pets--animals

  • Can Dogs Drink Water From Outdoor Sources Without Getting Sick?

    When you're outside, your dog drinks out of puddles. When you're inside, it drinks out of the toilet. Is there any water your dog can't drink? In fact, dogs can be susceptible to contaminated water just like humans can. While their gastrointestinal tracts are better suited to managing bacteria than those of humans, there are some guidelines you should follow for giving water to your pet dog. Dangers of Outdoor Water
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  • Preparing Your Dog For The Pet Boarding Experience

    For many pet owners, placing their dog in a boarding kennel for even a few days can be an emotional decision. After all, it is always difficult to be away from someone that you love. However, with just a bit of planning, you can help to ensure that the time your dog spends in the kennel will be enjoyable for both of you. Make Sure Your Dog Is Up-To-Date On Their Shots
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  • Behind The Scenes: Three Situations Dog Boarding Staff Members Encounter

    Have you ever dropped off or picked up your dog from a boarding kennel and marveled at the organized chaos in the facility? From the outside looking in, a boarding kennel may seem like a loud, disorderly place. Boarding facility staff are quite possibly among the most coordinated and composed group of dog lovers you will ever find. Here is a peek into what staff members deal with each and every day, and how you can help.
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  • Tongue Twister: What Your Dog's Mouth Can Tell You About Its Health

    You can't make your dog stick its tongue out and say "Ahhh," but you can tell a lot about how your pet is feeling based on its mouth. A dog's mouth is home to all sorts of bacteria, (much of it is species specific, so even if you are in the habit of letting your dog lick you, you're probably okay...). So remember that after you carefully inspect your dog's mouth for signs of a health issue, you should wash your hands.
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  • Special Considerations When Boarding A Younger Pet

    If you recently have gotten a puppy or kitten but have to take an unexpected trip, pet boarding can be a good option. Here are five things to seek out when boarding a younger pet that might need a little extra attention. 1. Make Sure that Your Pet is Prepped Some facilities require more vaccines than younger animals have received, or that aren't usually administered common indoor cats. Double check with your vet and boarding facility so that you know ahead of time that your pet is good to go with their records.
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  • Cats With Intestinal Worms: Why Prompt Medical Attention From A Vet Is Necessary

    Have you noticed that your cat has been tired and vomiting a lot lately? If so, he or she may be showing signs of an infection of the intestines with worms. Find out why it is important for your cat to have prompt medical attention for the worms and how much you should expect treatment to cost. Why Should a Cat Have Prompt Medical Attention for Worms? The main reason prompt treatment is necessary for a worm infection is because the infection can be passed to your other pets if you have any.
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  • Foods You Didn't Know Were Harmful To Your Pet Rat

    Feeding pet rats is easy. The common saying is, "If you eat it, they will." Many foods are unhealthy for your rat, but he can eat it. Several foods can be dangerous and will require an emergency trip to the vet. Lactose Intolerance Like many humans, some rats can't digest the lactose in cow's milk. It will cause tummy troubles and can be dangerous. Pet rats that are lactose intolerant should not be given any foods with cow's milk, such as cheese or ice cream.
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  • How To Save Money On Bengal Cat Care

    Bengals are beautiful and delightful cats, but they aren't cheap. Most Bengals run upwards of $1000 dollars. Include the cost of daily care, and you might not think you can afford one. If you really want a Bengal, and are ready for one, then here are a few ways to save money on Bengal care that will help offset the cost of purchase but still keep them happy and healthy.
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  • Why You Need Plenty Of Taurine For Your Bengal

    You have a Bengal and you've done your research on Bengal care. You might have heard that Bengals needs plenty of taurine in their food. It is an important part of your Bengal's diet and you need take it into consideration when purchasing food. What is taurine, why should your cat have lots of it, and how do you get it? What is Taurine? Taurine is a common organic compound found in fish and meat.
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  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Puppy Safe And Healthy During The Holidays

    If this is your first holiday with your puppy, this can be a fun time for you both. However, you do need to keep a few things in mind so that your puppy stays healthy and safe during the holidays. Here are three ways to take care of your puppy throughout the holiday season. Keep Food and Alcohol Out of Reach You probably already know that your puppy will eat and drink almost anything, but of special concern during this time are snacks and treats that contain ingredients that are particularly bad for your dog, like chocolate.
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