Archives for 2013


When Should I Feed My Fish?

by Bea December 31st, 2013| Care, Fish
Some people think the way to feed their fish is to simply dump a bunch of food in the tank every two to three days. These people probably also notice that the majority of the food ends up being wasted at the bottom of the tank. So,
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Speaking of Barking

by James Maynard December 27th, 2013| Video
To stop barking and to learn how to speak is one of the most satisfying lessons you can teach your new dog. Incessant barking can not only be annoying, but can also damage relations with your neighbors. Barking is a natural behavior in dogs, but it is

Bird Spotlight: Peach-Faced Lovebirds

by Bea December 26th, 2013| Birds, Spotlight
Peach-faced lovebirds are beautiful, playful, and active. They can thrive as pets, as long as you take good care of them!

Peach-faced lovebirds are only about seven inches small, so they can be kept in a household cage. At a minimum, you should have a non-round cage that
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Pet Adoption Strategies

by Lori Sciame December 24th, 2013| Pet Adoption
Many factors keep potential dog or cat owners from opening their homes to a new family member. These include the thought of the work involved, as well as the initial cost.  One main reason, however, is that many people just don't think about adoption as an option
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Feline Weight Loss: Should You Be Concerned?

by Anna P. December 23rd, 2013| Cats, Health
Many pet owners are most concerned with weight gain and obesity. With risk factors like diabetes and heart disease, it's no wonder most pet owners are concerned when their pet cats gain weight.  However, pet owners should also take concern should their pet lose a significant amount
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My Mood Meow Meow?

by James Maynard December 20th, 2013| Video
Understanding cat moods can seem like a guessing game at times. These complex, intelligent, highly-social animals can display a wide range of emotions. As companion humans to feline friends, we want to analyze the behavior of cats. By doing so, we are better able to understand their

Keep Your Dog From Getting Stung

by Lori Teller DVM DABVP CVJ December 18th, 2013| Ask the Vet
I read about a dog dying from being stung over 100 times by bees. What's the best way to keep them away from our dogs?

The better option is to keep your dogs away from the bees. Have a trained apiarist clear any hives from your yard. Also
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So Your Reptile Got Out

by Jacob Parzych December 17th, 2013| Care, Reptiles
Oh snap!  You were feeding your favorite gecko and you left the lid off of his tank while you went to get water from the other room ... and then he was gone!  In a flash, he snuck out and disappeared from sight.  What do you do?

  1. Grow
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What You Should Know About Canine Kidney Disease

by Donella Crigger December 16th, 2013| Dogs, Health
Many of the same ailments that affect us humans as we age are problems for your dog, too. One of the most common conditions associated with aging in certain breeds is kidney disease. In fact, it is one of the top three illnesses that affect older dogs.
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Free Fido and Fluffy from Fleas!

by James Maynard December 13th, 2013| Video
Safer flea control is can be vital to the health of your dog, cat or other furry animal. Fleas present health problems, so you want to combat them on your fine furry friend. But, you may not want the toxins associated with commercial flea collars or other
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The Ragdoll: A Large, Loveable Cat

by Donella Crigger December 12th, 2013| Cats, Spotlight
Families looking for the perfect cat to introduce into their fun-loving home need to look no further than the Ragdoll. This large, easy-going cat is a favorite among cat fanciers and first time cat owners alike. Ragdolls have a distinct look. They have large bodies, piercing blue
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Bedroom Ayes (Or, Let the Dog Stay)

by Kathy Gibson December 11th, 2013| Ask the Dog Teacher, Dogs
Where should a dog sleep? In our room or in a room by himself?

I love to answer this question because I know what underlies it: the conflict between wanting to have your dog in your bedroom or bed and the "sure" knowledge that sharing your bedroom or
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