01 Nov Nutrition: Ingredients

Ingredients   Nutrients and high quality ingredients are both important in a pet food. However, nutrients are vital because the body absorbs nutrients, not ingredients. A nutrient is any food constituent that helps support life. The energy-producing nutrients include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates; while the non-energy-producing nutrients are vitamins, minerals, and water. The optimum nutrient blend is the result of quality ingredients that should be formulated for a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to meet a pet’s nutritional needs. You can’t assume a food is right for your pet...

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27 Oct Traveling With Your Pet

When planning a vacation, there are many preparations that need to be made. Once you have decided that your pet will be traveling with you, you will want to make sure that you plan properly to keep your pet safe and to help your vacation run smoothly. Air Travel If traveling by air, you will first want to check with the airlines to find out their requirements. Most airlines require a health certificate from your veterinarian within 10 days of the flight, and may have restrictions on when, how, and what kind...

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27 Oct Safety Throughout the Seasons

There are many different dangers that your pet is exposed to throughout the year. Many of the dangers are dependent on the season, such as rattlesnakes during the summer and holiday decorations in the winter. While this is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, we have tried to highlight the most common dangers below for the summer and winter seasons. Summer During the summer, your pet can be exposed to many different dangers, including fireworks, heat, and parasites. Being aware of these dangers and taking precautions can keep your pet safe...

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20 Oct Microchip

Microchips Spring and summer are often a time for vacations and travel for many of our clients. It’s important to make sure that you are adequately prepared if your pet will be traveling with you. One very important step is to make sure that your pet is microchipped and that your contact information is up-to-date. Too often, we see pets that have been lost that do not have a permanent form of identification, or the pet is microchipped but the contact information is invalid. These pets have very little chance of being...

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