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Extend the Life of Your Pet

January 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Pet products may be hazardous to your pets There are few events more distressing than the injury or death of a pet. Psychologists have likened it to the death of a family member. After the recent pet food contamination that killed some pets and made many others sick, worldwide attention focused on making sure pet […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

November 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The holidays are a time to create and share memories, laugh and eat great food; however, there are many hidden dangers that are lurking around your home that can cause serious injury or even death for your four legged family members. Here’s a list of some common holiday dangers to look out for: Christmas Kitten […]

Pet Bird Safety at Home – Things You Ought to Know

September 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of us have heard stories about birds outlasting their owners. This is a surprise to many, considering the delicate appearance of most species of birds. Birds, especially canaries, were used by miners to test the quality of the air deep in the mines. When the air reaches relatively unhealthy levels, the canaries are affected […]

Reptiles and Salmonella

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I’ll bet you didn’t know that lizards and turtles can carry harmful bacteria called Salmonella. I love reptiles and I bet you do too (or you probably would not be reading this article!). You may have noticed that reptiles are becoming more and more popular as family pets. Reptiles such as turtles, iguanas, snakes, geckos, […]

How to Make a Smooth Move with your Pet – Moving with Fish

September 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

By Alex Kazaryan It is often risky and impractical to try to move fish. Fish are most sensible to to temperature changes that can hardly be avoidable during a move. So if they don’t have any special sentimental value to you – just don’t move them. Many aquarium stores may accept them and even offer […]

How To Keep Your Dog Cool In The Hot Sun

August 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer is generally the time to have fun with your family and enjoy many activities together. Days are usually longer than usual and the children are out on vacation. The downside to this fun is that summer also ushers in a season of heat stroke, sunburn and exhaustion. This can threaten your family as well […]

Including Pets In Your Holiday Plans

August 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

November and December is a busy time of year. There are holidays to prepare for. There are gifts to shop for, guests to invite over, travel to be done, even one evening of dinner and socializing can be a lot more activity than a night the during rest of the year. Amid all the activity, […]

Pet Relocation – Tips For International Pet Moving

July 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

by Kevin O Five Tips for Safe and Humane International Pet Relocation Owning or adopting a pet should be for life, regardless of what corner of the world your career or other circumstances happen to send you. When planning an international move transporting your beloved pet is only part of a long, daunting list of […]

Deadly And Dangerous Plants Your Pet May Find Appetizing

June 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Plants are wonderful outdoors and indoors, and they are certainly a beautiful addition to your home. However, if you have pets, you may want to reconsider which plants you choose to have in your house (and out if you have an outdoor dog). Some plants are completely harmless if they are chewed or eaten, but […]

Camping with Your Dogs – Ten Commandments

May 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

by julee In the U.S. alone, more than 30 million people each year take their pets with them while camping. Yet, when we first started RV-ing with our dogs, we were unable to find much written on the subject. Sure, there were the occasional articles in magazines that reminded us to use pet ID tags, […]

Would You Know What To Do If Your Puppy or Dog Fell Ill?

May 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

by Niall Cinneide A pet relies on its owner to look after it. Sometimes a veterinarian is too far away when your puppy needs immediate attention. Would you be able to administer basic first aid if you needed to? It is up to you to be able to administer the first aid that your pet […]

Easter Candy Can Kill Your Pet!

March 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

by D. Marie Ratliff For millions of families, the celebration of Easter includes Easter baskets filled with sweet treats galore — chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, sugary jelly beans and snack-size versions of nearly every candy product imaginable. As parents, we often warn our children “Now don’t eat too much or you’ll make yourself sick.” At […]

To Chip Or Not To Chip (That Is The Question)

February 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’ve ever experienced the pain and guilt, even momentarily, of a pet being lost, then you’ve probably considered becoming a “chipper”-a “Microchipper”, that is. For the purpose of our definition, and since we made up the term, “Microchippers” are pet owners who deem that collars are too easy to lose, while tattoos are too […]

Choosing A Pet ID

January 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

By Elyse Grau Pet identification speaks for your pet when it cannot. Wearing an id tag will increase the chances of your dog or cat being returned to you. The most typical form of pet id is the simple collar tag. This is usually metal, but increasingly can be made of plastic or even paper. […]

Selecting Dog Toys Wisely

January 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you haven’t realized it yet there has been a huge controversy this year with some children’s toys, and if you stop to think you will realize that dog toys are just as susceptible. Many of the dog toys sold in stores, especially in America have been made in China. This means that they can […]

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