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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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Establishing an Appropriate Fitness Routine For Your Dog

November 7th, 2011

Just like humans, dogs need to exercise regularly in order to stay healthy. However, many of our furry friends are not getting adequate amounts of physical activity. According to WebMD, 40 percent of dogs in the US are overweight, which puts them at a higher risk for medical ailments and could shorten their lifespans. Different breeds need different levels of exercise. In...

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Get Healthy By Learning From Your Pets

November 2nd, 2011

Having a pet definitely impacts people's lives in a positive way. Not only does your companion provide you with friendship and love, but keeping her healthy often requires you to be active. If that's not enough to convince you that pets are great, here are a few examples of other ways that pets can inspire their owners to live better lives, inspired by WebMD. 1. Dogs have a...

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Removing Pet Stains and Odors

November 1st, 2011

No matter what you do, accidents are bound to happen in the house when you have a pet. Whether it's because they're not fully trained, weren't let outside or are sick, there will be a time when you'll face the task of cleaning up after your pets. Here are some useful tips, according to the Humane Society. 1. Add baking soda to your regular detergent when you're machine...

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Unusual Pets

October 31st, 2011

When you hear the word "pet," chances are your brain starts conjuring up images of dogs, cats, fish, hamsters and the occasional ferret. However, some people have a totally different idea when it comes to the types of animals they allow into their homes. Here are a few of the most popular unusual pets, according to PetPlace.com. Piranhas If you're looking for a little more...

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Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 28th, 2011

There's really no reason why your pet can't join in on the fun this Halloween. Instead of his usual fur coat, dress your furry friend up in a comfortable costume that he doesn't mind wearing. Here are a few fun ideas from Real Simple magazine and MarthaStewart.com 1. Hot dog or taco. There are plenty of places where you can pick up this cute costume, which will make your...

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Health Insurance For Your Pets

October 28th, 2011

For many people, pets are members of the family, which means maintaining their health is important in order to provide them with a long, happy life. Even if you're a responsible pet owner, unexpected medical issues may arise which can jeopardize your pet's health along with your wallet. That's why many people have turned to health insurance plans to help them cover the cost of...

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Cat Breeds for Families With Dogs

October 26th, 2011

If your family already has a pet dog, it can sometimes be difficult to find a cat who gets along well with your canine. However, there are a few breeds which tend to fare better with dogs. Here are a couple, according to MarthaStewart.com Ocicats These cats are named after their resemblance to ocelots. Although they may look wild, they have tame personalities. The breed is...

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Protecting Your Pet From Parasites

October 25th, 2011

Parasites like fleas, ticks and worms are a constant threat to your pet's comfort and safety, but luckily there are many ways you can take action to reduce the risk. Here's how to make sure your pet and your household are safer from these pests, according to MarthaStewart.com and UnchainYourDog.org. Fleas These are the most common parasites that your pet may encounter. They...

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The Basics of Pet Doors

October 21st, 2011

If you have a pet who likes to go outside, you may want to consider installing a pet door to accommodate his needs. With so many options available, it's easy to find a solution that is right for your home and your furry friends. Here are a few benefits and tips from Doctors Foster and Smith. The benefits of a pet door Pet doors are convenient for a number of reasons. 1. You...

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