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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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What You Should Before You Adopt a Pet

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 Dave Horvath (July 17, 2008)  Shelters also have healthy animals and they are not expensive. Adoption counselors in the shelter help owners in arriving at a decision on pets. Shelter adoption fees are usually much less than purchasing a pet at a store or breeder. And your new pet is more likely to be vaccinated, de-wormed, and spayed or neutered. Shelter pets are a bargain. For an pet adoption fee between $60 and .. (Pets)

Pet Strollers How to Choose the Correct One For You

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 Ray Pugh (July 16, 2008)  When choosing your pet stroller there are some important factors you need to take into consideration. You want to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable and that the dog stroller will perform to your satisfaction based on where your outings will take place. The primary criteria in your selection starts with the weight capacity of the cat and dog stroller. You will need to know the .. (Pets)

Online Pet Adoption

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 Ian Pennington (July 16, 2008)  No pet in this world deserves to die. It seems today that many institutions are putting animals to sleep and not even giving them a chance. We have strong feelings towards those individuals that don't even give their animal a chance and decide to throw them out in an unknown area, neglect them and let them die. You should know that there are businesses out there that try their hardest .. (Pets)

Finding Emergency Care For Your Pet

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 Tara Nemeth (July 16, 2008)  As my husband and I found out this weekend, pets, like children, don't always get sick or injured during regular business hours.   This past Friday afternoon, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Jade started occasionally pawing at his left eye.   Upon closer inspection, Jade's eye looked a little red and irritated but I could not find anything wrong.   There were no obvious signs of .. (Pets)

Types of Hamsters

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 Nadia Vella (July 15, 2008)  There are 5 types of hamsters. These are the Syrian hamster, Dwarf Campbell Russian Hamster, Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster, Chinese Hamster and Roborovski Hamster. Syrian Hamster The Syrian Hamster lives alone in the wild and it feels much happier when it's alone in captivity too. Syrian Hamsters can be aggressive with each other and can seriously hurt each other. Never keep .. (Pets)

The Role and Service of Our Pets and Other Animals

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 Claire Montanaro (July 15, 2008)  Animals have souls too. Domesticated animals can be highly evolved and very wise, and they reincarnate as we do. Just as we often have strong soul links with people in our lives, such as family members or certain work colleagues, so those pets which join us, sadly, for just a few years may well have been with us before as animal companions in lifetime after lifetime. So, your cat may .. (Pets)

Premium Pet Care Tips

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 Mikael Rieck (July 15, 2008)  One of the first and most important basic pet care tips is looking after your pet's diet. There are literally hundreds of different name brands, flavors, and kinds of food available for your pet to eat. It's important that you check into each of the companies and check to make sure they haven't recently had any kind of recall. Next, you'll want to try and find the healthiest type of .. (Pets)

How to Get Rid of Fleas Fast

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 Johnny Moon (July 15, 2008)  If you own a cat (or a dog) then it's likely you have had to deal with a flea problem at some time or another and it's likely that if you are reading this article now you are looking for a solution to this common problem. The easiest way to get rid of fleas for your cat or dog is a high quality flea control applicator. These are also very effective in killing ticks which while they are . (Pets)

Pets Are Good For You Veterinarians Agree!

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 Terri Polk (July 15, 2008)  As anyone who has ever loved a companion animal can tell you, pets make people feel good. In the past, however, there was no scientific evidence to back this up. Well now there is. Studies done in the last decade have proven that owning pets can be beneficial to human health in many ways. As The Center for Disease Control's website states, owning pets can lower people's blood pressure, . (Pets)

How to Make Your Home Ready For a New Pet

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 Joseph Devine (July 14, 2008)  Bringing a new pet into your home can be an exciting experience; however, there are many things that need to be done to prepare your house and family for the arrival of a new pet. If there are children in the house, it is important to teach them how to behave around a pet. Make sure they know the rules and responsibilities that will be included with the arrival of a pet. Allowing your .. (Pets)

How to Choose Which Pet is Right For You, a Dog Or a Cat?

