. Some significant areas, like consumer spending and shopping habits, may be permanently altered, according to recent surveys. The question is, how have consumer habits changed, and which…

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This Simple Hack Helps You Restrain Your Cat Comfortably & Safely

There are certain aspects of cat ownership we all wish we could avoid (no, I’m not talking about cleaning the litterbox!). Trimming nails, giving medications and loading our feline friends into their crates can be stressful, exhausting and potentially dangerous. This simple technique used by veterinarians may be the answer…

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