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Tips for keeping pets safe in cold weather

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Added by Amy on January 10, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Dogs are People, Too

The New York Times published an article about brain research done with dogs. Their conclusions are that dog's brains are very similar in some ways to humans'. Find the entire article here:

Dogs are People, Too

Added by Amy on October 10, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Dry and Irritated Skin Treatments for Pets

We've all seen pets that seem to drive themselves crazy with dry skin. Our poor dogs and cats don't know that constant scratching, clawing, and biting of their itchy skin is only making it worse. It's up you to help them get rid of dry…

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Added by Tony Avisato on March 20, 2013 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Wet or Dry Food for Your Kitty?

Do you know what to look for in cat food? Is your cat food meeting all your kitty’s nutritional needs? While you are looking at all the selections in the pet-supply or grocery store, consider the various…

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Added by Tony Avisato on January 28, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Cat found her way home 200 miles away

Holly the cat was lost on an RV trip, and showed up in her hometown 200 miles away.

Read Holly's…

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Added by Amy on January 20, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy

Just like any you and I, your dog can gain unhealthy levels of weight and suffer from low energy levels due to being too inactive, especially in the winter. There are ways, however, to combat this with a few simple exercises and everyday physical activities…

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Added by Tony Avisato on January 15, 2013 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

Holiday Dangers to your Pet

Holidays can be risky times for pets. Among the many things you plan for during holidays, your pet’s safety should always be on included. It is disappointing to hear of a friend's pet suffering illness or death during the holiday season. However, it is a story that we hear far too often every holiday season.

Taking the…

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Added by Tony Avisato on December 19, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Importance of Finding the Right Dog Crate

Dogs are den animals. It's their nature. Knowing this, it is important to create a safe area in the home where your dog can call its own little den. I recommend dog crates. They provide a safe, personal area where your dog can curl up to take…

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Added by Tony Avisato on November 27, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Pet Health Certified-Organic Dog & Cat products

See http://www.amway.com/Shop/Search/SearchResults.aspx?searchkeyword=nutripet&pwsID=SuzetteCordova for the world's leading brand of botanicals and health supplements, the only one to own and operate their own certified-organic farms.

Added by Frank DeDominicis on November 23, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Pet health cerified-organic products

Nutrilite is famous, #1 online for over a decade for the world's leading brand of botanicals and health supplements.        For dog and cat stuff see my friend's Nutripet site: http://www.amway.com/Shop/Search/SearchResults.aspx?searchkeyword=nutripet&pwsID=SuzetteCordova

Added by Frank DeDominicis on November 23, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Food Allergies and Cats

Did you know that cat food allergies represent roughly 10% of all the allergies in cats and 57% of the causes for itching and scratching? Food allergies are actually quite common among cats. They can sometimes manifest as young as five months old; other times they…

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Added by Tony Avisato on November 21, 2012 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

Increasing Rabies Awareness

Very few diseases instill fear in a pet owner as quickly as rabies. As soon as I hear the word I immediately think of the movie "Old Yeller" and how much it traumatized me as a little kid. The sight of his dog frothing at the mouth and behaving in such an aggressive manner was downright scary. I couldn't imagine my own…

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Added by Tony Avisato on October 16, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

Post-Neutering Pet Care

I’d like to remind everyone about the importance of spaying or neutering their cat or dog. Lately, I’ve been noticing an increasing number of feral cats hanging out around the neighborhood. Now I haven’t seen any dogs roaming about the message of spaying and neutering their dog is still the same – get it done! Believe it or…

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Added by Tony Avisato on September 27, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Urinary Problems in Cats

Very few instances in pet ownership are as sad as caring for a poor kitty with urinary tract infections; these are similar to those in humans in that they are painful, unpleasant, and can even be potentially lethal if untreated. Prevention can save your kitty a lot of pain and stress. Not only can these types of infections be a…

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Added by Tony Avisato on September 21, 2012 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

National Holistic Pet Day is Right around the Corner

I was doing some of the usual pet community surfing when I came across some information that August 30th is National Holistic Pet Day. How did this new holiday slip by me? It sounds like a pretty cool idea. I’m always up for natural ways to improve my pet’s health. This is even more exciting than Talk Like a…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 21, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Adjusting to City Life

I’m not exactly a city person; I admit it. I grew up in more of a rural area with occasional trips to suburbia if we ever felt like going shopping. That all changed when I went away to college. It wasn’t a major metropolitan area but it was a lot busier than anything I was used to experiencing. 

The one thing I missed most about moving to the city was the company of my dog. Now I know many city dwellers have dogs and their pets couldn’t be happier. I’m just worried that Conway (my…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 14, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Finding Pet Food for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

My dog suffers from a squeaky stomach. You know those crazy noises that come from the dog’s belly after it eats? I didn’t give it much thought at first but after a recent trip to the vet, I discovered it was my dog’s food. After some research and tests with different types of dog food, we finally found a brand that doesn’t…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 7, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

ANIMAL COMMUNICATORS

Through an intuitive consultation, an animal communicator will offer you information from your dog’s perspective. These insights provide a deeper understanding of your senior’s needs and can ease your job as caregiver, while giving you much-deserved peace of mind.

Professional animal communicators are available throughout the world, serving as advocates of all species of animals. Their services complement your loving care, along with the professional health care of veterinarians and…

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Added by Jennifer Kachnic on June 8, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Adopting a Senior Dog

The need for senior dog adoption is great. What makes each of the circumstances creating this need even more saddening is the fact that, despite the wonderful attributes of older dogs and all the best efforts of most shelters, these dogs are frequently overlooked in favor of puppies and younger animals. The ageism that causes seniors to be passed over is a prejudice without merit, as oftentimes it’s the older dog that is best suited for a happy household and a lasting marriage of dog and…

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Added by Jennifer Kachnic on June 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Goffin Cockatoo Life Style

Goffin cockatoo is very lovable bird in the cockatiel species. They are funny, elegant bird and so active. Goffin cockatoo is playful and very interactive with the pet owners and get painful if they bitten. A goffin cockatoo can have a very loud sound voice. These Cockatoo birds have some drawback because it makes more sounds. Cockatoo birds also have large beaks. Choosing cockatoo as a pet bird is the right choice…

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Added by cockatielsounds on May 28, 2012 at 1:18am — No Comments

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