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 Sparrow Darling (July 14, 2008)  Dogs or cats. Those words mean different things to different people. Which do you prefer? Those of us who have already made that decision know how satisfying it is to share our life with either a dog or a cat. Or perhaps both. Many of us love all types of animals. Even though that's true, when it comes to choosing a pet, we definitely have certain ideas. Some of us have multi pet .. (Pets)

Pet People Are Pet Lovers

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 Merry Rosenfield (July 14, 2008)  When I was a kid, almost everyone had a pet dog in my neighborhood. We didn't worry much about barking, and if you stepped in dog droppings, you got laughed at for not paying attention! This was the 1950s, before the era when dog lovers marched around with plastic baggies ready to pick up their pet's little gifts to take home. I don't think it's a bad idea to clean up after your pets, .. (Pets)

Pet Food and Diet

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 Precious N Ajibowo (July 13, 2008)  Pet food and diet generally should be handled with great carefulness and concern for the safety of our pets. A well nourished individual from experience rarely falls sick, is better focused with clearer minds and sharp reflexes among other great benefits. A careful selection of meals fed our pets should be of utmost importance to anyone who genuinely loves, cares and cherishes his/ .. (Pets)

Pet Supplies Primer

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 Anne Clarke (July 13, 2008)  There are numerous benefits that come with owning a pet. It's been medically proven that animal-owners enjoy a healthier lifestyle than those without pets. Not only do they reduce stress and improve your overall mood, walking or playing with your animal outside will help you cut down on your exercise time. They're also good at helping you meet friends/love interests in social situations . (Pets)

Things to Consider Before Taking Your Pet on Vacation

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 Christie Silvers (July 13, 2008)  Pets are like family members to most pet owners, so it's no wonder that many owners worry about their pet when it comes to planning the family vacation. There are many factors to take into account when you consider bringing your family pet along on a trip. Here are a few things to consider before you commit to taking Fido along on that next road trip. Accommodations - When considering .. (Pets)

Choosing a Rabbit As a Pet

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 Joseph Devine (July 13, 2008)  When you and your family are ready for a pet, there are many decisions to make as to deciding what type of pet would be best for your family's situation. There are many factors that you would consider when choosing the right pet including size and eating habits. For some families, a rabbit might be the right pet because of its size, manor, and eating habits. One thing that you should .. (Pets)

Protect Your Pet on the 4th of July

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 Tara Nemeth (July 13, 2008)  What comes to mind when someone says “4th of July"? Fireworks? Picnics? Backyard BBQs with friends and family? For us humans, the 4th of July is usually a fun and relaxing holiday; for our pets however, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Even normally calm pets can become anxiety-ridden by the thunderous booms and bright lights generated by fireworks. The .. (Pets)

Home Foreclosure and Your Pets

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 Sparrow Darling (July 13, 2008)  Daily on the news we hear reports of home foreclosures across the country, due to the disastrous subprime mortgages. Sometimes when we hear news reports like this we don't give alot of thought to the deeper consequences, such as, that when a family loses their home because of foreclosure their pets lose their home, too. It's sad enough that a family is being put out of their home, but .. (Pets)

Local Food Banks For Pets!

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 Mike Bradbury (July 13, 2008)  Pets are an integral part of a loving family.  In times of need, especially with today's slowing economy, food can be scarce and hard to come by for many families throughout the US.  Local area food banks provide families with the much needed food supply.  But what about their innocent pets?  In Atlanta, as of mid-2008, there exists two suburban pet food banks.  Such organizations .. (Pets)

Answering Your Animal Cruelty Questions

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 Mike Selvon (July 12, 2008)  Being a pet owner is a wonderful opportunity to find unrequited love. There is just something about owning a pet that can bring out the best, or worst, in people. An animal is a huge responsibility and it is up to the pet owner to ensure that their animal is receiving quality medical care, food, water and attention. When these situations are not being met then animal cruelty is the .. (Pets)

