NuVet Labs: Facts about Bengal Cats

If you like cats and are interested to learn more about them, then we are happy to share with you some interesting things about the Bengal cat. This exotic breed has some interesting ancestry as well as a very special personality. A favorite of many a cat parent, continue reading to learn why the Bengal has brightened up the home of many a cat lover.


1. Bengal cats are exotic. You might be surprised to learn that Bengal cats were created by              breeding the Asian Leopard cats with domestic cats. By the 1980’s the breed was                            perfected and we have the Bengal cat that many cat parents know and love today.

2. Bengals are very active and energetic creatures and constantly like to keep themselves                stimulated and entertained. Investing in a laser pointer and some other cat toys may                    serve you well when it comes to wearing your cat out before she gets into mischief.

3.Bengals come in a variety of colors including brown, orange, rust, buff and ivory. There                 spots also come in a myriad of colors from chocolate and charcoal to rust to name a few.

4. Bengals thrive on a nutritious diet and do well when given a daily supplement like NuVet             Plus feline formula.

5. Unlike many kitties, Bengals love water. They can often be found playing around in the                  shower, sink or wherever they can find some H2O to splash around in.

6. Some Bengals have a unique coat that looks as if it has been tossed with glitter. Don’t be             surprised if they appear to sparkle.

7.Bengals have a reputation for dog-like behavior and have been known to enjoy an                          energizing game of fetch. So if you are on the fence about whether or not you want a cat or        a dog, you might consider a Bengal cat instead.

8. Bengals are fairly large cats. Males can be anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds where females           can be between 8 and 12 pounds. Don’t worry if your Bengal is larger or smaller –                           sometimes they can be outside these  ranges.

9. Don’t be surprised to find things missing around your house if you have a Bengal cat. This           clever breed of feline is known for hiding things that it finds intriguing like jewelry, hair                 elastics and other little bits and bobs.

If after reading this information about the Bengal cat you think this might be the perfect cat for you, the internet can help you learn more about this special kitty. Just as keeping our readers informed is important to us at NuVet, so is providing cat parents with good nutrition, which is why we designed NuVet Plus feline formula. Cat parents everywhere are discovering why the benefits of NuVet Plus. If you would like to learn more about this excellent product and what happy cat parents are saying, visit NuVet Reviews.

NuVet Labs: 9 Interesting Facts About the Sphynx Cat

If you have ever seen Austin Powers, the hilarious comedy starring Mike Myers playing the duel lead role of Austin Powers and the nefarious Dr. Evil, then you are undoubtedly familiar with Dr. Evil’s show-stealing cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. Some of you may not know but Mr. Bigglesworth hails from a distinctive breed of cat called the sphynx. In an effort to educate our readers on this sweet-natured and often called dog-like cat, NuVet thought we would share with you 9 interesting facts about the sphynx.


1.   Not really exotic

Despite their name and their uncanny resemblance to the cats seen in ancient Egyptian artwork and artifacts, the sphynx actually originated in Canada, which is pretty interesting considering their lack of fur.

2.   Not actually hairless

Even though they appear to be hairless, the sphynx actually has a downy, peach-fuzz like coating covering their body.

3.   Higher maintenance

One might think that because these particular felines lack an abundance of fur that they are much easier to maintain. The opposite is actually the case. The sphynx requires regular bathing to keep it’s skin from getting overly oily, which most sphynx owners will admit can leave a residue on clothes, bedding and furniture. Their ears also require frequent cleaning to prevent waxy buildup. Also, their web-like feet and dexterous claws require cleaning to prevent dirt and other buildup from accumulating.

4.   Good nutrition is necessary to maintain skin health

A high quality supplement like NuVet Plus can provide a sphynx with a valuable source of nutrients to keep its unique skin healthy and looking its best.

5.   Coloring

The color of a sphynx’s cat’s skin is actually the color its fur would be if it had fur.

