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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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Hypoallergenic Dogs

October 18th, 2011

If you're allergic to pet dander but still like the idea of having a companion around the house, there are plenty of options for you. Some breeds of dogs are naturally hypoallergenic, making them more compatible for people with allergies. Here are a few breeds you may want to consider, according to MarthaStewart.com. Bichon frise These cheerful, happy dogs look like little...

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Holiday Pet Hazards

October 12th, 2011

The holidays are a fun time for everyone, including your pets. Unfortunately, with lots of food, people and decorations around, there are plenty of ways your pet could get into trouble. Here are a few things to watch out for, according to MarthaStewart.com and VeterinaryPartner.com. Remember, if you ever think your pet has eaten something he shouldn't have, always call your...

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How to Cut Your Pet's Nails

October 10th, 2011

Keeping your dog or cat's nails trimmed is not only good for saving your furniture and floors, but it helps your furry friend stay comfortable and prevents the nails from curling and growing into her footpads. Many animals don't like having their nails cut, but the best way to get them used to it is to start cutting them at a young age. If you're unsure about what you're...

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Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

October 3rd, 2011

Just because you live in a small apartment doesn't necessarily mean you can't own a dog. All dogs require exercise, but many breeds are content with smaller living spaces as long as you take them outside for frequent walks. Here are some of the best breeds to consider if you live in an apartment, according to MarthaStewart.com and MovingToAnApartment.com. • Chihuahuas....

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