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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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Dogs and Hamsters What Do They Have in Common?

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 Nadia Vella (July 04, 2008)  Even though the big difference dogs have from hamsters, these two popular pets still have some common characteristics which make them similar! Both dogs and hamsters have long hair coats. One may find different long haired dogs and also long haired hamsters which are called “Teddy Bear Hamsters". Both long haired dogs and hamsters need grooming. Grooming a long coated dog: Lift .. (Pets)

Pet Summer Safety 12 Tips to Keep Your Cat and Dog Safe

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 Joy Hudson (July 03, 2008)  Did you know how to keep your pet safe on summer? The cat, dog, and other pet animals are also prone to any diseases that it may get during the coming summer season. Here's the tips you may followed and this is very important to take the following to keep your pet safe especially for your cat and dog. According to Nancy Peterson, issues specialist for the companion animals division of .. (Pets)

Conventional and Alternative Treatments to Pet Ear Infections

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 Bruce Maul (July 03, 2008)  Veterinary Medicine. Diagnosis and treatment methods pursued for pet ear infections may vary based on the factors triggering its manifest or the extent of damage to surrounding tissues. In the practice of veterinary medicine, typical tests conducted leading to diagnosis involves smearing a sample from the pet's ear to determine the type of irritant promoting such an infection. For pet .. (Pets)

Using Herbal Remedies to Deworm Your Pet

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 Bruce Maul (July 03, 2008)  The digestive system of animals, much like with humans, is host to a wide variety of intestinal flora that play a vital role in the process of digestion. Generally, beneficial microorganisms coexist in larger numbers than pathogenic agents but this balance can be disrupted, particularly when the immune defenses of pets are compromised. Cats and dogs are likewise vulnerable to bacterial . (Pets)

Do You Know the Answer? Where Do Turtles Live

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 Steven Magill (July 02, 2008)  Though the question, “Where do turtles live?" may seem simple, the answer is quite broad. Turtles live just about everywhere. Depending upon their species, turtles can be found living in a number of habitats. Where You will Find Sea Turtles - As the name implies, you will find sea turtles living in most of the oceans of the world. The only place you won't find them is Antarctica. . (Pets)

Keeping Pets Safe From Common Disease

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 Mike Chang (July 02, 2008)  The idea of keeping a pet is something that many people are doing in this world. You must be sure that you are working it all out and caring for the pets that you have in the right way. Most often this is not a problem for those that have grown up with pets. But there are some that never had pets growing up and they will be going to the right place in their life. You can see that you .. (Pets)

Adding a Pet to Your Family

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 Joseph Devine (July 02, 2008)  Some studies show that children that grow up around pets have a tendency to be more responsible than children who do not grow up with pets. Caring for a family pet teaches children many life lessons, such as responsibility, empathy, and allows children to bond better with other people and animals. Pet Temperaments If you have children and have decided to add a pet to your household, .. (Pets)

Tips For Changing Your Pets Bandages

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 CS Swarens (July 02, 2008)  Unfortunately, your pet will likely get injured from time to time. In this case, it is important for you to know how to properly care for the wounds by taking care of the bandages used to protect them. With these simple tips, you will be able to keep the bandages properly in place while helping your pet heal. Tip #1: Keep the Bandages Dry The most important thing you can do for your .. (Pets)

Understanding the Biochemical Profile Test in Pets

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 CS Swarens (July 02, 2008)  When you take your pooch in for a check up, your veterinarian will likely want to conduct a blood test that is referred to as a biochemical profile. Although most pet owners happily agree to have the biochemical profile completed, many don't actually know why the testing is done or even what the test is looking for. What is a Biochemical Profile Test? A biochemical test is conducted by . (Pets)

Applying Medication to Your Pets Eyes and Ears

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 CS Swarens (July 02, 2008)  As a pet owner, you may occasionally need to apply ear and eye medication to your furry friend. For many pet owners, applying these types of medications is a nerve-wracking experience. After all, the eyes and ears are sensitive areas of the pet's body and you can't help but worry about accidentally hurting your pet. With these simple steps, however, you should feel far more comfortable .. (Pets)

