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  • Ear Care

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Your cat's ears are wide open to the outside, and as such are very susceptible to infection and infestation. If your cat begins shaking its head, scratching its ear, tilting its head from side to side, or exhibits balance and… Read more

  • Dog Law: How Dog Owners Can Avoid Being Bitten by a Lawsuit

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Copyright © 1999 The numbers are up, and it's not good news: Dogs bite two million people every year. About 800,000 of the injured seek medical attention, which means someone seeks treatment for a dog bite every 40 seconds,… Read more

  • Ticks

    Filed in Cats, Fleas and Ticks

    Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to your cat in order to take in a blood meal to stimulate egg production. Unlike fleas, they normally cause your cat little discomfort. Tick saliva anesthetizes the bite area and in most cases… Read more

  • Pregnancy & Cats

    Filed in Cats, Getting a New Kitten/Cat

    If you're thinking of adding a kitten or a cat to your family mix -- along with a new baby -- it's important to understand that there are many responsibilities in getting a new cat besides just buying it food… Read more

  • Is It Time to Get a New Pet?

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Getting a New Kitten/Cat, Getting a New Puppy/Dog

    Of course you can never really replace a pet who died. Feelings of being disloyal may crop up or a tension between the new pet and its owner may develop along the lines of "this cat isn't like our Max."… Read more

  • Hypothyroidism

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Hypothyroidism is a common hereditary disease in dogs. The thyroid gland is like a thermostat that controls the metabolism of cells throughout the body, including the skin and hair. Often dogs that are hyperthyroid have dull, dry brittle hair coats,… Read more

  • Food Bowls, Feeders, Water & Hay Holders

    Filed in Small Animals, Bunny

    Food Bowls Make sure that your food bowl is of sturdy construction. Your rabbit is a chewing creature and is likely to chew and swallow pieces of plastic containers. Stick with ceramic, glass or metal (though metal can affect the… Read more

  • Chit-Chats (AKA House Geckos)

    Filed in Fish/Reptile, Geckos

    House Geckos, otherwise called Chit-Chats because of the chirping sounds they make, are robust, nocturnal geckos. They have fine granular skin that often appears transparent. The lamellae, or the sticky adhesive found on its feet, are very well developed. A… Read more

  • Back Problems

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Degenerative disc disease is the most common cause of chronic back problems in both dogs and humans. Dogs with backs that are very long, compared to the length of their legs, are especially prone. Breeds that often suffer from disc… Read more

  • Treating Fleas Outside Your Home

    Filed in Dogs, Fleas and Ticks

    Even if you've treated both your dog and the inside of your house for fleas, you have a little more work to do. Unless you plan on keeping your dog indoors 24 hours a day, you're going to have to… Read more

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