Mozzarella, Cottage, and Roquefort: Can Pets Eat Cheese (and Should They)?

Can pets eat cheese?

We’re all tempted by delicious foods, but few are as satisfying to eat as cheese. Whether it’s goat, cow, sheep, yak, donkey, or camel, world milk production yields tons of sweet, salty, fatty cheeses. Aside from people, animals also show great interest in this savory, creamy, delicately-flavored dairy product. But just because most pets eat cheese, does that mean they should?

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Winter Paw Care: How to Protect Your Dog’s Dogs

Winter paw care and pet paw care contribute to pet health

This time of year, you can find most of us bundled up before a fireplace, snuggling under the covers, or drinking something hot and steamy. However, our best canine friends still need to go outside periodically (and maybe some of us also enjoy a good romp in the snow or winter hike!). Of course, we know how to protect ourselves and keep warm during these blustery adventures, but what about our pets?

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we want to highlight how important winter paw care is this time of year. While your dog’s dogs can seem pretty resilient, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.

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Green is Good: How to Plant an Indoor Garden for Your Cat

Plant an indoor garden for your cat!

Keeping your cat inside your house or apartment building is arguably the safest choice, but that doesn’t mean that indoor-only cats have it made. Sure, they aren’t exposed to possible threats like being struck by a car, but they can suffer from boredom in an environment that’s always the same. The solution? Try planting an indoor garden for your cat!

Nibbles Anyway

Many house cats tend to find any and all greenery in the home appetizing. Despite the fact that they’re obligate carnivores, felines occasionally enjoy chomping on a bit of fiber. Conscious planting is a great way to stimulate a cat’s senses. Unfortunately, many cats get sick when they eat plants that were never intended to be part of their diet.

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Mealworms for Pets? The Surprising Benefits of Edible Insects

Mealworm for pets are a surprising source for pet nutrition

Here in the United States, insects are generally thought of as pests or regarded with a sense of squeamishness. Most people can’t imagine purposely allowing insects to reside in their homes, let alone eating one (or many)!

Although it can be hard to imagine popping any type of insect into our mouths, about ⅓ of the world’s population disagrees. Edible insects, such as mealworms, are easy and inexpensive to breed and surprisingly nutritious. This, of course, begs the question: if they’re so good for humans, what about mealworms for pets?

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