6.   Heat-seeking

It will probably come as little surprise but the sphynx is partial to warmth and can often be found seeking it out. Computers, heaters and other cozy spots are their favorites. You may even find a sphynx snuggling up under the covers. In colder weather a sphynx will usually appreciate a sweater.

7.   Big eaters

The sphynx has a reputation for having a voracious appetite and loves to eat. This is because the sphynx has a very active metabolism, which causes the cat to become hungry quite often.

8.   Very lovable

Ask any sphynx owner and they will tell you that you won’t find a more lovable, playful cat that enjoys frequent snuggling.

9.   Don’t forget the sunblock

Make sure to stock up on cat-friendly sunblock to help keep your sphynx from getting sunburned. Because it loves to be warm the sphynx can often be found basking in whatever sunny spot they can find. As a result, it is not uncommon for a sphynx to experience sunburn, which can be prevented with good sun protection. Don’t hesitate to consult with your veterinarian when it comes to your kitty and good skin care.

If you are considering opening your heart to a sphynx then you may also consider providing your neat little kitty with a daily, supplement such as NuVet Plus. Comprised of high quality ingredients, many cat owners have discovered the healthy benefits of this high-quality vitamin supplement. If you would like to learn more about what happy cat parents are saying about NuVet Plus, take a look at the NuVet Plus Reviews.

NuVet Labs: Fun Doggie Friendly Activities for July 2015

nuvet,nuvetreviews,nuvetplus,nuvetlabs,nuvetlabsreviewsSo there’s nobody you would rather spend time with then your four-legged, canine buddy. And with that being the case, maybe you are getting a tad bored with your usual jaunt at the dog park or perhaps your regular stroll on the doggie beach is getting a bit tired? Well, we are happy to tell you there are a lot of fun things you can do with your pooch this July. Keep reading to see if one of these activities is in a town

July 7thPittsburgh, PA: Pup Night at PNC Park

If you and your pup like the Pittsburgh Pirates then why not spend an evening with other dog-loving baseball fans with Pup Night at PNC Park. A part of the money raised through ticket sales goes to local animal shelters. For more information visit:

July 9th – Dana Point, CA: Yappy Hour at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

If liver-flavored water cocktails are more your speed, then you and Fido are going to love Yappy Hour at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. While you enjoy refreshing human beverages and hors d’oeuvres your pup will get to enjoy gourmet doggie biscuits in addition to canoodling with other canines. Even better, money raised from this event will go to Canine Companions for Independence. To learn more visit:

July 11th – Denver, Co: Walk, Run & Wag 5k

This event is sponsored by the International Hearing Dog, Inc. whose job it is to train dogs and place them, free of charge, with individuals who require assistance. All dogs come from shelters. This walk-run will raise money to continue this wonderful service.

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July 18th – Ocean Pines, MD: Dog Days of Summer

This event benefits the Worcester County Humane Society. The admission is free and will showcase vendors who specialize in all things dog. Doggie demonstrations as well as the chance to win prizes will be keep this event hopping. Local hotels will even offer reduced-rate rooms for out of town guests.

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July 24th – New York, NY: Bark In The Park

If you find yourself in the Big Apple, why not have some fun helping to raise money for the biggest no-kill animal shelter on the planet? You will get to see the Mets play the Dodgers while supporting the North Shore Animal League America.

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Why Are Cats So Calm?

Why Are Cats So Calm?Here on the NuVet Blog a feline loving, 7-year-old recently asked us: “why are cats always socalm?” What a great question we thought. This simple thought led us to ponder even further why cats, in many instances, appear quite calm. We delved a little bit deeper and observed some calm cats to see what keeps these little fur balls so cool and collected. Keep reading to see what we found out.

What keeps a cat calm?

