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Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

While “whisker fatigue” sounds like what men who get tired or shaving may get, it’s possibly a very stressful condition a cat can get.   WHY DO CATS HAVE WHISKERS? For cats, whiskers are much more than facial adornments that add to their cuteness, Dr. Neil...

The Worth of Professional Pet-Sitting

The Worth of Professional Pet-Sitting

Why professional pet services? Most pet owners have neighbors, friends, or family that have cared for their animals. While this is great, a favor can often not be as reliable as a professional service. Hiring a pet sitter gives pet parents the ability to schedule what...

7 Reasons Why We Love Cats

7 Reasons Why We Love Cats

There are literally hundreds of reasons why we cat parents love our cats.  Ask any cat lover why they love cats so much and you’ll likely get an earful of reasons.  You might even be subjected to tons of cute cat pics and videos.  That’s because not only do we love...

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...