Understanding Pet Allergies in Dogs and Cats
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by TGP Admin
3w ago
Tired of seeing your pet deal with constant scratching and discomfort? Just like humans, pets can suffer from allergies too. Whether it’s seasonal allergies or food intolerances, understanding your pet’s allergies is crucial to their well-being. If you’ve been searching for ways to help your furry friend manage their allergies, you’ve come to the right place at The Grateful Pet.  What are common signs of an allergic reaction in pets? There are different types of allergies, including food allergies, environmental allergies and flea bite allergies. These allergies often present similar symp ..read more
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The Difference Between Cooked & Gently Cooked Dog Food
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by TGP Admin
3w ago
When shopping for your dog’s food, you might have come across terms like “gently cooked.” But what exactly does this mean, and how does it differ from traditional cooking methods? This blog post will explore the concept of gently cooked dog food, its benefits, address common misconceptions, and in case you’ve missed a dog food delivery order, a simple recipe for fresh dog food that you can make at home for your buddy. By the end of this blog post, you’ll understand why gently cooked dog food is a superior option when compared to traditional cooking methods for maintaining your pet’s health and ..read more
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The Ideal Diet for Cats with a Urinary Tract Infection
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by TGP Admin
2M ago
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common health concern for cats and cause discomfort and potentially serious complications if left untreated. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) have been reported to affect 1-2% of cats throughout their lifetime, with older cats (over 10 years old) more prone to UTIs. When cats do develop UTIs, it could be a signal that they are also suffering from endocrine diseases, such as hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus which is why early detection and prevention is important for your cat’s health. UTIs normally manifest in an array of symptoms, the most common bein ..read more
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Debunking The Risks of Raw Food For Your Cats
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by TGP Admin
3M ago
With a wide variety of cat food brands and various types of diets available, it’s understandable why ‘analysis paralysis’ can set in when you’re trying to choose the best food for your cat. Each diet comes with its unique set of benefits and considerations. When it comes to the raw diet, while many rave about the benefits of feeding raw, veterinary professionals tend to frown upon the raw diet for cats due to the risks involved, causing many owners to sit on the fence. However, research done in the Canadian Veterinary journal in 2017 [1], showed that despite facing opposition from the majority ..read more
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The Benefits of Bone Broths for Dogs and Cats
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by TGP Admin
3M ago
Nothing beats a good ol’ bowl of broth! That goes the same for both our furry friends as broth is something that can also be enjoyed by dogs and cats. Not only is bone broth enticing to most pets, it also has numerous nutritional and health benefits. Bone broth isn’t your average stock. It’s cooked for a much longer time – as a result, it’s rich in beneficial compounds such as chondroitin, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and naturally occurring collagen. From chicken to even salmon bone broths, it is a tasty and convenient natural drink to hydrate your pets, maintain joint and gut health, and inco ..read more
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A Guide For Transitioning Your Dog To A Raw Food Diet
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by TGP Admin
4M ago
If you’re still on the fence about switching to a raw food diet for your dog, there are several accounts of formal and anecdotal evidence detailing the benefits of raw dog food, including cleaner teeth, smaller and firmer stools, improved gut health, and overall well-being. Raw diets are also higher in natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and some flavonoids which are beneficial to your dog’s health.  The idea of switching your dog’s diet from processed food to raw may seem intimidating at first, but don’t worry – The Grateful Pet is here to help! In this guide, we will disc ..read more
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Guide To Pet Safe Air Fresheners For Your Household
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by TGP Admin
4M ago
Your desire for a home that smells like pumpkin spice or fresh linens comes with hidden dangers: candles and air fresheners can be harmful, even toxic, to your pets. Air fresheners and scented candles are one of the most highly overlooked household products that can cause harm to your furry companions at home. Unlike chocolate where the adverse effects present itself almost immediately after consumption, air fresheners and scented candles cause irreversible harm through prolonged use. These nice smelling products can release volatile organic compounds as well as toxins like lead, naphthalene ..read more
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Secrets to Sparkling Clean Teeth For Your Dog
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by TGP Admin
6M ago
Prevention is better than cure – this adage is an oldie but a goodie and we’re big fans of incorporating a daily dental hygiene routine for your dogs and cats. Not only will it prevent plaque and tartar from developing, having healthy teeth and gums minimises the number of times your pet will need to go under anaesthesia for dental scaling at the vet and the large sums you have to fork out for each visit. Doggy breath aside, neglecting your pet’s teeth also means that there is a higher chance of them developing dental disease which increases the risk of heart diseases and organ damage. With th ..read more
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Science Backed Reasons To Switch Your Pet From Kibble To Fresh Food
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by TGP Admin
6M ago
Choosing the right diet for your dog is tough especially when there is so much information out there on what they should or should not eat. For reasons such as cost effectiveness and storage convenience, one may end up with kibble as an option. However, it might not be the choice you want to rely on as the ‘all in one’ option. Being low in moisture, and often containing synthetic ingredients and carb-heavy fillers, the cons outweigh the ease of feeding kibble to your best friend. While there are certainly kibble formulations with better ingredients available, fresh food still emerges at the to ..read more
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Science Backed Research To Switch Your Pet From Kibble To Fresh Food
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by TGP Admin
7M ago
Choosing the right diet for your dog is tough especially when there is so much information out there on what they should or should not eat. For reasons such as cost effectiveness and storage convenience, one may end up with kibble as an option. However, it might not be the choice you want to rely on as the ‘all in one’ option. Being low in moisture, and often containing synthetic ingredients and carb-heavy fillers, the cons outweigh the ease of feeding kibble to your best friend. While there are certainly kibble formulations with better ingredients available, fresh food still emerges at the to ..read more
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