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Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

With more people adopting plant-based diets, it’s not surprising that they might be considering what goes into their pets’ foods too. However, when considering making any dietary changes, animal caretakers need to make sure the unique nutritional needs of their favorite felines and canines are met. For instance, while dogs are considered omnivores, cats are most definitely carnivores.

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    Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

    Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

    With more people adopting plant-based diets, it’s not surprising that they might be considering what goes into their pets’ foods too. However, when considering making any dietary changes, animal caretakers need to make sure the unique nutritional needs of their favorite felines and canines are met. For instance, while dogs are considered omnivores, cats are most definitely carnivores.

    8 Ways to Lower Your Pet’s Environmental Pawprint

    8 Ways to Lower Your Pet’s Environmental Pawprint

    We’re a country of pet lovers. Ninety and a half million families – or 70% of American households – own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. One hundred and thirty-five million cats and dogs live in our homes, and many more amphibians, fish, birds, rodents, and reptiles bring joy to our lives.

    How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets in a Heat Wave

    How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets in a Heat Wave

    Picnics, barbecues, swimming pools and ice cream. Summer is here, and bringing the heat, but this year, a combination of changing weather patterns and a record-breaking drought is raising temperatures to dangerous levels. Hundreds of people have died in the last week, as a result of more than a hundred-degree temperatures in areas not equipped […]

    Can the Smallest Wild Cat in the Americas Survive?

    Can the Smallest Wild Cat in the Americas Survive?

    By Niki Rust The smallest wild cat species in the Americas faces big problems as its habitat dwindles and it’s targeted as a farm pest. But a new study shows it may be able to persist in a human-dominated world—if farmers and policymakers give it a hand. The güiña (Leopardus guigna), also known as kodkod, […]

    Poaching to Palm Oil: Tigers at Risk of Extinction

    Poaching to Palm Oil: Tigers at Risk of Extinction

    Actor Leonard DiCaprio made news last fall for his conservation work when his foundation awarded $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund for an initiative to help Nepal double its population of wild tigers by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger. As DiCaprio explained, “Time is running out for the world’s remaining 3,200 tigers, […]