Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • 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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  • Pet-proofing a Room for Small Animals

    August 1, 2015
    Your small pets such as ferrets, guinea pigs and hamsters like to stretch their legs every once and a while. However, before you let your little fuzzy buddy go, you need to make sure that the room is safe for him to roam around.
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  • How To Care For Your Pet Rabbit

    August 1, 2015
    As the owner of a pet rabbit, you should know the basics on how to create a safe, loving environment for them. There are many things you should know about as a rabbit owner, diet and housing being just two of them.
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  • What Is Catnip and Why Do Cats Go Crazy for It?

    July 1, 2015
    Every cat owner has offered their cat a sniff or taste of catnip and giggled at the ensuing nuttiness of their furry friend, but what exactly is catnip and why do cats go head over paws for it? What IS Catnip? Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is an herb in the mint family.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    July 1, 2015
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    June 1, 2015
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Getting A Cat If You Have Allergies

    April 1, 2015
    If you know you have an allergy to cats, owning one can sometimes be a hard thing. If you just have to have a feline around, here are a few things that you should consider in case you want to try according to Franny Syufy of About.
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  • Why You Should Adopt From Your Local Animal Shelter

    April 1, 2015
    Plenty of prospective pets are rescued and taken in by animal shelters every day, shielded from abusive and dangerous situations, and just waiting for families to give them Forever Homes.
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  • Understanding Your Bird's Behavior

    March 1, 2015
    Though almost all birds or species react differently to different things, it has been proven that there is a general similarity in the actions and meanings of basic bird behaviors. Try your best to distinguish what your bird is telling you, and respond accordingly.
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  • Helping Your Pet Reptile Through Climate Changes

    March 1, 2015
    The increasing popularity of pet reptiles means one can find them all over the world—finding homes in environments they would never survive in naturally. As the owner of a reptile, it is your responsibility to construct a substitute environment that still meets all of your reptiles' needs.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    February 1, 2015
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

    February 1, 2015
    Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.
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  • Tips On Crate Training Your Puppy

    November 1, 2014
    Using a crate is an effective way to train and manage your pet. Crates are not just useful in providing your pet with shelter in your home or when you travel, it’s a very common and safe technique to house train your pet while it adjust to the rules of the house.
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  • Troubles Getting Your Dog Walking On a Leash? Here's What To Do!

    November 1, 2014
    Your pooch may be an adorable angel in every other way, but if proper behavior on-leash is not part of his repertoire, pleasant walks in the park and other outings may be out of the question. Walking on-leash is an integral part of your dog's training.
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  • Top 10 Dog Poisons

    October 1, 2014
    Dog poisons are among the most popular reasons why pet owners and veterinarians have dog related emergencies. Too often we forget that our dogs are pets.
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  • Follow These Steps If Your Pet Has an Anxiety Problem

    October 1, 2014
    Most pet owners are convinced that their furry family members have feelings, too. Fans of the animal-free lifestyle often express their skepticism, but proof of animals' emotions is well-documented.
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  • Dry Vs. Canned Food

    September 1, 2014
    Many people will argue that canned food is better for your pet than dry food. The bottom line is that your pet’s nutrition is a priority for you.
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