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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more