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Ringworm in Cats – Learn the Signs and How to Treat

Ringworm is not a worm at all and is not just for cats either. Learn the signs of Ringworm and how to treat this fungal organism.
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Top Common Houseplants to Beware With Cats and Dogs

There’s nothing more refreshing for our homes than having beautiful, living plants. Some of these plants when ingested by your pup or kitty can make them feel less than energized and invigorated. Some can even be deadly. Here’s a list of the top most common plants that are poisonous to pets or can upset your furry friend’s day.
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How to Crate Train a Puppy

When used properly, a crate offers a means of keeping a pup safe from household hazards and it’s an aid to potty training. So what’s not to like?
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Golden Rules for Choosing the Best Cat Food

Have you wandered along the cat food aisle, confused by all the choice? Selecting the best cat food for your feline-friend can be daunting, especially when the labels all look so appealing.

Preparing for Natural Disaster or Emergency with Pets

When assembling an emergency kit, it’s vital to make sure that you’ve planned ahead and included enough food and supplies to keep your pets...
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Basic Cat Training Tips

Contrary to popular belief, cats can be trained, at least to a degree. While they may not be as easy to teach as a dog, teaching your cat to change or modify their behavior will ensure you have a happy and healthy relationship.
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Guinea Pigs Were Kept as Pets in Elizabethan Times?

A study by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has made some interesting findings based on the discovery of guinea pig bones buried in the cellar of a middle class house in Belgium.
Two Alaskan Malamutes playing

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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Bird Training

From stepping up to learning to talk, taking the time to train your pet bird can be a rewarding experience for you and your feathered friend.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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Ferret Food: A Recipe for Success

Feeding your ferret is not at all like feeding a dog or a cat. There are fewer options available and some specialized dietary requirements. Get it right and you will have a healthy and happy companion with less likelihood of illness and expensive vet bills.

7 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat

Sometimes we know instinctively when something is good for us, like owning a cat or eating chocolate (OK, perhaps chocolate isn’t the best example!)...
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Torn ACL in Dogs: The Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament

A ruptured cruciate means a lengthy lay off from doing what they enjoy most. What’s so bad about a ruptured cruciate and what can be done to sort them?
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No Free Lunches – Simple Tips for Good Behavior

Reward-based training, good communication and structure is useful as a basis for fixing many different types of behavior problems.

10 Foods You Should Never Give to Your Dog

Our loyal canine companions often have way of being totally irresistible when it comes to food and it is difficult to ignore them. Treating...