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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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Treating Cushings Disease in Pets With Herbal Remedies

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 Bruce Maul (June 26, 2008)  If you're starting to notice lethargic behaviors in your pet that come complemented by the loss of muscle mass and tremendous weight gain, while eating and drinking a lot, chances are your pet is suffering from a condition called Cushing's disease. Also called hyperadrenocorticism, Cushing's disease arises from the excessive production of hormones from a tumor-inflicted pituitary or .. (Pets)

Pet Drowning Prevention 10 Tips You Can Use

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 Wayne Tuttle (June 26, 2008)  It is estimated there are 58 million dogs and 62 million cats in North America and sadly, thousands of these pets drown unnecessarily each year. Many of these downing's go unreported, so there is no way of knowing the exact number of fatalities. Although, 99 % of dogs can swim, we have a false sense of security when we see our dogs running and jumping in and out of the water at the lake . (Pets)

Tips For Travelling With Your Pet

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 Tara Nemeth (June 26, 2008)  Loki loved to go hiking and camping. By the time she was 6, she had been up and down the West Coast and seen everything from deserts to mountains. During the day, she alternated between roaming the trails and riding around on top of her dad's backpack. At night, she shared a tent, and frequently a sleeping bag, with her parents. No one in is quite sure how they started taking Loki .. (Pets)

How to Choose the Right Pet Stroller

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 Bill Vs (June 26, 2008)  By choosing the right pet stroller, the maximum benefit of a pet stroller experience can be achieved. Keep in mind, that pet strollers are not just for doggies, either! Many pet parents can enjoy a walk with their kitty, or their bunny or even their guinea pig! Just use common sense when deciding which pets are appropriate for a stroller ride, for everyone's safety and enjoyment. The .. (Pets)

Pets of All Sizes Can Brighten Up a Home

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 Alice Lane (June 25, 2008)  It's been said before that a dog is a man's best friend. While that may be true for many dogs, it can also be said for all kinds of pets. Whether it's a bird, fish, or iguana, having a pet in the home can liven up your days and give you a companion at all times. If you've been thinking about the perfect way to accent your southern living home plans, maybe getting a pet is the answer. .. (Pets)

Horse Training That Works

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 Nathalie K (June 25, 2008)  Most people owning a horse are at least struggling with one problem which they can't seem to solve. In my search for finding a program to get the well behaved horse I was after, I came across an amazing guide on horse training that works and that I would like to tell you more about. What makes this program unique and different from others, is the fact that is was created by researching . (Pets)

Flea Facts You Should Know to Help Protect Your Pets

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 Paul Kramer (June 25, 2008)  In spring, fleas and ticks usually do the most damage; therefore you should guard yourself using the common flea facts you should know that could help save your pets from a possible infestation. Of course, acquiring this knowledge would not only help you treat any form of infection acquired by your pet, but it also helps you get to the root of the problem so next time you can guard .. (Pets)

Pet Ramps and Pet Steps For Your Pets Health

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 Ray Pugh (June 25, 2008)  Pet ramps and pet steps will prevent injuries to your pet. You can make it safe for your pet to reach their favorite place on the couch or bed and off again. Dog ramps and dog steps help not only your pet, but you as well getting them in and out of vehicles. You may even save a pets life by providing the means to get out of pools, onto docks or even into your boat. Most leading .. (Pets)

Do You Understand What Animal Cruelty Is?

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 Mike Selvon (June 25, 2008)  One of the most gut wrenching things that happens on a daily basis is animal cruelty. For those who love animals, the sight of an abused creature can make them fighting mad. Understanding what constitutes cruelty to animals can be difficult for some to comprehend. That is why many agencies that deal with this inhumane behavior have categorized the abuses into two types, thus making the . (Pets)

Aches and Pains? Your Pet May Have Them Too

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 Gary Madden (June 24, 2008)  When I turned 50 all kinds of things started happening. Not necessarily good things either. Well, if you are above 50 you know what I mean . . . if you are not yet, just wait. I have all kinds of nagging aches and pains that I never knew before and I am glad that the doc says an aspirin a day is good for my heart. If one is good, I wonder what three does! LOL! Did you know that your .. (Pets)

Considering Traveling With Your Pet This Summer?

