Category Archives: Pets

6 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

When a family decides to bring a new dog into the household, the first option for many is a puppy. However, there’s another kind of dog often found in rescue organizations that's just as deserving of a home that could be a far better match for your household. The surprising secret is that older dogs…
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Fun Interesting Facts About Hamsters

Hamsters are great little creatures to have as pets. They love lots of attention and enjoy interacting with their owners. They are cute, fun and extremely active little rodents, especially at night when the sun goes down. There over 25 species of hamsters in the world, ranging from a large European breed to the tiniest…
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Poisonous Plants to Look Out For

While plants and flowers are a great way to decorate, not every plant is safe for your home. We know poison oak shouldn’t be touched, and to keep poinsettias away from our pets, but did you know some of your favorite blooms may have toxic properties as well? We’ve rounded up a list of common…
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8 Things People Do That Cats Hate

We love our cats and consider them family. “Cute” cat videos go viral in minutes. Your cat may not think our human behavior is always so cute, yet we expect our cats to adjust to our crazy human environment. As responsible pet parents, it’s important for us to understand their world. Pay careful attention to…
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Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Info

It never ceases to amaze me just how interesting the history of many dog breeds are. This is especially true of the Doberman Pinscher. The History of the Doberman Many years ago, during the 1800s, a man named Louis Doberman from Thuringen in Germany had a career of collecting taxes. Every day he would set out…
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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Once you see it done successfully, you'll feel better about clipping your cat's nails on your own. A desire to scratch is one of the cat's most basic, natural instincts.  And for you, the cat owner, protecting your furniture and your family from being scratched is one of your basic instincts. The best way to avoid…
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The Water Garden – Care & Feeding of Pond Fish

Keeping fish is a natural part of having a water garden. In addition to their appeal as pets they are a part of your pond's ecosystem. In order to maintain the health of your fish some basic precautions are necessary. It is important to keep the right amount of fish for the pond size, feed…
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Making Homemade Cat Food: Recipes, Benefits and More

These days, there’s a good chance the content of your cat’s bowl has been mass-produced by a multinational company, like Purina. But factories are often located in countries with limited controls — even for products intended for human consumption. As a result, many people are returning to the basics for their pets. If you would like to surprise your kitty with…
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Dog Meat Is Finally Banned From Yulin Festival In China

A huge victory for animal lovers around the world – dog meat has just been temporarily banned from the infamous Yulin Festival in China that has already taken the lives of thousands and thousands of innocent canines. The ban will come into effect on June 15 – that’s one week before the start of the…
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Reasons Why Your Dog May Have A Dry Nose

6 Reasons Why Your Dog May Have A Dry Nose There are times when a dog's nose is dry which is perfectly normal and therefore there's no reason to be concerned about it. However, there are other times when a "dry nose" might be an indication there could be something going on and therefore you…
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What You Need to Know About Dog and Cat Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Dog and Cat Nutrition Food is the foundation of health. How long an animal lives and, most important, the quality of its life, depend greatly on the quality and quantity of the food that it eats. Simply put, food is body-fuel, and provides the energy needed for an animal…
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Playtime With Your Cat

Play time offers physical and mental benefits that keep your cat entertained and can help eliminate destructive behaviours like clawing. Once upon a time – and not so very long ago – cats were mostly outdoors critters. They weren’t kept as household pets nearly as much as is common these days. In those not-so-long-ago days,…
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5 Great Ways To Keep Pet Hair Around The Home Under Control

Keep Pet Hair Around The Home Under Control Our dogs and cats give us so much pleasure but on the downside, they do tend to leave a few muddy paw prints around the place and quite a lot of their hair on the furniture, carpets and curtains. However, cleaning up after a pet is just…
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Bengal Cat – Breed Information

Any Bengal cat owner will agree that, whether you're drawn by their beautiful coat or tempted by their cheeky sense of humour, you'll certainly have your work cut out for you if you welcome one of these mini leopards into your home. Bengal Cat History A new and controversial breed, the Bengal is fast growing…
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