Recent Blog Posts

  • Choosing The Right Dog Food

    March 1, 2019
    Whether you've acquired a new dog or whether you've decided you want to change your current dog’s food, you should do some research. Different dog foods have different ingredients that are essential for the health of different aged and sized dogs.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    March 1, 2019
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas for example can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • Bottle Feeding Kittens

    February 1, 2019
    Newborn kittens require delicate care and specific nutrition to thrive in their first few hours, days, and weeks of life. Ideally, the mother cat should be well-equipped to nurture her kittens, but this isn’t always possible.
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  • Signs to Never Ignore in Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Every pet owner tries to give their pet the best possible life by providing nutritious food, a safe environment, and proper veterinary care. Pets can’t tell us when they aren’t feeling well, don’t like something, or are scared, stressed, or in danger, however.
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  • Holiday Food Dangers for Dogs and Cats

    December 1, 2018
    We look forward to the deliciousness of the holiday season for many reasons – special meals and drinks, seasonal treats, feasts with friends and family, and goodies galore all make the holidays a tasty time of year.
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  • Treating Rabbits For Fleas

    November 1, 2018
    Rabbits, just like dogs or cats, can get fleas. However, if given some of the same treatment as a dog or cat might receive, it could be fatal.
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  • Signs To See If Your Bird Is Sick

    November 1, 2018
    Part of your responsibilities as a bird owner is to take your bird to the vet when he’s sick. Sometimes it’s not always easy to diagnose its problems.
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  • What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

    October 1, 2018
    An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.
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  • Litter Box Training Tips for Rabbits

    April 1, 2018
    Rabbits have the potential to be very domestic creatures given proper care and training. Like cats, rabbits can be litter trained which is why many owners choose not to cage them and allow them to run free around the house. The notion that rabbits are dirty creatures is a common misconception.
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  • Gerbil Social Behaviors: Introducing a New Cage

    August 2, 2017
    Gerbils are popular pets and social animals that do best in a happy, companionable group. These are curious and intelligent creatures, but they can also be territorial and aggressive as adults.
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  • Exercise Ideas for Guinea Pigs

    July 1, 2017
    Guinea pigs are fun and popular pets with their friendly and affectionate natures, cute expressions and easy care needs.
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  • Games to Play With Your Small Animals

    March 1, 2017
    All pets need play, but you can't take a hamster for a walk, teach a ferret to catch a Frisbee or play fetch with a parakeet – so what games can you play?
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    November 2, 2016
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    August 1, 2016
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    August 1, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 1, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • Small Animal Litter Training

    June 1, 2016
    Litter training isn't exclusively for cats, and with patience and perseverance it is possible to train different small pets to use litter boxes.
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  • The Three "P's" of Washing your Guinea Pig

    March 1, 2016
    Ever smell a guinea pig that needs a bath? If you’d rather not experience such an odor, we’ve got some bathing tips that you and your guinea pig may appreciate.
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  • Pet Care on a Budget

    January 1, 2016
    Pets can be expensive, with thousands of dollars in vet care, supplies, food and more. But savvy pet owners can take very easy steps to lessen the cost of pet care without giving up their furred, feathered or scaled companions.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    December 1, 2015
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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  • How To Prevent Dry Skin In Your Pet

    November 1, 2015
    Dry skin in pets is a serious condition for many animals. Dry skin can cause itching, flaky skin, and lot of discomfort for your pet.
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  • Learning the Difference Between Treats and Poisons for Your Pets

    November 1, 2015
    Every pet owner wants to give their pet a special treat now and then, either to celebrate a holiday or birthday, as a reward for a special trick or training or just because.
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  • Picking Up Your Rabbit

    September 1, 2015
    Every animal is different when it comes to being picked up. Rabbits can be especially fussy about the manner in which they are handled. Here are some tips from Lianne McLeod, DVM of About.
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  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    August 1, 2015
    Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it.
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  • Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

    July 1, 2015
    The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised.
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