  • A loving home – A loving home is safe and secure and a place where a cat does not feel threatened. Within a loving home a cat will receive plenty of attention and or course, lots of love.
  • A stimulating environment – A stimulating environment consists of plenty of playtime with fun cat toys such as little catnip balls or laser pointer. Cats also enjoy observing the world around them – so a nice window seat or high-up perch where Fluffy can relax will keep kitty mentally active and thus calm and happy.
  • A nutritious diet – By feeding kitty a nutritious diet you can help your feline ball of love maintain good health. And a healthy cat is a much calmer cat.
  • A high quality vitamin supplement – A brand chosen by many cat owners is our NuVet Plus feline formula.
  • A cat buddy – Cats can do pretty well by themselves but if you work or are not home all the time cats can certainly benefit from having a cat pal they can play and socialize with from time to time.
  • A dog buddy – Many cats generally do good with dogs, so if a second cat is not in the cards for your home, you may consider a friend of the canine variety to share your kitty’s space with.
  • Regular veterinary check-ups – Another great way to keep your cat calm is by making sure she is healthy. Seeing the vet at least once a year for routine vaccinations and a thorough check-up will ensure that your favorite feline has a clean bill of health. Many cats are fairly good at hiding when they are ill but an experienced vet will be able to tell if your cat might require some special care.

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5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Dog Deal with Fireworks

5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Dog Deal with FireworksWith summer just on the horizon you can pretty much assume that there is going to be some fireworks coming up too. Not just because of the 4th of July holiday but summertime seems to be when fireworks are at their peak usage. Unfortunately, many dogs can be alarmed and fearful of the sharp, abrupt and loud sound that comes with the spectacle of fireworks. If your dog is one of these sensitive pups, then NuVet is here to help with a few things you can do to help your pooch feel more at ease around fireworks.

Be Ready

If you know that a fireworks-filled event is coming to your neighborhood then you might choose to make this an opportunity to head out of town and visit some friends or family – away from the fireworks.  It is not always feasible to get away, especially around the 4th of July but knowing when fireworks will be coming can also help you do some of the following things to help prepare your dog for the noisy festivities.

Create a safe place

Like their distant wolf cousins, dogs are happy to have a den of their own, which is where they feel safe. In many homes, dog parents will choose to have a crate or other space that is just for Fido, which acts like their den. Before the fireworks start blasting, make sure your dog’s special place is safe and secure. This is where you can keep your pooch. It is generally a good idea to shut out as much of the noise as possible by closing windows or placing a thick heavy blanket over your dog’s crate. Maybe even try to procure some harp music to play as dogs have been shown to enjoy harp music. Try and stay calm for Fido. Chances are you might become agitated knowing your pup is going to be uncomfortable. Remember Fido can sense this and you don’t want him to feel any more fear.


You can try to desensitize your pup to the sound of the fireworks by gradually exposing him to the sound on a regular basis. You can locate sound samples of fireworks on the Internet to play around your four-legged friend. Start out with the volume low and gradually increase it to the levels that might be encountered inside your home during a fireworks show. The more you dog is exposed to this sound, the less likely your dog will be negatively impacted by the sound of the fireworks later.

Have Fun

Another great way to get your dog less afraid of fireworks is to create a fun environment during a fireworks display. The best way to do this is to play with your dog and reward him for his jovial behavior. Make sure your dog is in the midst of a good time when you reward him, as we want your pup to make positive associations not negative ones. Petting or giving your pup treats when he is scared will only tell him that fearful behavior is okay.

See your Vet

If you are finding that your pooch is having a very hard time around fireworks to the point where you are concerned, don’t hesitate to see your vet. He or she may prescribe medication to help your dog have an easier time during this particularly noisy activity.

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NuVet Labs: 5 More Hypoallergenic Cats for Cat Allergy Sufferers

NuVet Labs: 5 More Hypoallergenic Cats for Cat Allergy SufferersIn a previous post, we shared with you 5 hypoallergenic cat breeds that cat allergy sufferers may be able to live with. As we mentioned previously, there is no such thing as a non-allergenic cat because the protein that causes cat allergies, called Fel d 1, is present in cat saliva and dander. Essentially, all cats salivate and have skin, which is where the dander comes from. However, we have found some cats, who because of their special fur, may shed a lot less, which prevents the dander from getting into an allergy sufferer’s environment or their bodies produce less of the Fel d 1 protein. Continue reading to learn more. You might find a breed you like!

