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Pet Nutrition

Last week, I wrote a guest blog for my favorite Pet Social Media Group—Pet Pav.

The article is about the basics of good quality pet nutrition, one of my specialties.

Please visit the site and look around. You will be glad you did.

http://www.petpav.com/pet-advice/830-the-basics-of-good-quality-pet-nutrition   

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First things first, I want to wish everyone and their beloved pets, a WONDERFUL 2015!!!

If you have had your pet since they were very young, and they are now old and gray, clearly you have been doing something right. The most important thing to remember about keeping a pet healthy, happy and comfortable in old age is that they should have been kept healthy, happy and active in youth.

To help your pet live healthy and long lived, be sure to provide good care throughout their life. Make sure all vaccinations are up to date ( I will discuss the pros and cons of vaccinations in future articles), feed a “High” quality pet food, keep plenty of fresh water available at all times and keep your pet safe and secure indoors and in a well fenced yard.

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With much of the Healthy Pet Network’s  focus and expertise on pet nutrition. I thought this article from TruthAboutPetFood.com would be valuable

The Truth: Pet Food vs Human Food

http://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-truth-pet-food-vs-human-food/

This info-graphic by Truth About Pet Food.com, is a must see for all pet care providers as it explains the serious federal law violations allowed in pet foods/animal foods, violations the consumer is never warned of on product labels.

http://truthaboutpetfood.com/whats-in-the-bowl

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We often hear stories that claim that pets,  make people healthier and even help them live longer more productive lives, but are these stories true?  Is there any science to back up these claims?  The answer is yes!  People with pets do lead healthier lives in many ways. 

According to numerous studies, pets provide a wide array of health benefits to people, ranging from lowering blood pressure to helping to fight depression. 

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