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  • Hamsters & Children

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    Hamsters make great pets for children above the age of five and six, depending on maturity and activity levels - of both the hamsters and the children. You'll want to make sure that your child is ready to take on… Read more

     
  • Hairballs & Foxtails

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    At face value hairballs and foxtails seems like relatively harmless grooming problems. However, their consequences can be quite serious. Foxtails Foxtails appear to be harmless little outdoor plants. You've probably gotten them stuck on your clothes at one time or… 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

     
  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    The pancreas is a small organ that sits nestled between bowel loops of the upper small intestine. This small, spongy organ is responsible for helping with digestion, especially of fats, and also for insulin secretion (blood sugar regulation). The pancreas… Read more

     
  • Anal Glands

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    "Scooting" is often a result of impacted anal glands. The discomfort that your dog feels is temporarily relieved and soothed by licking that area or rubbing it against something -- usually the floor. Anal sacs, or glands, are small pouches located… Read more

     
  • Is It Time to Get a New Pet?

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Getting a New Kitten/Cat, Getting a New Puppy/Dog

    Of course you can never really replace a pet who died. Feelings of being disloyal may crop up or a tension between the new pet and its owner may develop along the lines of "this cat isn't like our Max."… Read more

     
  • Bad Breath

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Yep, cats can get bad breath too. Bad breath in cats can be caused by a number of problems, from that tuna treat to that unknown substance you saw him pick up out in the yard. More than likely, your… Read more

     
  • Allergies, Arthritis, and Weight Maintenance

    Filed in Dogs, Health, Nutrition

    These allergies are driving me crazy! This arthritis is killing me! How can I lose weight? How can I gain weight? These may all sound like complaints from your typical human, but if dogs could speak chances are they'd have… Read more

     
  • Feeding The Pregnant Bitch

    Filed in Dogs, Nutrition

    Feeding for a successful pregnancy starts long before conception. Ideal body condition is critical for normal litter size and normal delivery of the pups. Less than ideal body condition can lead to failure of conception, small litters, or even loss… Read more

     
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