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Cat Nutrition Myths Debunked

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The following is an excerpt from Petfinder.com's - The Adopted Dog Bible. Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening - though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: How to Choose the Right Dog Treats While most dogs will dig in the moment you place the bowl on the floor, you may find that your adopted dog is a finicky eater, at least at first. After all, he's been thrust into a new home with new people, and he may be too nervous to eat. If this is the case, you will need to teach him to eat on a schedule. Leave the bowl on the...

Homemade Halloween Pet Treats

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5 Tips for Picking Out Treats for Cats

My cat has me well trained. Every evening she arrives in the kitchen for her treats. If I don't conjure them up quickly enough, she is not shy in expressing her irritation – vocally at first and then as the situation becomes more urgent (from her point of view) by placing all of her six pounds directly underfoot. I invariably acquiesce at this point to save one or both of us from injury. Credit: Thinkstock Since treats are a daily indulgence for many cats, it's important to put some thought into what makes a good cat treat. 1. Treats should be treats In my mind, a treat should be special... something that a cat looks forward to and relishes eating. I've heard nutritionists and...

Home-Cooked Dog Food Diets

The following is an excerpt from Petfinder.com's "The Adopted Dog Bible." Preparing wholesome, healthy meals from scratch is an excellent way to be sure you know the health benefits of everything that goes into your dog's mouth. Credit: Getty Editorial Many dogs with allergies, skin conditions, or frequent gastrointestinal upsets respond well to a home-cooked diet. Relieving such maladies can stop your dog from developing nuisance behaviors that would prevent you from enjoying his company. But remember, it's crucial to your adopted dog's health that he receive the proper nutrients in the proper quantities. RELATED: Reading Dog Food Labels If you decide to cook all of his meals at home,...