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 Gary Madden (June 24, 2008)  In spite of high fuel costs, Holiday Travel is expected to be at an all-time high this summer season. Many people are considering traveling with their pets and here are a few tips and suggestions. First, several tips to keep in mind: If you travel by plane know that each airline has certain requirements that must be met before your pet can be boarded. Call the airline well in .. (Pets)

How We Care For Our Pets

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 Joseph M Sabol (June 23, 2008)  We all agree that our pets, especially dogs and cats, are members of our family. We talk to them, play with them, sleep with them and include them in almost everything we do. As members of our family, or our “four-legged children", we do everything we can to make sure they are happy and healthy. As pet owners, we have different ways of showing our love for our pets. Some people .. (Pets)

Boarding Your Pets Before the Big Move

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 Eshwarya Patel (June 23, 2008)  For anyone that has moved with a pet, they understand how hard it can be. Dogs need to be cared for, fed, and walked all the while the move is taking place. Those who are moving feel exhausted and do not put a great deal of effort or emphasis on the basic nurturing necessary for their pet. It is advised by many moving companies and associates of mine that those who are looking to move .. (Pets)

How Important is Pet Grooming For Your Pets

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 Manish Chauhan (June 23, 2008)  Caring for your pet entails more than having food and water. Take grooming; this is an area of pet care that often gets overlooked by many pet owners. Grooming can be easily ignored by many; however, there are really many benefits to it. Grooming can actually be an ounce of prevention for your pet. In the following paragraphs pet grooming tips are described. Many pet owners have the .. (Pets)

How to Get Rid of Fleas and Keep Them Away

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 Saman Rashid (June 23, 2008)  Fleas thrive on the blood of your furry pets. It is hard to sometimes see and find the fleas on your pet because they can bury themselves in the fur and make themselves hidden. Besides the annoyance of fleas, they also can be very dangerous to your pet. They can cause your pet a lot of blood loss and make them prone to diseases. If you suspect fleas are living in the fur of your pet, .. (Pets)

Pet Food Containers How to Pick Em

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 Mariann Mackay (June 23, 2008)  As a homemaker, you only want what's best for your family. You want them to enjoy the finer things in life, from the most comfortable furniture to the most elegant china and cuttlery imagineable. When you really think about it, your pets are family, too. So while you're enjoying fine silverware, why should your pets be relegated to take food from old boxes and discarded microwaveable .. (Pets)

What We Need For Pet Grooming?

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Pet grooming is something that most pet owners have neglected. Because most pet owners treat their pets like their own family members, it is only fitting that they too - regardless of size, breed, age, or coat type - get the pampering they deserve. And there are various ways to deal with pet grooming, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Many pet owners .. (Pets)

Are Organic Pet Foods Best For Your Pets?

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Today, lots of efforts have been pushed for healthy living and that same cause is espoused with the recent increase of organic pet foods in the market. Several pet owners are joining the campaign and they want their lovely pets to get the same optimal living conditions. When we say organic pet foods, we mean more quality food for your dogs and cats without the preservatives, pesticides, . (Pets)

Going Scrimp? Buy Pet Medications Without Prescription!

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  As pet lovers, we obviously love our pets. But on the irony, we don't love the idea of spending money every time our pets get sick and we have no choice at all but to buy those prescribed medicines for them, do we? Well, we really could not avoid illnesses to wreck our pet's health. Just like people, even we are already extra careful with everything, at one point in our life, we still .. (Pets)

Is Non Prescription Pet Medication Remunerative Or Not?