Seniors Looking For a Good Four Legged Companion

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 Norma Crozier (July 12, 2008)  Our mature lifestyle may progress to the point when we would like companionship in the form of our four legged dog friends. There are particular traits and considerations we should keep in mind when choosing that particular four legged friend. If you are a retired couple don't think of the breed of dog you should be considering but it's speed. A dog between five and eight years old is .. (Pets)

Pets Puppies and Kittens

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 Precious N Ajibowo (July 12, 2008)  Puppies and Kittens (i. e. dogs and cats) are two common favourites with man whenever the word PET is mentioned, and you get to see them all around. Pets are animals, birds and insects with furs, feathers, scales, leather and shell for skin that either live with you (or your neighbour) at home or those we keep around us in game parks, zoos and reservations. With every passing moment, .. (Pets)

Are Dogs and Cats in This Recession Too?

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 John T Jones, Ph.D. (July 12, 2008)  Our local rag had an article today on the impact of the current recession, soon to be depression, on animals. The question presented in so many words was, “Would you give medical attention to your dog or buy one of those bags of dog food you can't lift-before you feed your children?" It seems fewer dogs are being adopted or retrieved from pounds and more are be euthanized. My .. (Pets)

What Teenagers Can Do to Stop Animal Cruelty

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 Mike Selvon (July 11, 2008)  Teenagers can do a lot to help stop animal cruelty. More and more teens are becoming morally conscious at such a young age that they are making a difference in our society already. According to Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. " If a moral teen wants to sincerely help to make this globe a better place, then . (Pets)

How to Get Your Pets in on the Fun at Halloween

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 Phil Sikes (July 10, 2008)  During Halloween celebrations, many people choose to wear animal costumes of all sorts. Pets can join in the fun by dressing as people. Since pets often become family members in a very real way, going to the spa for treatments and traveling literally everywhere with their owners, it makes sense that pets would don costumes for Halloween, too. Of course, the pet's owner is going to have . (Pets)

Lost Dog

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 Robert Cunningham (July 10, 2008)  As hard as we try to make sure our dog is unable to get lost it can happen and before we know it we start to panic about what we can do? Preventing a lost pet in the first place is your top priority. Have proper identification attached to your dog's collar or even better have him micro chipped by your Vet. Check all fencing and gate openings periodically and correct any problem at once. . (Pets)

How to Beat Flystrike in Rabbits

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 Paul Sutton (July 10, 2008)  Flystrike is a serious condition in rabbits that, if left untreated, can be fatal. It is caused by flies laying their eggs on the rabbit, the eggs hatching out into maggots and the maggots then eating the rabbit's flesh. At the very least Flystrike (or myiasis) is extremely uncomfortable, at worst it results in severe pain, shock and death. Flystrike is also a very fast moving .. (Pets)

Pet Travel Essentials Guide

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 Clark Tran (July 10, 2008)  When traveling with pets on vacation, whether you are driving or flying to your destination it is best to be ready for all you pets needs. You want to get to your fun destination as safely and comfortably as possible. So here are some essential must-haves to get you on your way to a happy vacation with your pet. Always remember before taking your pet on vacation, consult your .. (Pets)

Prevention and Recovery From Animal Attack

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 Manuel Salvacion (July 10, 2008)  Having animals as pets can be fun. Dogs, cats and other pets give some sort of therapy to stressed souls. And for many, dogs provide the best company that other pets are not capable of, such as providing protection at home. But what happens when the pet whom you love to cuddle, pet and feed suddenly becomes an attacker? According to statistics, an estimated 4.5 million Americans are .. (Pets)

Pet Care Tips For Summer

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 Ann Wamack (July 09, 2008)  The summer months can be a difficult time for our pets, especially if they are prone to getting fleas. Flea bites are painful and annoying. Luckily, there are many effective flea control products on the market today. Your veterinarian can help you pick the commercial product(s) best suited to your pet, your climate, and your circumstances. But have you tried any of these traditional .. (Pets)

