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  • 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

     
  • Nutrition for Your Senior Dog Featuring Premium Edge Senior Dog Formula

    Filed in Dogs, Nutrition

    Older dogs have special nutritional needs. Feeding senior dogs a diet that is specifically designed to meet these needs will help them live longer and healthier. Changing Energy Requirements During the adult years, your dogs required calorie intake will very… Read more

     
  • Housetraining Your Puppy

    Filed in Dogs, Behavior and Training, Getting a New Puppy/Dog

    Training your puppy to go to the bathroom outdoors may seem like a daunting task, but with some time and patience, you shouldn't have any trouble. The most important aspect of training is consistency. Crate training makes the housetraining job… 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

     
  • Hot Spots

    Filed in Cats, Health

    No, a hot spot for your cat doesn't consist of a hot island getaway. Rather, hot spots are small, moist, smelly red sores found on your cat's skin. Hot spots come from an irritating source, such as a concentration of… Read more

     
  • Getting Along With Other Pets & Peers

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    Can your mouse 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 mice will generally ignore their friends and will assume that they… Read more

     
  • First Aid for Dogs

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    You're one of the most conscientious dog owners on your block. You don't let Rex run off the lead unless he's in your fenced backyard. You take him to the vet regularly for check ups and vaccinations. You never feed… Read more

     
  • 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

     
  • A New Owner Guide: Mouse Basics

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    So you've decided to get a mouse. Congratulations! All you have to do now is go to the pet store and pick one out, right? Not quite. Domestically raised mice have become popular pets in the United States and Europe.… 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

     
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