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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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Post Traumatic Stress and Animals

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 Karen Elise Nowak (July 29, 2008)  (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to one or more terrifying events in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma. This stressor may involve someone's actual death or a threat to the patient's or someone else's life, serious physical injury, or threat to physical and/or . (Pets)

Pet Spay and Neuter Cost

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 Katie Appleby (July 28, 2008)  Pets are a source of joy to most of the people. Unwanted pets, however, aren't a joy for anyone. When pet have an unplanned litter, some of them sell or give away the new puppies and kittens. Others try to care for their new pets, but this can often be a headache. This is why many people have been opting for pet spaying and neutering. By opting for such methods the pets would also be at . (Pets)

Neuter Prices

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 Katie Appleby (July 28, 2008)  The population of the world is increasing and so is the population of animals. The pet population is also increasing to a large extent. The problem is that not all animals find a home. This makes them wander in different places and on the streets. The street animals normally tend to increase in population. This is mainly because pets that are taken care at home are either neutered or .. (Pets)

How to Adopt a Pet

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 Nikky Hugues (July 28, 2008)  When it comes to adopting pets, there are many options. People have different reasons for adopting a pet, and often this reason influences where they look for their new friend. For some people, whether the animal is a purebred or not is important, so they will pursue breeders. Others are interested in saving an animal from the fate of a life without a loving family. These people will .. (Pets)

What is Pet Astrology?

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 Nikky Hugues (July 28, 2008)  While the concept of pet astrology may seem odd to many people, there are many people who believe that the date of birth of your pet, related to astrological signs of the planets, the sun, and the stars, have a significant impact on the basic behavior and mood of their pets. There are particular character behaviors that are associated with each zodiac sign for pets. These include all of . (Pets)

What Are Pet Horoscopes?

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 Nikky Hugues (July 28, 2008)  You've heard of horoscopes, but have you ever heard of pet horoscopes? Many people believe that the position of planets and stars have a tremendous impact on the actions and events within our daily lives. Those who ascribe to this belief also understand that those impacts have an effect on all life, not just human life. This means that the position of planets and stars can impact the .. (Pets)

Petsafe Underground Wire Radio Fence Review Will an Underground Fence Keep Your Dog In?

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 Aidan Adam Maxwell (July 28, 2008)  Does your dog constantly jump over the fence or dig under the fence? Are you spending the day patching holes and propping up various yard furniture by the fence to keep your dog from going through a hole? Have you been poring over reviews of fencing to keep him or her in? Then this review of the Petsafe Underground Wire Radio Fence is for you. I did this for years and I'm sure you .. (Pets)

How to Find Free Pets

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 Nikky Hugues (July 28, 2008)  Anyone who has ever started looking around for an animal to add to the family knows that getting a new pet can be very expensive, and it seems almost impossible to find a free pet. Many breeders ask for several hundred dollars, even for the smallest dogs or cats. Golden Retrievers are usually $700 to $800, Maine Coon cats can cost up to $900 or $1000, and rare exotic animals run much .. (Pets)

Cheap Flea Treatments

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 Katie Appleby (July 28, 2008)  Flea infestation on animals can cause anemia especially to baby animals. It can also cause a spread of tapeworm if not treated properly. Tapeworms can even transfer from dogs to humans. So to get rid of the fleas, one must find a cheap flea treatment to ensure that all people can properly care for their pets without spending a lot of money. There are many cheap flea treatments on the .. (Pets)

Pet Friendly Or Not?

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 Laura Denise Milkowski (July 28, 2008)  "Thank you for finding me my new home. . . I know it was tough with my Golden Retriever, Pomeranian and 2 cats!" - JWW Many of you have pets, or have friends with pets. Whether you love or hate them. . . . they are in our everyday lives and can make a significant difference in where you can move. . .depending on size, temperament and breed! Many coops and condominiums in the area you .. (Pets)

Pet Loyal and Caring

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 Roshni Poddar (July 28, 2008)  For the most loyal and caring love there is nothing better than a pet. They give you their unconditional love no matter how you treat them and always there to welcome you back home whenever you return. Pets are an essential part of any household and become like one of the family. Children brought up with pets learn to share and care for others and grow up less selfish. If every family .. (Pets)

Buying a New Hamster How Much Does it Cost to Take Care of a Hamster?

