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Breeding Tetra Fish Successfully


If you are keeping tetras, chances are you are breeding tetras, even if unknowingly. In the wild, tetras normally breed during the rainy season, but in the aquarium, they may breed year round. Female tetras are egg-scatters that typically fill with eggs every ten to fourteen days.

Determining Skin Disorders In The Aquarium


Many different skin problems can arise in the aquarium. thankfully, through careful observation on a daily basis, they can be diagnosed and treated. Carefully check your fish on a daily basis, looking for abnormal growths, any change in the body of the fish, or damage to the scales, fins, or body covering. Look for the presence of parasites, and watch swimming behavior, to see if there is any chnage in their habits. Making a daily visual diagnosis is of utmost importance to the health and happiness of your fish friends.

Three Important Safety Products for Your Dog this Summer


Keeping your dog safe is similar to keeping a child safe, you need to constantly be on alert. There are certain dangers a dog faces, especially in urban and suburban settings where the risk of running away and getting hit by a car poses a serious threat. Keeping your pooch protected on your property even when you?re not there to supervise, or keeping your dog from running off and becoming injured when playing around off leash, is reason enough to look for practical solutions. Below are three products that can help you and your companion enjoy some freedom while being safe!

DOG ID TAGS-Identify and Protect Your Dog With Any of These Methods


The American Humane Society estimated that last yearalone; fifteen million dogs entered its shelters. Not eventwenty percent of these dogs? owners were ever contacted.They had no identification. It only proves that no matterhow much you love your dog, no matter how much youspend on training and no matter many measures you take toensure your pet?s happiness; it could all go down the drain ifyour pet is ever recovered away from home without properidentification.

Spaying or Nuetering Your Dog-Get The Facts... Be Responsible


Bringing a new puppy or dog home is a huge commitmentand a three-fold responsibility. You now have a commitmentto your dog, yourself, and to your community. Spaying orneutering your pet is just another responsibility that youmust think about when bringing a puppy or dog into yourhome. And, if you?ve already brought one home, the time tostart thinking about you and your pet?s future together isnow.

Housebreaking Your Dog-Potty Training Canine Style


Puppies are a bundle of newfound joy. You?ve prepared thehouse, and even bought him a new rubber chew toy.However, with all the joy your new pet brings, he also bringsalong with him his natural behaviors and instincts. It?s nowyour job to begin training and molding him into the furrycompanion you?ve always wanted. It?s not quite time foradventure or obedience school. It?s time for potty training!

New Puppies-The Cure For Insomnia-What You Can Do To Help You New Pupppy Adjust


Puppies have a natural instinct inside that causes them towhimper and whine when they are alone. It?s because dogsare social creatures, much like humans. When they?re alone,they may feel nervous or frightened. Before dogs were madeinto ?man?s (or woman?s) best friend,? they ran the landin wild packs. They hunted, ate and slept together.

What to Do When Your Puppy Dog Is Chewing Everything In Sight


A puppy wanting to chew makes you want to scream! Doremember that, like children who search their new worldwith their hands, so do puppies search with their mouths.While there is a difference between exploratory chewing andproblem chewing, the problem chewing is sometimes relatedto their need for attention, food or tension release. However,most of the time, puppies tend to chew because they areteething. Expect them to do so until they?re about sixmonths old.

Leash Training Your Dog-Take The Time To Get It Done and Do It Right


Attempting to train your dog to walk on a leash may feel likeyou?re a contestant in a tug-of-war contest. But, it doesn?thave to. If you take a few precautions, use the properequipment, and are consistent in your training routine, thenyour puppy or dog will be an enjoyment to walk all around.

Problem Barking-What to Do When Your Dogs Barking is The Neighborhood Nuisance


Puppies and dogs, as mentioned, are social creatures. Whenthey don?t get the attention they need, then a bark is theirmethod of telling you something. It?s your job to figure outthe reasons behind the barking and then ease the tension ofwhatever is causing your puppy or dog to do so. At thesame time, you are also teaching him that barking (in certainsituations) isn?t acceptable behavior. If you do not take suchtraining seriously, you may not get thrown out of theneighborhood, but you may receive a visit from the policeregarding animal ordinances!

Got Fleas? How to Spot and Care For Fleas on Your Dog


Your poor pooch is scratching himself all over. Plus, youknow he?s uncomfortable because he?s whimpering andgnawing too. Chances are, he?s got fleas. These little sixleggedparasites will wreak havoc and mayhem for you andyour pet if you don?t learn how to take care of the problemnow.

Dog Breath-It Doesnt HAVE to Be SO Bad!


While your friends and family are amazed that you?reraising such an amazing dog, you notice that they flinchwhen the dog gets too close. They may shrug away or notbend down to pet him as they once did. While they may notsay so directly, it could be due to your dog?s killer breath.While this situation is all too common, hopefully you?venoticed your pooch?s halitosis before anyone says or doesanything to cause you (or your poor dog) embarrassment.As stated, your dog cannot tell you that he has a sticky,plaque taste in his mouth that won?t stop. It?s your job tounderstand that he, like you, needs his teeth brushed and hisgums attended to regularly.

Dogs and Old Age, How To Care For Your Aging Canine


Now that you?re dog has shown you so much love andbrought you so much joy throughout your many yearstogether, it?s time that you return the favor when the dogreaches his elder years. Caring for an older dog is much likecaring for an elderly person. Knowing how to do that willhelp comfort your dog immensely.

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Training Your Dog To Save a Life In Water


Occasionally watching Animal Planet does have its advantage. You can really learn how to train your dog for different situations.

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