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  • 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… See rest of article

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  • Heatstroke and Summer Hazards

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Safety

    Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation for your dog or cat. Dogs and cats can't sweat like we can, so they have a much harder time dissipating their heat than humans do. The only way they can cool down is… See rest of article

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  • FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a very contagious, usually deadly disease, and uninfected household cats are at great risk of becoming infected once a cat is diagnosed. An FIP vaccination has been developed, but possible side effects have made its use… See rest of article

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  • Allergies

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Allergies are tricky alien beings. They float around the skies looking for a place to land, or they hide themselves in food, just waiting for the chance to jump out and attack your cat's immune system. When digested or inhaled,… See rest of article

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  • Toxoplasmosis

    Filed in Cats, Health, Safety

    Toxoplasmosis is a highly infectious disease, sometimes carried by cats, which presents a problem for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects, spontaneous abortion, or still birth. Toxoplasmosis is caused be a microscopic intestinal parasite. Cats get the disease… See rest of article

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  • Rats | Common Health Problems

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    As you prepare to purchase your first pet rat, it's important to track down an experienced veterinarian. Veterinary care for rats need not be expensive. I have been charged $35 - $40 per visit at various clinics here in the… See rest of article

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  • Litter Pearls

    Filed in Cats, Maintenance, Sanitation

    Litter Pearls is a revolutionary new product that delivers the most dynamic and completely innovative solution in cat litter since the introduction of clumping litter ten years ago. It gives cat lovers a brand new solution to the messy cat… See rest of article

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  • Hamsters & Children

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    Hamsters make great pets for children above the age of five and six, depending on maturity and activity levels - of both the hamsters and the children. You'll want to make sure that your child is ready to take on… See rest of article

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  • Hairballs & Foxtails

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    At face value hairballs and foxtails seems like relatively harmless grooming problems. However, their consequences can be quite serious. Foxtails Foxtails appear to be harmless little outdoor plants. You've probably gotten them stuck on your clothes at one time or… See rest of article

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  • Foxtails

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Foxtails are those nasty little yellow barbed weeks that cover vacant lots and fields in many areas of the country. They are notorious for clinging to your socks and finding their way into your pet's ears, nose, eyes and between… See rest of article

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