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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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Avoid Giving Your Pet These Treats

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 CS Swarens (September 16, 2008)  Sometimes, the “human" foods that your pet loves to eat can be quite dangerous for it in many ways. In some cases, you may give these foods to your pet without even realizing the potential dangers. Yet, it is important to realize which foods should be avoided in order to keep your pet happy and healthy. Fatty Foods Just as fatty foods are not healthy for you, they are not healthy . (Pets)

Understanding the Flea Life Cycle

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 CS Swarens (September 16, 2008)  Fleas are a major nuisance for pets and their owners. Therefore, it is important to take steps to prevent an infestation from occurring. Once fleas do infest your pet and your home, getting rid of them can be a very difficult task. To better understand why it can be so difficult to prevent and treat fleas, it is helpful to understand the life cycle of the flea and how flea treatment and . (Pets)

Pet Massage

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 CS Swarens (September 16, 2008)  Have you ever had all of your stress melted away with the help of a simple massage? If so, you know how relaxing and soothing a massage can be. The same is true for your pet! In fact, may people are deciding to give their pets massages in order to help them heal more quickly from illness or injury as well as to provide them with an overall better sense of wellness. The Benefits of .. (Pets)

Pet Picture - A Gift to a Pet

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 15, 2008)  There is always fun and enjoyment being with pets. And if you likely want to play with your dogs or any pet, this will give you joy and make you active as well. If you have a dog who loves to play, spend some time playing with them and sometimes take them for a walk. This is a good way of showing your pets that they are being cared and loved. Treating them nice will surely be .. (Pets)

Pet Overpopulation - What Are the Statistics?

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 Gary Pearson (September 15, 2008)  Pet overpopulation is a big problem all over the country. Every day there are several puppies and kittens that end up in shelters that are former strays or unwanted. Not spaying or neutering an animal can only lead to low pet health and overpopulation. Nowhere is a better example of this than at local animal shelters. For example, counties across the state and across the nation .. (Pets)

Emergency Care - What to Do For Your Pet

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 Gary Pearson (September 15, 2008)  Emergency hospitals are very difficult to open, but are a necessity to pet health care. The issue comes about in financial backing. To operate an emergency pet health center, you have to maintain the same amount of staff but see fewer clients so the charges are usually a lot more to make up the difference. They have to pay the bills too, you know. Secondly, human emergency hospitals are . (Pets)

Heat Stroke in Pets - What to Do

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 Gary Pearson (September 15, 2008)  Heat stroke can occur when our pet's temperature reaches above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature the body's immune system begins to go haywire and their organs and blood begin to malfunction. Death can quickly occur without lowering their temperature and correcting any other problems that can arise. Typically animals with heat stroke stems from two common scenarios. One, the .. (Pets)

Dental Disease in Pets - Prevent It

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 Gary Pearson (September 15, 2008)  Our four-legged friends can develop dental issues just like us, due to two important things: improper dental care and genetics. Yes, dental issues are part of your pet's health overall, so do not deny their dental care. We all, pets included, have bacteria in our mouths. It is a fact. These bacteria create a substance to hide under called plaque. You know that icky white stuff on your .. (Pets)

Obesity in Pets - A Cause For Concern

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 Gary Pearson (September 15, 2008)  Forty percent of dogs and thirty percent of cats are listed as obese on the medical records. This is very eye-opening to any animal lover and owner because no other condition weakens the body and opens a pet's health up for other diseases as much as obesity. Animals that are obese definitely have arthritis and other joint issues. There is a much higher incidence of diabetes and heart .. (Pets)

How to Get Pet Pictures Online

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 14, 2008)  Everyone knows that dog are man's best friend, and it is likely understandable with the way dogs gave loyalty to their owner. This loyalty is what most dog owners love having a dog in their homes. There are a lot of things to gain dog's loyalty. Of course the first one is putting some foods on their stomach. But food would not be enough if you don't know how to take care of your dogs. .. (Pets)

Do Toys Stop Your Pet From Becoming Bored?

