Can You Feed Taro to Your Pets?
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
18h ago
There’s a lot of misinformation about healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds all over the internet, mostly because websites have labeled all risks (such as the risk of overconsumption causing gastrointestinal issues, or choking on too large of pieces or pits) as "toxicities." Not all of these are true yet they’ve managed to confuse millions of pet lovers, nonetheless. In the case of feeding taro, many websites warn pet parents that feeding it to dogs and cats can cause severe adverse effects and poisoning. But are there truths to these claims? Here’s the real deal about taro, and whether o ..read more
Visit website
Adorable 3-Week-Old Puppy Was Perfect for Them
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
2d ago
Adopting an abandoned 3-week-old puppy, Jackson, they first made sure he could eat. Luckily, his hearing and vision problems only seemed to heighten his other senses ..read more
Visit website
The Unique Traits of Highly Trained Dogs
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
2d ago
Research shows that dogs who are highly trained in a variety of behaviors learn new tasks faster and solve problems more quickly than their canine counterparts with less training.1 In a newly published study, a team of researchers at the University of Buenos Aires did a deeper dive into this phenomenon and discovered that one of the factors of influence is likely persistence (a behavioral tendency or level of motivation) resulting from high levels of training. The research team published their findings in a recent issue of Behavioural Processes.2 Reinforcement vs. Extinction Positive reinforce ..read more
Visit website
Senior Cat's Obsessed With The Grinch
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
3d ago
Her husband was the cat person, but at the shelter, she wasn’t feeling it. Then they met Ella, who was definitely the one! You won’t believe how mesmerized Ella is with movies ..read more
Visit website
8 Ways to Help Your Cat Feel Loved
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
3d ago
Cats and dogs are both companion animals, but that’s pretty much where the similarities between them end. In other words, cats aren't dogs, but rather an exquisitely unique species quite different from other animals, and from each other. Every feline family member is an individual, and assuming all cats are alike, or heaven forbid, assuming they’re much like their canine counterparts, will not endear you to your purry companion. That said, it’s really not difficult to give your cat all he needs to make his life with you feline fabulous. It just requires a bit of guidance (which I’m about to pr ..read more
Visit website
Orange Cat's Peculiar Responses
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
5d ago
Kona’s peculiar way of processing and answering Denise’s questions has changed her opinion about orange cats. Look at his eyes; something profound is going on in there ..read more
Visit website
Here's What Kibble Processing Does to Fresh Food
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
5d ago
As many of you who visit here regularly know, the ultraprocessed pet food industry stays very busy searching for “new and novel” inexpensive ingredients (often byproducts of the human food industry recycled into something saleable) to use in their dog and cat food formulas. The industry also routinely measures their inferior ingredients against actual fresh animal meat to see if they can find a point of distinction that allows them to market against fresh diets. For example, here’s a typical headline in a pet food industry journal: “Byproduct protein digestibility may rival fresh chicken.”1 Pe ..read more
Visit website
Understanding the Third Most Popular Pet — Is He Happy?
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
6d ago
Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the U.S., after cats and dogs.1 They can be affectionate, playful and curious, yet your bond with your bunny depends largely on your ability to understand your pet. Knowing when your rabbit is feeling afraid, stressed or anxious allows you to provide a safe space for her to unwind and calm down. On the other hand, recognizing signs that your rabbit is happy and content helps you support her well-being, and look for opportunities for positive interaction. Understanding rabbit body language, which can be subtle, can also help you spot abnormal behaviors ..read more
Visit website
Cat Reacts When Rain Turns to Hail
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
6d ago
This cat didn’t seem concerned at the first few rumbles of thunder, but when the rain started and began spitting a few pieces of hail, he was quickly interested in going inside ..read more
Visit website
How Your Pet Parenting Style Shapes Your Dog's Behavior
Mercola Healthy Pets
by
1w ago
According to the results of a new study, dog parents who have high expectations and are highly responsive to their pet’s behavior and needs, have canine family members who are more secure when away from their owners, and who are more persistent problem solvers. The Oregon State University study was published in September 2022 in the journal Animal Cognition.1 According to Monique Udell, an associate professor at Oregon State, expert on dog behavior, and study co-author: "We found that pet parenting style does predict patterns of dog behavior and cognition. This an important finding because it ..read more
Visit website

Follow Mercola Healthy Pets on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR