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November 17, 2020

Safe Holiday Food For Your Dog

  There are a lot of human foods that are safe to give to your dog, but keep in mind that treats should only make up about 10% of a dog’s diet. The other 90% should be from a complete and balanced dog food.   Some popular holiday foods that are safe for dogs include:…

June 28, 2019

Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease

  Some dog parents are concerned about grain-free diets potentially causing heart issues in their dogs. There is growing evidence that grain-free dog foods are linked to a heart condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Unfortunately, there is a lot we still don’t know. Here are the facts: DCM is a serious disease that causes the…

December 22, 2018

Helping Your Cat Lose Weight

By some estimates, over 90% of indoor house cats are overweight! Here are some weight loss tips: Measure out the amount of food. If the back of the food bag says to feed ½ cup of food daily, make sure you are are using a measuring cup and not a one-liter Big Gulp from Seven…

September 13, 2018

Inappropriate Urination in Cats

Litter Box Woes- Is your cat urinating outside of the literbox?  Inappropriate urination (IAU) is a very frustrating issue for cat owners and one of the most common reasons people put their cats up for adoption. While IAU can make you want to pull your hair out, there are several solutions to try before saying…

July 17, 2018

Preventing Heat Stroke in the Dog Days of Summer

Dogs overheat much quicker than humans because they can’t sweat.  Instead, they expel heat through the pads of their paws and by panting.  If dogs are left in hot conditions for too long they can very quickly begin to suffer from heat stroke. Signs of heat stroke: Increased body temperature Excessive panting Excessive saliva Lethargy/weakness…

June 5, 2018

Keep the Shake at the Lake This 4th of July

Anxiety caused by fireworks (and thunderstorms) is a very common problem among dog owners. Although it is difficult to completely cure most dogs of fireworks phobia, a lot can be done to lessen the issue and help relax your furry friends. The first step is the most difficult one: training. The goal is to substitute…

April 14, 2018

Grand Opening Success!

Wow! We had such a great time at our Grand Opening Party! We cannot thank Conscious Carnivore, Organic Valley, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Johnson Public House, Festival Foods and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. enough for helping us raise over $500 for Madison Cat Project! With their adoption programs (both indoor and barn cats), Madison Cat…