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 Diana Tudor (July 27, 2008)  You intend to buy a hamster but feel overwhelmed because you do not know exactly how much it will cost? Here is an expanded list with products your hamster needs and their average costs. Hamster Shopping List: -Cage: between $10-$40 The price varies according to the type of cage you want: wired, aquarium or bin and on the size of the hamster. If you intend to buy a Syrian hamster, be .. (Pets)

Shopping List For Your Pet Rat

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 Catherine Smith (July 27, 2008)  Contrary to popular belief pet rats are not pets that you can just keep in a cage and forget about. They are highly intelligent, active, fun and very cute little critters. They need plenty of things to keep them occupied when you are not around. They enjoy playing with toys with you and on their own. It is also very important to have more than one rat, so that they can keep each other .. (Pets)

How Much Does Your Pet Cost?

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 CS Swarens (July 27, 2008)  Have you ever thought about how much it costs you to keep a pet? The reality is that having a pet can be a very costly endeavor, although any pet owner will tell you that their beloved furry friends are well worth the cost. Still, if you break down the costs and really consider how much money you are spending in order to keep your pet happy and healthy, you just may be a little shocked. . (Pets)

Using Hydrotherapy to Treat Your Pets Pain

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 CS Swarens (July 27, 2008)  Are you looking for alternative methods for helping alleviate your pet pooch's aches and pains? If so, you might want to look into hydrotherapy for your pet. What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a technique that involves using a combination of water and massage to help reduce swelling and pain. It is similar to a human taking a warm soak in the tub followed by a massage or to a human .. (Pets)

Purchasing Pet Strollers For the Comfort of Your Furry Companion

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 Bob Schmitt (July 26, 2008)  All kinds of cats and dogs who are taken for rides in pet strollers will benefit from the fresh air and light. Kittens and cats that do not take well to walking on a leash will ride comfortably in a cat stroller. Puppies and small dogs can go along with you for a brisk walk or jog even if they are too small to keep up on their own. Even disabled dogs can come along for the ride. There .. (Pets)

Outfit Your Pets in Style

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 Bob Schmitt (July 26, 2008)  Your pets need you if they are to live in comfort and ease. You are their guardian. It is easy to fulfill your responsibility to them and do it in style. One thing that will help you get started is to find all the most attractive and well-designed products to make them happy. Whether you need an aquarium, a cat tower, or a pet ramp, you will find many choices. A saltwater fish tank .. (Pets)

Make it Easy on Your Pets With Pet Ramps and Stairs

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 Bob Schmitt (July 26, 2008)  Your pets are a big part of your life. You have a daily routine with them, and they often go along with you whether it is to any part of your house or on a long vacation. Pet owners who want to give their animals full accessibility in their homes, yards, and cars can get the job done with pet ramps and pet stairs. Pets may have trouble getting into cars, SUVs, or trucks. Using pet .. (Pets)

Sit Stay Fetch by Daniel Stevens Can it Really Help You Train Your Dog?

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 Peter Madrid (July 25, 2008)  Do a search on Google for Sit Stay Fetch and you will find pages after pages of information about this training program. In fact, search SitStayFetch, Sit Stay and any other combination of these three magical words and the guide by Daniel Stevens will show in the top search results. But what makes this book so great? Is it really worth $37? Why does it stand out amongst other online .. (Pets)

Is Diabetic Dog Food Good For My Dog?

