Living with Pet Allergies

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Living with Pet Allergies

No Comments 06 March 2012

Many cat and dog lovers simply do without because of their allergies. In fact, pet allergies are not uncommon and it is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from some form of pet allergy. But the exciting reality is most of these pet allergy sufferers can still share their homes with furry loved ones. In […]

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Teach Your Cat to Leash Walk

Pet Health & Safety, Pet Training

Teach Your Cat to Leash Walk

1 Comment 24 January 2012

Like most learning, teaching your cat to walk on a leash is easiest if taught early in life so the cat grows up comfortable with a leash and harness. The training technique is the same for young or old, it is just slower in a cat over six months old. Keep in mind that not […]

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Pet Owners Might Consider Pets in their Wills

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Pet Owners Might Consider Pets in their Wills

No Comments 21 November 2011

It wasn’t too long ago that pets were merely animals for most people. Though the love was there the love and affection that exists today for many Americans toward their pets is, at times, equated to that of the love a parent has for their child. Thirty years ago pet food was bought at the […]

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Disaster Planning for Pets is Crucial

Pet Health & Safety

Disaster Planning for Pets is Crucial

No Comments 10 November 2011

A new poll conducted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals indicates that owners need to seriously incorporate their pets when it comes to disaster planning especially when evacuations orders are handed out. The poll found that 35 percent of dog and cat owners have no plans for their pets during […]

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Aggression Between Dogs

Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News, Pet Training

Aggression Between Dogs

No Comments 07 November 2011

Aggression between dogs can result in injury to dogs and/or to the people trying to separate them. The behavior can consist of growling, snarling, barking, lunging, snapping and biting. Aggression between unfamiliar dogs can be due to dominance, fear, or protective behavior over territory or owner. There are several reasons why dogs show aggression: Dominance […]

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Cat Destructive Clawing

Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News, Pet Training

Cat Destructive Clawing

No Comments 01 November 2011

Introduction One purpose of feline clawing is to sharpen claws. This is where the cat actually removes old claw fragments because of new claw growth. It is more like the shedding of a snake’s skin than the sharpening of a kitchen knife. Feline clawing is an olfactory mark of territory because of scent producing glands […]

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Preventing Heartworm Disease

Pet Health & Safety

Preventing Heartworm Disease

No Comments 27 October 2011

For many parts of the country, especially the southern half, Mosquitoes are a year-long problem.  And they don’t just grace us with those red itchy bumps. Mosquitoes are carriers of heartworm which can infect our furry loved ones, especially dogs. Heartworm is indeed a worm that develops in the heart and over time, if left […]

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Excessive Nocturnal Activity in Cats

Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Excessive Nocturnal Activity in Cats

No Comments 17 October 2011

Why does my cat seem to be most active at nights? Some cats are active at night or awake and “raring to go” very early in the morning. Since many cat parents are out at work or school during the day, the cat may spend the daytime hours in rest and relaxation, especially if it […]

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Columnist Talks Pets

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Columnist Talks Pets

No Comments 05 October 2011

Life’s experiences can take us in many directions and take on many forms. For Monique Balas, adopting and caring for a friend’s older kitty with hyperthyroidism (a not uncommon disease afflicting our feline friends) turned her writing career into a focus on Pets. Her cat Madeline was her closest companion for six years. “During that […]

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