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 Derek Rogers (September 14, 2008)  No matter which type of pet you own, there will always be a range of toys suitable for them. Cats and dogs in particular have a large number of toys available to them and they are often seen as an essential for any pet owner. However, can toys really stop your pet from becoming bored and do you really need them? What you need to know about Pet Toys Pet toys come in all different shapes .. (Pets)

Outdoor Pet Stairs For Your Car, SUV Or Truck

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 Ray Pugh (September 14, 2008)  Does your dog enjoy taking trips in your vehicle with you? Do you need a convenient way to load your pet in your car when you go to the veterinarian? Did you know that pet ramps are not the only solution to this problem? There are dog steps for cars available that work just as well for getting your dog in and out of your vehicle conveniently. Allowing your dog to jump in and especially .. (Pets)

Helping Your Pet Live a Long and Healthy Life

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 Karen Tankersley (September 14, 2008)  Pets are an important part of our family so keeping them healthy is a high priority. Here are 5 tips for keeping your dogs and cats healthy and safe. 1. While pets love to explore the great outdoors, it is often one of the most dangerous places of all for them. Dogs and cats who are allowed to roam the neighborhood freely have a greatly reduced life span. Hazards such as cars and high .. (Pets)

Cats and Dogs Our Furry Friends and Companions Teach Us So Much About How to Be Calm and to Relax

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 Ellen R. Norman (September 14, 2008)  Cats and dogs our furry friends and companions teach us so much about how to be calm and to relax. Pets don't seem to have a lot of cares at all. True we provide them with all their basic needs food, water, clean bed, clean kitty box or doggie door. They, in return give back so much more. A cat for instance seems quite independent and detached from the world around her. Oh, this .. (Pets)

An In-Depth and Honest Review of Sit Stay Fetch by Daniel Stevens

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 Justin Mathers (August 23, 2008)  When it comes to Dog Behavior Training, SitStayFetch written by Daniel Stevens is right up there with the best of them in my opinion. This dog behavior-training manual presents a highly detailed and meticulous outlook on how best to deal with today's common problems in over anxious dogs. Trust me I know, you see - I am the proud owner of what used to be a very troublesome dog. I have .. (Pets)

Sit Stay Fetch Review - The Best in Dog Training?

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 Jonathan Souza (August 21, 2008)  Allow me give my encounter with the Sit Stay Fetch program. I was browsing for a canine training book that could help in the training of my young Golden Retriever. I browsed all over the internet to discover an ebook or guide that I thought I would like. I came across Sit Stay Fetch, which was an ebook. At first I was not that intrigued in Sit Stay Fetch because I didn't imagine that an . (Pets)

Magnetic Therapy For Pets

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 Derrick Waters (August 17, 2008)  Our pets not only share our homes and lives, they also share many of the same medical conditions. Arthritis, kidney disease, heart problems, immune system disorders and joint difficulties all plague our pets, causing pain, a decrease in the quality of their lives and mounting veterinarian bills. Sadly, conventional treatment for these health issues isn't always successful, but magnetic .. (Pets)

Fact Sheet of Fleas and Ticks Everything You Need to Know

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 Paul Kramer (August 12, 2008)  Here is a fact sheet of fleas and ticks to guard yourself against these harmful parasites on your pets. What makes these fleas and ticks thrive? How can you break their life cycle? What can you do to protect your pets from them and fully get rid of them? These are just some of the questions that every pet owner wish they have the answer to. With this brief fact sheet, we will try to .. (Pets)

Frontline Flea Treatment Side Effects What We Need to Know

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 Paul Kramer (August 12, 2008)  Frontline flea treatment contains Fipronil. An insecticide that causes hyperexcitation of contaminated insects’ nerves and muscles. It remains effective even after bathing or swimming. Frontline kills most fleas before they bite, which is great for pets suffering from flea allergies. Apply this between the shoulder blades. Frontline kills fleas and ticks for 30 days or more. It .. (Pets)

Take Some Moments to Take Pictures of Your Pets

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 11, 2008)  Nothing compares the feeling of being with your friend always, actually not just an ordinary friend but best friend of all. You can always count on them and put a smile in your face even in your darkest place. If you thought that those words that I mention above are for special people you loved, think twice! You may be wondering who that person that I mention on my introductory is, .. (Pets)

