Archive for 'Small Pets'

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

When my brother was in college, he volunteered to work at a local animal shelter. One day somebody brought in a young Beagle – about a year old – who turned out to be a poor hunter. The owner had no use for such a dog, so it remained at the shelter for a short […]

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Pet-Safe Gardening

by Lani Vagar With Memorial Day just around the corner, many of us are fishing our trowels and gloves out of the sheds and heading into the backyard for some serious (or not-so-serious) gardening. If you’re gardening with your pet this year, we have some great ideas to help keep them safe and your garden […]

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In Sickness and in Health, Animals Really Are Man’s Best Friend

Pets have long been part of the American household. We’ve valued their companionship and their protection. But numerous studies have shown that animals help to keep us physically and emotionally healthy, help us heal, and provide life-enhancing and life-saving assistance. Pets have also been shown to foster independence, decrease loneliness and stress, and improve our […]

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Pet Allergies and Air Quality

by Lawrence Reaves Although there are many allergies people suffer from that are caused by the consumption of food and drink, there are a lot of allergies that come from allergens that are airborne. These airborne allergens get ingested through a person’s nose and mouth when they breathe and they get an allergic reaction which […]

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Soothing Your Pet’s Fear of the Veterinarian

by Christa O’Conner There aren’t many pets that generally enjoy trips to the veterinary clinic. Barking dogs, crying cats, strange people in lab coats who smell funny can all be strange sensations for your pet. This is especially true of exam rooms where they get hoisted onto a cold, slippery metal table and often get […]

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Three Tips for Having Pets on the Go

Being able to take your beloved pooch or other fur friend with you on holiday can be loads of fun, but you need to keep comfort and convenience in mind when you take your pets on the go. With these three key tips, your holiday will be enjoyable for your pet as well as you. […]

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Coping With the Loss of a Pet

My closest friend had a German Shepherd – the friendliest dog you would ever hope to meet. When I first came to their home, Biscuit was already advanced in years, but still alert. My friend worried about her health and age, and hoped she could make it through his daughter’s college year. Unfortunately, that did […]

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Bringing Home a Baby to Live With Your Existing Pets

So you’ve found out that you are expecting… but you already have a furry “baby” at home who thinks she rules the roost. Everything has been well and good until now, and you’ve already noticed she’s checking out that crib and giving you the stink eye as if to say “This IS for me, right?” […]

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The Best Way To Keep Your Cat Secure And Happy On Moving Day

Moving is actually a hassle for everybody. Planning the process of packing, moving and unpacking your belongings can be a headache all its own that’s only compounded whenever you realize that you simply will want to make arrangements for your feline buddy at the same time. There are many methods that you can simplify this […]

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Pet Urinary Tract Infection – Signs, Cause And Eight Key Vulnerability Factors

Virtually all pet owners love their pets. They go out of their way to buy them different flavors of pet food and that special pet toy or chew bone. But how many have thought about what would happen if without warning their beloved dog or cat all of the sudden lost bladder control or began to urinate inappropriately? Statistically one out of every five pet owners will experience this dilemma and the cause likely will be a pet urinary tract infection.

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