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Does Your Dog Bite? How to Protect Your Dog and Yourself from Liability


MuttShack Foundation for Animal Foster and Rescue, claim that dogs bite more than 4.7 million people every year in the United States.

A Beginners Guide to Lovebirds


Lovebirds are so named from the way they sit close to eachother, not because they are in love with each other. Lovebirdscan and do mate for life, but it doesn't happen every time.

Breeding Your Goldfish


If you are keen on breeding Goldfish, you should know that it?s not an easy task. It will take a lot of patience, a lot of space in the tank and quite a bit of money too. Don?t get into breeding if you think it?s going to be profitable, because it isn?t! Breeding goldfish is best left to a professional but if you still want to breed them, here?s how to begin:

Ears Stand Corrected: Cosmetic Surgery and Pets


Are you irritated by your dog?s drooping ears or your kitty?s tail which is capable of sweaping off a coffee table in a mere second? Is your puppy being too loud and your Calico scratching a bit too much? In our society,there are so many cosmetic procedures that have the capability of transforming our pets into the best citizens of their kind, into members of other breeds or into denizens of imaginary breeds.

3 Tips For Dealing With Dog Emergencies


Have you ever thought about what you need to do should your dog ? or another dog ? ever suffer a serious, life-threatening injury? What if they have a severe allergy to an insect bite or a bee sting? It?s great to know your vet?s phone number, but what if something happens during off hours? What if you don?t know where the closest emergency animal clinic is located?

Stop Cat Scratching Today!


Your new living room furniture is in tatters. Your nerves are frayed. Your cat thinks you have morphed into someone he doesn't know and you need a solution to his inappropriate scratching behavior now! Sound familiar? Well, this was our situation a few months ago until we got a handle on a strategy that works.

Potty Training Your Puppy


A new puppy is a joyous addition to any home. Who can resist that cute little bundle of lovable furry fun? Wouldn't it be great if puppies were potty trained and came into our homes without any mess or bother? OK, reality check here.

Nikki and Benny, My Therapy Visiting Dogs.


My two therapy dogs, Nikki and Benny, bring joy to our friends. Here is short report of our visit.

Pet Friendly Vacations - 10 Tips for Hassle-Free Travel with Your Pet


Pet friendly vacations and travel planning make sense -- after all, pets are family members too! In the United States alone, over 60 million households have one or more pets. Pet owners in 15 million of those households travel with their pet, and the majority stay in pet friendly lodging. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, condos and vacation home rentals do exist. If you will be planning pet friendly vacations, here are some tips for safe and trouble-free travel.

New Pet Tag Services Provide A Sense Of Security


The greatest benefits of ownership is knowing that your property will be there when you need it, but ownership of a pet requires a different type of security measure. Because, pets are living creatures with minds of their own, they have a tendency to want to explore new things, and this often encompasses wandering off and not knowing how to return to where they started. This dilemma poses a unique problem for their owners inthat their pet is out there alone, and they are depending on the kindness of strangers to reunite them with their lost pet.

The Importance of a Plan When Building a Reptile Cage


Would you put together a model plane without looking at the finished plane picture or looking at the plans? Does a builder build a house without a plan?

How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas And Ticks


Fleas are wingless, blood-sucking insects that feed on dog, cats, humans and other species. There are many different types of flea each one specific to the animal that it lives on. The most frequent fleas found in the home are the cat flea and dog flea.

Is Your House Killing Your Dog?


You love your dog. You would do anything for your dog. Wellyour home may not be the best place for your dog to live a long and happy life.

Fat Dogs - How To Get Overweight Dogs to Diet and Slim Down Without Whining


Obesity in dogs is a growing problem, which can cause many problems including heart disease, joint problems, and diabetes. Almost half of dogs in America are fat, especially beagles, dachshunds, basset hounds, and Labrador retrievers. Before your dog reaches the point where they need insulin shots, you can slim them down. It will take almost a year, but it?s worth it.

How to Maintain Your Love Affair With Your Dog: Part One - Training


Training Tips for a Happy and Healthy Relationship with Your Canine Companion

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