Find a Pet Sitter That Will Treat Them As If Theyre Their Own

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 Brittany Shea (July 09, 2008)  Pet sitting may not sound like a big deal, but it is to a lot of people. Most people consider their pets their children, and you wouldn't just leave your child with just anyone would you? Most pet sitters run a business, and sometimes even include grooming, walks, training, etc. If you are like me, then your dog is your baby! About a year ago, I had a dog named Drake. He was half blue .. (Pets)

Rising Heat Means Rising Risks For Pets 5 Tips to Pet Health Safety

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 Yves Marie Danie Baptiste (July 09, 2008)  For most people, the start of the summer is a happy event. There will be pool parties, barbecues, and many trips to amusement parks. But for our beloved pets,  facing rising temperatures without precautionary measures in place could lead to premature death, one that could be avoided. Our pets are just as eager for some fun in the sun but just like for humans, we must remember to take .. (Pets)

Types of Seizures in Dogs Or Cats

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 Yvette Cabrera (July 09, 2008)  What triggers canine or feline seizures is not exactly known but the general observation is that seizures usually happen when animals are excited. This excitement may increase during play or a cue that signifies that play is about to begin. It is also not uncommon for dogs to have seizures during sleep; however, this should not be confused with barking and shaking while sleep. A dog may . (Pets)

The Art of Managing Joint Pain

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 Clark Tran (July 09, 2008)  One day while playing with Brandy, my Akita-Sheppard age 12, I noticed that it was harder for her to run around and chase the ball. At the time I thought nothing of it, but the next day when I went to get her ready for her nightly walk I realized that she had a mild case of arthritis. She didn't jump right up to greet me as she normally would she had a hard time getting up from her bed, . (Pets)

Prolong Your Pets Life Give Him Holistic Treatments

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 Yvette Cabrera (July 09, 2008)  Holistic treatment for pets is fast becoming the medicine of choice for pet owners the world over. But being still in its infancy as a method of treatment for pets, many people still have questions, and are not sure if this holistic treatments for pets is good for their dogs or cats. The main reason that it might not be clear to people is because of its approach to a cure. holistic .. (Pets)

Most Common Problems Pet Owners Face

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 Clark Tran (July 09, 2008)  Pets enrich our lives in an almost endless number of ways. Whether greeting us at the door, keeping us company when we are down or simply entertaining us, having a pet in your life is a great way to improve the quality of your life. For all that they add for our lives, we owe it to them to do all we can for them in return. One of the ways to ensure your pet enjoys a long, happy life is .. (Pets)

Richardson's Ground Squirrels

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 Joseph Devine (July 09, 2008)  Richardson's Ground Squirrels commonly go by a variety of names including picket pins, flickertails, gophers, yellow gophers, prairie gophers, and tawny American marmots. They are related to the prairie dog and have a similar appearance. Richardson's Ground Squirrels can be found in the northern plains of North America. Most of their lives are spent in underground burrows. The public .. (Pets)

Have You Heard of the American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals?

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 Mike Selvon (July 09, 2008)  One of the oldest humane organizations still in existence today is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Since 1866, they have offered solace and love to animals that have suffered at the hands of merciless individuals. The organization is one that has a simple mission; to do all they can to stop the violence that millions of animals face on a daily basis. Once .. (Pets)

Do Animal Communicators Work Discover Why the Answer is an Emphatic Yes!

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 Val C Heart (July 08, 2008)  You know that your animal tries to tell you things every day. However, what if you don't know how to spot a bad habit that comes from a reaction to emotional trauma, or whether they are experiencing physical pain, illness or discomfort? Even the most caring, loving owners mistakenly do things all the time that adversely affects their animals. That's why if you go to a vet or a trainer .. (Pets)

Spay Or Neuter Your Pet Rabbit?

