Pet Related Articles

  • Wound Care, Hot Spots, and E Collars

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    Many dog owners treat their pets as if they were one of their children. When our children hurt themselves (they always find a way) we're quick to treat their scrapes and wounds ourselves. When dogs hurt themselves we're quick to… Read more

  • Hazards to Avoid Throughout the Year

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Safety

    Happy New Year!!! It's the beginning of a new year and as you turn to your dreams and plans for the future you see all the members of your family´┐Ż including your pets. You see the plans for the celebrations… 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

  • Rat Poison

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    Rat poison is very dangerous for any pet. If warfarin or similar chemicals are eaten, they often can be fatal. The poison is tempting to most animals because it has a sweet taste intended to attract the rats. Poisons of… Read more

  • Oral Care & Hygiene

    Filed in Cats, Health

    From time to time you should inspect your cat's mouth for signs of tooth problems, gum disease or other problems. Some of the symptoms associated with mouth problems are excessive salivating, pawing at the mouth, tentative or exaggerated chewing, or… Read more

  • Feline AIDS (FIV)

    Filed in Cats, Health

    The FIV disease in cats is much like the AIDS in humans, causing a deficiency in the immune system and making the cat susceptible to a wide variety of life-threatening medical problems.  Feline AIDS is extremely contagious to other cats… Read more

  • Common Goldfish Afflictions

    Filed in Fish/Reptile, Health

    Hey, goldfish don't just swim around the tank, smiling at you and others who gaze upon them. No, they too have days when they're not feeling quite right, when they'd rather hunker down at the bottom of the tank, to… Read more

  • Caring for an Older Dog

    Filed in Dogs, Health

    The life span of your canine companion is dependent on such factors as breed size, general health and the care and nutrition received throughout his or her lifetime. Veterinary medical advances have improved life expectancy for dogs and other pets… Read more

  • Tank Heat and Humidity

    Filed in Geckos , Lizards, Snakes, Turtles

    Some amphibians are, naturally, from tropical areas. So providing heat and humidity in their homes is a must. There are a few methods of doing this and choosing which way will rely mostly on how your tank is set up.… 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

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