5 more hypoallergenic cats

Oriental Shorthair

Considered almost dog-like in its behavior, the Oriental Shorthair is called the “rainbow cat” because it comes in over 300 color patterns. They have very short, fine hair that sheds infrequently, which is why less of the Fel d 1 protein gets into the environment. It’s still a good idea to give the Oriental Shorthair a brushing once a week or so – but that’s it.

Devon Rex

Similar to its close relative the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex has a very unique coat that only consists of the downy layer. Most cat fur is comprised of three layers. As a result, there is much less fur containing the Fel d 1 protein being shed and spread around your environment.


Although they aren’t known to produce less Fel d 1 protein, the Bengal cat has a very special, fine coat that requires less work to maintain. As a result, they are not licking their fur as much as a typical cat. As a result, less of the Fel d 1 protein, which is found in their saliva, is getting onto their fur. Additionally, the Bengal cat does not shed as frequently as other cats, which results in less fur, containing the Fel d 1 protein, getting into the environment.

Russian Blue

A large, sleek shorthaired cat, the Russian Blue is mesmerizing in its unique beauty. Better still, is that those with allergies may find the Russian Blue to be the perfect addition to their home. Why? Because the Russian Blue is special in that its body produces less of the Fel d 1 protein, which is the culprit when it comes to causing uncomfortable allergy irritation.


Also known as the “longhaired Siamese”, the Balinese is one of those unique breeds, like the Siberian or Russian Blue, whose bodies produce much less of the Fel d 1 protein that causes so much irritation to allergy sufferers. Although it still sheds, because its body makes less of the Fel d 1 protein, there is less of it in your environment. This truly is a gorgeous, fluffy cat!

What you can do to cut down on cat allergens in your home

  • Brush and groom your cat regularly
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs and other places your cat likes to frequent regularly.
  • Try and visit with one of these cats before bringing one home to see how you do around them. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

If you decide to bring a cat into your home now that your allergies may not be an obstacle, you may also choose to provide your new cat with a nutritious vitamin like NuVet Plus Vitamin Supplement for Cats and Kittens. Trusted by cat owners everywhere, NuVet Plus Vitamin Supplement for Cats and Kittens has become the first choice of discerning cat parents who want to keep their little balls of fur feeling their best. We regularly receive testimonials from happy cat parents who have shared with us how NuVet Plus has helped to ease various health issues their cats have been plagued with. We regularly post these happy testimonials on NuVet Reviews. If you would like to learn more about NuVet Plus Vitamin Supplement for Cats and Kittens, please visit NuVet Reviews.



NuVet Labs: 5 Ways to live on A Budget With a Dog

nuvet plus reviewsFor a dog lover on a fixed income or budget the idea of opening up your home to the expense of a pup might seem impossible. Fortunately it could be easier than you think. Here at NuVet we are happy to tell you that by putting a few careful money-saving tips into action you might find it less expensive than you thought to own a lovable canine.


Adopt a mixed breed dog

Many animal experts believe that mixed breed dogs, especially ones that received all of their vaccinations, are healthier because they are free of many of the inherited genetic defects and health problems that seem to plague purebred dogs. As a result, the owner of a mixed-breed dog may not incur the medical expenses that the parents of purebred dogs potentially find themselves facing.


Get pet insurance

Pet insurance comes in handy for those unexpected visits to the vet. Just like with human health insurance, with animal pet insurance you regularly pay a monthly, quarterly or even yearly fee to an approved animal insurance company. Then the next time an unplanned visit to the vet arises; you will most likely only find yourself having to pay a co-pay. This fee will vary by insurance company and the particular plan you may have it is always good to do some thorough research before selecting a pet insurance company right for you.