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 Jill Patt (July 08, 2008)  Sterilizing your pet rabbit is highly recommended to prevent problems down the road. Male rabbits that that are not neutered have a tendency to fight and will rip and tear each others scrotums leading to surgical intervention. Intact males will also be difficult to litter box train because they have a tendency to fecal and urine mark their environment. Intact females will also be .. (Pets)

Pain Control in Companion Animals

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 Jill Patt (July 08, 2008)  Research has shown that pain is self perpetuating and that each episode of pain triggers the next, making it easier to experience the pain. Therefore, after the animal begins to experience pain it is much more difficult to control because the pet is already cycling through this pain “loop. " Additionally, research studies indicate that pain will not only cause the animal stress .. (Pets)

Pet Squirrels Habitats and Lifestyle

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 Joseph Devine (July 08, 2008)  A wild squirrel prefers to be in the woods because it is easy to find food and nesting material. However, the curious critters also venture to backyards in parks in urban areas. Squirrels tend to nest in hollow tree trunks or branches. The nests are composed of thistledown, moss, dried grass, twigs, feathers, leaves, and shredded bark. If the squirrel lives in captivity, it is best to .. (Pets)

Pet Squirrels

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 Joseph Devine (July 08, 2008)  Squirrels are classified as small rodents. Red and flying squirrels weigh between 4 and 8 ounces where gray squirrels are much larger totaling between 12 and 28 ounces. Their lifespan is about 10 years in captivity, but in the wild it is much shorter due to the high likelihood of a predator attach. Most squirrels are wild, and therefore, not available for pets. However, Southern Flying . (Pets)

The Joy That Our Pets Bring Us

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 M Deskins (July 07, 2008)  Pets make wonderful companions and friends. All pet lovers know how precious the bond is between us and our animal friends. It doesn't matter whether the pet is a cat, dog, bunny, ferret, hamster, fish, or bird; our pets are part of our family. We all know the joy that our pets can bring us. Unfortunately, we also know the sadness and heartbreak from losing a pet. They don't stay with .. (Pets)

Coping With the Death of a Pet

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 Mike Vines (July 07, 2008)  When most of us think about the death of a friend we think about someone that we worked with, that we went to school with, or became acquainted with in some way. In short, we think about our human friends who have passed on. Dealing with the death of the people you know and love is difficult, but so to is the loss of a pet. Many people don't realize that the loss of a pet can be as .. (Pets)

How Do I Deal With a Seizure Or Fit in My Dog Or Cat?

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 Alison Grimston (July 07, 2008)  Animal health care is so vast and complex, and the central nervous system in particular is still largely uncharted territory. Diseases of the nervous system are, fortunately, rare, and sadly often severe. The commonest neurological problems in cats and dogs are due to road accidents and other forms of head injuries, chemical poisoning, and infections such as rabies. Any of these can .. (Pets)

Tips on Owning Small Animal Pets

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 Robert Cunningham (July 07, 2008)  Small pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, and rats are intelligent, curious and easy for a child to care for when properly taught. With proper care they can provide several years of companionship for the child. They are lively and fun to watch but remember when handling they can be quick movers and get lost in a moment. You can find many books and pamphlets with .. (Pets)

Tips in Order to Prevent Animal Abuse

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 Mike Selvon (July 07, 2008)  Pet abuse is one thing that can be prevented if only people will take the first step, yet in order to prevent it people must understand it, which can be difficult for those who love their domestic animals. People can prevent cruelty to the animals by taking some steps towards prevention. To love animals one must learn how to properly take care of them and respect the rights animals .. (Pets)

Protecting Your Pets From Poisonous Household Substances

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 Sivakorn Siricharoensataporn (July 06, 2008)  It becomes our responsibility to take proper care for the pets when we bring them into our house. Here are few precautions that we should take to make our home poison-free for our loving pets: - Beware of the plants present in the house and in the pet's yard. Ingestion of oleander, azalea, sago palm, mistletoe, Easter lily and yew plant by a pet can prove to be fatal sometimes. - Never . (Pets)

How to Put an End to Pet Odor 3 Easy Steps to Eliminate Odors Forever!

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 Patrick Howell (July 05, 2008)  We've all smelled it. It's without a doubt one of the most noticeable and fowl odors in existence-pet urine. When I worked in the flooring installation business, I saw literally hundreds of people's homes that were damaged due to having pets. The most common problem we witnessed was the accumulation of odors trapped in our customer's carpet and pad due to years of having pets indoors. .. (Pets)