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 Teddy Paseo (July 24, 2008)  What Is The Benefit Of Diabetic Dog Food? If you note changes in your dog, like consuming an unusual amount of water, urinating frequently and gaining weight without eating any more food, there is a chance that the dog is sick with canine diabetes. Canine diabetes comes about when the body is not able to process insulin. If not treated, the dog may begging to experience diverse health .. (Pets)

Animals Need Our Help

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 Debbie Foster (July 24, 2008)  The news is full of stories where family pets as well as strays are being dropped off at animal shelters. One report stated that thirteen kittens had been left outside an Animal Control facility in a couple cat carriers. Another told of ten puppies being dropped off at a humane society. Why this growth in abandoned pets? Well, part of the reason is due to the fact that summertime is .. (Pets)

Naming Your Pet

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 Joseph Devine (July 24, 2008)  An animal's name is an important part of their life. It stays with them from the time they are a young animal to an adult. Just like a human's name, a pet needs a good name. The difference being that with children, the name shouldn't embarrass the child. With pets, the name shouldn't embarrass the owner. The first thing to keep in mind is that an animal needs a name that is easily .. (Pets)

All About Pet Photography

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 Beverly Maniago (July 23, 2008)  You are in a studio, working with one or two professional photographers. They are about to shoot, but hey, you're not the one in front of the camera! These days you are not the only star. It's time to hand over the spotlight to your beloved pet. Why Pet Owners Are Crazy over Animal Photos Pets nowadays are not just mere home companions. They can be your best buddies while you are .. (Pets)

A Life Cycle Complete Saying Goodbye

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 Karen Elise Nowak (July 23, 2008)  In the domestication of animals and the taking of them into our lives, our homes, and our hearts, we take on the responsibility of meeting their daily needs. When we ask them to be part of our lives, they try their best to understand us and integrate. In this process, animals gave away complete reliance on themselves, and gained restrictions. They no longer roam or forage for food, Some . (Pets)

Rabbits As Pets

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 Joseph Devine (July 23, 2008)  Every Easter, pet shops across the country stock bunnies or rabbits for people to take home to their kids as an Easter pet. While they are super cute with their ears and little noses, rabbits are a lot more work than just tossing in a carrot. When selecting a rabbit as a pet, it is a good idea to consider getting a male rabbit. Males make the best pets as they are both attentive and .. (Pets)

How Pets Can Teach Us Empathy

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 Rebecca Sebek (July 23, 2008)  Pets are great companions and teachers. They love us unconditionally just as we are and do not expect us to change. One lesson pets teach us is empathy. The following excerpt is from Buzzle: “In one study, we found that 3- and 4-year-olds with pets were better able to understand the feelings of other children than those without pets, " Poresky says. He also says there are life .. (Pets)

A Rotastak Home For Your Hamster

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 Derek Rogers (July 22, 2008)  Rotastak is a type of housing for hamsters, although it can easily be adapted for other small rodents. When constructing a Rotastak you should put into consideration a hamster's natural habitat. Their natural habitats are mainly underground burrows in the desert. The most common materials needed to make a Rotastak home for a hamster are plastics bottles of all shapes and sizes, the idea . (Pets)

Pet Supplies From Household Items

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 Ann Wamack (July 22, 2008)  Many simple household items make excellent pet supplies. Perhaps the most straight-forward example is the re-use of the common plastic grocery bag. Learn to leave a plastic bag beside your doggie's leash so you will remember to take one along every time you go out on your walks, because a plain plastic bag makes a splendid pooper scooper (dare I say it? A “super duper pooper .. (Pets)

Overweight Pets

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 Joseph Devine (July 22, 2008)  While we often think of obesity as effecting only humans, this is simply not true. Animals of all types can become obese if not fed properly and are not given their needed amount of daily exercise. According to recent studies, 50% of all dogs and close to 20% of all cats in the United States are overweight. This statistic is not only alarming, but should also signal a desperate need for . (Pets)

Taking Proper Care of Your Cat

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 Mikael Rieck (July 21, 2008)  There are a lot of different aspects to taking care of cats that everyone should probably learn about before bringing home a new cat. One of the most important aspects of taking care of any cat is the type of diet your cat has. Nutrition and the type of food your cat eats will determine how long your cat's life span is. There are tons of different brands and tons of different types that . (Pets)

