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Parvo In Dogs

Parvo In Dogs

Parvo in Dogs - What is It and How You Can Prevent It   Parvo, officially known as canine parvovirus, or CPV, is a highly contagious viral disease. It is preventable with vaccines. Natural immunity is not preferable due to the suffering caused by parvo. Vaccines...

Creating a Cat Playground

Creating a Cat Playground

Make A Feline Amusement Park   A bored cat is a destructive cat. Many pet parents know that if left unattended, cats can wreak havoc on a house or apartment. A cat that lacks appropriate mental stimulation and exercise will attack your houseplants which can...

Dogs and Health Benefits

Dogs and Health Benefits

Any dog owner can tell you that there are many benefits to having a best friend. However, there are many other benefits as well to having a loyal pet. Dogs have been a part of the human experience for many years and are excellent companions for people. There are many...

Turtle Tank Guide

Turtle Tank Guide

A proper turtle habitat is key to keeping them healthy. This is where your pet will spend most of their lives and it needs to be the best home it can be for your turtle. Here is a guide to make sure your turtle has the nicest place possible   CHOOSING A TANK The...

What Do Snakes Eat?

What Do Snakes Eat?

Snakes are carnivores. They eat meat only. They are also predators. They eat other animals.  However, they do not spend all their time slithering around in the wild searching for mice to eat. Some days they just sunbathe all day. While some snakes do eat mice or rats...

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Mange (demodicosis) is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by the Demodex mite. When the number of mites on the hair follicles and skin of a dog rapidly increase, it can lead to skin lesions, skin infections and hair loss (alopecia). The severity of the symptoms...

What Are the Best Dog Breeds for Introverts

What Are the Best Dog Breeds for Introverts

Dogs come in many varieties and some of these are more outgoing than others. If you like to come home and you want to be able to unwind, you are going to want one of the calmer breeds that is going to want to be a part of your lifestyle.  There are many out there that...

Bath Time for Reptiles

Bath Time for Reptiles

Reptiles can absorb water through their skin. They have permeable skin. Reptiles can stay hydrated by simply soaking in water and absorbing it via their skin.  Reptiles in the wild will bathe themselves, but captive reptiles kept as pets require a little consideration...

How to Kitten Proof Your Home

How to Kitten Proof Your Home

When you bring a new kitten into your home, you are doing something that is very special. You will see that this is a very special thing to do. However, it must be noted that when you have a small creature, that means that you are dependent on keeping your pet safe,...

Should I Let My Dog Eat Table Scraps

Should I Let My Dog Eat Table Scraps

It may be tempting to let your pet eat table scraps on a regular basis. A part of this is that they are going to be staring at you during the meal and that means you may be thinking about giving them a treat. The issue with that though, is that a lot of the foods that...

How Can I Show My Pet I am Thankful?

How Can I Show My Pet I am Thankful?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is that time of year where we show the people and pets in our lives just how much they mean to us. We often express our love and gratitude with food, when it comes to our human family. It may be tempting to do the same with...

The End of Daylight Savings and your Dog

The End of Daylight Savings and your Dog

The End of Daylight Savings is not that far away! That means it’s time to start preparing your dog to “fall back”.  With a little preparation in the days or weeks leading up to the end of Daylight Savings, you can save you and your dog a little less angst later on. ...