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New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?

What does a kitten need in a new home? Beds, toys, litter boxes, grooming tools, food & other supplies are needed when bringing a kitten home. Read about the checklist of items your new kitten needs here.

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10 Essential Questions for New Puppy Owners to Ask a Dog Breeder
10 Essential Questions for New Puppy Owners to Ask a Dog Breeder
Are you in search of a reputable dog breeder? Our Breeder team is here to help! We can provide you with a list of Canadian breeders who have been thoroughly vetted by our team. To ensure you find a responsible and reputable breeder, we have compiled a list of 10 essential questions to ask. Don't miss out on finding the perfect breeder for your furry friend!
What is the Difference Between Natural and Organic Cat Food?
What is the Difference Between Natural and Organic Cat Food?
More than ever, people are seeking out natural and organic cat food options for their cats. That’s because people are more aware of unwanted ingredients in their food. There are plenty of natural and organic dry and wet cat food options on the shelves. Understanding the difference between the two can be a challenge, though. Knowing the difference will help you choose the right kind of food for your cat.
What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
Discover the benefits of probiotics for dogs. Learn how they work, their benefits, and when to give them. Find out how probiotics can help your dog stay healthy and happy.
What Are Probiotics for Cats?
What Are Probiotics for Cats?
Discover the benefits of probiotics for cats. Learn how they work, their benefits, and when to give them. Find out how probiotics can help your cat stay healthy and happy.
What are Animal By-Products in Dog Food?
What are Animal By-Products in Dog Food?
Animal by-products in dog food and cat food aren’t fillers like most people think. Many believe by-products are low-quality or even inedible parts of an animal, such as hooves, hair or feathers.
How to Support Your Cat’s Microbiome & Gut Health
How to Support Your Cat’s Microbiome & Gut Health
Learn how to support your cat's gut health and microbiome, which is made up of a wide range of bacteria and drives digestion and supports a healthy immune system. 
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
Learn how to support your dog's gut health and microbiome, which is made up of a wide range of bacteria and drives digestion and supports a healthy immune system.
Do Kittens Need Special Food
Do Kittens Need Special Food
Do kittens need special food? The short answer is yes. Quality kitten nutrition helps support their growth and development through the first year or so of their lives. Learn more about kitten nutritional requirements here.
AAFCO Approved Dog Food Explained
AAFCO Approved Dog Food Explained
Contrary to popular belief, AAFCO does not approve or regulate dog food. Learn more about the role of AAFCO and their dog food nutrient profiles here.
FVRCP Vaccinations
FVRCP Vaccinations
Click here to learn more about the FVRCP vaccine for cats. Find answers to common questions about what the vaccine is and when to vaccinate.
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, which can be beneficial to dogs with certain ailments. Learn when you should consider giving your dog turmeric supplements.
Changing Dog Food: How to Switch Dog Food
Changing Dog Food: How to Switch Dog Food
Switching dog food should be a gradual process. Whether you're switching from puppy to adult food, or to an option that better meets your dog’s needs, our experts can guide you through the process of changing your dog’s food.

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