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The main Pets category is for all Pet related articles that do not fall into a specific category below. Examples include articles about or concerning Animal Therapy, Pets And The Elderly, Service Animals, General Pet Safety, Choosing The Perfect Type Of Pet, Pet Accessories.
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Owning Both a Cat and a Dog

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 Joseph Devine (September 29, 2008)  Many individuals are under the faulty assumption that cats and dogs cannot peacefully coexist in a home. While it is true that dogs and cats may be naturally inclined to fight one another (as they have a predator / prey relationship instinctively), there are lots of things you can do to ensure that your dog and cat will have a healthy and peaceful coexistence, and possibly even a .. (Pets)

Goldfinches Are Flocking to My Nyjer Seed Bird Feeders Like Crazy

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 Larry A Jordan (September 29, 2008)  Goldfinches, purple and house finches, pine siskins, and redpolls are all birds that will flock to your backyard with a nyjer seed bird feeder. It can be a thistle tube bird feeder or a thistle sock bird feeder or one of the newer style wire mesh thistle feeders. Nyjer, nyger, niger and thistle are all names used to refer to a small black seed cultivated in India and Ethiopia for over .. (Pets)

Puppy Obedience Training in Your Own Back Yard

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 Dean Forster (September 29, 2008)  Now that you found the puppy that you are going to live with for the rest of his or her life you need to decide on what type of puppy obedience training you are going to use. Are you going to attend classes with your puppy? Do you want to just find a few simple tips that will help you learn how to teach your pup successfully? You will need to do some sort of training for your puppy .. (Pets)

3 Important Rules in Choosing the Right Food For Your Pet

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 Nadav Snir (September 29, 2008)  Pets, just like humans, must eat in order to live. Again, just like people, they must get the correct food and have a good nutrition in order to live long, healthy life. However, they cannot eat human food. Animals need to receive the proper food, or they will suffer from disease caused by bad nutrition. When choosing food for your pet, there are some factors you need to consider. .. (Pets)

Tips on How to Go About Adopting a Pet

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 John Malrubius (September 29, 2008)  Instead of spending a lot of money purchasing a pet, many people decide to adopt them from families that are looking to get rid of a pet, or animal shelters. Typically, animal shelters have to put pets asleep after a certain number of days if they cannot find a home for them. This is why it is so important to adopt a pet from an animal shelter. While there are some animal shelters that .. (Pets)

Pet First Aid - What You Should Have on Hand

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 Jennifer Tanner (September 29, 2008)  Having three dogs and a cat is sometimes a challenge and at one time or another one has gotten hurt. So I learned from experience to keep a pet first aid kit on hand to make sure that I have everything I need in case of an emergency. My husband and I rarely go out of town, but when we do it is nice to know that we have taken an extra precaution for the pets which are a part of our .. (Pets)

Care of Pet Rabbits

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 Carol J Miller (September 29, 2008)  Rabbits are popular companion animals and are offered for adoption at many animal shelters, but careful consideration of their needs is essential before bringing one into your home. Keep in mind that no pet should be adopted on impulse or offered as a gift without the caregiver's full knowledge of what will be necessary for the animal's well-being. Do rabbits require special care? .. (Pets)

Pet Trusts - Which Type of Pet Trust is Better?

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 Kevin Von Tungeln (September 28, 2008)  As a pet owner, you want to be assured that your pet will continue to receive the proper care and attention that you have always provided, even when you are no longer able to take care of them yourself. A secure way of providing for your pet's care is through a pet trust, in which you designate both a caregiver to care for your pet and a trustee to ensure that your trust's funds are .. (Pets)

How to Help Your Dog With Cataracts

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 Alison Grimston (September 28, 2008)  As our dogs get older we may notice clouding in their eyes, and a tendency to bump into things. In this article you can discover what cataracts are, and what you can do to help after your vet has made a diagnosis. Introduction: A cataract develops when the transparent proteins in the lens of the eye become opaque. Cataracts develop gradually over time, and tend to be more common in .. (Pets)

