pet care

Keep Pets Safe and Healthy During the Holidays

Updated November 8, 2017 The Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article again to offer tips for how to keep your pets safe and healthy this holiday season. For many families during the holiday season, dogs and cats are part of the festivities and may even receive a present. A pet’s health and safety […]

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Protect Your Pet During the Dog Days of Summer

Updated August 4, 2017 The Pet Food Institute is sharing this past article again to offer tips for how to keep your pets safe and healthy during the hot summer months. It’s the dog days of summer, when temperatures soar and we just want a relaxed afternoon resting in the shade. When you take your […]

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Steps to Support Your Pet’s Health in the New Year

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to maintain a healthier diet and lifestyle, but are their pets part of the commitment? The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98% of all U.S. pet food and treat products, encourages pet lovers to also consider their dog or cat’s diet and activity. Approximately 20 percent […]

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Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity It is estimated that approximately 20% of U.S. dogs and 28% of U.S. cats are obese. Obesity can lead to many health concerns, ranging from joint damage to increased difficulty breathing and tolerating heat, to an increased risk for cancer and a shortened life expectancy. While October may […]

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Pet Loss Prevention Starts with You

Your dog or cat is part of the family, but may still have the urge to escape from the house or yard or to slip off its leash during a walk. This July, during National Pet Loss Prevention Month, remember that responsible pet care means taking preventive steps to help reduce those odds. Some tips […]

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Adopting a Cat: A Little Research Goes a Long Way

Whether acquired through a breeder, pet store or local animal shelter, cats can be a great addition to households and loving new family members—but it’s important to do some research and find the best pet for your lifestyle.

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month: Is Your Pet Included in Your Emergency Plan?

Does your family have a plan of action in case of an emergency, such as a house fire or flood evacuation? Have you thought about what to do to help the four-legged members of your household?

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