Issues on How to Vaccinate Your Pets Properly

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 Paul Kramer (July 01, 2008)  There has been constant reviewing and changing of vaccination protocols that are given by veterinary schools. The shift in our vaccine procedures is a result of various studies over the last few years that show immunity from many vaccines last longer than 12 months (most vaccines are labeled to be administered every 12 months. ) As a result, it just doesn't make sense to vaccinate most .. (Pets)

How to Go About Reporting Animal Neglect

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 Mike Selvon (July 01, 2008)  Witnessing animal neglect or abuse can be a heart wrenching experience. For those who love animals it is difficult to understand why it happens. However, no matter if one understands it or not, they have a responsibility to stop or report the abuse if they observe it happening. The key is education on the prevention of cruelty to animals and how to deal with this horrid experience, not .. (Pets)

July is UV Safety Month and Not Just For Humans

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 Debbie Foster (July 01, 2008)  Yes, summer is here and we all need to know what steps to take to minimize exposure to ultraviolet rays. This applies not only to humans, but to our pets as well. If you live in a hot climate, there are steps you can take to keep your pet from overheating or getting sunburned. Yes, pets can get sunburned, too. They can also suffer from premature aging and skin cancer, just like their .. (Pets)

Purchasing Generic Pet Medication Online

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 Paul Kramer (July 01, 2008)  As responsible pet owners, it is our utmost aim to give our pets the best medical attention. However, giving them such can be a real pain to our wallets. Submitting our pets to veterinarians, as well as buying those prescription medications that are apt for their health conditions can be very costly. Well, that won't be a problem for those with loose budgets. But to those with tight .. (Pets)

Bean Bag Bed For Pets Are Affordable

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 James Hundale (June 30, 2008)  Since the beginning of time, there has been a strong, almost unbreakable link between mankind and their pets. To most there lies truth in the saying ‘A dog is man's best friend’. Many people would add cat, rabbit or any other pet to this phrase. Whether your pet is your safety measurement in your home, your loyal companion in old age, or even to a lonely heart or even just .. (Pets)

How to Choose Nutritious Pet Food

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 Jane Dinunzio (June 30, 2008)  It is difficult to decide what to feed our pets, especially after all the recalls that emptied the shelves of over 100 brands of pet food. Who do we trust now? The contamination was a product used in making plastics and fertilizers, called melamine. This was inadvertently ground up and processed into the wheat gluten used in pet food. This poisoned food caused kidney failure and death .. (Pets)

Understanding Your Pets CBC Blood Test

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 CS Swarens (June 30, 2008)  When you take your pet to the veterinarian for a regular check up or if you are concerned that your pet may be ill, the vet will likely perform a CBC. A CBC, or complete blood count, is used to evaluate the cells that circulate through your pet's blood. With the help of this test, your vet can find the first indication that your pet may be ill or in need of medical care in some way. .. (Pets)

Diabetes and Your Pet

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 CS Swarens (June 30, 2008)  Most people have heard of diabetes, but few realize that diabetes is a disease that can also affect your pet. In fact, diabetes is a very serious condition and, if not treated properly, can lead to even more serious complications or even death. Therefore, it is important to test your pet for diabetes and to monitor your pet's health effectively after diabetes is diagnosed. What is .. (Pets)

Ear Mites and Your Pet

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 CS Swarens (June 30, 2008)  If your beloved pet is scratching a great deal around its neck or ear, it may be suffering from ear mites. Ear mites are a common problem in both cats and dogs, but can be quite irritating and even painful. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize when ear mites have infested your pet and how to get rid of them so your pet can be happy and healthy again. What are Ear Mites? .. (Pets)

Pet Health and Life Extension

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 Robert R Hart (June 30, 2008)  Understandably, people willingly spend thousands-of-dollars attempting to get their sick pets better via conventional medicine. Ironically, these same people think that providing the proper nutrition and supplements capable of preventing illness are too expensive! And yet. . . Tens-of-millions of pets have at least one disease; many are on multiple medications, and most pets over the .. (Pets)

