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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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Healthy and Natural Treats for Your Dog

December 13th, 2011

It's important that your dog doesn't eat too much table food - doing so can lead to an overweight and sick pooch before you know it. However, you don't have to completely limit his intake of people food. In fact, according to Modern Dog Magazine, there are a few human delights that can be quite beneficial for your furry friend. If you can't resist those begging eyes, here are...

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How to Help the Stray and Feral Cat Problem

December 6th, 2011

If you've ever seen a lonely cat outside who may not have a home, there are ways you can help out and prevent more feral kittens from being born. A stray cat is one who probably had a home at one point, but doesn't anymore - you can tell by how friendly it acts toward people. Feral cats are wild animals who have never had much human interaction. Here are a few of the ways you...

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Halloween Precautions to Take for Your Pet

December 2nd, 2011

Many homeowners enjoy the opportunity that Halloween brings to redecorate their residences as they prepare to greet trick-or-treaters. Pet owners should take extra precautions on this holiday to make sure Fido and Fifi stay safe and comfortable. The spooky decorations and costumes associated with October 31 can cause quite a scare for dogs and cats alike. They may think...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Barking

November 28th, 2011

Dogs bark for a number of reasons - sometimes it's to alert the house of someone at the door, other times it's to let a passerby know that they mean business. In fact, dogs have evolved over thousands of years to be able to communicate with humans through their barking - you don't see nearly as much of a dynamic vocal range in feral dogs or wolves. But sometimes barking can be...

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Entertaining Your Dog When It's Cold Outside

November 28th, 2011

We all know the feeling - that pervasive sense of boredom that hits us in the middle of winter. As humans, it's hard to escape the cold weather doldrums, even after spending most of your day in the office and with the endless stimulation that comes with television and the internet. Imagine being a dog, who simply doesn't have access to these tools. Your favorite pooch spends...

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Picking the Right Dog Bed

November 17th, 2011

It's only natural to want the best for your pooch - after all, he only ever shows love, affection and trust in you, and you want to ensure that he lives the best life possible. Dogs frequently feel like extra members of the family, and we want to treat them as such. However, that doesn't give them carte blanche to jump on the bed and curl up whenever they please. This can...

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Common Health Issues in Dogs

November 15th, 2011

Before you go out to buy a purebred dog, it would help to do a bit of research on the breed you're thinking of. That's because many purebreds often inherit physical and behavioral health issues caused by their selective breeding. Here's the reason why some dogs get these problems, along with a few examples of common issues in popular breeds, according to WebMD and PBS. Why...

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A Guide to Pet Allergies

November 11th, 2011

If you frequently find yourself sneezing, coughing or getting itchy eyes whenever you're around a dog, cat or bird, you may be allergic to the protein molecules in their bodies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 15 to 30 percent of people who have allergies are allergic to pets, so you may get symptoms around animals if you're allergic to other...

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