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  • Cross-eyed Siamese

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Siamese and Himalayan cats have a gene that causes abnormal nerve connections in the visual pathways between their eyes and their brains. This causes part of their visual field to be inverted -- just the opposite of normal. In addition,… Read more

     
  • Ringworm

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Contrary to its name, ringworm is not a worm. It is a fungus that attaches itself to your cat's skin. It's more common in younger cats and can be easily transmitted to other pets and humans. Since it may mimic… Read more

     
  • Nail Care

    Filed in Dogs, Grooming

    Nail care is an important aspect of dog ownership that many overlook. You should examine your dog's feet every few weeks to make sure there aren't any abnormalities. Your dog's nails should be trimmed every two to four weeks. If… Read more

     
  • Arthritis

    Filed in Cats, Health

    As your cat ages it becomes susceptible to a variety of ailments. One of these is arthritis. As with people, feline arthritis can make it difficult for your cat to walk, run, jump and climb stairs. But cheer up, feline… Read more

     
  • To Wheel or Not to Wheel

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    We've all seen a rodent running on the wheel. Heck, every now and then, when things at the office get a little too mundane, we probably feel like we're ON one of them. Hamsters need exercise in order to stay… Read more

     
  • Constipation, Loose Stool, and Gas

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    This trio of conditions may not be the most appealing aspects of pet ownership. Still, educating yourself about their causes and treatments will go a long way in preventing their occurrence now and in the future. Constipation & Loose Stool… Read more

     
  • Choosing the Purrfect Cat

    Filed in Cats, Getting a New Kitten/Cat

    "Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."… Read more

     
  • Amazons & Napes

    Filed in Birds, Getting a New Bird

    If you're ready to take on the challenge of owning a large bird, but don't have the time or space to devote to an African Gray or Macaw, then an Amazon or Nape might be a good choice. Amazons and… Read more

     
  • 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… Read more

     
  • Goldfish Health Problem: Not Swimming

    Filed in Fish/Reptile, Health

    A fish not swimming? How odd does that sound? It's not as odd as you might think. Fish can stop swimming for a number of reasons, such as rest, sleep, and of course, death, but more than likely the problem… Read more

     
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