Proper Way to Administering Oral Medications Pets Need

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  There are several oral medications pet can receive as an alternate treatment if you are reluctant to give injections onto your well-loved pets. However, administering oral treatments for your pet can prove to be more difficult, apart from the various unlikely effects from providing this form of treatment. However, getting your pets to intake the said oral medications (whether liquid or . (Pets)

Secure Your Pets Food With a Reliable and Stylish Pet Food Storage Container

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  Having a secure pet food storage container where you can safely place all of your pet's food helps ensure that they get fresh and safe food at all times. Just like humans, pet owners must also provide only the best and freshest foods for their pets to intake. Doing so will not only make sure that they get the nutrients they need but also to help prevent contraction of certain diseases. . (Pets)

Pet Grooming Supplies A Way to Complement Your Pets Hygiene

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  As much as we want to cuddle, hug, and play with our pets, we also want them to be clean and have them groomed regularly. Pet grooming is a very important part in pet keeping. It involves various grooming services that mainly include bathing them, cleaning their teeth as well as their nails and paws, etc. And like people, pets too, have pet grooming supplies that are obviously needed in . (Pets)

Where Can You Buy Affordable Pet Supplies?

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  You will find some people who are going overboard or are over-reacting when it comes to their pets especially when they are buying pet supplies. Some of them will often buy things that their pet don't even need, they just buy and buy and buy themselves to death but for some, this is self-satisfaction already but this can really be a big burden for their budget. There will come a time .. (Pets)

The Truth About Online Pet Medication

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  Is online pet medication a reliable way to get treatment for your pets? With several pet medication products coming out, filtering through each of them can be quite difficult. However, with the influx of several online pet medications and the accessibility it offers pet owners, making those online purchases can be very easy. Several commercials that are shown today seem to be starting .. (Pets)

Great Savings on Pet Medications

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  We understand your need to provide the best care for your pets and pet medications are among their basic needs. Indeed, when it comes to our pets’ health, we cannot disregard it and often times the level of attention necessary to keep them healthy at all times can be too costly on our meager budget. Don't you just wish there are ways to be able to insure that they stay healthy and . (Pets)

Can Cheap Pet Meds Be As Effective As Those With Brand Names?

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  Taking care of pets would mean extending the supposed-to-be-for-family's budget only to accommodate the needs of our beloved pets. And one thing that can pack quite a punch to pet owner's budget is buying pet meds. As we all know, pet medications and medicines are necessary in order to keep your pet healthy and produce longevity of life. But since there are already a wide range of .. (Pets)

Natural Pet Food Products

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 Ian Pennington (June 30, 2008)  Getting back to nature is getting the most natural gesture of humanity despite all the innovations and developments; we find natural ways as the most effective and safest ones. Beyond our own food solutions, we are seeking healthy and more neural food products for our pets as well. Pets are part of our life and our household; we have to take much care and concern about their food and .. (Pets)

Why Should You Use Homeopathic Medicine For Pets?

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 Yvette Cabrera (June 30, 2008)  Pets are considered members of the family. Just ask any pet owner. The problem with having your dog or cat being so close to you, not just through the bonds of love, but being physically close by living under the same roof, it is only natural to realize that this close contact means that your dog or cat would very well likely contract an infection or disease, and these ailments would .. (Pets)

What's Expedient About All Natural Pet Food?