How to Take Puppy Pictures

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 10, 2008)  A lot of people love to have pets in their home and most of their pets are dogs. We all know that dogs are man's best friends, for so many reasons they are really a big help to a lot of people that is why being a friend of man, they give a lot of fun. Dog are so cute especially if you have been with them always. They can be playful and fun to be with. They can play around you and .. (Pets)

Caring For Your Pet With Transdermal Medicine Delivery

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 CS Swarens (August 10, 2008)  Do you have a pet that is resistant to taking medication? It can be difficult to administer pills to many pets, as it requires getting your pet to open its mouth and accept the pill. If you don't want to fight your pet in order to get it to take its medication, you might want to consider talking to your veterinarian about transdermal delivery of the medication. What is Transdermal .. (Pets)

Understanding Rabies

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 Joseph Devine (August 07, 2008)  If your dog or someone else's pet has been exposed to rabies there are a number of steps that you need to take in order to make sure that you're pet doesn't get sick. You should also make sure that you and your family doesn't get infected by the rabies that you may have been exposed to. One of the first things that you need to do is to make yourself aware of all the details of what .. (Pets)

Grooming Your Pet Rabbit

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 Chanvit Phupook (August 07, 2008)  Just because rabbits are known to be clean animals, it does not mean that this will save you from the pet grooming attention they deserve to have. Although a rabbit spends a good deal of his time grooming himself to maintain the quality of his coat and skin, it is still recommended to provide him some care as an owner to a pet. Like other pets, a rabbit still depends on its owner to .. (Pets)

How to Remove a Tick and Its Eggs

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 Joseph Devine (August 06, 2008)  If you have realized that your dog has a tick attached to them, there are a number of steps that you need to take in order to get rid of the tick and the eggs in your home. Ticks are a serious problem and need to be killed as quickly as possible. The longer the ticks are in your home, the more time they'll have had to lay eggs in different places in your home. One of the first things .. (Pets)

Pets Are People Too!

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 Marie Lisewski (August 05, 2008)  According to pet industry statistics, pet owners spent approximately $41 billion dollars in 2007 and the figure is expected to exceed $43 billion in 2008. Those figures are huge increases from the 1994 total of $17 billion. We have an obligation to care for our pets so food and vet care account for the great part of those totals but providing good food and medical care for many of us is . (Pets)

Hamster Language - How to Interpret Your Hamster's Body Language and Sounds

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 Diana Tudor (August 05, 2008)  It's easy for us to chat, text message or just talk with our friends. But how does our hamster gets along with his buddies? Just the same way -OK, maybe not just like us. Hamsters have a quite simple language: body language and vocalizations. Some of the sounds they make are ultrasonic. That way, they can not be heard by predators or humans when they talk. Is your hamster stretching .. (Pets)

An Overview of Dog Training

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 John Mash (August 05, 2008)  After you bring old Fido home, the time for training should begin. Your dog will look to you to help him or her understand what is to be expected in this new home. Your dog should not have a problem following your rules, he or she just needs to be made aware of them in a clear fashion. Training opens up a line of communication between you and your dog. Effective communication is .. (Pets)

How to Choose a Pet

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 John Stellman (August 05, 2008)  Choosing a pet is such a huge decision as that pooch is going to be part of your family for many years to come. Do you want to bring home a mutt from the local animal shelter or do you want to invest in a purebred from a breeder? Mixed breeds (or mutts) are combinations of different breeds and come in many shapes and sizes. In most case, you won't know what it will look like or how big .. (Pets)

10 Ways To Learn How To Communicate With Animals

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 Deborah Famelos (August 05, 2008)  You are embarking on what is sure to be one of your most extraordinary experiences. Stay open. Stay true to yourself. Stay with it! Much success. #1 DON'T GET ALL CAUGHT UP ON THE PSYCHIC THING We need to move away from this belief. . it's not witch craft, it's a universal launguage. We humans are apart of this language, we just need to re-learn it. #2 YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED THE .. (Pets)

