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  • Getting Along With Other Pets & Peers

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    Can rats make other furry friends? The answer is yes -- so long as they don't share the same living quarters. Cats that have been trained and raised with rats will generally ignore their friends and will assume that they… Read more

     
  • FUS and Other Urinary Diseases

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Have you noticed your cat acting stranger than normal? For instance, has he repeatedly gone to the litter box, then turned right around, or has he even tried to go in a corner of the room but without any results?… Read more

     
  • Chocolate & Aspirin

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Dogs make wonderful companions, and sometimes it's tempting to treat them as if they were human. A table scrap here, some ice cream there. While such occasional treats aren't that harmful to dogs, there are a couple of common household… Read more

     
  • Cherry Eye

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    "Cherry eye" is usually seen in young, small breed dogs. The third eyelid, which is located at the inside corner of each eye, helps to keep the eye clean and moist. The red lump is actually the gland of the third… Read more

     
  • Outdoor Dangers: From Anti-Freeze to Wild Animals

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Taking your dog from home into the outside world can sometimes be dangerous for your pet. Moving vehicles, stray dogs, and various chemical agents can pose a serious threat to your pet. Without taking proper precautions, even your own backyard… Read more

     
  • The Non-sporting Group & Miscellaneous Class

    Filed in Dogs, Getting a New Puppy/Dog

    Non-sporting Group This group consists of 17 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). These dogs differ greatly in personality, abilities and looks. Some of the dogs are unfamiliar to most people while others, like the Dalmatian and Poodle,… Read more

     
  • Rats | Breeding

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    Sexually mature rats must be properly paired to breed successfully. A single male rat may be included in a cage with one or more female rats without difficulty. More than one male and female rat may be housed together for… Read more

     
  • Pure Bred Sporting Dogs

    Filed in Dogs, Getting a New Puppy/Dog

    The 24 breeds classified in the Sporting Group by the American Kennel Club (AKC) make good companions because they were bred to hunt with humans and other dogs. They are always ready for action. Their way of pleasing you is… Read more

     
  • Moving or Flying With Your Mouse

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    From time to time, even mouse owners like to travel -- many times with their four-legged friends in tow. When moving into a new home or travelling by plane, there are several things to keep in mind. Moving With Your… Read more

     
  • 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… Read more

     
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