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  • 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

  • Moving or Flying With Your Mouse

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    From time to time, even mouse owners like to travel -- many times with their four-legged friends in tow. When moving into a new home or travelling by plane, there are several things to keep in mind. Moving With Your… Read more

  • Treating Fleas Inside Your Home

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Fleas and Ticks

    Getting rid of the fleas in your home is just as important as getting rid of the fleas outside. Inside fleas have more ready access to you and your cat as a source of a quick meal. Count Tests How… Read more

  • Cats with Extra Toes

    Filed in Cats, Getting a New Kitten/Cat

    Cats with extra toes are called polydactyl, and the deformity is not a handicap at all. Quite the contrary, most multi-toed cats have excellent dexterity and often are quite adept at hunting and opening doors or bags of cat food.… Read more

  • Carriers

    Filed in Small Animals, Bunny, Chinchilla, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mice, Rats

    Hamster, and other small pet, carriers are available in almost countless varieties. You will need to narrow down the field a bit when choosing one for your hamster. One of the best ways to do that is to determine the… Read more

  • Liver Disease

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Some breeds of dogs, including West Highland white terriers, don't excrete copper from their systems the way they should, and this can lead to liver disease. More common causes for other breeds are viral and bacterial infections, poisonous substances eaten… Read more

  • First Aid Kits for Cats

    Filed in Cats, Safety

    First aid kits aren't just for family members. If you have a cat, it's a good idea to create one especially for him, too. Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but as most pet owners will tell you, it… Read more

  • Setting Up an Amphibian Tank

    Filed in Turtles

    Now that you've decided to keep an amphibian the first thing you need to do is find the best housing for him. The easiest and best enclosure is a simple glass or acrylic aquarium. Acrylic is lighter and less fragile… Read more

  • Vaccinations & Licensing

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Bringing a new dog into your home requires a fair amount of work and preparation. There are all sorts of accessories to buy, preparations for housebreaking are a must, and obedience classes need to be arranged. However, before you begin… Read more

  • Spay & Neuter

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Nothing provokes an argument among pet lovers as much as a discussion about whether to spay or neuter your pet. Should you or shouldn't you? And if you do, what is a good age? Is it painful? Will my cat's… Read more

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