Basic Health Requirements For Dogs and Cats

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 Trevor R. Price (September 28, 2008)  Regular health care for pets is a crucial part of their ongoing development, health and well-being. Outside regular exercise and a healthy diet, your pet needs routine health care to ensure it has a long and happy life. Regular, routine health care should include proper grooming, good dental care, parasite prevention and regular visits to the veterinarian's office. To learn more, read .. (Pets)

Welcoming a New House Rabbit

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 Joseph Devine (September 28, 2008)  Rabbits can make delightful pets. Beyond their soft fur and adorable appearances, they can also be intelligent, entertaining, and friendly companions. Many people do not realize this, but they can even be litter trained, much like cats. Because of this, pet owners have the option of allowing their rabbits to roam part of or the entire house, rather than keeping them changed for most of .. (Pets)

SitStayFetch - Kingdom of Pets - a Review of Daniel Steven's Top Selling Guide

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 Peter Madrid (September 28, 2008)  Can you really put a price on having a well trained dog? If your answer is no then you may want to consider SitStayFetch by Daniel Stevens. For a measly $37, you can get the ultimate guide to help you have an well-rounded obedient dog that is a joy to be around. The main book itself (excluding all the free bonuses) is over 170 pages of top quality material by a real professional dog .. (Pets)

Pet Trusts Ensure Fluffy Gets Fed After You're Gone

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 Denice Gierach (September 27, 2008)  "In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. " English proverb "If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. " Andy Rooney In our society today, so many of us live with and care for our pets. Whether they be cats or dogs, our pets have become part of our family. People take their pets with them on vacations and if they are unable to do so, many people have in .. (Pets)

The Effect of Losing a Pet

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 John Pettit (September 26, 2008)  For those among us that have never owned a pet, the grief felt by those of us that have when their beloved friend dies, is beyond most non-pet-owners comprehension - it was “only an animal after all wasn't it?" is the common response To many pet owners their pet was not just an animal, it was their soul-mate and in many cases, their only companion. The profound sense of loss felt . (Pets)

Your Animals Can Read Your Thoughts!

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 Maureen Harmonay (September 26, 2008)  I recently communicated with a cat, Vito, who told me that his people were thinking of adding another feline to the household. Vito was one of two Maine Coon-cross brothers, one of whom had been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition. Vito's people hadn't mentioned a word to me about another cat, but I listened carefully when Vito told me that he was aware of such a .. (Pets)

Flea Free Forever - Is it Possible? How?

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 Tracy Lenderink (September 25, 2008)  Having a dog or cat means you have probably had some experience with fleas. If you know what to look for and stay on top of things you will be less frustrated. Yes, you can be flea free forever, my dog has. Healthier dogs and cats fed a more natural and raw diet and kept in clean environments are less likely to get flees, but don't let your guard down. Fleas only live about one hundred . (Pets)

Dog and Cat Nutrition - Truths in Proper Feeding Your Special Pet

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 Tracy Lenderink (September 25, 2008)  With our dogs and cats nutrition under so much controversy, it can leave one wondering what is proper nutrition. As a whole, pet owners are concerned about their pet's health. It still amazes me though; the masses of people that just don't get it or find it hard to believe or to change. Dogs and cats nutrition should consist of raw meats including organ meat, raw bones, veggies and .. (Pets)

Homeopathic Medicine May Work For Your Pet

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 Sanjib Sarkar (September 25, 2008)  Homeopathy has started to become a very popular method for treatment of animals. Many critics say this form of alternative medicine does not work. The results homeopathy gives are due to the fact that people think they have taken something that will help them get better. This phenomenon is called the placebo effect. However, pets getting better after taking this type of medicine seems .. (Pets)

Give Your Pets a Safe and Happy Halloween

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 Alice Gines (September 25, 2008)  1. Don't leave your pets outside on Halloween or the days preceding it. This can be a very dangerous time for animals, especially black cats, when Halloween pranks committed against pets can be vicious. Every year there are malicious people who steal, torture, tease, or even kill pets on Halloween. The ASPCA and other pet organizations warn to keep ALL cats indoors and NEVER keep your .. (Pets)

SitStayFetch by Daniel Stevens - Worth a Second Look?

