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When we think of dieting, whether it's for us or our pets, we inevitably focus on the food. Maybe it's about portion sizes or the types of foods that we're using, but it's all about the grub. And I have no issue with this train of thought, it's dead on. Change the diet, eat less - enough said. Not exactly. Once we've adjusted the diet best suited for our pet, there are other things we can do to increase the calorie burn-rate, like exercise. Longer walks, dog park outings and faster-paced walks will help melt away those pounds quicker. Of...

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   Seemed like ages since Jerry and his sidekick, George, visited our store. His dog had a repertoire of tricks that even the my cousin the magician, aka The Great Shandor, would envy. I stood in awe of Jerry's dog-training ability, it was like he could teach George anything. The only problem was that Jerry the dog-owner had this huge blind spot when it came to feeding George. True, he fed his pet a raw diet...and everything else under the sun. Pasta, pie, bagels, knishes - if it was edible, he fed it to George.  Needless to say, it...

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  A picky-eating cat or dog has to be one of the most annoying things about pet ownership. It's hard to fathom that your dog that ate that moldy bit of pizza off the street, or your cat that ate a mole, turned up their snout at a bowl of food, particularly if they're getting the good stuff. But hey, it happens to the best of us. And while I'd like to tell you that it's a behavior thing, who really knows? Maybe there's an enzyme in the turkey that doesn't agree with him, or he doesn't like the smell...

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