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  • 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

  • Puppy Hernia

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    A slight swelling on the abdomen of a puppy could be the symptom of a condition called an umbilical hernia. Such hernias usually are not serious, but you should have your puppy examined by a veterinarian to be sure. The… Read more

  • Getting Along With Other Pets & Peers

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    Can rats 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 rats will generally ignore their friends and will assume that they… 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

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