Recent Blog Posts

  • Teaching Your Bird to Talk

    September 1, 2016
    Many people are enamored with a pirate’s parrot that can talk. If you have a bird that is capable, teaching it how to talk can be fun.
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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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  • All About Pet Vaccinations

    July 1, 2016
    Vaccinations are essential to protect your pet, but it can be confusing, even overwhelming, to decide which vaccinations are best for your pet and when they should be administered.
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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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  • Lyme Disease Information

    June 1, 2016
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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  • Choosing a Cheap Pet

    May 1, 2016
    Pets can be a wonderful addition to the family, but they can also be an expensive imposition on a tight family budget. Fortunately, there are many ways to choose a cheap pet without getting less love and enjoyment from the relationship you will have with your new friend.
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  • Solving Water Quality Issues In Your Aquarium

    May 1, 2016
    Maintaining good water quality in your aquarium is one of the most important maintenance task you can do to protect the health and well-being of your fish. Luckily, maintaining good water quality in tanks has gotten easier thanks to improved filtration systems, lighting, and test kits.
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  • Best Pet Reptiles for Children

    April 1, 2016
    Kids are fascinated by reptiles, but not all reptiles make good pets for children. Understanding what reptiles need is the first step in choosing a good snake, turtle or lizard for a child's pet, and there are several types of reptiles that can be ideal for young pet owners.
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  • Ways to Keep Your Aquarium Clean

    April 1, 2016
    An aquarium can be a beautiful addition to any room, with crystal clear water, colorful corals, vibrant plants and elegant fish. When that aquarium gets dirty, however, it can quickly become an eyesore with murky water, overgrown algae, floating debris and sickly fish.
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  • Does Every Tank Really Need an Algae Eater?

    March 1, 2016
    Setting up a new aquarium can be an overwhelming experience, but it can be lovely to see your tank all bright and sparkling. Do you need an algae eater to keep it that way?
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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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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February 1, 2016
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Best Freshwater Aquarium Fishes for Beginners

    February 1, 2016
    It can be intimidating to start a new aquarium, and freshwater aquariums are generally less complicated and easier for beginners to manage. Not all fish are the same, however, and some species are better suited for beginners than others.
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  • Fun Facts and Helpful Tips About Betta Fish

    January 1, 2016
    Bettas are popular for small aquariums, but how much do you really know about these fantastic fish? Learning more about betta fish can help you decide they are right for you.
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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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  • Closing Time: Shut Down Your Pond Easily and Safely

    December 1, 2015
    Ponds can be amazing backyard features, but if they are not closed properly before freezing, expensive equipment can be damaged and delicate plants and animals may be lost.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Much Do You Know About Aquarium History?

    October 1, 2015
    Aquariums are popular and widespread aquatic art, beautiful pets and an engaging hobby, but what do you really know about aquarium history? These great displays have been around far longer than most people realize, and used to look far different than today's designs.
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  • Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

    October 1, 2015
    Dogs and chocolate are a dangerous and poisonous combination. Unfortunately, in most cases the chocolate wins. It’s a lot like alcohol and people. It all tastes so good, but the side effects are not positive.
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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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  • Clipping Your Dog’s Nails

    September 1, 2015
    Clipping your dog’s nails is an important part of being a pet owner. If you let them grow too long, one could get caught and be ripped out. If you cut your dog’s nails too short you can make him bleed and leave him in pain.
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