Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 1, 2015
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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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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  • Keeping Your Pet Entertained Indoors

    January 5, 2015
    As days grow shorter and colder, it may be necessary to keep pets indoors for their safety and comfort. A pet that is used to being outdoors, however, may become stressed and bored inside, which can lead to mood changes, destructive behavior, and poor health.
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  • Winter Outdoor Games with Your Canine Friend

    January 1, 2015
    Outdoor activities are essential for dogs, even during the coldest winter months, and games provide not only exercise and fresh air, but also mental stimulation and bonding with owners that can keep a dog happy and healthy all winter long.
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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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  • Avoiding Accidents Inside: Urine Trouble For Pets

    September 1, 2014
    It’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes. Every pet owner has been through this scenario. You come home after a long day at work and you see that your pet has had a urine accident inside your home.
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  • Which Aquarium Plants Should You Be Using?

    August 1, 2014
    Aquarium plants are a great way to add color and substance to your tank. It also has many health benefits for the fish. However, just like you have to take care of the fish, you also have to take care of the plants.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    August 1, 2014
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

    July 1, 2014
    The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    July 1, 2014
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

    June 1, 2014
    Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.
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