Pet Grooming Uniforms

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 Keggy Ambrose (July 21, 2008)  Wearing a pet grooming uniform makes a groomer look more professional. A good uniform can be purchased at any good pet supply store or medical supply store; you may get a better selection searching the internet. They should look stylish but yet maintain comfort for the person wearing it. A good uniform should have reinforcements at all the main stress points to ensure long life and lots . (Pets)

How to Stop Territorial Marking 10 Useful Tips

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 Wayne Tuttle (July 21, 2008)  Territorial marking comes in many forms. A dog may start barking when strangers come near their predetermined space. For cats, marking their territory is somewhat different. Cats will rub their body across an object, such as a new chair or a pair of shoes. In most cases, both cats and dogs mark their territory with urine, but in severe cases, a cat or dog may mark by defecating in their . (Pets)

Funny People and Their Funny Pets

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 Carolyn Roome (July 21, 2008)  Funny people and their funny pets: My neighbor has a beautiful older dog named Bear. He is a black lab mix and is very mellow. The confusion began one afternoon, actually closer to noon, when my husband was looking out the door and seen a 450 lb.bear sitting next to the trash bin we have. The next thing you know Bear (the dog) started charging after the bear. June (the neighbor) started . (Pets)

7 Ways to Heal Your Pets Using Quantum Physics

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 Donna Forman (July 21, 2008)  Zeropoint quantum physics utilizes a universal energy that sets up a protective shield around pets and protects them from environmental toxins including power lines, microwaves, television screens, cell phones, second-hand smoke, house-hold cleaners, chlorine, pollution in the air, water, mold and bacteria. This balances the pet's body physically and emotionally. The National Council .. (Pets)

Can Fleas Carry Tapeworm This Knowledge Could Help Save Your Pets Life

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 Paul Kramer (July 19, 2008)  The question “can fleas carry tapeworm?" might not have ventured into the minds of pet owners yet, but being confronted with this idea is extremely alarming. As a pet owner, it is always your aim to provide the best for your pets despite a few mischievous deeds here and there. But will it change your opinion once you know that they can be carrier of infections as well? Well, you .. (Pets)

Eliminating the Dangers of Heartworm Medication

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 Paul Kramer (July 19, 2008)  Although it can save your pet's life from a grave disease, there are accompanying dangers of heartworm medication. Heartworm is a type of disease that is common among pets and poses fatal threats to their health. However, it is a preventable disease especially with the growth of heartworm medication present in the market. The thing though is that most pet owners administer heartworm .. (Pets)

Key to Successfully Training Your Rabbit

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 Frank Hazen (July 19, 2008)  The first step towards training a rabbit successfully is to build its trust. This is what this article will focus on: How to gain your rabbits trust and in return, have a great pet that obeys you. Rabbits are at the bottom of the food chain. Everything eats them. . . basically. Because of this, rabbits are very cautious of everything. This is what keeps them alive and so plentiful in .. (Pets)

Training Techniques to Use Now

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 Frank Hazen (July 19, 2008)  When it comes to training your rabbit, there are a number of options. You can hire someone to do it or you can do it yourself! It's really easy to do. This article will show you how easy it is by a simple tactic. The best way to train your rabbit is through a simple psychological tactic called. . . Positive reinforcement Basically, when your rabbit does something you like you reinforce . (Pets)

Calling Your Rabbit to Come on Command Rabbit Training and Care

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 Frank Hazen (July 19, 2008)  Training your rabbit to come to you when you call its name is actually pretty easy. To do this, simply call the rabbits name and when it comes give it a treat. This article will show you step by step how to do this as it is simple. . . but not that simple. The first step to teaching your rabbit to come when you call it is to find out what its favorite treat is. Use this treat as a bait . (Pets)

Rabbit Chewing Problems and Solutions Rabbit Care

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 Frank Hazen (July 19, 2008)  Chewing can be a very big problem when it comes to rabbits. When I first got my rabbit, it chewed up some very valuable furniture along with other objects as well. This article will show you how to solve this problem. Rabbits like to chew for many reasons. Their teeth are not like our teeth. They are constantly growing and thus rabbits are always needing to use them. Rabbits are known .. (Pets)

