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Heartworm in Ferrets

Ferrets are just one of 30 animal species who are susceptible to heartworm infections. What you can do to prevent it and how to treat it once you have the diagnosis.
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Walking Your Cat (Yes, it can be done!)

With the proper training and preparation, walking with your cat can be an enjoyable and enriching experience for both of you.  It will help satisfy your cat’s instinctual outdoor appetite and it provides a great bonding experience unlike any indoor activity.
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Cat Allergies

Does your cat have an itch it just can't scratch? Explore the common causes of allergies in cats and the various options for managing reactions.
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10 Simple Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

One of the most common nutritional problems seen in dogs is obesity. The following article should help your dog get back to its healthy weight.
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Why Is My Dog Peeing on the Bed?

The causes for your dog peeing on the bed, can be broken down into medical and behavioral causes. We run through what you need to know about both.
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My dog was given heartworm medication late, what should I do?

Question My 3-month old puppy was given 'Heartguard' at her first checkup after she was adopted from a shelter. Is that enough to treat her...
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Bird Grooming and Cleaning

There's no getting around it, birds are messy. However, keeping the bird's home clean is your responsibility. But it doesn't need to be difficult.
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Does My Dog Have a Cold?

If your dog is coughing, has a runny nose, or is slightly off-colour, you may be inclined to think they have a cold. However, the human cold is not contagious to dogs. So the short answer is no, your dog doesn't have a cold.

Does My cat have a flu?

Question My cat is sneezing and coughing, could it be a flu? Is there a way to treat it at home? And what causes cat...
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Everything You Should Know Before Adopting a Dachshund

The Dachshund or ‘sausage dog’ is a loveable goofball who makes a great family pet.
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Make Your Own Jerky Treats

Jerky is a great treat for training and very cheap to make at home. Many of the commercial treats contain preservatives and artificial ingredients.
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5 Rules to Follow When Searching for the Best Puppy Food

What you feed your puppy today, lays the foundation for his future well-being. Find out what food is best for your new puppy.
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What to Know Before You Get an Alaskan Malamute Puppy

The Malamute, similar to the Samoyed and Siberian Husky is an ancient breed that is valued for its endurance and strength. They can have a very independent and strong-willed personality so an experienced owner is recommended. Training and socialization will also help to keep your dog happy and free from behavior problems.
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Rare and Unusual Cat Breeds

Many of us have an ordinary old domestic shorthair, but if you are looking for something a little different, here are a few of the more rare and unusual breeds out there.
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Best Dogs for People with Allergies

If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, pet ownership is not necessarily out of the question. You may just need to do a little more work to firstly identify the source of the allergy, but also to investigate treatment options and low allergen pets.