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Devoted pet masters or owners would easily get distressed upon knowing that their pets have illnesses. That is, I guess, is a normal reaction. Becoming restless because of a pet that's not feeling well is just like a feeling of a parent having a child that's suffering from pain or ailments. As pet owners love their darlings too much, they easily feel the pain that their pets suffer. But . (Pets)

Discount Pet Medications The Pros and Cons

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Like people, animals also need to be treated and handled with care. They experience illnesses and some health related problems that we least think could strike them any time. Taking care of pets would mean providing them with adequate medication whenever they need it. That would mean an exorbitant process that pet owners should extend to their pets. And as financially capable or .. (Pets)

If Convenience is the Issue, Opt For Pet Medication Online!

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Undoubtedly, pets are so much adorable and cuddly like babies. Especially for pet lovers, they find them funny and oftentimes treat them like a part of their family. Sometimes, they regard their pets as their confidant and make them a source of their joy whenever they are sad and down. They find real amusement in taking care of their pets. They sure bring a lot of happiness into our .. (Pets)

Frontline Pet Medication Bogus Or Not?

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Taking care of pets is just like taking care of our children. Many pet lovers regard their pets like they are part of the family. Undoubtedly, pets are adorable beings. They become so cute especially when tamed and trained well to do enjoyable tricks. However, even if they are used to be in the house always, they too, just like people, long to see what's outside the walls that separate .. (Pets)

Pet Food Recall Now, Everybody Cares For Pets

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  In some countries of Asia, particularly in those poor sectors, pet owners especially those who have dogs would take for granted a balanced, delicious and nutritious meal for their pets. Sometimes, you get to see some of them feeding their hapless and poor pets with almost anything even inedible ones. They would come to think, “Hey, dogs eat anything, right? My pet dog would even .. (Pets)

Where to Find Heartworm Medication For Your Pets Fast

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  It's unfortunate for pet owners to know that their four-legged friends can have the same health issues like they do. Common pet health problems include skin issues and allergies, diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer. Pets also get diseases due to viruses, bacteria, and parasites. And they are more unlucky than humans when it comes to health issues because not only they are susceptible .. (Pets)

How to Treat Heartworm?

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  Several heartworm treatments have been created in order to provide a cure for this particular kind of dangerous infection. However, more information campaign must be done in order to spread the word and further educate people (because it may also infect humans) as to what they can do to prevent this kind of parasite or how to treat it once the infection is already there. So, what .. (Pets)

Winter Flea Guide For You and Your Pets Welfare

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  This winter flea guide will help defy the common belief shared by most people that flea cannot survive during the winter time. On the contrary, fleas do thrive during the winter season, especially indoors. Most importantly, after a very wet winter in most areas and the weather starts to turn warm during spring, that's when most flea and tick infestation is most likely to erupt. That is . (Pets)

Natural Homeopathic Product Guide For Your Pets

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 Paul Kramer (June 22, 2008)  The title says: Natural Homeopathic Product Guide. So, what is exactly “homeopathic"? According to encyclopedias and dictionary: Homeopathic is: of or relating to homeopathy. Therefore, Homeopathy: a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in healthy persons produce symptoms similar to those of the .. (Pets)

Pet Ownership in College

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 Joseph Devine (June 22, 2008)  More and more American college students are becoming pet owners. And while some of them are used to the rigors of pet care, others are starting to realize that their lifestyles are not so pet friendly after all. Due to the extenuating demands of college life, full of exams, term papers, study sessions, and office hours, finding a balance between home life and school life seems a .. (Pets)

What to Bring When Vacationing With Your Pet

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 CS Swarens (June 21, 2008)  Going on a vacation with your pet is an exciting experience. At the same time, it takes a great deal of preparation in order to make certain your pet stays safe and healthy while on the trip. In addition to making certain your pet's shots are current and purchasing a roomy cage that will allow your pet to stay comfortable while traveling, there are many things you should take with you .. (Pets)

Do You Have Fleas?