The Passing of a Pet

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 Jack Moe (August 04, 2008)  Have you ever lost a pet that you loved more than anything you can think of? I'm sure many of you reading this have. I have. And, when it happened to me I knew I didn't want to just bury him in the back yard. Burying them in the back yard is not always an option anyway, particularly if you live in a city or you plan to move in the future. I wanted the passing of my beloved friend to be .. (Pets)

Natural Supplementation Offers Relief to Pets Suffering Joint Pain

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 Jack Russel (August 04, 2008)  Millions of pets in the United States suffer from debilitating joint pain.  Whether it's hypertrophic ostodystrophy, hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis, pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating - effectively crippling the most active of animals.   Perhaps your pet isn't moving quite as quickly as he once did or takes a bit longer to get up from his/her bed in the morning. .. (Pets)

The BARF Pet Diet - Is it Safe to Feed Raw Chicken to a Pet?

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 Alice Flowers (August 04, 2008)  There is no question that feeding pets raw foods is a new trend among breeders and pet owners and that the benefits of raw foods outweigh the problems. Raw food has the vitamins and enzymes needed by the animals to sustain life and stay healthy. Yet many veterinarians are still opposed to raw feeding because of the threat of diseases like Salmonella. Proponents of the BARF* diet claim .. (Pets)

Choosing Between a Rat and a Mouse

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 Joseph Devine (August 03, 2008)  When looking for the right pet for you and your family, there are many different factors that need to be considered in the process. Owning a small rodent such as a mouse or rat can be a difficult task if you are not prepared for all the responsibilities that go along with each of these pets. The first thing that you must understand is that there is a large difference between a mouse .. (Pets)

Things to Consider Before Buying a Pet

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 Alana Tanner (August 03, 2008)  Many families have pets, and sometimes the first trigger for getting a pet is that your children are begging you for one. Take time to consider all the angles before jumping into pet ownership as there is a lot to deal with. Pets become a natural part of your family. Not as critical as the life of your children, but still very important. Treat them humanely. That means making sure they . (Pets)

How the Experts Find a Professional Pet Groomer

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 Paul Kramer (August 02, 2008)  Some Owners prefer to pay a professional pet groomer to tend to their cat's grooming needs. If you have a long haired breed that needs severe mats or knots removed from his coat, you may have to hire a groomer to untangle his fur every so often. Many people who show their pedigreed cats at shows take their pets to the groomer before the big event so that they look their best. One way .. (Pets)

Pets and Poisonous Plants, Fruits and Veggies

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 Doreen Pollack (August 02, 2008)  Many of these plants are in households now or will be sometime in the future. Just because they are in this list doesn't mean you should get rid of them. Most of these plants must be ingested to cause problems, but as we all know our pets’ behavior can be unpredictable. Whether you actually remove these plants from your home and yard are up to you, but watch your pets around them. . (Pets)

Japanese Pet Names For Your Special Pet

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 Mikael Rieck (August 01, 2008)  Most Japanese pet names are based off of certain things that are rich in their culture such as special meanings, special words, and exotic parts of the land, exotic flowers and famous people in Japanese history. Whichever name you prefer, you can always do research on it to find out the true meaning and origin. If you are looking for ideas to base your Japanese pet names from, here are . (Pets)

Pick the Best Online Pet Stores

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 Mikael Rieck (August 01, 2008)  Online pet stores offer everything from pet food to pet clothing and everything else you could ever need for your pets. There are many benefits to purchasing your pet supplies online versus in a retail store. One of those benefits is that you have the convenience of shopping right from home and not having to make a special trip or go out of your way to do get what your pets need. Also, .. (Pets)

Top 5 Tips For Selling Pets

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 CS Swarens (July 31, 2008)  Sometimes, changes in our lives make it necessary for us to sell our beloved pets. Perhaps you are moving to an area that does not allow pets or maybe you simply can no longer afford to provide your pet with the level of care it deserves. Regardless of the reason for putting your pet up for sale, it is important to follow a few simple tips in order to improve your chances of selling .. (Pets)

