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How to Shave a Dog

January 27th, 2012

With summer comes warmer temperatures, and unfortunately our furry friends don't have the ability to wear shorts like we do. Imagine being covered by a layer of fur when it's 90 degrees out - not to mention the fact that you can't sweat. Unfortunately, this is how dogs have to endure every single summer. Why not make things a little easier on your pooch and give him a nice...

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How to Get Rid of Fleas on Cats

January 26th, 2012

Quickly and decisively dealing with fleas is important to ensuring your cat's happiness. The telltale signs all present themselves pretty quickly - your kitty may scratch herself until she bleeds and you may see tiny black specks of "dirt" in her fur. You might even see fleas leaping around in your carpet! However, these pests are more than just an irritation - if you let them...

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Are You a Cat or a Dog Person?

January 16th, 2012

The decision of whether to get a cat or a dog isn't one that should be made lightly - though they are among the most common pets, both require very different kinds of care. However, it's also difficult to decide whether you'd be happier with one or the other, especially if you love both. Which will it be? Though a certain amount of personal preference comes into play, one may...

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How to Train Your Cat to Walk on a Leash

January 11th, 2012

If you own an indoor cat, you may be wondering what you can do to help ensure he gets sufficient exercise. Although laser pointers and other toys are a great way to keep kitties entertained, more fickle felines will lose interest before they've had the chance to get their heart rate up very high. Patient pet owners have a unique (and adorable) way of getting their cats active...

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How to Train a Dog to Speak

January 4th, 2012

Wouldn't it be cool to have a dog that could bark and stay quiet on command? Not only is it a fun trick for you to show off to your friends and family, but it could also be an excellent way to keep your house safe from intruders. A well-trained dog can be told to bark at intruders but will stay quiet when you have a friend over. Luckily, training your dog to "speak" is a...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Jumping on Guests

December 22nd, 2011

It always begins innocently enough - you bring your new puppy home and before long he's jumping up on his hind legs whenever you walk into the room. However, someday that puppy is going to grow into a full-sized dog, and his jumping can become an annoying habit, if not downright dangerous. It can also be embarrassing when it happens to any guests you might have over. Dogs...

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How to Acclimate a Parakeet to Its New Home

December 22nd, 2011

Parakeets can make wonderful pets - when properly tamed and trained, they'll happily perch on your shoulder, occasionally nibbling at your hair as you go about your business. You can even teach some parakeets to speak! But before you get excited about what you and your small feathered friend can do together, you're going to have to acclimate him to his new surroundings....

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A Quick Primer on Making Your Own Cat Food

December 22nd, 2011

There are a few reasons to make your own cat food - for one, felines are carnivores by nature, and dry cat food simply doesn't provide them with the nutrients that raw meat does. In fact, lower-end foods can be downright unhealthy for your kitty - think of it as the McDonald's of cat food. If she frequently vomits after eating, it may be because her chow isn't up to snuff....

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Tips for Keeping an Older Dog Healthy

December 21st, 2011

Being able to properly care for an older dog is important - not only do senior pooches require a bit of extra attention, but doing so can ensure that the later years of their lives are as great as the ones that preceded them. Older dogs require a few special considerations, but you may not need to drastically alter how you care for them. If you're not sure what to do, here are...

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How to Make Your Own Kitty Litter

December 19th, 2011

Anyone who owns multiple cats knows how quickly our furry friends can go through kitty litter. It may seem like you have to clean and replace their boxes at least once a week, and those costs can definitely start to add up. However, according to The Greenists, making your own kitty litter is not only eco-friendly, but it can be done at virtually no cost to you whatsoever! All...

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