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Tips on Choosing the Right Food for your Pet

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Selecting the proper diet for your companion pet can help ensure a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat. But did you know that your pet’s health and well being can be tarnished by improper handling and storage once you bring the pet food home?

Preventing heartworm in cats

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Heartworms can be killers and according to the American Heartworm Society, a study conducted by the North Carolina State University showed that one in four heartworm infected cats were indoor cats. Mosquitoes carry the heartworm larvae, so unless you can be 100 percent sure a mosquito will never bite your cat you need to adopt a heartworm preventative program. The alternative could be costly veterinary supportive treatment and surgery or even the loss of your cat.

Keep Your Pets Safe When Traveling

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If your dog isn’t accustomed to traveling distances in a car, start with short rides and gradually lengthened them. If it turns out your dog doesn’t enjoy riding in the car, don’t ruin your vacation. Find a reputable kennel to board him or hire a dog sitter. If leaving the dog behind isn’t an option, ask your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications.

Choosing The Right Pet For Your Family

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So your family wants a new pet? Picking out the right dog, cat or other pet is an important decision and requires research from folks who know. Start by making sure that your family is involved in the decision from the beginning.

How To Make Your Own Catnip Toy

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Catnip toys are very popular with cats of all ages. Did you know that you can make your own catnip toy for your precious pet? You will need just a few supplies.

Feeding The Best Cat Food

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When it comes to feeding your cat the best quality food at the best quality price, check out Southern States. For your pet, as well as feral cats, for kittens through senior cats.

Pet Weight Loss Tips

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As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure your animal companion stays healthy and happy. An important component of this is managing their weight. Carrying around extra weight can contribute to an increased risk for certain types of cancer, heart disease, hypertension and faster degeneration of joints.

Taking Care of Your Outside Cats

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To many of us in the south, our outside cats are an important part of our life and family. We would do anything to keep them healthy and safe.

Caring For Your Pet’s Paws During Winter

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Winters in the south can be extremely dry and freezing temperatures can cause chapped cheeks and dry skin for many of us. The same is true when it comes to our pets that venture outside during these cold months. Due to constant contact with the frozen ground, your pet’s paws are at risk for a multitude of issues. Knowing preventative care and what signs to look for can save you a trip to the vet this winter.

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