Look for reduced vaccination programs

If you find yourself struggling to pay for Fido’s vaccinations, don’t despair. You may be able to find reduced-priced vaccination programs through local animal shelters and veterinarians. Don’t be afraid to make a few phone calls or pay a visit or two to a local animal shelter to see if they offer a reduced-priced vaccination program. Remember a dog that adheres to a regular vaccination schedule is a healthier dog and thus less expensive!


Cut coupons

Who says that coupons are just for human stuff? Believe it or not there are plenty of coupons available for a whole slew of dog foods and other dog supplies. The Internet can be very helpful in tracking down great doggie deals. Also, don’t forget to see if your local pet supply store has any customer appreciation programs you can sign up for. The benefits of these can really add up and may even include freebies for your dog.


Make your own puppy treats

The Internet is swarming with tasty doggie treat recipes. There are enough out there to keep your dog in tasty yum-yums for months to come. Treats range from sweet to savory to even nibbles you can share with your dog! Because you will be making the treats yourself, you can spend as much or as little as you want on the ingredients, which can makes them budget friendly.


Become a parent to a smaller dog

If you have your heart set on a Mastiff it might be difficult to realize that you only have a Chihuahua budget. With this in mind, why not consider opening your home and heart to a smaller dog? What they lack in size they certainly make up for (like their larger counterparts) in spirit, loyalty and unconditional love.  Better still, smaller dogs literally require less in the way of food and other material supplies.


Bringing a four-legged fur baby into your life can be one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences for humans, which is why we want you to know that living on a budget doesn’t have to interfere with bringing a dog into your home. Providing your dog with good nutrition doesn’t need to be difficult either, which is why we created NuVet Plus. NuVet Plus is a vitamin supplement comprised of human ingredients and made especially for dogs. NuVet Plus is trusted by dog parents for helping to keep their canine family healthy. Dog parents everywhere have been impressed by the fabulous results they have seen in their dogs. Pups once stiff with arthritis now move easier since beginning a daily regimen of NuVet Plus. Dog’s faced with the discomfort of allergies are no longer irritated and miserable. We love to share these amazing testimonials on NuVet Reviews. If you would like learn more about what happy NuVet Plus puppy parents are saying, please visit NuVet Reviews.

5 tips for Helping Your Dog Learn to Swim and Be More Comfortable in The Water

nuvetreviewsSummer is quickly arriving, and you are probably thinking about all of the fun things you will be able to do with your dog. You’ve probably heard the old adage that all dogs can swim, but it’s not quite true. While most dogs can be trained to learn how to swim, some dog breeds will never be good swimmers. It’s important to understand the limitations of your own dog, and to make sure that your pet is comfortable in the water before you take your pet swimming in the ocean, a lake or your pool.


5 Tips for Helping Your Dog Learn to Swim and Be More Comfortable in the Water

  1. Make the idea of swimming or getting in the water appealing to your dog by going for a nice, long walk first. Like humans, dogs prefer to get wet when they are warm and tired. A dip in the pool might be more refreshing and exciting to your dog if they are in the mood.
  2. When you begin to enter the body of water, don’t rush your dog. If your dog seems uncomfortable, take it slow. If your dog is resisting, do not force your pet. You do not want it to be a negative experience.
  3. Work with a professional dog trainer in order to teach your dog how to swim. A person who has experience in helping dogs swim will be able to teach your dog the right techniques, as well as help you learn the correct commands to use while in the water.
  4. Invest in a life vest for your pet in order to ensure that your dog is safe at all times. Never leave your pet unattended near or in the water.
  5. Consider your dog’s age. It is best to introduce your pet to the water during its early years, as it will likely adjust better. Also, an older dog who has never swam before may not be healthy enough for the activity. Consult with your veterinarian before swimming with your dog.


