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Dogs and Thunderstorms

by Ronald A. Rowe November 21st, 2014
Pet-Pointers
Some dogs are terrified of thunderstorms while others are unfazed by the atmospheric phenomenon.  Many people will tell you that they know what makes one dog a trembling mess every time it storms while others are unbothered, but I would take those claims with a grain of salt.  I have yet to read a theory on the matter that held up to the scrutiny of more than a handful of real life scenarios.  The simple truth is that dogs, like humans, come in all shapes and sizes and each has his own unique personality.  Some people are scared of
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Cat Breed Spotlight: Russian Blue

by Ronald A. Rowe November 20th, 2014
Cats
There are so many breeds of cats - not to mention the nearly infinite combinations of half-breeds, quarters, and so on - that picking a single breed as a “favorite” is a daunting task.  Every breed has its positives and negatives and every individual cat has its own personality that may or may not conform to the norm for its breed.  But with that
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Won’t Go Outside

by Kathy Gibson November 19th, 2014
Ask-the-Dog-Teacher
We have a 2 year old Brittany Spaniel that we got through a rescue league a year ago.  He came to us housebroken.  Recently, he has resisted going outside on his own in our fenced backyard. This is something that he did regularly, but now won’t go outside unless both of us (my husband and I) go with him. 

Your dog has suddenly made a change in his behavior. There
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How to Tell If Your Bird is Sick

by R. Carnavale November 18th, 2014
Birds
The sooner you seek help for your ailing bird, the better the outcome; however, your personal Tweetie is unlikely to show symptoms until she's gravely ill. That's because birds, by nature, will pretend to be healthy no matter how sick they are as a matter of survival. You see, in nature, a sick bird drops to the bottom of the pecking order and is dropped from the flock to
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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.