Recent Blog Posts

  • Dietary Supplements for Pets

    September 1, 2016
    Dietary Supplements are not mandatory for all pets. Yet, by definition of any dietary supplement, that bottle of vitamins and minerals are there to do just that – supplement your pets’ diet. Supplementation should not be confused with feeding your dog a full meal by any means.
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  • Choosing a Cheap Pet

    August 1, 2016
    Pets can be a wonderful addition to the family, but they can also be an expensive imposition on a tight family budget. Fortunately, there are many ways to choose a cheap pet without getting less love and enjoyment from the relationship you will have with your new friend.
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  • Pet Drying Methods

    August 1, 2016
    Regular baths are essential for your pet's health. Not only do baths help keep the coat and skin in good condition, but they also remove lose fur to minimize shedding, discourage fleas and reduce odors. But after the bath, how do you get your pet dry again?
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    July 1, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 1, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

    June 1, 2016
    Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when getting their nails trimmed, and improperly done, a badly cut nail could cause injuries or infections, as well as adding to the dog's stress.
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  • All About Pet Vaccinations

    June 1, 2016
    Vaccinations are essential to protect your pet, but it can be confusing, even overwhelming, to decide which vaccinations are best for your pet and when they should be administered.
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  • Soothing Your Teething Puppy

    May 1, 2016
    Just like human babies, puppies also feel pain and discomfort while their teeth are erupting. The easiest way to tell is if your puppy is chewing a lot. Whether it’s a toy or your finger, your puppy may be chewing a lot to relive the pain it feels from teething.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    May 1, 2016
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Crate Training your Dog

    April 1, 2016
    Training your dog to go into his crate can be effective for confining him when he can’t be supervised, as well as a place for him to call his own.
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  • Giving Cats a Good Indoor Life

    April 1, 2016
    Pet owners who keep their cats indoors not only protect their local wildlife, but also protect their favorite feline. Even if a cat is used to being outdoors, it is still easy to give them a fantastic life indoors. Why Keep Cats Indoors?
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  • Basic Guinea Pig Care

    March 1, 2016
    If you’re planning on owning a guinea pig, or you already do, there are some basic things that you should know when trying to care of it:Cage size and careWhen picking out a guinea pig cage you should look for one that has four square feet for each guinea pig that you have in it.
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  • The Three "P's" of Washing your Guinea Pig

    March 1, 2016
    Ever smell a guinea pig that needs a bath? If you’d rather not experience such an odor, we’ve got some bathing tips that you and your guinea pig may appreciate.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February 1, 2016
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    January 1, 2016
    Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.
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  • Pet Care on a Budget

    January 1, 2016
    Pets can be expensive, with thousands of dollars in vet care, supplies, food and more. But savvy pet owners can take very easy steps to lessen the cost of pet care without giving up their furred, feathered or scaled companions.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2015
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 1, 2015
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • How To Prevent Dry Skin In Your Pet

    November 1, 2015
    Dry skin in pets is a serious condition for many animals. Dry skin can cause itching, flaky skin, and lot of discomfort for your pet.
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  • Learning the Difference Between Treats and Poisons for Your Pets

    November 1, 2015
    Every pet owner wants to give their pet a special treat now and then, either to celebrate a holiday or birthday, as a reward for a special trick or training or just because.
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 1, 2015
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

    October 1, 2015
    Dogs and chocolate are a dangerous and poisonous combination. Unfortunately, in most cases the chocolate wins. It’s a lot like alcohol and people. It all tastes so good, but the side effects are not positive.
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  • Clipping Your Dog’s Nails

    September 1, 2015
    Clipping your dog’s nails is an important part of being a pet owner. If you let them grow too long, one could get caught and be ripped out. If you cut your dog’s nails too short you can make him bleed and leave him in pain.
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  • Tips on Identifying Wild Birds

    September 1, 2015
    There are approximately 10,000 bird species in the world – so how can you know which birds you see?
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  • Preventing Your Rabbit From Over Heating

    August 1, 2015
    A common problem in rabbits is them being susceptible to getting heat stroke. It doesn’t take too much for your rabbit to get a little overheated.
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