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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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Buying a fish may seem pretty straightforward, but it's actually more complicated than you think. Fish are delicate and very susceptible to problems if you don't supply them with a suitable environment. Make sure you research what kinds of conditions your fish needs before buying one, then look for the following physical and behavioral traits in order to have the healthiest...more
Parrots and some other birds, like parakeets, can pick up language and learn how to talk if you encourage them and give them plenty of words to learn. Some birds are bigger talkers than others, but you'll never know until you try to teach them. The foundation Birds typically only talk if they are well cared for. Develop a strong bond with your bird before you try to teach him...more