Ready for Raw Meaty Bones

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By Debra Manfield, Owner Benefits of feeding raw bones to dogs Raw meaty bones, introduced properly into your dog or cat’s diet, can become an important part of your pet’s health. Raw weight bearing bones, like the femur or knuckle, are considered recreational bones. They provide the best in dental hygiene, especially if the bone still has cartilage, tissue and …

How to Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies

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4 Remedies to Try for Itchy Pets If you’ve ever had an itch that can’t be scratched or one that a scratch can’t satisfy, you understand how uncomfortable your pet with allergies can be. The stopping mid-meal, mid-play, mid-walk and mid-sleep to scratch is frustrating, irritating and downright annoying to pets and to pet parents. Itching and scratching are often …

Pet Obesity Dog On Scale

What to Do If Your Pet Is Overweight | Pet Obesity Part One

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With the holidays over, it’s time to turn a critical eye to body shapes. No not ours, our pets! The APOP (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention) reported in 2016 that over half the dog and cat populations are overweight. Obesity is defined as a body weight of 10 – 20% above the ideal weight. When checking your pet, a good …

Four Paws Chosen as Best Pet Store in KC

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A big thank you to the readers and editors of 435 Magazine for choosing us as Kansas City’s best pet supplies store in their 2016 “Best of” roundup. Don’t forget to check out all of the other great businesses featured!   “You’ll always find a parade of eager pooches dragging their owners to Four Paws Pantry in Olathe. Owner Debra …

Kidney Disease in Dogs

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Kidney disease in dogs is life threatening, and Four Paws wants to help you prevent it anyway you can.  It’s easy to miss the warning signs if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but early diagnosis is crucial in the fight against kidney disease in dogs. By the time most side effects are noticed, nearly 75 percent of kidney …

Canine Cancer Prevention

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More than half of all adult dogs will die from cancer. But prevention from this deadly dog disease is possible by following five simple steps. Canine cancer is caused by carcinogens that are not killed by your dogs natural gene that fights off cancerous cells. Changes to everyday household activities and pet care can help keep your pet cancer free. …

Pet Obesity Reality Check

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Pet obesity is a very serious health concern for our furry family members. Obesity can result in serious adverse health effects, such as reducing the lifespan of your pet. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), in 2014, an estimated 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the U.S. were overweight or obese. Most dogs …

New Encouraging News Regarding Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats

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Results of a study performed by Kansas State University recently released are favorable for supporters and leaders of the charge against over-vaccinating pets. The study results show that most pets are protected against rabies from their initial rabies vaccinations, and that boosters are not necessary. A fact that has a big impact on how pets with out-of-date vaccinations that are …