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9 Things You Should Never Feed Your Pet

It’s tempting to think that our dogs can eat the same things we do—after all, they’re omnivorous mammals, too—but our evolutionary paths split millions of years ago, leading to differences in how we digest and metabolize food. We’re sure you know that chocolate and pets don’t mix, but how about that low-cal cookie? Many sugar-free products use a sweetener called xylitol that’s safe for humans but can cause serious, even fatal, liver problems in dogs and cats.

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

Veterinary medicine has come a long way, with many treatments and procedures formerly limited to humans now available for pets, too. But as the cost for human medical care increases, so does the cost of going to the vet. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that veterinary services increased in cost by over 80% between 2000 and 2011.

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Keep Your Dog Safe During the Holidays

The holidays introduce special risks to your pet’s safety. A curious pet can find the most amazing things to chew and eat, so it may not be possible to remove every potential hazard, but taking some simple precautions will go a long way to keeping your holidays happy. Here are some to consider:

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