Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

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introducingnewfoodandtreats

Anyone who has tried to switch their dog or cat’s food knows that it doesn’t usually come easy. Sure, labs and beagles might wolf down the delicious new food they’ve never had before but cats? Good luck switching their food for anything less than the finest tuna. But there are also other issues that can …Read More


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How to spot cancer in your pet.

There are many different signs of illness that pets can display and that pet parents should be on the lookout for. But what are the key signs that you can use to spot cancer in your pet? • Lumps & Bumps – If you feel a lump or a bump under your pet’s skin it …Read More


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The top 5 ingredients for your pet's health!

A complete and balanced diet is key to having a healthy, happy pet! Great diets can make for great pets, but diets full of fillers can make for sick pets. Here are the 5 key ingredients for your pet’s health that need to be in your pet’s food! Proteins Dogs, cats and ferrets are carnivores. …Read More


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Thanksgiving for pets!

Thanksgiving For Pets

November 26th, 2014 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Pet Health | Tags:

American Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Tables will be overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, pies and more. Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of many people and many pets. The people love it for the food and, well, the pets love it for the food too! Thanksgiving usually means the best table scraps …Read More


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Quality is a big part of your pet's diet.

A choice a lot of pet parents face when choosing food and treats for their pets is quality versus price. Generally the decision reached is a sacrifice of the quality of pet food in favor of a lower price. Sacrificing the quality of the food is not ideal, but doable as long as the food chosen …Read More


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The Monthly Tail October

The Monthly Tail November 2014

November 13th, 2014 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Newsletters | Tags:

Happy Almost-Thanksgiving!  As you’re gathering all of the fixings and trimmings for your holiday feast, take a gander at the Monthly Tail from NPIC! All month long we’ll be talking about proper pet diets and the day before Thanksgiving we have a special blog that your pets will love!      Monthly Focus: Pet Dietary …Read More


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Losing weight can be boiled down to a very simple theory: Pets that consume fewer calories than they burn lose weight. Less in, more out! Knowing how many calories are in pet treats and pet food can help pet parents keep the weight of their pets healthy. In theory, very simple; in practice, not as …Read More


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Functional pet treats are tasty!

Functional Pet Treats WHAT THEY ARE: Some pet treats are made with ingredients specifically meant to address health concerns—these are called “functional” treats. They are important because their function is to give pets some supplemental nutrition rather than the empty calories found in many other treats. Most functional treats are formulated for dogs, but some …Read More


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New kittens are tons of fun!

The Care and Feeding of New Kittens

August 14th, 2014 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Pet Health | Tags:

If you’ve never owned a kitten before, caring for a new kitten can be a little overwhelming! This quick start guide will help you through a few of the things you might be feeling curious about! The “Outhouse” Most kittens instinctively use a litter box. They know automatically that they need to bury their waste, …Read More


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The care and feeding of ferrets, not stuffed fish!

Ferrets can make excellent pets, but any ferret owner could tell you that they take a bit of work! From cleaning their cages to making sure they are clean, just keeping everything and everyone clean when you have ferrets can be a full time job! But every ferret owner will also tell you they are …Read More


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Understanding functional treats is easy!

Understanding Functional Treats Every pet owner knows the pain of trying to convince a stubborn pet to take supplements. Trying to get them to chew a glucosamine tablet. Trying to get a cat to eat anything they don’t want to, period. But what if there was a way to get pets to like taking their …Read More


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Pets can be gluten free too!

Pets: Furry, four-legged and gluten-free Just like humans, dogs and cats can have issues digesting gluten. Humans can communicate digestive issues and get relief from “foods with benefits.” It is harder to diagnose issues in our furry friends, but a portion of animals also experience digestive problems. “Common causes in dogs could be from eating …Read More


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Wet food can stave off dehydration in cats.

Cats are unique creatures. Every cat lover already knows that their cat is very unique- some more than others! But cats are unique in that they have a very low thirst drive. Left to their own devices, they get 70 to 75% of their water intake from the food they eat, mice and birds and …Read More