Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Introduce New Cats

    October 1, 2017
    Whether you have one, two or many, cats can be wonderful members of your family. Because cats can be territorial, however, it is necessary to be cautious when bringing home a new cat and introducing it to your other feline family members.
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  • Games to Play With Your Small Animals

    September 1, 2017
    All pets need play, but you can't take a hamster for a walk, teach a ferret to catch a Frisbee or play fetch with a parakeet – so what games can you play?
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  • Getting Rid of Pet Urine Smell – For Good!

    September 1, 2017
    Every pet owner has to deal with the occasional indoor "accident" whether it is before a young pet is properly housetrained, consequences of an illness, the aging of a pet or just an overly excited or stressed pet that may have less control.
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  • Training Your Pet to Be Fearless

    August 1, 2017
    There are many things to be afraid of in a pet's life – loud noises like thunder, fireworks and vacuum cleaners, scary places like the vet's office, a kennel or an unfamiliar park and even other animals, such as a neighbor's pet, a friendly visitor or a new member of the family.
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  • Bringing Home Your New Bird Checklist

    August 1, 2017
    A pet bird can be a wonderful addition to your family, but are you properly equipped to meet your new feathered friend's needs? This checklist can help you be prepared to give your bird a long, healthy, enriching life from the first moment you bring it home.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    July 1, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • What Are The Cleanest Dog Breeds?

    July 1, 2017
    All dog owners know that every four-legged family member comes with a certain amount of mess, but are some dogs naturally cleaner than others? By learning which dog breeds are the cleanest, you can choose the best furry addition to your family.
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  • Dog Tricks: Four Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

    June 1, 2017
    Armed with just a few tennis balls, you can train your dog to fetch - an activity that’s fun for a day in the park or in your backyard. Here are some steps to teach your dog:1) Get your dog interestedGet your dog interested in the ball by teasing him a little bit with it.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    June 1, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • Helping Your Dog With an Overbite

    May 1, 2017
    An overbite might not seem like a serious condition for your dog, but severely misaligned teeth can lead to difficulty eating, gum injuries and bruising, bad breath and different types of dental problems, including tooth decay and gingivitis.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    April 1, 2017
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Grooming Tips for Rabbits

    April 1, 2017
    Rabbits are naturally clean and frequently self-groom, but a responsible rabbit owner will regularly groom their pet to keep it looking polished and pristine. Are you grooming your rabbit the right way?
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  • Pet Party Ideas

    March 1, 2017
    Our pets often become beloved family members, and it is natural to want to include them in family-oriented celebrations and parties. Unfortunately, most parties – with loud music, special foods, numerous guests and energetic entertainment – are not pet-friendly.
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  • Good Bacteria: The Benefits It Can Have on Your Fish

    March 1, 2017
    It may seem like the cleaner an aquarium is, the better it will be for fish, coral and other tank residents, but in reality all fish and other aquatic guests need certain beneficial bacteria in their environment in order to thrive.
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  • How to Do Pet CPR

    February 1, 2017
    Being prepared for emergencies is critical for parents that the same holds true even if your "kids" have four legs instead of two.
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  • Teach Your Cat Not To Beg

    January 1, 2017
    Once a pet has discovered that human food taste better than pet food, there’s no telling how far they will go just to get a piece of the action. This especially applies to cats as they are smaller and able to jump on high surfaces like your kitchen table.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Signs Your Dog May Be Sick

    December 1, 2016
    As a dog owner, you need to see when there’s something wrong with your dog so you know when you need to bring him to your veterinarian. Here are some tips from Registered Veterinary Technician Jenna Stregowski of About.
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  • Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

    December 1, 2016
    Obesity is one of the most common health issues afflicting pet cats, and being overweight or obese can severely compromise the health, quality of life and even lifespan of your cat.
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  • What We Can Do to Help With Feline UTIs

    November 1, 2016
    Urinary tract infections can be painful, dangerous or even fatal for your cat, but what can you do to help them avoid or overcome these conditions? Does My Cat Have a UTI? There are several symptoms to watch for that could indicate a urinary tract infection in your feline friend.
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    November 1, 2016
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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  • Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

    October 1, 2016
    With fall right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin becomes a part of our diet. However, did you know there are a number of benefits for using pumpkin in your dogs’ treats and foods?
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  • How to Prevent Kidney Disease in Cats

    October 1, 2016
    Kidney disease is leading cause of death in cats. Give yourself a second to let that sink in. There is still a lot to learn about kidney failure and how it affects our felines.
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  • Raw Pet Food Safety Tips

    September 1, 2016
    There’s a lot of speculation out there about whether or not it’s safe for your pet to eat raw foods or not. Many would argue that as a pet owner you are putting your animal at risk of catching foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella or Listeria Monocytogenes.
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