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How to Groom Your Cat

March 6th, 2012

Cats are naturally arduous about regularly cleaning themselves. If you've ever watched your kitty go through a marathon self-grooming session, you know how true this fact is. However, just because your cat takes care of herself doesn't mean you're completely exempt from cleaning her up from time to time. Grooming a cat can be an enjoyable experience for both you and your...

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Questions to Ask When Adopting a Pet

March 2nd, 2012

The pet adoption process can be a stressful undertaking - beyond actually finding the perfect animal to bring home, you have forms to fill out, a home to prepare and a family to introduce the animal to. It's important that you remain patient, however. In fact, you want to make sure you're asking the right questions before you choose an animal - the last thing you want is to...

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How to Toilet Train Your Cat

February 28th, 2012

Believe it or not, you can train your cat to use the toilet! Why would you do this? For one, you'll save money on kitty litter, plus you won't have to worry about any stinky odors arising from his litter box. Your skepticism is understandable, but potty training kitties has been around for decades. In fact, legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus wrote an extensive guide on how...

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How to Stifle Aggression Between Cats

February 27th, 2012

If your kitty has spent the last several years marking every object in site as his, he may not be thrilled at the prospect of sharing it all with a new cat. Socializing two cats isn't always easy, but there are a few ways you can make things easier on yourself and ensure a smoother transition process. According to the Humane Society, if your cats have been fighting a lot and...

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How to Socialize Your New Puppy

February 27th, 2012

Bringing a bright and lively puppy home is an exciting experience, but as the owner, you have a lot of work ahead of you. One of the crucial first steps in owning a young dog is teaching him proper social skills, both with other animals and people. Above all else, you want to be consistent in your rule enforcement. The more frequently you can reinforce good behavior and punish...

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Preparing Your Home for Your Pet Bird

February 22nd, 2012

Before you bring your new feathered friend home, it's important to make sure that your house is able to accommodate him. With a little bit of preparation, you can ensure that your bird lives a comfortable and happy life for years to come. If this is your first time owning a bird, you might be curious about what steps you should take before bringing him home. The Humane Society...

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Crate Training Your Dog

February 21st, 2012

As wildly in love as you and your new puppy may be, bringing a pooch home comes with its fair share of responsibilities as well. You're going to have to stay on top of cleaning up his messes, training him basic commands and taking him for a couple of walks every day. It can be tough to keep an eye on your puppy at all hours of the day, which is why training him to love his...

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Picking the Right Fish Tank

February 13th, 2012

Are you interested in bringing a few little fish home? If so, there are a few things you'll need to do before you can bring your water-bound buddies home. Don't think that a small bowl is enough to keep your fish happy. Imagine how you would feel being cooped up in a tiny space like that! The Humane Society notes that first-time fish owners should opt for a bigger tank than...

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What Is Your Cat Saying to You?

February 9th, 2012

Even though your cat doesn't understand human speech, it's likely that he's constantly communicating with you. Cats by their nature are very talkative creatures - it's up to you as the owner to understand what your kitty is trying to say. Chances are, your cat has a lot to tell you, whether he thinks it's time for you to wake up, looking for a belly rub or simply saying...

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Lovebird Basics

February 7th, 2012

Have you decided to bring a fine feathered friend into your home? If so, you have plenty of species to choose from, each offering something different. One common domesticated bird is the lovebird. They're a bright and colorful species that may very well bring a pleasant chirp into your home for quite a long time. If you're considering bringing two of these birds home, here are...

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