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Choosing The Right Pet Reptile For Your Family

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As a parent, bringing a pet into the home is a great way to teach young children the importance of being kind to animals and just how to take care of one. Unfortunately, every pet isn’t suited for every home. This is particularly the case when it comes to reptiles. If you’re thinking about bringing a reptile into your home, here are some tips to help ensure your family is paired with the best match.…

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Beyond Rabies: Two Other Tick-Borne Illnesses That Affect Dogs

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When you think of ticks and the dangers they present to your dog, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most people think of Lyme disease. Surely, Lyme disease is an important concern when it comes to ticks. But it’s not the only disease that ticks can pass on to your canine companion. As a responsible dog owner, it’s important for you to know about these other tick-borne illnesses.…

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Tips For Preventing Skunk Problems

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Skunks sometimes set up residence on your property without your knowledge, that is until you get the tell-tale whiff of their odor. It’s even worse if your pet finds them first, since a curious dog can get sprayed full in the face by a defensive skunk. The best way to avoid this is to make your yard unattractive to skunks. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Clean up your yard…

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Dogs And Chronic Ear Infections: 3 Steps To Getting Your Dog Healthy Again

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Ear infections are common in dogs and can be caused by a wide variety of things, including yeast, mites and bacteria. While you will need to have your dogs ears checked out by a vet to determine the exact cause of your dog’s infection, the steps you take at home will remain pretty much the same regardless of their findings. The tube of prescription medicine you use may be different for an infection caused by mites rather than one caused by yeast; that’s about it.…

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5 Summer Dangers That Can Hurt Your Pooch

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Your dog is probably just as excited as you are about the upcoming summer season. The warm weather means more outdoor playtime for your furry family member. However, as the temperatures increase, there will be more dangers for your dog. Here are five summer dangers that can hurt your pooch: Heat Stroke The idea of your dog suffering a heat stroke is frightening, but it can happen. When the temperatures are scorching hot, it is important to watch your pooch extra carefully and make sure he always has water.…

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Three Natural Ways To Keep Fleas At Bay

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When your dog goes outside to do his or her business, they may be exposed to fleas. Fleas can quickly take hold of our dog and invest his or her coat quickly. The fleas will bite your dog, causing them to itch and become very uncomfortable. Instead of using harsh chemicals or flea collars to keep fleas at bay, use the guide that follows to learn a few quick and easy natural ways to repel the vile insects.…

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Your Dog's Allergies: What You Can Do

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When you are the pet parent to a dog that is an integral member of your family, you want to take the same care of their health that you do for your human family members. And if your dog has allergies, you may wonder if there are any pet health remedies or treatments that you can provide them to help them be less miserable due to allergy symptoms. Get to know some of the ways that you can take care of your dog with allergies so that you can be sure you are doing everything you can to keep them happy and healthy.…

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Helping Cure Your Cat's Separation Anxiety And Aggression When Boarded

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While cats are generally very independent and require little care when left alone, there’s always the chance you may need to board them when you’re gone for an extended period. Unfortunately, cats may suffer from separation anxiety or aggression towards handlers or other cats when boarded. Here’s what you need to know about how to treat these behaviors. Dealing With Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is caused by a wide range of problems, chief among them being separation from their owner.…

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Should You Board Your Cat Or Leave Them Home?

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Deciding on whether or not to leave your cat home alone while you are on vacation can be difficult. Cats are known for being independent animals, so it may seem natural that they can stay home alone. This isn’t always the case, though, since cats can get lonely and there are many other concerns, such as safety. The following can help you decide whether to board your cat or not.…

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Traveling By Plane With Your Cat For The First Time? 4 Ways A Vet Can Help You Both Relax

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If you’re moving far away and traveling by plane, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to make plans for moving your cat as well. Instead of worrying that your cat will be unhappy or that they will not safely arrive at your destination, you should schedule a visit to your veterinarian so that you can get the advice needed for a safe and relaxing trip. Get All the Necessary Documentation for Travel…

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