Under the Influence: A Hard Look at Catnip and Cats

cat with catnipMost people recognize the powerful role catnip can play in a cat’s life, but lesser known are the reasons why the herb makes cats giddy, ecstatic, playful, or sleepy. The human equivalent to catnip could be the hallucinogen LSD, although the effects on your cat are much shorter, lasting about 15 minutes. Due to its enormous ability to captivate a feline’s senses and sensibilities, is the combination of catnip and cats safe?

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Taking Your Dog to the Beach is Easy (When You’re Prepared)

take dog to beachThe term trial and error can be used to describe how many people go through life. Excluding causes for failure helps us decide how to move forward until we are successful.  In other words, we try (and try and try) to accomplish something simply by eliminating errors.

For example, taking your dog on any number of field trips can be exciting, but success is only attained after you make a few mistakes. That’s precisely why it never hurts to consider all potential risks before you take your dog to the beach. Let the good times begin!

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Major Hurdles in the Way of Pet Health? Not With a Veterinary House Call

Getting your pet out of the house, across town, and into our office can be very challenging for many pets and their owners. There are various reasons that make a veterinary house call the convenient or necessary choice, but one thing is for sure: If we can help a pet in the comfort of his or her own home, we’ll be there!

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Exploring Pet Nutrition Trends: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

pet nutrition fadsFad diets and other nutrition related trends are not new to the human population. Wanting to properly fuel our bodies and maintain a healthy body weight are important for many of us, but it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing ideas about nutrition that prevail in our society. Should we go vegan or paleo? Should everything we buy be organic? Do we really need to eat that much kale?
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