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Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination

Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination

Cats are curious creatures by nature. They love to play, jump, and roam around the house or yard, but sometimes their inquisitive personalities get the best of them. They’re just drawn to that beautiful bouquet of stargazer lilies on your kitchen table or the colorful cluster of daylilies in your garden. However, here’s a spring
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Can I Give My Pet Tylenol?

Can I Give My Pet Tylenol?

It’s not unusual for pet owners to want to give their animals Tylenol or other medicine straight from their own medicine cabinet. Many people don’t realize that a medicine that’s safe for people may not be safe for dogs or cats, or that a dose that is safe for people may not be safe for
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Keep Cough Drops Out of Your Pet’s Reach

Keep Cough Drops Out of Your Pet’s Reach

It’s cold and flu season and you have stocked up on cough drops and medicines to keep yourself healthy. While these remedies can help fight illness, remember to store these products away from pets. Cough drops can be especially dangerous for your pups.   The normal ingredients in cough drops, including sugar, menthol, eucalyptus oil,
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Labrador Retrievers – The Most Commonly Overweight Dog Breed

Labrador Retrievers – The Most Commonly Overweight Dog Breed

The prevalence of canine obesity continues to rise with an overall rate of nearly 53 percent. Labrador retrievers are the most commonly overweight dog breed with approximately 60 percent facing obesity. A recent study finds there may be a genetic reason for this, noting that one-fifth of Labs are missing a portion of the POMC
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Female Cat Owners Enjoy Heart Benefits

Female Cat Owners Enjoy Heart Benefits

Good news for female cat owners! Adding to previous research showing the health benefits of pet ownership, a recent study finds that women pet owners have a 30 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and events such as stroke. Cat owners enjoy the highest risk reduction – a nearly 40% lower risk of
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