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  • Sep 15 2014

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    Preservatives in Pet Food

    The main energy sources in pet foods are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. All of these ingredients must be preserved against spoilage from organisms such as bacteria and molds, and from spoilage by…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    What's in a pet food label?

    Pet food labels contain a lot of information, some of which is easily misunderstood. Government regulations dictate the minimum information that will be found on a label, and this information varies…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    Top 10 Household Pet Poisons Of 2009

    In 2009, the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL, handled more than 140,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances, many of which included everyday household products.…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    Halloween and the family pet

    As Halloween approaches, both children and adults look forward to the familiar rituals associated with ‘trick or treat’, including dressing up and indulging a sweet tooth. However, the very things…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    Poisoning associated with Xylitol: More dangerous than chocolate

    Xylitol is a sugar substitute sweetener that is used in many products. Its use in North America has increased rapidly in the past few years, and it is widely found in sugar-free gum, candy,…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    Chocolate Poisoning

    With Easter arriving this month, your pet may get into the treats left behind by the Easter Bunny. With their sensitive noses, dogs can easily sniff out chocolate goodies from the best hiding spots!…

  • Sep 15 2014

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    Five signs that your animal might be in pain

    In a world of ‘kill or be killed', even predatory animals have evolved to hide signs of pain. This sometimes makes it very difficult for us to tell when our furry or feathered companions are in…