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Cat's Meow: Survey Says Owners Love, Misunderstand Feline Friends

Cat's Meow: Survey Says Owners Love, Misunderstand Feline Friends

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The battle over cats versus dogs is as old as the species themselves. Debate any cat lover on this point, and watch the claws come out.

However, while clearly passionate about their feline companions, a new national survey by Missouri-based Royal Canin found that owners are lacking concern for their cat's health.

Feeding Your Feline: Common Cat Challenges

Feeding Your Feline: Common Cat Challenges

 

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By Dana Watkins, M.S., Animal Nutrition

As a nutritionist specializing in pet food, I receive countless questions about finding the right food for cats, especially those with dietary challenges.

Finicky Felines

Get Out and Get Active With Your Dog

Get Out and Get Active With Your Dog

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Dog owners who are active with their pets often enjoy enhanced health benefits, including lower blood pressure and stress, thanks to the increased physical activity and time spent with their canine companions.

According to Dr. Brian Zanghi, research nutritionist at Nestlé Purina Pet Care, dogs should get an average of one hour of physical activity each day, more than twice the minimum recommended time for humans by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Fascinating Facts About Humans and Animals

Fascinating Facts About Humans and Animals

 

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If yours is like most households in the United States, you have at least one pet. That’s a good thing, considering that people who understand health care have discovered something interesting about animals — they can help improve your health.

How Pets Help Your Health

Top Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Top Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

SuperDogs is an entertaining, family-oriented live show that has been touring North America for more than 35 years, where the dogs run, jump, dance and play to the delight of the audience. Each one is a family pet of the cast members and a large portion of the dogs were adopted from rescue shelters.

Five Fabulous Ingredients for Your Pet's Diet

Five Fabulous Ingredients for Your Pet's Diet

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

We've all heard about super foods that we should be adding to our diet because of their antioxidant and nutrient-rich properties, but did you know there are similar foods for our pets too?

Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, offers her list of five ingredients to consider for your pet's diet. Some can be found in premium quality recipes for cats and dogs.

Top 5 Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Pets

Top 5 Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Pets

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Halloween isn't just for the kids. Pets are joining in the ghoulish fun, too. Designers like Disney and Martha Stewart are whipping up some fabulous costume options for them, so if you want to get your pets involved, here are some of the top options exclusive to popular retailer PetSmart: