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Top Foods for Your Pets to Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted by max pollak on

This holiday season may look a little different than years past. I'm sure you're like most of us and feed table scraps or other leftovers to our pets without a second thought. This holiday season many special ingredients are used and it's important to understand what ingredients may be dangerous to your pets. Most of us know about raisins, chocolate and onions, Nobody wants to wake up in the middle of the night to a special surprise right? If you’re not familiar with other food that may cause some upset bellies or even be toxic to your pet here’s a...

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8 Must-Know Tips for a Healthy Cat

Posted by Scott Pollak on

At Viand Pet, we know how important it is to look after your pet's health and well-being. But as a first-time cat owner, or even a seasoned veteran, do you know what all that entails? You might think that cats are a low-maintenance pet, but the truth is, a lot goes into keeping our feline friends happy and healthy. When adopting a cat, use these tips to put your pet's health first. Spay and neuter for better health and behavior The most important thing you can do for your cat's health is have it spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering...

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Seasonal Changes on Pets

Posted by Scott Pollak on

Winter blues? Summer highs? Fall and spring doldrums?  We’ve all experienced some sort of mood shift due to weather changes especially when it comes to extreme temperatures. When the temperature is over 90 degrees out, we feel sluggish, lethargic, and disinclined to do anything active. Similarly, in the extreme cold (below freezing), we wrap up in warm clothes, hunker down, and stay indoors if at all possible. Just like humans are affected by the changes to the weather so are your pets.  It may not be as obvious (since they don’t complain about the weather!), but the signs are there...

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Enjoying Their Golden Years: A Guide to Caring for an Aging Dog

Posted by Scott Pollak on

They’re there for us year after year, through our best times and through our worst. Aptly named, man’s best friend, our dog is always at our side. However, many pet owners struggle with the realization that their four-legged pal is growing older. After all, they are family, and while all good things must unfortunately come to an end, that doesn’t mean that you and your dog can’t enjoy their golden years to the fullest. Just as in humans, there are many factors that contribute to a pet’s overall health and longevity. Among them are the obvious ones: nutrition, exercise, regular...

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Does Your Cat Need a Job?

Posted by Evan Weber on

Is your cat lying around the house, or napping on the couch much of the day? Do you feel like you’re his servant; picking up his cat toys, cleaning his litter box and preparing his evening meals?  Maybe it’s about time your cat gets a job! If your cat is a couch potato, it may be that he is bored.  Cats need to feel useful, too and without an adequate amount of mental and physical stimulation, they can become lethargic and unengaged.  How do you know if your cat is bored to tears?  Here are a few warning signs: He’s...

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What’s The Best, Most Natural Diet For Your Dog?

Posted by Scott Pollak on

It is probably safe to assume that we’ve all had this experience at one point or another – you go to the supermarket for a simple grocery item and find yourself confronted with an entire aisle of options! Decisions, decisions. With the recent spike in interest in the health food scene, people are finally beginning to question not only the integrity of their own diets, but that of their furry, four-legged friends as well. For a long time, dog food brands have contained unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients such as pea starch, tapioca, cornmeal, by-products and more, and while this...

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