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 Peter Madrid (September 25, 2008)  With over 60 000 books sold, SitStayFetch deserves more than a few reviews. People are always wondering about what the book covers and does it really deliver. This article will discuss some of the content covered in SitStayFetch. The main part of this online book is over 180 pages broken down into several chapters. Furthermore, those chapters are broken down into several subsections. .. (Pets)

SitStayFetch - A Training Book by Daniel Steven Which Sold Over 60,000 Copies

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 Peter Madrid (September 25, 2008)  Nothing is worse than talking your dog outside for a walk and not being able to control them. It's embarrassing and frustrating! Does this sound familiar? If you have this problem, then you probably own a dog that has many other behavioral problems with your dog. Your dog probably begs for food, nips at you when playing, doesn't listen to you when you call her and is disobedient in .. (Pets)

SitStayFetch - A More Detailed Look Inside This Best Selling Guide

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 Peter Madrid (September 25, 2008)  If you do a search on SitStayFetch, you will find thousands of pages claiming that this guide is the most effective dog training book available on the net. Most of these however, just give you a review without really revealing the kind of information you will be getting when purchasing this guide. Hopefully this article will help you gain a better understanding of what SitStayFetch .. (Pets)

Pet Food Recall - Are Pet Food Manufacturers Purposely Killing Your Pets?

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 Kelly Marshall (September 25, 2008)  Many pet owners want the best for our dogs, especially when it comes to what foods our pets eat. We not only want to give them the healthiest food possible but we want to make sure that they will live a long and healthy life. On the other hand, what if the “healthy pet foods" that are being sold on the market today are not dependable anymore? What is a pet owner to do when we can .. (Pets)

Finding the Right Pet Bed

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 Jimmy Davies (September 24, 2008)  When you get a pet home, there are some basic things that you will need and they come under pet supplies. Some of the important pet supplies include pet food, eating bowls, harnesses and pet bed among many others. One of the important things that you need to consider while buying a pet bed is the way your dog or cat or any other pet sleeps. A pet bed is mostly required for dogs and .. (Pets)

Train by Proxy

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 Orell Senior (September 24, 2008)  We have a situation here that requires astute improvisation to bring about a satisfactory conclusion. Say, there is this dog from hell, the neighborhood bully and full-time intimidator. It never seems to cease from barking (can be good, it's a dog thing) and constantly chases the kids in the neighborhood. It terrorizes the mailman. the delivery man, the utility man and just about .. (Pets)

Keeping a Pet - The Pros and Cons

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 Isla Campbell (September 24, 2008)  Pets are loved by everyone for many reasons; no matter what breed of animal you own, they can bring happiness to lives. However, when you are thinking of getting a pet for the first time, whether it's as a new addition to your current family of pets or a replacement for one that sadly is no longer amongst you, there is a lot to consider when keeping a pet. People have pets for various .. (Pets)

Removing Airborne Pet Hair - 5 Reasons to Use an Air Purifier to Remove Airborne Pet Hair

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 Debbie Davis (September 23, 2008)  Removing airborne pet hair is probably one of the biggest issues that comes with having a pet as part of the family. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, bird, guinea pig or some other adorable creature, pet hair can cause a lot of headache. Of all the solutions you can try, here are 5 reasons to use an air purifier to remove airborne pet hair for good. 1. Saves Time Using an air purifier .. (Pets)

Virtual Pet Adoption Websites - What to Do

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 Thomas T (September 22, 2008)  There are various types of digital pets which you can adopt at a virtual pet adoption website. Some of the different kinds that are available at cyber pet adoption websites are: Digital Pets: They are the most famous. With a computer or digital device you interact with the virtual pet at virtual pet adoption websites. Generally the pet you interact with in a virtual pet adoption center .. (Pets)

The Benefits of Spaying Or Neutering Your Pet

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 Joseph Devine (September 22, 2008)  Pet owners everywhere are faced with an important decision when they acquire or adopt a new, young pet: “Should we have Fluffy fixed?" This is a very important decision as it has potential repercussions on a number of different fronts. The first reason to alter a pet is to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. The American Humane Society views this as the most important reason .. (Pets)

