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Killer Couch Chemicals Pose Danger To Dogs

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) Have you redecorated your living room in the past few years? If not, you may want to invest in a new couch, at least for your dog's sake. Chemicals present in old furniture pieces can invade your pet's bloodstream and food supply. Since newer sofas may pose a similar threat in the future, a better option is to buy handcrafted furniture or ensure your animal companions stay off potentially harmful sofas. Let sleeping dogs lie—but not on the couch! Read on to learn more about how chemical flame retardants can affect our furry friends. — Global Animal

Protect Your Pet This Holiday Season

(PETS/PET CARE) While holiday meals and festive decor often bring us joy, they can serve as a huge danger to your pet. During the upcoming season, veterinarians see a huge influx of patients, due to consumption of "human" food and even decorations. Read the tips below to learn how both you and your pet can celebrate the holidays safely. — Global Animal

5 Worldly Tips When Traveling Long-Distance With Pets

(PETS) Many of us are accustomed to seeing dogs driving alongside us with their heads hanging out the window, tongues and tails wagging, but these images are becoming a thing of the past. Safety concerns are outweighing this popular practice and rightfully so since it can be dangerous for a variety of different reasons. But we can still travel with our pets safely during these excursions while keeping in mind some of these important travel tips. -- Global Animal

Pet Safety: How To Give CPR To A Pet

(ANIMAL VIDEO/PET CARE) If your pet collapsed, would you know what to do to save his or her life? Watch this video from the Daily Herald to learn how to do pet CPR. — Global Animal

What Does Your Pet Want For The Holidays?

(PETS/CHRISTMAS) Are you forgetting someone special in your life this holiday season? The one that you see every day; you give them a scratch and a tickle; you feed them and groom the—they are your pet! Why not treat the special animal in your life to some new pet supplies? Pets appreciate gifts. While dogs love tennis balls and squeaky toys, cats love scratching posts, teasers and jingle balls. Choose toys that can stimulate your pet's brain, as well as their body. It can be a great way to help you and your pet burn off some holiday weight! — Global Animal

Caring For Your Cat’s Coat: Tips To Keep Your Feline’s Fur Looking Fabulous

(CATS/PET CARE) There’s nothing softer than your cat. Their silky fur and the warm sensation of their bodies snuggling up to you is one of those little things that makes you love your pet even more, and it’s so very soothing to stroke their heads and hear them purr. But let's face it, cat fur--especially if you have a long-haired pet--is not always the easiest thing to maintain. They shed, their fur can become matted if you aren’t careful, and they get dirty very quickly if you don’t use the right products. Since we want our darling animal companions to feel good in their own fur, so to speak, it’s important that we give them the proper care and attention. If you want to know the best way to care for your kitty and make sure their coat is soft and smooth, here are some helpful tips. -- Global Animal

Be Prepared: Emergency Plan For Your Pets

(PET CARE) The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey this past week are a sobering reminder of how everything can change in a moment. This begs the question: How prepared are you for a natural disaster? Here is an excellent article for pet guardians on what we need to know and do—including a pet first aid checklist—to care for our furry family members in the event of an emergency. – Global Animal

Should Your Cat Go Vegan?

(CATS/PET CARE) Wondering if you should put your cat on an all vegetarian or vegan diet? Are you worried about your cat's protein intake? Read on for one veterinarian's opinion on whether or not your cat should go vegan. — Global Animal
Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

8 Myths Uncovered About Pet Food

(PETS/PET CARE) Having a pet is a huge responsibility. Deciding and following a particular diet guide for a pet can be tricky and daunting, as a lot depends on the species, breed, and the life stage of a pet. One's diet guide should completely be pet-specific. Their food should be well-balanced, nutritious, easily digestible, and most importantly, safe (free of deficiencies or other harmful chemicals). fortunately, most people make general assumptions or follow advice from other pet keepers and draft out their own diet sheets. What they don’t realize is that without performing thorough research on pet diet information, some decisions may be harmful to pets. You must have a proper understanding of raw and dry food, as well as the byproducts and how different animals react to different foods and ingredients. You should also be aware of their allergies or intolerance to certain grains or meats. If you are unsure about what your pet should be eating, please contact your vet, and let your pet enjoy a happy, healthy life. The following infographic discloses some of the myths about nutritional food for pets--take a look! -- Global Animal

Jet Set Pets: Top 10 Tips For Safe Air Travel

(PETS/PET TRAVEL) Air travel is often stressful, and even more so when a trip includes an airline flight with the four-legged members of your family. But with a bit of preparation, flying with a pet can be safe and comfortable for everyone. Here's how to plan for friendly skies and wagging tails, courtesy of the ASPCA. – Global Animal
Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Does Your Pet Have A Plan? Finding The Right Pet Insurance

(PET INSURANCE) As it turns out, finding health insurance for yourself is relatively similar to finding insurance for your pet, with pre-existing conditions and the effects of aging making the process much more difficult. And with veterinary costs on the rise, it's becoming increasingly more important to make sure your pet is insured. Read on for more guidelines on how to find the right insurance for your pet and your pocketbook. — Global Animal

Cures For Canines: How To Naturally Treat Your Dog’s Arthritis

(DOGS/PET CARE) Arthritis can be extremely painful to experience and to watch. It's heart-aching to watch your fur baby wobble around with unhealthy legs. The main cause of arthritis is chronic inflammation. In simpler words, the immune system discards proteins that pose damage to the joints. The discarded proteins cause cells to secrete more toxic proteins, resulting in chronic inflammation. It might appear that giving your dog anti-inflammation drugs will cure arthritis. But this is not as easy as it seems. Alternatively, research indicates anti-inflammatory drugs can do more harm than good. Listed below are steps that can help cure arthritics. These tips may not work as quickly as medication, but they are beneficial in the long-term and have no harmful side effects. -- Global Animal

Doggy Don’ts: No More Jumping On People!

(DOGS/PET CARE) Having trouble keeping your pooch's paws on the floor? Not only can jumping be a nuisance, but it can be dangerous too. Here are some tips to teach your dog to not jump on people. — Global Animal

Hold The Tuna: Is A Vegetarian Diet Safe For Your Cat?

(PETS/PET FOOD) Pet guardians tend to feed their pets meat and fish, but some vegetarians and vegans dislike the idea and instead share a plant-based diet with their cat or dog. Is a meat-free diet healthy for your pet? Find out what some experts say in the article below. — Global Animal

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