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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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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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