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  • Domestication of Cats. Felis Silvestris (Wildcat). Brown and black stripped wildcat walking through grass

    The Domestication of Cats

    Felis Silvestris (wildcat) is today’s domestic cat’s ancestor and wild counterpart. The wildcat is very similar to the domestic cat in that it looks similar and has the same skeletal build and the same coat as the domestic tabby; however, it is genetically different from the domestic cat.

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  • Dog Breed Traits and How It Affects Training. Six different dog breeds runnin in a sand dune.

    Dog Breed Traits and How It Affects Training

    Knowing what the dog was originally bred for is helpful in training them and understanding what exercise and mental stimulation they require to live and work harmoniously with us.

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  • How To Work Out How Many Calories A Cat Needs. Pickles the black cat lying on his side, tail upright, facing left, on grass.

    How To Work Out How Many Calories A Cat Needs

    Working out how many calories your cat needs a day will depend on the cat’s age and any pre-existing conditions the cat may have. The calorie intake will change throughout the cat’s life. Cats at different stages throughout their life cycle will require a diet with a specific daily calorie intake.

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  • What a cat needs in its diet. Pickles the black cat lying on his back, front paws extended, grass and green leaves around.

    What A Cat Needs In Its Diet

    Cats are obligate carnivores; therefore, they need 55% protein, 43-44% fat, and only 1-2% carbohydrates in their diets to maintain their health.

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  • Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels. Round silver dog food bowl filled and overflowing with round kibble on a yellow background

    Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels

    Marketing for commercial dog food is intense, and many larger companies care more about profit than good nutrition for the dogs. Poor quality ingredients and unethical practices have resulted in new, better quality dog food companies appearing (however, some larger companies have started mimicking these ethical companies to get into the market with poorer quality…

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  • The Importance of Feline Nutrition (for article)

    The Importance of Feline Nutrition

    Cats are obligate carnivores (true carnivores), which means they are physiologically built to survive on a meat-based diet. If cats don’t get enough animal protein in their diet, they will break down their body’s muscles and organs to survive.

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  • 10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog. Luna the grey and white Siberian husky, wearing a red and black harness, standing on the rocky shore of the river with trees in the background.

    10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

    Enrichment activities for your dog don’t have to cost much money. I have compiled a list of activities your dog will enjoy without breaking the bank. You can try as many or as few as you like and see which ones your dog enjoys the most.

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  • Can dogs eat figs. one fig halved showing the middle flesh with four whole figs behind on a wooden board with a green background

    Can Dogs Eat Figs

    Can Dogs Eat Figs? Yes, dogs can eat fresh figs in tiny amounts. Figs are a healthy treat rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals for humans. However, dogs have different nutritional needs. Introduce them gradually to monitor for any adverse reactions. Always consult your vet for personalized advice. Be aware that the other parts of…

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  • Can Dogs Eat Dried Cranberries. Image of dried cranberries

    Can Dogs Eat Dried Cranberries

    Can dogs eat dried cranberries? Yes, dogs can eat cranberries and dried cranberries in moderation. They offer health benefits, but too many may cause digestive issues. Always avoid added sugar or xylitol (also known as barch sugar). Consult your vet before introducing new foods.

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  • Can Dogs Eat Fish. Luna the grey and white Siberian Husky, wearing a red and black harness, walking through long grass next to water with a silver trout in her mouth

    Can Dogs Eat Fish

    Can Dogs Eat Fish? Yes, dogs can eat fish. Fish is a good protein and omega-3 fatty acids source, benefiting their coat and overall health. However, ensure it’s cooked, boneless, and free of added seasonings or spices to avoid potential health issues.

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