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Retractable Dog Leashes: How Safe Are They?

I’m starting to hate my dog’s retractable leash. I bought it for Apollo as a Christmas present last year. His old one had broken, and he had been relegated to…

Is Your Stressful House Making Your Pet Sick?

Many dogs and cats are very sensitive to household changes. Visitors and houseguests, an active, loud “terrible twos” toddler or construction can all have an impact on your pet’s health.…

R.I.P. Gracie May The Fruit Bat

When you lose a pet you lose a member of your family. The pain and distress is akin to losing a human member of the family. Well, it is if…

Disciplining Your Dog the Right Way

The term “negative punishment” sounds vaguely disturbing.  Both words have such poor connotations it’s hard to believe we should all be striving to use more, not less negative punishment when…

5 Ways You Can Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

All of us dog and cat lovers want what’s best for our beloved pets, and that includes a long, and healthy life.  So, to help achieve that goal, here are…

3 Really Good Reasons To Bring Your Pet To Work

I recommend everyone wanting to bring their pets to work send this link to their employers. Researchers have long known the many benefits, both to employer and employee, to bringing…

Using Honey To Treat Our Wounded Pets

A recent study from researchers at the University of Glasgow demonstrated that various types of honey have antimicrobial action and were effective in inhibiting growth of bacteria commonly found in…

18 People Foods That Can Kill Your Pet

A lot of foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top…

Red Flannel Cat Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI) has issued a voluntary recall for 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food due to possible Salmonella contamination. The following lot number and best-by-date…

8 Signs You Need A New Veterinarian

I’ve had bad experiences with doctors, and veterinarians.  Generally I just don’t go back, instead finding someone else to care for me or my beloved critters.  It’s not always to…

Dog Frozen to Ground Rescued

The terrible things people do to their pets is hard to understand. Our animals can bring us so much love and all they ask in return is to be treated…

Are pet kisses a health benefit or a hazard?

We’ve all heard the rumors about how allowing a dog to lick your face is bad for you.  In point of fact, however, that is not necessarily the case as…

Understanding Bad Breath in Dogs

Does your dog have bad breath?  Are your frustrated by your vet’s recommendations that seem to be limited to expensive teeth cleaning?  Before you can combat it, you need to…

Happy Holidays to All From the Gang at MadMike’sAmerica

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Your continued patronage of MadMikesAmerica is much appreciated.  Thanks so much, also, to our wonderful contributors for making…

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