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Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.



01/30

What Simple Memory Tests Tells Us About Feline Intelligence

Cats

They’re certainly cunning, but are cats smart? Most people agree that cats are crafty and sly, but recent research shows that feline intelligence goes much deeper than mere cunning.   Does Your Cat Remember Her Dinner? The cats versus dogs debate is likely to rage on for all eternity, but when it comes to memory, we tend to ask more of dogs. Cat parents don’t…

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12/12

Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Pet with These Monitors

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

In recent years, webcam technology has taken a step in a pet-friendly direction. Besides watching your furry friends while you’re away, you can interact with them by using one of several cutting-edge pet cameras. Keep an eye on your pets from work or while you’re out running errands to give both you and your pets peace of mind.   Petcube Play Sleek and stylish, Petcube…

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12/06

How Shelters are Using Scents and Toys to Help Cat Adoption

Cats, Shelters & Rescues

Out of the 3.2 million cats that enter shelters in the United States every year, only about 1.6 million are adopted. And shelters are starting to do something about it. From giving toys to play with and feeding them quality all-natural cat food to using special scents to keep them calm, shelters are changing their approach to caring for their furry residents to reduce stress…

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10/11

Start A Fresher, Healthier Life with our Fresh With Your Pet 30-Day Meal Plan

Cats, Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Have you recently caught yourself scrounging together a few handfuls of snacks and calling it a meal? Or staring down at a plate of the same old boring, nutritionally questionable food, and feeling like it might be time to make a change?   Change is hard – especially when it comes to changing your eating habits. But research proves that sticking to a new workout…

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10/02

Pet Halloween Costumes You’ll Both Love

Cats, DIY, Dogs, Holiday

We know that Halloween inspires millions of people to slip into costume and create a whole new persona for the night! With one of these adorable costume ideas, your dog or cat can sport a temporary disguise and join in on the fun. Be sure to reward your furry family members with delicious treats for their patience and photo-ready cuteness. Foodie Family Costumes One surefire…

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09/12

Breaking the Ice with a New Cat Friend

Cats, Pet Parent Tips

Your new roommate’s cat is adorable, but she always runs away when you walk into the room. Or maybe your new boyfriend has a feline roomie who persistently stares at you from across the room but won’t let you pet her. Most cats need some time to warm up to strangers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps in starting an amazing relationship with…

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09/06

Top Tips for a Successful Move with Your Pet

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Moving to a new home is stressful for the whole family, including your pets. Whether you have cats, dogs or any other type of pet, relocation requires a little extra planning to make sure everything goes smoothly. We rounded up some of the top tips out there, from pre-move planning to introducing pets to a new home, to ensure your next move is a successful…

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07/03

Don’t Miss These Pet Documentaries on Netflix

Cats, Dogs, Fresh News

For animal lovers, interaction with a beloved pet is a great stress reliever. The next time you want to unwind in front of the TV, turn on one of the numerous pet documentaries on Netflix, and cuddle up with your cat or dog for an evening of touching and educational entertainment.   “Second Chance Dogs” Source: SecondChanceDogsFilm.com    Tissue alert! Meet six abused and neglected…

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06/12

Cat Cafes Provide the Ultimate Kitty Hangout Experience

Cats, Shelters & Rescues

What’s better than curling up with a nice hot drink and a cat purring on your lap? For people who don’t have a feline of their own to snuggle with at home, cat cafes offer the perfect opportunity for feline friendship in a relaxing setting. This novel idea, which originated in Japan, has made its way stateside, offering cat companionship to those who can’t keep…

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