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It may seem silly, but pet owners understand that celebrating special occasions with their dog or cat is an enjoyable experience. Even though the animal likely has no idea what's going on, it's the perfect opportunity for owners to shower him or her with attention, give out a few special treats and remind themselves how much they love their pets. If your pooch or kitty has got...more
Have you got a cute little budgie at home? Parakeets are somewhat unique pets - they're birds, but you're capable of training them to a degree. They are essentially tiny parrots in a lot of ways, which means that yes, you can teach a parakeet to speak! Note that the majority of budgies willing to do so are male, though it's not unheard of for females. However, he'll require...more
Have you ever tried owning fish before? With proper care, you may be surprised to learn that these animals can last for years. It all comes down to ensuring your fish's aquarium is in the best possible condition. If you're fairly new to owning these pets, you may be wondering what you can do to improve their quality of life. While fish are fairly low-maintenance, you will have...more
If your family is looking to add a new member, you may be wondering how to go about picking the right dog breeder. You want to support a breeder who can confidently answer all of your questions and who doesn't engage in unethical practices. Doing so may require some extra legwork on your part, but the result may very well be the perfect pooch for your family. Here's a quick...more
Are you wary of store-bought dog treats? Perhaps you're skeptical about how healthy they really are. We always like knowing what's going into our pooches' bodies, which is why you may want to ensure his treats are as nutritious as possible. If you'd really like to exercise control over what your dog is eating, why not make the treats yourself? You may be surprised to find that...more
If you've recently brought home a new puppy, you may have had the misfortune of noticing that he really enjoys digging a hole in your furniture! Although this doesn't apply to every pooch, many dogs like to do this. Unfortunately, this tendency can wind up causing you quite a bit of money, especially if the damage is extensive enough that you need to buy a whole new piece of...more
If you've lived with a cat for an appreciable period of time, you've likely realized just how much they enjoy routine. By nature, kitties are creatures of habit, which is why you see cats sitting in the same exact spot day in and day out. This also means you'll want to be diligent about maintaining a regular mealtime for breakfast and dinner. This can help your cat ease into a...more
Dogs bark for a number of reasons, many of which we may not be completely aware of. Unfortunately, many people may be misinterpreting barking as aggressive behavior - according to Cesar's Way, of all the adopted dogs returned to animal shelters, 40 percent are taken back because of excessive barking. However, a yappy pooch may not be displeased at his new owners - he's simply...more
Some people prefer cats, while others enjoy the company of dogs. However, many of us can't choose, and who says we have to? Forget what you know about cats and dogs not getting along - if you're thinking of bringing a new pet home, you can ensure they live a happy and friendly life together for years to come. It'll take some work on your part, but before long you may be...more
It can be difficult to keep a dog well-exercised, especially if you live in an urban environment and have a full-time job. Walking him in the morning and at night certainly helps quite a bit, but additional activity can only be beneficial for most pooches. If you're concerned that your dog isn't receiving enough exercise, consider hiring a dogsitter. He or she will take your...more