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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

The maker of SportMix cat & dog foods has decided to recall some of its foods because tests of some batches indicate “levels of aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits”. Aflatoxin is produced by molds that grow on corn and other grains. (Locally, this brand is only sold at Tractor Supply Company, Walmart, & a few . . . → Read More: Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: February 24 2021.)

As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have been exposed, and I’ve had . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

The Late, Great Cooper with his distinguished gray muzzle. (Photo courtesy of Steve Campion)

This sounds like a very small study that is based on some subjectivity, but I have to say… I’ve wondered about this, too.

“Stress makes dogs go grey as well as humans” by Henry Bodkin from The Telegraph 19 Dec . . . → Read More: Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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