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 CS Swarens (June 21, 2008)  Every pet owner worries about the possibility if dealing with fleas. After all, these little pests can be quite irritating to both your pet and to you. Therefore, you should do everything possible to keep fleas at bay and to get rid of them as soon as you suspect an infestation. Fleas and Your Pets Unfortunately, your furry pet is the perfect home for fleas. When a flea lays its egg in . (Pets)

Getting Started Clicker Training For Cats by Karen Pryor

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 Joy Cagil (June 20, 2008)  After seeing a video on the internet on clicker training a cat, I couldn't help but pick this book up when I saw it on a bookstore shelf. Cats are thought to be untrainable, since they act as if they are so independent. My experience with cats, on the other hand, has been to the contrary; that is, with the exception of my son's Siamese. In my opinion, if one has a good relationship with . (Pets)

Pet Food and Pet Health

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 Peter Wandera (June 20, 2008)  The pet food debate continues to rage on. Are commercial foods in the store healthy for our pets and what is the relation between nutrition and pet diseases? The saying “you are what you eat", applies to both pets and humans and deficiencies or surpluses in diet will have an effect on health. Certain pet diseases can be directly associated with what and how your pet is or isn't .. (Pets)

The Right Food For Your Pet

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 Alitsa Neuyo (June 20, 2008)  To have a pet in your home is like adding another family member to the well established set up. One needs to know how to properly feed them following the right techniques. Usually, the owners either go for neoteric foods or the ones available in the market and ready to eat. The best approach is to provide an ideal diet which should be a combination of all. This holds true not only for .. (Pets)

Caring For Your Pet During a Natural Disaster

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 Joseph Devine (June 19, 2008)  If a disaster is expected in your area, it is important to plan ahead. Since most emergency shelters will not permit pets due to public health reasons, it is best to reserve a room at a hotel or motel which does welcome your four legged friend. Book in advance as they will fill up quickly as people decide to evacuate. Take note of your local animal shelter's number as they could provide . (Pets)

Pet Adoption

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 Gary Pearson (June 18, 2008)  Pet adoption is a subject that should be much more publicized than it is. Pet adoption is basically a process when pets are taken from a shelter or pound by new owners and given a new home. There are more and more animals finding their way into animal shelters and at the same time there are more and more animals being bred and brought. It turns into a vicious circle as the more animals .. (Pets)

How to Get Rid of Roundworms

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 Danica Esteves (June 18, 2008)  The Life of the Roundworm Roundworms sprout from eggs that are found inside animal droppings. There are many ways that roundworm eggs could get there. For instance, it could be that the animal ate an animal that carried roundworm, or it could be that the animal ate the feces of another animal (which is common among dogs). The unfortunate thing is that roundworm larva that just hatched .. (Pets)

Is it Wrong to Buy Pet Insurance?

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 Paul Kramer (June 18, 2008)  Do you really need a pet insurance? The answer is very simple: it's a big NO. No, no, no, you don't need a pet insurance but your pet does. Seriously speaking, when you talk about pet insurance, other people would usually raise one eyebrow. Others may even raise both arms to protest, figuratively. One big question mark can be seen sitting comfortably on their head: Is pet insurance .. (Pets)

Diabetes Dietary Treatment Timing of Meals

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 Rich Masters (June 17, 2008)  The feeding schedule of pets receiving insulin should be planned so that nutrients are delivered to the body during peak periods of exogenous insulin activity. This span will be determined by the type of insulin used and the time of day it is administered. Several small meals should be provided throughout the period of insulin activity, as opposed to feeding a single large meal. Feeding . (Pets)

Acupressure and Massage For Dogs, Horses, and Other Companion Animals

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 Lisa Speaker (June 17, 2008)  Acupressure and other holistic modalities for animals have seen a jump in popularity as animal owners look for ways to help their furry family members live longer, happier and healthier lives. Animal owners are leading the charge as they demand more options for their beloved pets. They are challenging their veterinarians to think outside the western medicine they learned in veterinary .. (Pets)

