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  • Food Bowls & Water Bottles

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    Your hamster needs a place for his food, whether it's in a container or in a special place on the floor of the cage. While some owners choose not to provide a bowl for food, most do. If you are… Read more

     
  • Diabetes

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    There are various medical problems which can cause dogs and cats to lose weight while increasing their intake of food and water. One of the most common, especially among older cats that have a weight problem, is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes… Read more

     
  • Teeth & Bad Breath

    Filed in Dogs, Grooming

    On occasion, both humans and dogs suffer from bad breath. Unfortunately dogs don't have the opposable thumbs that are necessary to pop a piece of gum or a breath mint in their mouths, or to floss, so it's the responsibility… Read more

     
  • In Season

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Unless you plan on breeding your female dog, you should strongly consider having her spayed. When a female dog is in heat -- in season -- she emits pheromones that attract male dogs from miles around. You'll even find the… 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

     
  • Handling Your Hamster

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    Hamsters have sharp teeth and quick reaction times. Because of this, they sometimes get a bad rap as being a bit too "nippy." However, when handled frequently and kindly from an early age, they really do make great pets. Why… Read more

     
  • Euthanasia

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    Whether or not to euthanize a beloved pet is often one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever have to face. The moment may come when an animal that has been your loyal companion, your trusting friend and… Read more

     
  • A Dog Show Primer

    Filed in Dogs, Behavior and Training

    Becoming familiar with dog show basics is fairly simple. The two most common activities that take place at shows are conformation judging and obedience trials. These may be separate shows, or they may be part of a single, all-breed show.… Read more

     
  • If Your Pet is Missing

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Safety

    Every year, several million family dogs and cats are reported missing, and yours could be next. That's the bad news. The good news is there are 10 steps you can take if yours turns up missing. The 10-step list below… Read more

     
  • Weepy Eyes

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Does your cat cry? If you notice a watery discharge from your cat's eyes, the cause of this "crying" could come from several sources, such as scratches on the cornea, to conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the membrane inside the eyelid),… Read more

     
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