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 Paul Kramer (June 30, 2008)  As we all know, from the very start that we decided to take care of pets, we should have inculcated into our minds that keeping pets would mean another responsibility. Moreover, entailed in that responsibility is extending a little of our budget for all their needs. One of the major exigencies would be feeding them. And the more we get to introduce them to various kinds of pet food, the . (Pets)

Selecting a Boarding Kennel

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 Joseph Devine (June 30, 2008)  Neighbors and friends do not always have the time and experience to be able to provide proper care for your animal. However, a boarding service will have the professionals who can. By selecting a boarding facility, the pet avoids the stress of the long car or airplane ride. He also will receive more attention than if left home alone. The staff is trained to notice health problems that .. (Pets)

Alternative Treatments For Pets

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 Ian Pennington (June 30, 2008)  People have resorted to alternative medicines to cure diseases. Alternative medicine is based on philosophies and beliefs. It involves religion, untested practices, spiritual and pre-modern medical practices. These practices are not adopted in the mainstream of medicine, hence the term alternative medicine. Pet owners who believe in its effectiveness practice alternative medicine for .. (Pets)

Caring For Your Hamster

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 Joseph Devine (June 30, 2008)  In the wild, hamsters must travel long distances in search of food. Since they are used to getting a lot of exercise, it is important to care for these needs once in captivity. Exercise wheels are beneficial. For Syrian hamsters, the wheel's diameter should be a minimum of 8 inches. Only use wheels with solid surfaces. Those with rungs present the opportunity for a leg to get caught and . (Pets)

Hamster Habitats

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 Joseph Devine (June 30, 2008)  Hamsters were discovered 70 years ago in the Syrian Desert. They have quickly become popular household pets due to their friendly nature and adaptability. When setting up a habitat, note that there is not such thing as too big of an environment. The cage should be as big as possible considering it is where the pet will be spending most of its time. Make it interesting and comfortable. .. (Pets)

How to Feed Your Pets With Raw Pet Food Like the Experts?

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 Paul Kramer (June 29, 2008)  As been said, providing raw pet food recipes for your pets is one of the best ways for them to eat a natural and healthy diet. This makes sense as commercialized pet foods are already heavily processed and so some important health nutrients are discarded, compared to eating raw pet food. Just to compare our pets to people like us, if all we eat come in cans or bags, then we wouldn't .. (Pets)

The Future of Pet Snacks and Treats

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 Dr. R.J. Peters (June 29, 2008)  I've been following pet food industry reports for over a year now, ever since the big pet food recall of 2007, and have found some interesting and maybe even life-changing ideas. After exploring the history of commercial pet food, I've seen that looking to the future promises to be full of some fascinating changes, some of which have already begun. The dangers of contaminated .. (Pets)

Pet Medication How to Save Money

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 Wayne Tuttle (June 29, 2008)  When we go to our family doctor, sometimes we leave their office with a written prescription. We then take that hard to read piece of paper to our local pharmacy to have it filled. Sounds simple enough! What about our pets? If our dog or cat needs some medication, our veterinarian usually writes a prescription and fills it on the spot. No questions asked. But did you know you have .. (Pets)

Pets For Sale

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 Clifford Young (June 29, 2008)  There is often a lot of money to be made by breeders offering pets for sale. More and more people are purchasing new pets, be it dogs, cats, rabbits or any other animal and as such there is an increasing demand. Breeders will breed specific animals often pure bred, appearing on a register, and can thus charge a lot of money for their pets. There are though ethical and non-ethical pet .. (Pets)

Six Ways to Calm Pets During Thunder and Fireworks

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 Amy G. Casey (June 29, 2008)  How do your pets react to loud noises like thunder and fireworks? I've seen reactions from nonchalant to extreme terror. My friend's Golden Retriever likes to wrap himself around whatever human is available, shaking in fear. A neighbor's dog acquired super-canine powers and actually ate through the fence and ran into a busy street. Fortunately someone brought her home safe, but others .. (Pets)

Your Pets Food May Hold Severe Health Problems!

