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Duck meat in pet foods !

By Sophie Lavallée M.Sc., Agr. Duck has become a very popular ingredient in many dog and cat food products lately, particularly as a new protein for hypoallergenic diets. From a nutritional standpoint, duck is used as a substitute for chicken and turkey. Of the new proteins now used in pet food products, duck is without…
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Demystifying pet food formulas that promote an “optimal urinary pH”

By Sophie Lavallée M.Sc., Agr.   Many cat and dog foods are now formulated to control urinary pH levels, but what is an optimal urinary pH? Pets whose urine is acidic (a urinary pH of 6.0 to 6.5) are less likely to develop struvite crystals. Their likelihood of developing calcium oxalates also decreases when their…
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5 signs of a stressed cat

A life of naps, food, and petting sessions : Why would any cat be stressed, right? But some are, for numerous reasons. Cats might get stressed by visitors, by loud music, by a change in your work schedule, or even a new cat food flavor in their dish.                …
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DENTAL CARE FOR CATS AND DOGS

Dental care is important, and not only because unadequate hygiene means bad breath or yellow teeth. Canine or feline dental problems can actually lead to life-threatening infections and issues, such as kidney, heart or live disease. Scary, isn’t it? Healthy food The good news is that by feeding your cat or your dog Oven-Baked Tradition…
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My cat claws on furniture

Ahhhh every cat owner’s nightmare! Some people fear so much for their furniture that they declaw their feline friend as a precaution. A solution that not every body agrees on. According to some, an operation is a precaution a little bit too radical, since the right purchase along with the right training tools could solve…
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How to be a good neighbour as a dog or cat owner

There are programs and tests to see if your dog is a good canine good neighbour, but what about you : are you a good neighbour as a cat or a dog owner? Let’s find out!     Here is a list of good behaviors from a pet owner neighbour : 1. A good neighbour does not…
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Watching your pet while you are at work

Maybe you fear that your pet suffers from separation anxiety, or maybe you want to see for yourself how loud your neighbourgh claims your dog is while you are away. There are different reasons why you would want to « spy » on your dog or your cat when you are away, and these reasons are personnal…
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Why we share our life with cats: the story of their domestication

Did you know that cats live in 32% of the houses in Quebec? Along with their humans, of course. Without a doubt, cats are in our houses, and they are part of our life. Have you ever wondered why? Here is the short story of their domestication: Cats and humans: a long lasting relationship We…
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Why you should transition your pet to a new food gradually

Your pet probably eats the same dry food daily. Except for some treats here and there, or some stolen table scraps, your cat and your dog probably gets 99.9% of their nutrition need and daily energy from their dry food diet. Imagine if you changed EVERYTHING you eat in a day, in one day. Imagine…
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Spring Cleaning Week Schedule for Busy Pet Owners

Finally, spring is here, and finally, the weather is nice. Of course, the last thing you want to do after a long winter is to spend those beautiful days cleaning. So here is a schedule to do a little each day, and to be done by end of the week! Monday: Toy cleaning Empty that…
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