Rabbit As Indoor Pets Rabbit Care Tips

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 Frank Hazen (June 17, 2008)  Having a rabbit as an indoor pet can seem great for kids. This, however, isn't always what it seems. Kids can be too young and immature to handle rabbits right. Sure, bunnies are cute. . . but they are totally different than the way they're portrayed on cartoons. For most rabbits, being held is not something enjoyable. When rabbits are held, some will jump and try to claw their way to .. (Pets)

Owning a Pet Rabbit Rabbit Care Tips

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 Frank Hazen (June 17, 2008)  A rabbit is a very cute and fun pet to have. Kids also love playing and petting rabbits. However, before buying a rabbit for its visual appeal. . . think through this first. There are some very important points that should be looked over before making this decision. Rabbits do have teeth and they do bite. Also, unlike other animals, they don't like being held very often. In addition to . (Pets)

Teaching Your Kids Rabbit Care

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 Frank Hazen (June 17, 2008)  Kids love cute things that feel nice. Rabbits fulfill his easily. The only problem is, rabbits aren't as simple to let everyone touch and hold them. Kids want to play with their rabbits all the time but this is not what most rabbits want. Teaching your kids rabbit care can make for a much happier bunny and child. In general, rabbits are very social animals. They live in groups in the .. (Pets)

EPA Approved Versus Foreign Flea Control Products

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 Clark Tran (June 17, 2008)  Illegal Flea Control products, including foreign-labeled, unregistered versions of Advantage and Frontline, have been illegally imported and sold throughout the U. S. Though registered for use in other countries, some foreign-labeled versions have omitted important warnings, especially those pertaining to children that are required in the United States. Versions imported from such .. (Pets)

Plastic Cone Collars Vs Soft E Collars

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 Wayne Tuttle (June 16, 2008)  Often after surgery our pets may require a device to stop them from gaining access to their surgical area. Or on occasion, our pets may need something to deter them from licking, biting or scratching at a chronic sore spot. One such product that is widely used today by veterinarians is the “E-Collar" or Elizabethan Collar. Where did the name Elizabethan or E-Collar come from? The . (Pets)

Pet Urine Cleaning Products Saved My Love For Gypsy

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 Ray Pugh (June 15, 2008)  Pet urine cleaning products became a necessity for me recently as my life was forever changed. As pet owners we are sometimes faced with situations we have never experienced before. Being a life long pet owner still did not prepare me for the day my 15 year old beagle Gypsy lost her eyesight as father time caught up with her. She adapted very well to being blind, much better than I .. (Pets)

Getting the Pet Odor Out of Your Home

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 Lauren Kline (June 15, 2008)  Pets, we either love them or hate them. But one thing is certain, when you're selling your home, pet odor is not the first thing you want a potential buyer to notice about your house. So along with your usual pre-sale house-cleaning, pet owners must take special consideration to remove the smell of their pets from their home. Many people get their carpets cleaned when they are selling .. (Pets)

How to Protect Your Pet in the Event of a Flood

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 Julie Calligaro (June 15, 2008)  The devastating floods in Iowa are a reminder that pets and their owners may be forced to evacuate on short notice. Yet studies on disaster evacuation show that only 40% of pet owners are prepared to evacuate their pets with the rest of the family. The remaining 60% evacuate without their pets and then risk their own lives by returning home prematurely to rescue their animals. To .. (Pets)

Planning a Vacation With Your Pet

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 CS Swarens (June 15, 2008)  Are you getting ready to go on vacation with your pet? If so, you aren't alone. In fact, a growing number of pet owners are deciding to take their pets with them when they travel. In order to your vacation a pleasant experience for both you and your pet, however, there are several things you should keep in mind. Determine if Your Pet is Really Ready to Travel Before you begin making .. (Pets)

National Pet Adoption Month

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 Clark Tran (June 15, 2008)  June is the start of summer and is the official National Pet Adoption Month, what a better way than to start with adopting a pet. There are so many animals in your local shelters that need a loving home. Many of these animals have been abused, mistreated, abandoned, or their owner just was not prepared for the responsibility. Here are some great tips to get you ready for your pet. 1. . (Pets)