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  • Treating Fleas: Natural Control Options

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Fleas and Ticks

    Many of today's more environmentally conscious pet owners tend to prefer more natural (less chemical-oriented) methods of flea control. Many natural products can aid in flea control. Some of the more readily available products include d-Limonene, citronella, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, cedar… See rest of article

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  • Snake Housing Requirements

    Filed in Snakes

    Now that you've decided to bring a snake into your life, you will want to prepare a comfortable home for him. To minimize the stress on both him and you, this important step should be completed before the snake arrives.… See rest of article

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  • Ants, Mites, Flies, and Ticks

    Filed in Dogs, Sanitation

    Although fleas are the number one enemy of dogs, there are several pests that are formidable foes to dogs as well. Ants, sarcoptic mites, flies, and ticks can be a major pain in the neck for dogs and their owners.… See rest of article

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  • Hairballs

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Unless you have a hairless cat (such as a Sphynx) your cat is susceptible to hairballs. Cats are more fastidious than other animals and will spend a great deal of time grooming themselves. Self-grooming does more than merely keep the… See rest of article

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  • Pets and Insect Stings

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Safety

    Picture this scenario. It's a warm day and your dog or cat is happy to be outside, sniffing the flowers and chasing the bugs. You are reclining in a lawn chair when suddenly you notice that your dog is snapping… See rest of article

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  • Gas

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    It's a nice quiet evening at home. Bogart and Bacall mix it up on the tube, your cat Whiskers is on your lap, while your dog Rex is stretched out at your feet. As you reach for the popcorn on… See rest of article

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  • Cage Care

    Filed in Small Animals, Bunny, Chinchilla, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mice, Rats

    As a general rule of thumb, you'll need to clean your pet's cage every week. Depending upon the design and composition of the enclosure, and the number of pets within it, you may need to change portions of the bedding… See rest of article

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  • Feline Diseases

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Cats, like humans, are susceptible to any number of allergies, illnesses, parasites and diseases. These can encompass anything from fleas, a cold, or a life threatening condition such as Feline Leukemia. When cats become sick they display symptoms similar to… See rest of article

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  • Ear Care

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    A very common malady among dogs is smelly ears. There can be many causes for ear odor. To figure out what type of ear problem you are dealing with, consider the following questions: Is the ear is full of dark… See rest of article

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  • Hip Dysplasia

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Hip dysplasia, usually a hereditary disease, causes painful arthritis in the hips, primarily in large breed or fast-growing dogs. Veterinarians are able to make the victims of hip dysplasia more comfortable with medication, but other cases may require surgery, including… See rest of article

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