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 Anna Romano (June 29, 2008)  I have been a pet owner since I was a child and like most Americans who have pets, they are a very big part of my life and my family. I adopted a 6 week old Toy Fox Terrier puppy in 1996. From the moment he wandered over to me, it was love at first site! His name is Mason, now nearly 13 years old he's been through a lot because of my trust in foods sold in grocery stores and at the .. (Pets)

The Truth About Saving Money With Discount Pet Medications

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 Paul Kramer (June 29, 2008)  When it comes to caring for our pets, we want to always give them the best and there is several discount pet medication available nowadays to help us provide the best without costing more than our hard-earned money can afford. Simply put, discount pet medications offer great rates for your feline and canine friends’ needs. If you look through the internet, there are several .. (Pets)

A Meeting by Chance Another Pet Partner Story

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 Marilyn Swan (June 28, 2008)  It began on the elevator. A meeting by chance, or was it? Often I believe we are put in a certain place at a certain time for a certain reason. Therefore we must always be ready and willing to follow where we are directed even if at the moment we question whether or not we want to take the time. That was how the whole evening would go for me, should I or shouldn't I? The elevator, a .. (Pets)

How to Choose the Right Pet Exercise Pen

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 Bill Vs (June 28, 2008)  To begin with, pet exercise pens can be used for a multitude of animals. Many people automatically assume that the pens are for puppies and small dogs. Although they work very well in these situations, they are also very good for many larger dogs, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs and even some pet birds and tortoises! Pet exercise pens are usually made up of a number of flat panels that .. (Pets)

How to Choose the Right Pet Ramp Or Stairs

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 Bill Vs (June 28, 2008)  First of all, veterinarians have seen increasing problems in older pets, such as back problems, arthritic joints and muscle degeneration. Most daily routines of normally active pets involve jumping or climbing to lay on a bed, get in or out of a car, sit in a favorite chair, and so on. All too often, pets can experience pain as a first sign, and can begin to shy away from normal .. (Pets)

Grow a Vegetable Garden For Your Birds and Reptiles

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 Jill Patt (June 28, 2008)  ABOUT: I've kept all sorts of exotic pets throughout my life and have refined my methods of feeding and housing them over the years as I've learned more about their unique needs. This education has allowed me to continually enrich their environment & diet to provide the best possible care. Therefore, this article is an attempt to share my experiences in keeping and housing exotic .. (Pets)

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Pet Medication and How to Overcome Them?

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 Paul Kramer (June 27, 2008)  In these modern days, whenever our pets get to feel ailments, we immediately rush to pet pharmaceuticals to buy pet meds, or if there is still time, we undoubtedly rush him to his veterinarian for a fervent check up. Maybe that is how modern medicine has influenced us in treating any types of illnesses. But have we thought of the possible side effects of pet medications? Pet medications . (Pets)

How to Make Your Own Pet Food, and Make Your Pet Love You For It

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 Robert Fenn (June 27, 2008)  Many pet stores offer a wide variety of pet foods. But in order to avoid preservatives and chemical agents in your pet's diet you must try procuring them homemade pet food. The chemical assembly and expiration dates of factory made pet foods can be quite a bother. In order to make custom-made pet food you could make use of meat, green veggies, milk, grains, starch and fruits. Don't .. (Pets)

Tips on Pet Care

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 Robert Cunningham (June 27, 2008)  Basic needs in caring for a pet include feeding the appropriate diet geared for the age of the dog. Dog food products can be found for puppies, adult and senior dogs. As your pet grows older you need to be aware of weight gain. Obesity is not healthy for dogs or cats. Discuss with your veterinarian what changes you should make in an overweight pet's diet. Keep treats to a minimum and .. (Pets)

Luxury Pet Carriers Can a Luxury Pet Carrier Be More Than Just Trendy?

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 Charlotte Simms (June 27, 2008)  Luxury pet carriers can serve many purposes beyond simply looking cool. For some people the image that comes to mind of a luxury pet carrier is one of small dogs in trendy pet carrier totes - some of which are made out of high end materials like imported Asian silk or Italian leather. But this is only one type of stylish pet carrier. I'll describe many other solid reasons why people .. (Pets)

Herbal Remedies For UTI in Pets

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 Bruce Maul (June 26, 2008)  Once regarded as an alternative remedy for human ailments, the application of herbal remedies now extend to holistic health care for pets, particularly in the support of urinary tract systems. Herbal remedy compounds convey medicinal properties that easily adapt to the biochemistry of organisms, since these fill in the underlying causes of imbalances while cleansing the body from .. (Pets)