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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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Homemade Dog Treats

September 29th, 2011

Treats are a good way to reward your dog for good behavior and motivate him to learn new tricks. If you're someone who likes to work in the kitchen, you may find that making your own healthy treats is more satisfying than buying products from the store. Here are a few recipes to try next time you want to whip something up for your dog, according to MarthaStewart.com and...

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Why Neutering Your Pet Can Be a Good Idea

September 19th, 2011

Spaying or neutering your pet is a big decision and one that shouldn't be handled lightly. While you may think that by not neutering your pet you're avoiding an unpleasant experience for him, forgoing the procedure could lead to the suffering of even more animals who could end up homeless, in shelters or euthanized. Both spaying and neutering are safe procedures that can be...

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How to Have Fun With Your Goldfish

September 16th, 2011

Most people don't associate goldfish with doing anything other than eating and swimming. Let's face it - when it comes down to it, those tiny aquatic creatures are often thought of more as an accent piece rather than faithful companions. Believe it or not, it's actually possible to train goldfish to learn some tricks if you have the time and patience to spare. Goldfish have...

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How to Pet Proof Your Home

September 16th, 2011

Dogs and cats can be a great addition to your family, but often it's difficult for some animals to stay out of trouble if they're inside all the time. To prevent your furry friend from getting into mischief or potentially harming himself, you should take some steps to make sure your home is safe. When you first welcome pets into your humble abode, it's important to make them...

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High Energy vs. Low Energy Dogs

September 16th, 2011

When you're deciding what kind of dog to get for your family, the amount of exercise and physical stimulation each breed requires should be an important factor in making your decision. Dogs that don't get enough exercise can develop behavioral issues and engage in destructive behavior out of boredom. High energy breeds demand plenty of exercise and space to move around in....

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Home Remedies For Your Pet

September 16th, 2011

Accidents happen to everyone, including pets. Sometimes if the damage is minor, you can care for your four-legged friend with some simple home remedies. However, if the wound or condition gets worse, always call the vet or take your pet into the emergency room. If your pet is vomiting, it may be a sign that he got into something he shouldn't have. Avoid feeding him for 24...

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The Perfect Rabbit Breed For Your Family

September 16th, 2011

Rabbits are a great pet for many families. They're quiet, clean and affectionate and can be easily litter box trained if you're planning to keep them inside. With more than 45 rabbit breeds to choose from, it can be difficult to know which is best for your family, but you might find the right companion among the following popular breeds! Angora rabbits are fluffy and were...

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Healthy Treats For Your Pet Cat

September 16th, 2011

Treats are a great way to reward your cat for good behavior or help train him. However, feeding him the wrong treats or allowing him to consume too many can be unhealthy. Obesity in cats is just as dangerous as it is for humans, as it creates all kinds of health problems and potentially shortens their lives. While many cats stay naturally slim, some pack on pounds easily. To...

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How to Potty Train Your Puppy

September 16th, 2011

Teaching your new puppy how to go to the bathroom outside rather than in your living room requires a lot of commitment, patience and consistency. Some dogs may take longer to pick it up than others, and you should expect to have a few accidents in the house even with the most well-trained dog. Nobody's perfect. The most important thing to remember is that you have to pay...

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