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Archive for 'Products for Pets'

3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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Why Cats Love Catnip

May 19, 2015

Catnip, catmint, catswort, kitty crack or whatever you call the plant with the Latin name Nepeta Catania, one thing is certain: the essential oil it contains, nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on felines revving up their play skills and prey drive by instantly turning snoozing couch potatoes into ecstatic flipped out balls of fur. Yes, most cats simply can’t resist a little nip! And it goes…  

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The Scoop on Poop

May 07, 2015

It seemed like a simple job: just convincing all you Pet Health Central readers that cleaning up dog poo is important. But the more I read about poo, the more it became my “doody” to convince you that it’s all much more than picking up after your pooch. We’ll start with the easiest observation: dog poo is unpleasant, unsightly and it stinks. Stepping in a…  

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How to Treat Your Pet’s Wound

March 24, 2015

Last year I decided to get first aid certified because I just thought, “What if something happened?” Obviously, I never hope a situation occurs where I need to use this training, but knowing that I’m capable of doing the right thing when the need arises is reassuring to me, as it can save a life. The training I took was for humans, but some of…  

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