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Balancing your cat or dog's diet is crucial to their overall health, but there's no cookie-cutter formula that fits all. According to most vets and nutritionists, a healthy dog’s diet should contain about 80 percent meat/organs/bones and 20 percent veggies/fruit (this mimics the GI contents of prey, providing fiber and antioxidants as well). For healthy cats, the mix should be about 90 percent meat/organs/bones and 12 percent veggies. But that's really just a starting point, kind of like the 2.5% (raw) feeding portion per day for their body weight, (cats and dogs are the same). For example, if you have a...

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"Slow down," my grandmother chided me. "Your food won't run away!" Granny had a point, I was a notoriously fast eater and as any doctor will tell you, that's not good. You end up packing in the food faster than your brain can register, "Full Tummy," so you eat more. And we all know what that means. More calories, pants with stretchy waste bands. Well, the same thing applies to cats and dogs, at least to the ones that don't wear pants like my nutty cousin Bertha's bulldog, Chubby. She doesn't believe in neutering or looking at his dangling bits...

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  Summertime and the livin' is easy. No sentence better describes the summer season than this lyric from the George Gershwin classic, Summertime. Even better when Ella Fitzgerald sings it. But the truth of it is that summer is not always so easy for your dog or cat. Wrapped in fur, without sweat glands, and walking on hot pavement is no treat to say the least. On a sweltering day your pet should be in only 2 places: indoor with the AC cranked full blast, or by the water. Nevertheless, your dog still needs to walk and do his business, unless of...

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