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Instinct Brand a good Raw Cat Food Choice?

Instinct (previously known as Natures Variety Instinct) brand to me is a bit of a heart-break story.  I began purchasing and feeding my cats then “Instinct” frozen raw food about 15 years ago.  When I began using their brand and supporting their company, they only made frozen raw food diets, which I loved they didn’t even offer anything of lesser quality like canned or dried foods.   Over the years however, the brand has grown exponentially Read more…

Plastic Pet Dishes & Chin Acne

You may have heard of this before and perhaps you wondered if it was merely and internet rumor?  While I typically am dispelling internet pet-health rumors, this one actually holds TRUE!     Plastics are actually made up of thousands of microscopic pores which can give a haven to bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can create networks of biofilms and live safely within these pores even with regular washing.         The bacteria harboring in Read more…

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Is Aloe Toxic to Cats?

This is another one of those internet myths that get tossed around the pet community and it is really frustrating because not only is Aloe vera not toxic to our pets, but it can be an extremely healing and useful therapy to use.   When it comes to using aloe safely for your pets, you need to keep a couple of things in mind….   Be certain your pet doesn’t eat the aloe plant because Read more…

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Should Cats Eat Fruits & Vegetables?

This week’s tip I think will be a very insightful one for you, if you have ever seen some of the on-going debate or questions of whether or not cats should eat fruits and vegetables in their diet or eat only meat, or perhaps you have questioned this yourself, or perhaps you have never given it a second thought.  However, I can assure you, in the feline nutrition realm this tends to be a rather Read more…

Small Batch Cat Food GREAT Choice!

Smallbatch is a wonderful small, family owned company founded in 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Inspired by the wonderful local and sustainable sources around, they set out to make a different kind of raw pet food, and have done a great job of slowly growing and expanding without sacrificing quality.   Smallbatch is a wonderful small, family owned company founded in 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Inspired by the wonderful local and sustainable sources around, they set out to Read more…

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How to Quarantine your New Kitten!

It is a very critical part of adopting a new pet is to have a plan where to quarantine them once arriving home to you.  This is MOST important when you have existing pets in your home, however is also beneficial even if this is your first pet, because a properly thought out quarantine area will help to keep your new pet calm, and safe and have a place to slowly adjust to their new Read more…

Tips to Keep Cats off Counters!

If you have difficulty with your cats jumping on counters you are not alone, this is one of the most challenging cat behavior issues for cat caregivers to work through.   Here are some different techniques you can use with your kitty to help mitigate this often annoying behavior: https://www.youtube.com/embed/_8Iur98uP64 1.   Use positive reinforcement to train your kitty to stay off the counters by calling them down off the counter anytime you see them up there Read more…

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Primal Frozen Raw Cat Food!

Alright here we are cranking right through this list of top recommended frozen raw pet food brands! If you missed #1 you can check it out here.   Let’s get right to it shall we, I know you are busy taking care of life so you have more time with your pet babies. #2 on my Top Recommended Frozen Raw Foods List is: Primal Brand Pet Food Pros:  Great wide variety of different proteins offered to Read more…

Is Garlic Toxic to Cats?

One unfortunate side-effect of the internet is in perpetuating rumors like this one regarding garlic being toxic to our pets. The truth is, this assessment was made after a Japanese study 21 years ago using a group of dogs over a 7 day period in which the scientist gave the dogs 245 cloves of garlic and then studied them.   The amazing thing is after all of that garlic not a single dog died, not a Read more…

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Protect your Cat’s Nose from Cancer!

My pet tip for you today however, is all about your pet’s NOSE!  Did you know that your pet’s nose is the most common site of skin cancer on their body?  This is because on most pets this is the only exposed body part not covered in fur, unless you have a hairless baby of course.  Not only this reason however, another consideration is that your pet’s nose, much like human noses is often the Read more…