Nutro Pet Food Offers Nutritious and Delicious Formulas For Your Pets

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 Mikael Rieck (July 30, 2008)  Nutro pet food has been serving up quality and nutritious pet food since 1926. Over eighty years of work has gone into their pet food products and they continue to produce formulas with uncompromised quality. They pride themselves on their different product lines and formulas and have worked to keep their name at the top of pet food brand companies. Their company believes that your pets . (Pets)

Funny Pet Names For Your Pet What to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Fun and Creative Name

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 Mikael Rieck (July 30, 2008)  These websites include names for all kinds of pets and all kinds of categories of names. Of course the choice is ultimately yours when selecting a clever and fun pet name, but if you are like some pet owners and are not sure where to even start in the process, doing an online search for funny pet names can be your best bet to start out with. There are a couple of things to keep in mind .. (Pets)

Animal Abuse Help Stop it While You Shop!

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 Kalman Labovitz (July 30, 2008)  Charities that seek to save and protect animals are often grossly underfunded. Many of them rely solely on donations, without which more and more animals are left mistreated or neglected. I wanted to make a difference by contributing a donation of my own. A simple search for “charity animals" yielded over 9 million results on Google. The list was exhausting. To make matters .. (Pets)

Pet ID Tags For Cats and Dogs

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 Gareth Copeland (July 30, 2008)  Some of my friends have been lost in the past and they tell me how important it is to have an ID tag! Many were spared the horror of the dog pound because of it. . . . . and that is good enough for me! Myself, I have an ID tag for each dog collar, they have to coordinate if you ask me. My sister Kooki has a little cat ID tag on her cat collar too, she looks very cute. For the vast .. (Pets)

All About Free Pet Food Samples

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 Victor Thomas (July 29, 2008)  The market not only addresses the taste of the human consumer, it has now begun to address the taste of our canine and feline friends too! Freebies are now offered for folks with pets too. In order to better understand the tastes of pets, most pet food manufacturers advertise free pet food samples. Owners are advised to fill in the online forms for the required product and this is then .. (Pets)

Pet Food

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 Joseph Devine (July 29, 2008)  The industry advertises premium cuts of meat, fresh produce and grains in their products. The images certainly give the consumer the idea that the pet's nutritional needs are being met. However, is there a discrepancy between the pictures and what is actually included in the food? The U. S. pet food industry is extremely profitable totaling $16.1 billion annually. A fact most consumers .. (Pets)

How to Find Chicago Area Pet Stores

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 Mikael Rieck (July 29, 2008)  Some things that you may want to take into consideration when selecting your pet store include the locality of the pet store, the expertise and knowledge of the people employed at the pet store and the history and information available on the pets at the pet stores. Firstly, it is important to find a pet store that is close enough to you to meet any future needs you may have. This is .. (Pets)

Diamond Pet Food Offers the Best in Quality and Healthy Ingredients For Your Pets

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 Mikael Rieck (July 29, 2008)  Diamond pet food has been producing some of the best quality pet food for years. They strive to ensure that your pet will get the best ingredients and quality by selling healthy pet food for your pet. They stand by their products and carefully formulate them to enhance the happiness, health and performance of your pet. They offer different formulas for all kinds of special nutritional .. (Pets)

Classifieds For Pet Adoption

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 Katie Appleby (July 29, 2008)  When you are planning to look at the classifieds for pet adoption, make sure that you have discussed this with all your family members. Consider your housemates because a pet will greatly affect their lives. A pet is not a piece of furniture that would just sit in one corner - this is a live and playful animal that can be irritating to those allergic to dogs or potentially harmful to .. (Pets)

Furry Feng Shui Fine Living For Your Furry Friends

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 Marye Peisinger (July 29, 2008)  Many of us feel the need to please and communicate with our furry family members, and one way of doing that is to consider our pets when we organize and decorate our homes. When designing an animal-friendly home, Feng Shui principles can create an environment that benefits you and your pet. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy in which basic concepts of energy, balance, and .. (Pets)