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  • More pet owners than ever are forgoing kennels and sitters to take their four-legged family members along on their journeys. A PetRelocation survey found that 42 percent of pet owners travel annually with their cats or dogs, and 90 percent had considered changing travel plans to accommodate pets. As the summer travel season arrives, consider these suggestions before hitting the...
  • Jan 06, 2020

    Goldfish Care

    Goldfish come in many shapes and sizes and thus so do the RULES regarding maintaining them. Goldfish should never be kept in a bowl under any circumstance. A single fancy goldfish should have 15g of overly filtered water. A comet goldfish will grow, in the aquarium, up to 8 inches long and up to 12-15 inches long in a pond. So a bowl is certainly no place for these little...
  • Dec 01, 2019

    Seat Belts For Dogs

    Have you noticed lately that dogs are being treated more like humans than ever before? Dogs are now open to the world of doggy fashion wear, shoes and boots, luxury bath products, top of the line collars and leashes that almost look like a piece of fine jewelry. There are even seat belts for dogs which is a really smart idea. Seat-belts for dogs are a fantastic safety...
  • Nov 03, 2019

    Fur Battles

    Cats and dogs have plenty of fur and the battle of the fur and the household never seems to end. Cats and dogs don’t seem to care much about losing a bit of fur, but it does bother many humans. Given that the fur problem for humans is not likely to end anytime soon, is there anything we can do to reduce the amount of fur that cats and dogs shed?  The answer is ‘yes and...
  • Your neighbors have asked you time and again to keep your cat away from their property. Hmmm… that certainly sounds like a harsh request, doesn’t it? Well,  if your cat is roaming in your neighbor’s property, and in turn being a burden or causing friction towards other pets and/or people, then the ‘harsh request’ may be required. There are two type of cats –...
  • Here is a good composite for your cat’s food: Protein 32%, Fat 18%, Fiber 3%. Sound good right? Well what if you were told that this in the composite from a pair of old leather boots, used motor oil, and a scoop of sawdust? Wow! Not that appealing after all, especially for our cats.  So what makes a good quality cat food? Well for starters,  cats (unlike humans and...
  • One of the most common complaints of pet parents is that their dogs are disruptive or destructive when left alone. Their dogs might urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Although these problems often indicate that a dog needs to be taught polite house manners, they can also be symptoms of distress. When a dog’s problems are accompanied by other distress...
  • Water is the elixir of life and it is essential to all living things. Our pets need to have access to water at all times and their water bowls should be filled with fresh water every single day. When our pets don’t get enough water dehydration can occur. Sometimes though, our pets drink too much water and although we know that water is good for our pets, too much is too much....
  • Jun 06, 2019

    Homemade Dog Food

    Commercially produced dog foods, especially those that have been certified by national veterinary societies, provide a good, safe and convenient way of feeding your dogs. However, some people find that their dogs are sensitive to some of the preservatives in these foods and want an inexpensive alternative. Other people worry about what they should be feeding their dogs at times...
  • Dog training is an important part of dog ownership and when done properly, it sets the stage for a fabulous relationship between you and your dog. Dogs learn that when they perform certain tasks or AVOID certain behaviors, they get treats. This also teaches them who is the boss or the leader of the pack (and it should always be the owner and his/her family). This needs to be...
  • There’s no question, adopting a puppy is an exciting time. You’ve picked out a name, maybe you’ve visited a shelter once or twice or you’re anxiously waiting to bring home your new family member from a breeder. As exciting as it is, preparation is the key to giving your new bundle of joy a smooth transition into his or her new home. What does my new puppy need?...
  • Spring has sprung across our great land. Sunny skies, tulips and crocuses…and itchy ears. Or itchy bellies. Or itchy paws. Dogs and cats can develop hay fever or seasonal allergies just like ourselves. Unlike people, who are prone to runny noses and stuffy sinuses, pets are more likely to show signs associated with skin lesions and ear infections when suffering from this...
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