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Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

 

(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!)

Dogs are man's best friend, so it's only natural to want to give him the best care, from the veterinarian he goes to right down to the food you put in his bowl every day. But in a world filled with an ever-expanding array of choices, it can be hard to make sense of it all. However, getting to know the meaning behind the labels you see at the pet store will make it easier to give your four-legged friend the food he deserves.

Keep Your Pets Safe in Your Vehicle

Keep Your Pets Safe in Your Vehicle

 

(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!)

Most dogs love to go for a car ride, but it's up to their owners to ensure they ride along safely. We've all seen dogs sitting on a passenger's lap or unrestrained in the back seat, so just as we've learned the importance of securing children when riding in a car, we also need to focus on pet safety.

Adopting a Pet: How to Choose Your Best Match

Adopting a Pet: How to Choose Your Best Match

(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!)

Adopting a pet, whether it’s a giant dog or tiny kitten, is a big decision that requires a lifelong commitment — but when you find the right fit, adopting a pet also provides a life full of love. If you’re considering adoption, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Space: Do you have a big backyard? Different types of dogs and cats require different amounts of exercise and space. Take into consideration the size of your home as part of our decision to adopt.

Get Pets Moving Every Day

Get Pets Moving Every Day

 

(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!)

Dogs and cats used to have to work for a living. Many were bred to be mousers, hunters, herders or protectors. Most pets today have a much more sedentary lifestyle. They spend their days lying around, waiting for their human companions to come home and are rewarded for their patience with a big bowl of food. However, regular exercise supports healthy circulation of both nutrients and waste and is essential for a pet to have a happy and long life. 

Cat Lovers Celebrate Favorite Pet Moments

Cat Lovers Celebrate Favorite Pet Moments

 

(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!)

From adorable peek-a-boo games to outrageous, gravity-defying leaps, cats have a way of bringing much joy and humor to their owners' lives. 

Dogged by Pricey Pet Care? Cost-cutting Tips for Pet Owners

Dogged by Pricey Pet Care? Cost-cutting Tips for Pet Owners

 

(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!)

These days, everyone is searching for ways to save money and stretch budgets. Consumer experts advise people to sniff out deeper discounts, saving opportunities and additional ways to cut costs. For pet owners, it can feel challenging to cut costs without compromising on care.

Being vigilant is key, according to pet expert, Charlotte Reed.

Create Pet-safe Spaces, Inside and Out

Create Pet-safe Spaces, Inside and Out

 

(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!)

Responsible pet ownership means making smart choices for your cat or dog. Whether looking to update your garden or renovate your home, making environmentally conscious decisions helps to reduce a pet's paw print and enriches the lives of our furry friends and the people who love them. Purina has partnered with Evergreen, an organization committed to building sustainable green cities, to offer a few easy updates that will help pet owners do their part for the environment.