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Put pep in your pet's step

It's clear that we all want what is best for our pets. The big question is: do we really know what best means when it comes to feeding them?


Top 5 tips for selecting the right pet food

Pet owners have long faced the conundrum of what to feed their pet. The process of selecting food can be overwhelming, especially with the variety of options available in any given store. Michele Dixon, a specialist in pet health and nutrition at pet food company Petcurean, gives us her guidance on this task so that in future, your shopping experience will be smoother and more enjoyable.


Dogs and their unique relationship with weather

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but one that also provides a companion whose love is unconditional. Dog owners quickly learn their four-legged friends respond differently than humans to certain situations, including the changing weather.
Many dog owners may notice that their pets seem particularly attuned to the weather. Changing weather can affect canines much like it does people, but dogs may also be affected in ways their owners are not. 


Understanding rabies can protect pets and their owners

The benefits of warm weather are numerous and include the opportunity to spend long hours outdoors enjoying the fresh air. Increased time spent outside, whether at parks, beaches or right in one's own backyard, means a greater likelihood of coming into contact with wildlife. Just as people are anxious to frolic in the nice weather, so, too, is nearby wildlife.


Get the facts on rabies

The World Health Organization says rabies causes thousands of deaths every year, despite readily available tools to manage the disease.
Humans and animals can get rabies any time of year, though humans and household pets may be at greater risk in warm weather because that's when they tend to spend the most time outdoors. Children who spend time outside playing may be especially susceptible because they may not recognize rabies warning signs in animals afflicted with the disease.