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4 Important Features For Your Amphibian Terrarium

by Marnie Bii September 2nd, 2014
Amphibians
Mimicking natural environment characteristics in your amphibians' manmade habitat keeps them healthy and happy throughout their entire lifespan. Since the terrarium protects them from predators, your amphibians might even live longer than they would in the wild. However, to make sure the habitat is up to snuff, you'll have to go beyond using the right tank size, substrate, lighting, misting and heating systems. Make sure to add cozy hideouts, generous viewpoints, live plants and places to swim.

Hideouts

Amphibians like to spend a considerable amount of time hiding out in caverns, tunnels and other shielded areas. You can create
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The Tooth About Brushing Teeth in Dogs

by James Maynard September 1st, 2014
Dogs
Brushing dog teeth is an easy way to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar in mouths of canines. This is a vital service human companions can perform for their furry friends.

Cleaning canine teeth should be undertaken twice a week for ideal health.

Toothbrushes for dogs are available at all pet stores, as well as most department stores having a sizable selection of animal supplies. Several styles are
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Is It Important to Monitor Your Dog’s Vitals?

by Lori Teller DVM DABVP CVJ August 27th, 2014
Ask-the-Vet
I read about a collar that monitors a dog's vital signs and lets you know if anything's not normal. Couldn't I just check them myself if something seems wrong? Or is it better to know before anything goes wrong?

There are a couple of new "smart" collars on the horizon to monitor a dog's vital signs, including temperature, pulse, and respiration. They may also monitor changes in activity level, disruptions
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Unusual Pets for Apartments- Beyond Fish & Birds

by James Maynard August 29th, 2014
Pet-Pointers
Apartment living with pets can be challenging, as many renters are not permitted to keep a cat or dog in their living space. However, that doesn't mean that an apartment-dweller needs to live a life without animals. In addition to the obvious candidates of birds and fish, there are some unusual choices for species that can live in small confines.

Rats are popular among many people, especially those in apartments.
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your animal's veterinarian.