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  • The Dangers of Foxtails

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health, Safety

    Foxtails are grass-like weeds that detach from the plant and stick to a person's clothes or an animal's hair due to the barbed fish-hook like structure. These plants pose a risk to pets as they can easily become lodged between… Read more

  • Vomiting, Sneezing (URI), and Kennel Cough

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    As a dog owner, no doubt you've noticed that your four-legged family member shares a host of human behaviors with you. However, some of these behaviors are more harmful to dogs than they are to us. Vomiting Vomiting is never… Read more

  • Nail Care & Declawing

    Filed in Cats, Grooming

    Your cat's nail consists of two parts called the quick and hard cuticle. Trimming the nail too far back and cutting into the quick will cause pain and bleeding. So, if you have any doubts about how to how to… Read more

  • Essential Mouse Gear

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    Getting a new mouse is like bringing a newborn into your house in the sense that it starts a chain reaction of purchases. Instead of strollers, cribs, and pacifiers, it's aquariums, water bottles, and wheels. Below is a general shopping… Read more

  • Wound Care, Hot Spots, and E Collars

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Many dog owners treat their pets as if they were one of their children. When our children hurt themselves (they always find a way) we're quick to treat their scrapes and wounds ourselves. When dogs hurt themselves we're quick to… Read more

  • Worms

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    If you're a dog owner, you've probably seen your pet drag his backside against the ground. Not only is this embarrassing in front of company, it isn't healthy for your dog. Chances are, your dog has worms. There are several… Read more

  • Summer & Pets

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Summertime is a great time for the whole family. Our children are out of school, family vacations are right around the corner, and the weather is ripe for activity! As a pet owner, it's important to consider is how the… 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

  • Macaws

    Filed in Birds, Getting a New Bird

    If you consider yourself a full-fledged bird person and want something big, loud and beautiful for your home, a Macaw might be a good choice for you. Macaws are large, colorful birds whose intelligence and vocal abilities make them one… Read more

  • Four Secrets for Keeping your Reptile Healthy

    Filed in Fish/Reptile, Geckos , Lizards, Snakes, Turtles

    Ron Hines DVM PhD 9/18/03 Temperature, humidity, adequate natural sunshine and proper diet are the four great factors in success in keeping reptiles as pets. Problems I encounter pretty much come in the door in that order. When temperature drops… Read more

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