Forever in My Heart

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 Karen Elise Nowak (September 21, 2008)  As a Communicator/Healer for animals and their human companions I spend time helping people and animals work through loss. It can either be the loss of an animal or the loss of a human. I have written articles on dealing with “Saying Goodbye. " On Monday, August 18, 2008, I had the opportunity to remember some of the words I had spoken to others grieving a loss, I said goodbye to .. (Pets)

Choosing Unusual Pet Names - The Foolproof Method

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 Nerida Murray (September 21, 2008)  Naming a child after a well loved character from literature can sometimes backfire- not many children would willingly stick up their hand at roll call to claim the name Ulysses or Medusa. This isn't a problem for your pet. In fact, using names from literature or mythology are great ways to find unusual and unique pet names. You can enjoy the irony of calling your turtle after the .. (Pets)

Break Out the Sunscreen - Sunburn in Animals

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 Joseph Devine (September 21, 2008)  It is a popular misconception that only people can get sunburns because, of the mammals, we have the least hair and the most exposed skin. Unfortunately for the animals of all sizes and shapes with light hair and light skin, this is not true. Animals are equally as capable of being burned by the sun as people are. It is well known that pigs can be burned by the sun. Their tendency to .. (Pets)

How to Find Affordable Veterinary Prescriptions For Your Beloved Pet

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 Trevor R. Price (September 21, 2008)  If you're buying your pet prescriptions directly from your veterinarian, you're probably paying way too much. The profit margins on popular drugs like Advantix, Frontline, GlycoFlex or Program are massive, meaning you're paying a lot more than you should. However, you don't have to pay those high prices. Thousands of pet owners have found relief for animals by buying their pet .. (Pets)

Calming Eating Habits We Learn From Our Pets

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 Ellen R. Norman (September 21, 2008)  Watching my cat is calming and relaxing in itself. She usually has a preference of wet or dry food and her water. Her own special area on the kitchen floor, with a plastic placemat. My cat also has portion control because she eats what she wants and leaves the rest to dry out, or get stale. She takes her time to clean her dish. Then she will vocalize if she what's more, and she sits .. (Pets)

Pets and Roundworms

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 CS Swarens (September 20, 2008)  While keeping your pet healthy and happy, a pet owner needs to be aware of various gastrointestinal parasites and how to recognize them in your pet. One of the most common types of parasites pets suffer from is the roundworm. Roundworms can easily be passed from one pet to the next. Depending upon the type of roundworm, it is even possible for your dog to pass roundworms to your cat or .. (Pets)

Animal Disaster Preparedness For Pets

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 Diana Guerrero (September 19, 2008)  It was early in the morning and I was on an overnight pet care job. Suddenly, the household animals ran into the room to alert me. I had just enough time to brace myself for what turned out to be a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. As expected, the roads were closed due to rock slides and thousands of homes and businesses were damaged. Electricity was out and fuel was scarce. However, because . (Pets)

Pet Costumes - A Halloween Treat For You and Your Pet

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 Danielle Mead (September 19, 2008)  When Halloween nears and you begin looking for a costume for yourself or your kids, don't forget about your pet! After all, dressing up is what Halloween is all about, and why shouldn't your pet get to share in all the fun? Dressing up your dog or cat in a pet costume is enjoyable for both you and your animal companion. You'll love browsing through all of the adorable, funny and .. (Pets)

Boarding Your Pets

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 Joseph Devine (September 18, 2008)  Sometimes you have some things that you and your family need to do. On occasion this involves a trip that your cat or dog cannot accompany you on. In cases like this, you should know that you have some options. The first option that tends to come to mind is to have a friend or neighbor come by your home a few times a day to take care of your pet. People also think about leaving their .. (Pets)

Your Pet and Glucosamine

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 Don Rainwater (September 18, 2008)  Uri acid is part of red meat and this meat is found in a lot of dog foods. The dilemma is that too much uric acid is a cause of arthritis. Glucosamine helps reduce the inflammation. Cartilage and synovial fluid have glucosamine in them; cartilage is part of the connective tissue and synovial fluid is a lubricant for the joints. Glucosamine has been shown to help alleviate these health .. (Pets)

