Monthly Archives: November 2019

Weight Watchers: How the Pet Obesity Epidemic Happened

How the Pet Obesity Epidemic Happened Kale Chips weighed 85 pounds when his caregiver surrendered him to Chicago’s Animal Care and Control in late 2014. The Beagle was twice the size he should have been, an unfortunate consequence of a guardian who was unable to properly care for him. After he was pulled by Chicago-based…
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How to Prevent Obesity in Pets

Keep your pet at optimal weight for an optimal life - preventing obesity in pets. By College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Like humans, pets can become obese and develop excess body fat, which can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes or degenerative joint disease. In order to provide…
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Controlling Your Cat’s Hairballs

How to treat and prevent hairballs By Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Pet owners love their feline friends, and will do whatever it takes to keep them relaxed and happy. This makes it especially alarming for pet-owners to witness their cat suffer from the discomforting symptoms that come with hairballs. Knowing…
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9 Food Items to Never Give Your Cat

9 Food Items to Never Give Your Cat Chocolate Chocolate contains Theobromine, which is toxic to cats, even in small amounts, as well as caffeine, another no-no. Onion Onions contain N-propyl disulphide which causes anemia and, thereby, jaundice (yellow discolouration in lips and eyelids, as well as skin in light-skinned cats). A toxic dose for…
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