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Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities

Pet Expert Shares Tips for Identifying Food Sensitivities

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Your pet may be experiencing food intolerances without you even realizing it.

“It is crucial that pet owners be aware of the warning signs so they can take appropriate measures,” says Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean. Take a look at some of the telltale signs that your cat or dog may be struggling with food sensitivities and how you can take appropriate precautions.

How to Remedy Pet Food Intolerances

How to Remedy Pet Food Intolerances

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Selecting the appropriate food for your pet can be an overwhelming process. You can, however, make the shopping experience much smoother with these top tips from Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean:

• Pets have different food preferences, Dixon begins. If your cat or dog isn't finishing their meal, try a different recipe and see how they react.

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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 dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it's important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including:

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

To pet owners, our furry friends are people too.

We go through the joys of raising them much like we do our children—and in return, they bring us endless happiness and unconditional love. We learn our pets' individual characters and adore them for their quirks and unique personalities. 

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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 yard can be a wonderland for your pet, full of interesting smells, grass to roll in, bugs to chase and shady spots for naps. But if you use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, it can be a potentially dangerous place pets, too. Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, gives us some important aspects to keep in mind for a safer outdoor adventure:

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

As more and more pet parents are giving careful consideration to better nutrition, natural and organic pet foods are becoming increasingly popular choices. Amid the buzz whirling around these green diets, it can be easy to use the two terms interchangeably, so Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, explains the difference between natural and organic pet foods and gives us the key benefits:

Vests Save K-9 Lives as They Protect and Serve Communities

Vests Save K-9 Lives as They Protect and Serve Communities

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

A German Shepherd named Kilo was shot multiple times during a gun battle in Florida between police and a man suspected of shooting at officers earlier in the night. Fortunately for Kilo, he was wearing a protective vest, which saved his life. Unfortunately, thousands of other K-9 officers across the country perform their duties without proper protective wear, putting them in harm's way.