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The Cutest Gift: Why Cats Love Boxes

cats and boxesThe old adage “Think outside the box” does not apply to cats. Anyone who has shared a living space with a feline knows how much cats love boxes. The sight of an oversized cat stuffed into a tiny cardboard box may make the average human feel claustrophobic, but for the cat it’s perfectly heavenly, and here’s why…

Hiding and Hunting

Wild cats can be observed hiding in the grass, brush, or in rocky outcroppings while stalking prey or resting. Your housecat is not as far removed from his or her larger cousins as you may think! That old Zappos box you left lying on the living room rug may be just the thing Fluffy needs to get in touch with her predatory roots.

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Dehydration in Pets: Is Your Furry Friend Drinking Enough Water?

pet dehydrationYou know that feeling… Parched throat, dry skin, and incredible thirst that hits you during warm, dry days (or even dry winter days!). Although we know we’re supposed to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day, most of us don’t consume that much in lieu of tasty coffee beverages and fizzy drinks.

Likewise, our pets can succumb to dehydration when they’re not getting their daily intake of water. Whether it’s because Mittens is extremely fussy (only distilled water for her, thank you!) or your super active dog isn’t drinking enough to combat the heat and moisture loss, dehydration in pets is common.

If you think your pet isn’t drinking enough water, keep reading to learn more about how you can encourage healthy hydration.

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The Foundation of Lifelong Health: Why Pet Nutrition Matters

Since childhood, most of us recognize the food pyramid and understand the important role diet plays in overall health. For our furry friends, this is equally true. Pet nutrition is not only crucial to daily wellbeing, it’s also useful in managing and preventing certain health conditions.

Nutrition is more than just throwing some random kibble in your pet’s bowl. There is a rhyme and reason behind nutritional guidelines for cats and dogs that include age, health, size, and species. To provide your pet with the best possible dietary choices, check out some of our information about pet nutrition guidelines.

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