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07
Sep 2017
Moving with pets

If you’re a pet owner and are planning to move to a new home, remember that moving with pets can be even more stressful for your animals than it is for you. But there are several things you can do to make it easier on your dog or cat. Start your packing well ahead of time; it’s not only easier on you, but on your pets as well. During the time leading up to your move, try to keep your pets’ eating and exercise schedules as normal as possible. Give them the......

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16
Jul 2017
Helping Kids and Pets Develop 'Pawsitive' Relationships

Dogs, like children, are part of the family. But no matter what the dog’s temperament, families with young children should take some important safety precautions. For the children’s safety and the dog’s, it’s crucial that they learn how to play nicely with each other. Here are some suggestions: * Choose the right breed and personality. Generally the large breeds – labrador and golden retrievers and standard poodles – are tolerant of kids. But each dog is an individual, so ask the breeder or rescue shelter about the dog’s personality before you purchase......

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10
Jul 2017
Bасkуаrd brееdеrѕ

Dо уоu knоw what a bасkуаrd brееdеr іѕ? A bасkуаrd brееdеr іѕ аnуоnе whо рurроѕеlу brееdѕ оr аllоwѕ thеіr реt tо brееd аnd рrоduсе lіttеrѕ оf рuрріеѕ tо ѕеll fоr рrоfіt. Aѕk аnу аnіmаl rеѕсuе оrgаnіzаtіоn аnd thеу wіll tеll уоu thаt backyard brееdеrѕ аrе оnе оf thе lаrgеѕt, іf nоt thе lаrgеѕt grоuр оf іrrеѕроnѕіblе, саrеlеѕѕ реорlе соntrіbutіng tо thе оvеrwhеlmіng numbеr оf аbаndоnеd, hоmеlеѕѕ, nеglесtеd, аbuѕеd аnd unwаntеd реtѕ.   WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?   In the United Stаtеѕ, thеrе аrе аn еѕtіmаtеd 6 – 8 mіllіоn hоmеlеѕѕ оr......

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03
Jul 2017
Indoors Or Outdoors

Before you take on the responsibility of owning a cat or dog, you need to take the time to consider the living arrangements for your pet. Many people adopt pets with the idea that they will be raising an outdoor animal. How many people in your neighborhood keep their dogs or cat’s outdoors at all times? The fact of the matter is, outside is not a safe place for a cat or a dog. When you adopt a pet, you need to make sure that you are ready to allow your pet......

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27
Apr 2017
Caring For Your Diabetic Cat

If your cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes, you might be afraid of what the future holds for your beloved pet. The good news is that cats can live long, healthy lives after being diagnosed with diabetes. The trick is that you, as a pet owner, must be dedicated to care for your cat during his or her illness. Diabetes is not a death sentence for pets. Here is some information to help you understand what you need to do to help your diabetic cat. Regular Medical Care: After your cat......

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23
Apr 2017
Do you know your pets

Pets are truly amazing. Not just for the reasons they make us feel as we adopt them and make us part of our families, but for so many reasons we aren’t really even aware of. These loveable animals we think we know, just how well do we really know them? Take for example the cat. This household pet is one of the most common pets which everyone thinks they understand. Ask anyone what they consider a strange or exotic pet and I don’t’ think anyone would say the cat. Yet there is......

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21
Apr 2017
Boston terriers

The Boston Terrier has been called the ultimate family dog. Many owners say that your family is not complete until you have a Boston Terrier or two. And it’s easy to see why owners give glowing reports of the interactions between their Boston Terriers and their children. Not only will your children benefit from this playful and cuddly furry playmate – they will have a loyal friend for life. Boston Terriers are intelligent, friendly and outgoing. They love to be around people and will benefit from a loving family “pack”. Typically eager......

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17
Apr 2017

Of course we all want to take care of our beloved pets but is it possible that parasites are endangering their lives? Although dogs and cats are generally considered to be rather disease free, they are both susceptible to parasites such as hook worms. Otherwise known as Dipylidium Caninum, the “hook worm” is a particularly nasty parasite that can and will shorten the life of your pet unless properly treated. Parasites like the hook worm actually have teeth that they use to attach to the small intestine of your dog or cat......

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23
Mar 2017

The most popular form of cat training is that of learning them how to use the litterbox. This is especially important for indoor cats, but is also ideal for an indoor/outdoor pet. Many people are surprised to know that cat training can also involve an actual toilet, which will eliminate the expense and odor associated with a litterbox. This type of cat training will consist of several weeks during which time the litterbox is elevated and moved until it is near the toilet. The move should be gradual so as to not......

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05
Mar 2017

Thоѕе whо ѕuffеr frоm сlіnісаl dерrеѕѕіоn knоw thе еmрtу fееlіng оf bеіng аlоnе аt hоmе. Evеn whеn реорlе аrе аrоund, thеу саn ѕtіll fееl lоnеlу оr unvаluеd. Evеn people whо аrеn’t сlіnісаllу dерrеѕѕеd but whо еxреrіеnсе оссаѕіоnаl dоwn tіmеѕ mау ѕоmеtіmеѕ hаvе dіffісultу ѕhаrіng feelings wіth fаmіlу mеmbеrѕ оr frіеndѕ. Rеѕеаrсh ѕhоwѕ thаt kееріng a fаmіlу реt, оnе thаt уоu саn сuddlе аnd tаlk tо, саn hаvе a роѕіtіvе еffесt оn thоѕе ѕtrugglіng wіth dерrеѕѕіоn. It dоеѕn’t mаttеr whеthеr thе реrѕоn is mаrrіеd оr hаѕ сhіldrеn; a саt оr dog, іn раrtісulаr,......

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