Quality Pet Pictures in an Instant Using a Digital Camera

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 17, 2008)  New things have been a good help now days, new technology that has give convenience and make life easier are now available in all aspects of people needs. In the field of photography we had been blessed that digital photos and camera are invented. In the era where analog cameras are used, in takes time for the picture to be developed, before it needs a day to see the picture that we .. (Pets)

Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

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 Jane Richardson (September 17, 2008)  Traditionally, Halloween night has been an occasion for kids, and often for their parents as well, to dress up in fancy costumes and go trick or treating about the houses in the neighborhood. And nowadays, it appears that the family pet is not to be deprived of its share of the fun, and is also brought along to add to the familial spirit of the festival. From taking the dog or the cat .. (Pets)

Protection From Ticks During Summer Months For Pets and Pet Owners

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 Gary Pearson (September 17, 2008)  Anyone with pets knows how determined ticks can be in the summer months, but due to the mild winter prior, ticks have become even more of a nuisance across the country. Veterinarians have seen an increase in the number of pets arriving to their door with ticks spread across their coats. An increase in ticks on pets means a potential increase in exposing ticks to their owners. Not only .. (Pets)

Do You Really Know What's in Your Pet's Food?

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 Phyllis Meade (September 16, 2008)  Current pet food regulations permit manufacturers to use ingredients that you would never knowingly give to your pet. To understand today's industry, it's helpful to understand the history of pet food production. Pet foods were originally developed after World War II from left- over grains that were rejected from the human market. Left-over meats were later added for increased .. (Pets)

Ticks and Your Pet

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 CS Swarens (September 16, 2008)  Ticks can be a major nuisance to your pet and can cause a number of different diseases. In fact, ticks are one of the most problematic of parasites when it comes to transmitting disease. Therefore, in order to keep your pet safe and healthy, it is important to know how to properly remove them and prevent them from using your pet as a host. Preventing Ticks There are numerous things you . (Pets)

Intestinal Parasites Common in Pets

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  Intestinal parasites are one of the top killers of our pets, especially puppies and kittens. Everyone has heard of roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms, but there are three other common intestinal parasites that pet owners should know will affect their pet's health. They are coccidia, whipworms, and giardia. Symptoms of these parasites can be quite similar including nausea, vomiting, .. (Pets)

Intestinal Parasites Seen in Animals - Common Types

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  If you have an animal, chances are good you have had a run in with intestinal parasites. Most pet owners have had to deal with the common parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, when monitoring their pet's health, but there are other lesser known parasites which pet owners should know about. While whipworms are frequent in the southern United States, they are less common, even rare, .. (Pets)

Flea Control For Animals - Protect Your Pet

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  Fleas have been irritating our pets for many thousands of years and ruining pet health along the way. They are extremely heat and cold tolerant and can carry diseases that can harm both us and our pets. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to combat these tiny creatures. It was the flea after all that almost destroyed an entire continent of people in the Middle Ages! The .. (Pets)

Protecting Your Pet From Rabies - What Should You Do?

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  Rabies, while not a common infliction for pet health, can be transmitted to our four legged friends. Recently, rabies cases have been on the rise. Just because one raccoon or other carrier tests positive for rabies doesn't mean that there won't be others. That being said, it also doesn't mean that we are in the middle of a rabies epidemic. Right now the most important thing is education . (Pets)

Protecting Your Pets From Ticks

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  Spring is typically a favorite time of the year, because it opens the door for a lot more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it is also the worst time of the year due to human's least favorite blood sucking parasite: ticks! For the most part, ticks just suck blood and when they are done they fall off and spawn more ticks. But, about one out of every one hundred can carry some pretty .. (Pets)

Your Pet's Health - Keeping Your Pet Healthy

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 Gary Pearson (September 16, 2008)  When it comes to your pet's health, how much is it worth to you? We all experience rising health care cost, and pet health care is no different. One swift moment can have you and your pet at the veterinarian's office with a hefty medical bill in your hand. So how much is your pet worth to you? A pet's health is just as important as your own, so keeping it on a healthy diet can help .. (Pets)