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  • FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a very contagious, usually deadly disease, and uninfected household cats are at great risk of becoming infected once a cat is diagnosed. An FIP vaccination has been developed, but possible side effects have made its use… Read more

  • Foxtails

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    Foxtails are those nasty little yellow barbed weeks that cover vacant lots and fields in many areas of the country. They are notorious for clinging to your socks and finding their way into your pet's ears, nose, eyes and between… Read more

  • Cat Scratch Fever

    Filed in Cats, Safety

    Though not common, occasionally people contract a rare disease commonly called "cat scratch fever" after being clawed or bitten by a cat. A physician is the best person to diagnose this condition. Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacteria… 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

  • Anxiety Wetting

    Filed in Dogs, Behavior and Training

    Frustration is a mild word to use when confronting the desperation of dealing with a dog that wets out of anxiety and submissiveness. If the dog is a puppy, it may well outgrow the tendency. If the dog is an… Read more

  • Temperature

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health, Safety

    When you're hot you're hot, when you're not you're not. When your cat gets hot, they have fewer ways to cool down than you do. Pets hardly perspire, instead they pant to release excess heat. Therefore it's important to keep… Read more

  • Treating Your Cat For Fleas

    Filed in Cats, Fleas and Ticks

    There are as many ways to rid your cat of fleas as there are ways for your cat to get fleas. Perhaps the most difficult decision you will need to make is which is the best way for you to… Read more

  • Natural Flea Control Options

    Filed in Dogs, Fleas and Ticks

    Many of today's more environmentally conscious pet owners tend to prefer more natural (less chemical-oriented) methods of flea control. Many natural products can aid in flea control. Some of the more readily available products include d-Limonene, citronella, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, cedar… Read more

  • First Aid Kits

    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

  • Eye Care

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Your cat's eyes are prone to infection and irritation. The most common symptom that something is wrong is a "weepy" eye. The eyeball will appear irritated and watery, may have a white or blue area, or the lid may be… Read more

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