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Tips to Safely Trim a Dog’s Nails

Clipping a dog’s nails can be a tedious job for many dog owners. While some dogs may willingly oblige, many others are completely resistant. In either case, it’s important to be cautious with your pooch’s nails and following some safety tips may help keep your pet’s paws up to par.

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1. A clotting powder is something to have on hand before you begin trimming your dog’s nails. This hopefully will be just a precaution, but if you do end up needing it, you will be happy that it is close by and accessible.

2. Sharp clippers is the first step to dog nail cutting. Sharp clippers allow you to quickly, accurately, and precisely trim nails. Also, a quicker cut may be beneficial when dealing with a fussier dog’s manicure.

3. Avoid cutting the quick in your dog’s nail. The quick is the vein that runs down your pooch’s nail. This can typically be seen in dog’s nails that are light in color, however can be difficult when cutting darker nails. The quick will bleed when cut or nicked and it typically is difficult to stop.

4. If your dog has a dew claw, make sure you trim that as well. These can sometimes get overlooked and become overgrown. After trimming the dew claw, make sure that it is smoothly trimmed and not rough or ragged. While cleaning themselves dogs sometimes use their front leg as a tool. In turn, the dew claw is used as well. If the dew claw is not trimmed properly or is sharp, your dog can scrape their face or cut themselves with it. Filing can help alleviate a rough nail, which leads into the next tip.

5. Filing dog your dog’s nails is another way to help keep them at a comfortable length. Filing has an added bonus as well since it helps smooth the nails, which may help with the scratching of surfaces and your dog’s skin as well.

If your dog is relentless and still won’t allow you to trim their nails, a visit to the vet or groomer may be unavoidable. Either way you choose to care for your pup’s paws, it’s important to maintain their nails regularly as part of their routine care. In addition to nail trimming as part of your pet’s care, consider adding a nutritional supplement from NuVet Labs to your pet’s daily routine. NuVet reviews provide customers shared experiences with these great supplements. Start learning more about the products offered from NuVet Labs and which products may be a match for your pet by reading the NuVet reviews.

Dog Foods and Toxins: How To Choose The Best Dog Food

Pet owners who read NuVet Plus reviews know that not all dog food is created equally. The same way a person’s diet can impact their health and wellbeing, so too can a dog’s. Unfortunately for pet owners, it can be a struggle to read and understand pet information labels, where toxins and other potential ingredients can differ greatly from what people might look for on their own food labels. Here is what pet owners should know about buying healthful and safe food for their four legged family owners.

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The Importance of Protein

Protein is a critical part of a dog’s natural diet, and therefore sources of pure, whole protein, such as turkey or beef, should always be clearly labeled on the food ingredient at the front of the list. Similarly, animal fats should be listed at the front of the ingredient list. Dogs can process animal fats better than vegetable oils, making them better for overall health.

The proteins should not be listed as by-products. Although by-products should theoretically be fine and even healthy for dogs, these food processing plant leftovers have been known to sit in containers for days before being picked up and are often not optimally stored.

Vegetables and Grains

Dogs do need vegetables and grains, but some options are better than others. Flaxseed can be fine for most dogs, but some dogs will be sensitive to it, making it important for the pet owner to carefully observe their own pet. Those who read NuVet Labs reviews may have also heard that corn in all its forms is not something that should be in dog food. This ingredient does nothing but make the dog feel full, can make the dog hyper, and can give some dogs allergic reactions. Other fillers should also be avoided. Another vegetable, onions, should also always be avoided as it can cause health problems for many dogs.


Some dog food makers use preservatives to increase their product’s shelf life, such as BHT or BHA. These preservatives, however, have been linked to various types of cancers in dogs. It is far better for the canine companions to get foods that have natural preservatives.

As pet owners who read NuVet reviews know, nutrition can have an big impact on a dog’s quality of life. Take the time to carefully evaluate the different dog food options and find one that works best for the animal on every level.