How to Solve Rabbit Urine Problems

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 Frank Hazen (July 19, 2008)  Rabbits are very clean animals. But they pee nonetheless. Potty training is something you definitely need to train your rabbit to do. If your rabbit is indoors, this is really something you need to do. Having a rabbit outdoors in a cage can benefit with this as well. You only will have to clean the litter box of your rabbits. When I first had a rabbit, I'd have to clean the entire cage . (Pets)

Good Dog Stay by Anna Quindlen

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 Joy Cagil (July 19, 2008)  This is a book any dog lover who has lost a pet can relate to. Still, the book is not full of grief at all; rather, it is a celebration of the life of a dog and of dog ownership. When one of her dogs, Beau, given as a birthday gift by a friend, suffers from the pains of old age, the writer Anna Quindlen wonders if it is time to put him down. Beau is a black Labrador, fifteen years old, . (Pets)

Pet Loss How to Help Children Grieve

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 Nancy Lavender (July 19, 2008)  Children can be devastated by the death of a pet, even a little hamster or a rat. A structured sequence of events will help them let go and move on. When a pet dies, be practical and upfront. Tell the child that it is natures way - animals are born, they live their lives and they die. Better not to give them hope that they are just asleep or they will expect them to wake up and be .. (Pets)

Giving a Pet As a Gift

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 Victor Epand (July 18, 2008)  A pet can be a wonderful addition to a family. It can brighten up the lives of the children and parents and bring joy into the household. Obviously, for these reasons, giving a pet as a Christmas or birthday gift is a very popular practice. It is sure to be a gift that will be an initial hit with the recipient. However, there is more to giving a pet as a gift. There are a few points to . (Pets)

Pet Health Problems The One Mistake Most Pet Owners Make

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 Sam Goodhart (July 18, 2008)  It's hard to think of anybody who wouldn't love to have a happy, healthy pet. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that what they are doing to their pets is causing them to suffer needlessly. So to look at pet health problems you must first look at yourself. Firstly, what are you feeding your pet that is harmful? Nothing you might say. But look a little closer. Read the ingredients .. (Pets)

Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

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 Robert Cunningham (July 18, 2008)  So many dogs and cats are euthanized all over the United States due to overpopulation and not having enough homes willing and able to accept them. Being homeless is the number one reason companion animals are killed in the United States. Why Spay or Neuter? Spaying and neutering pets help them to live longer and healthier lives. It eliminates the risk of uterine, ovarian and testicular . (Pets)

Pet Care Tips For Summer

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 Mikael Rieck (July 17, 2008)  One of the first pet care tips for summer is obviously the heat. As we all know, the temperatures rise pretty steadily over the hot summer months, and in some places can reach record highs. This can be extremely dangerous for your pet, especially with a thick coat. If you're experiencing a heat wave in your area when it's very, very hot, then you should probably just keep your pet .. (Pets)

Ticks and Fleas

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 Debbie Foster (July 17, 2008)  Tis the season for ticks and fleas to drive our four legged furry friends crazy. If you've noticed your pets chewing at the base of their tail and/or scratching themselves a lot, they've probably been infested. So, what to do? To really get rid of these pests is no small accomplishment. First thing you should do is treat the inside of your home. Flea eggs and larvae are probably .. (Pets)

The Meaning Behind Pet Charms

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 Aries Shapney (July 17, 2008)  For many of us, pampering our pets by giving them meaningful gifts is deemed second nature. More and more pet lovers are seeking unique items to present their beloved companions as they tire of the conventional dog collars, cat bells and other common pet paraphernalia found in run-of-the-mill pet stores. For this reason, pet charms are becoming favorable gifts for pets. Pet charms bear .. (Pets)

How Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids Can Help to Improve Our Pet Health

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 Alan C. Low (July 17, 2008)  Dogs and cats need both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for optimal health. The importance of essential fatty acids in canine and feline nutrition has been known for some time. Their use as a dietary supplement to improve the health and appearance of the skin and hair coat has been well documented. By contrast, their use in the management of skin disorders, particularly their .. (Pets)