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Day: March 2, 2021

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How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?

Fact checked by a Hello Ralphie expert veterinarian Just like humans, dogs need regular exercise and fresh air. A dog’s mental and physical health will suffer without regular walks. However, the exact amount of exercise a particular dog needs will depend on a variety of factors, including their age, breed, size, and health conditions, among other factors. We’ll go over some general rules to help you understand how often you should be walking your dog, including the needs of small-, medium-, and large-sized dogs. Additionally, we’ll explain how a dog’s age can impact their exercise needs and when you should
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Your Dog Can Save the World

Fact checked by a Hello Ralphie expert veterinarian Be a Sustainability Superhero with your Furry Sidekick Your dog is special, unique; you may say they are one in a million! Would you believe they are one in over 90 million dogs – and that’s in the U.S. alone? All of those good boys and girls have to eat, and crafting pet food uses tons of our planet’s resources: water, livestock, and packaging. (Literally tons!) That includes dog snacks, too. Chippin dog treats has a sustainable dog treat solution. Chippin Dog Treats: Reducing the World’s Carbon Pawprint Pets consume 30% of
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How to Sedate a Cat for Travel

Fact checked by a Hello Ralphie expert veterinarian Traveling long distances with your cat can be stressful for both you and your furry friend. Whether you’re commuting via car, plane, or just walking to your veterinary appointment, there are many ways to help make the trip easier for you and your cat. What Should I Use to Transport My Cat? It’s important to make sure your pet is safely secured in a cat carrier when you’re traveling. There are many different types of carriers on the market and they all serve the same purpose. Soft zipper carriers are a good
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How to Deworm a Cat

Fact checked by a Hello Ralphie expert veterinarian Your veterinarian will recommend regular deworming for your cat depending on its risk level for contracting intestinal parasites. The number of times you’ll need to deworm your feline friend will depend on the cat’s particular lifestyle, as well as the area in which you live. Climate, temperature, and local wildlife also play a role in determining your cat’s risk level. Cats that spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or those that tend to prey on animals such as rodents, have a higher risk level for contracting an intestinal parasite. The likelihood