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Bargain Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to Findings of Euthanasia Drug

Recently, a national supplier of bargain pet foods issued a recall of dog food following the FDA’s investigation of claims that pentobarbital, a drug used in the euthanasia of pets, was present in the food. At least 31 varieties of dog food owned by Smucker’s were removed from shelves. The brands include Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy, and Ol’ Roy. Read the entire story here. Your pets’ wellbeing is our number one priority at Pets Plus, and

What to Do About Pet Skin Issues

The condition that is often referred to as “dandruff” by pet owners, is highly common in dogs and cats. Most often, scaly skin has fairly benign origins and is not a big deal, but excessive cases of scaly skin / dandruff can point to an underlying cause. There are numerous reasons a pet can be experiencing skin issues, so tests must be done to determine the specific cause and the proper treatment. Here are some common causes: Primary or Secondary Infections Infections

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Being More Active with your Dog

Many people aim to start exercising more often at the beginning of the year, but few maintain their New Year’s resolution longer than a couple of weeks. It takes consistency to turn an activity into a habit, so why not get your best furry friend involved to help you stay motivated? Having an exercise partner can dramatically increase your chances of sustaining your goals. Here’s how to get started with your dog on an exercise regimen: Start slowly and build up

Why a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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Pet Safety around the Holidays

It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year! As a pet owner, when you’re gathering with family and friends during the holiday season, nothing can ruin the moment quite like a trip to the emergency vet. Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to help ensure that your furry, scaly, and feathered friends stay safe during the holidays. Traveling Concerns Are you going away for the holiday? Whether you’re planning to bring your pet along or board them,

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Just A Walk In The Park

It’s a beautiful day — take your dog and head to the closest park for some sunshine and exercise. Studies show that your dog is a great stand-in for an expensive personal trainer, helping you reap the benefits of exercise for both of you. The incentive provided by your enthusiastic dog may be just what you need to get off the couch and out into the spring sunshine. What you’ll need: Collar or Harness and Leash. Most parks require that dogs

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Is your dog being destructive? Maybe he needs a job!

A vast amount of behavioral problems in dogs can be traced back to one common enemy: boredom. Dogs that have to spend a lot of time in a crate and don’t get enough exercise or stimulation are often the dogs that end up needing expensive, time consuming sessions at a trainer. Sadly, many dogs in this situation may find themselves in a shelter or rescue. Remember, though they are domesticated, our four-legged friends are still animals. Even dogs of the

Is Your Dog Jealous?

Jealousy may seem like an emotion that is unique to humans. But, feeling green with envy may also lend itself to our canine friends. Research indicates that dogs can be quite possessive when it comes to being the focus of their owners’ attention. A recent study from University of California, San Diego, studied the reactions of 36 dogs when their owners focused their attention elsewhere to determine if dogs were capable of being jealous. The study participants ignored their own dogs while