A pet dog or cat isn't for everyone, which is why you might be considering an exotic pet. Learn more about marine life pets.

4 Steps To Take When Your Dog Has A Foreign Object In Its Ear

28 September 2016
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Dogs love to go exploring while they're outside. Unfortunately, their natural curiosity can get them into trouble. If your dog has come inside shaking its head and scratching at its ears, it might have gotten something lodged inside its ear canal. Things like bugs, burrs, and even pieces of grass can find their way inside your dog's ears. When they do, they can make your dog downright uncomfortable. Here are four steps you should take if your dog has a foreign object lodged in its ear. Read More …

New Cat? Make Sure You Know The Basics Of Feline Herpes Virus

27 July 2016
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When you think of herpes, you probably think of the virus that infects humans and causes cold sores. But there's another herpes virus to consider when you're a cat owner: the feline herpes virus. This virus causes respiratory illness in many cats, and it's important that you know the basics. What is feline herpes virus and what symptoms does it cause? The feline herpes virus causes respiratory symptoms in cats. These may include congestion, drooling, nasal discharge, and sneezing attacks. Read More …

Is Your Dog Scratching And Itching From Being Around Other Dogs? What To Know

19 July 2016
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If your dog has been around other canines more than usual lately and you've noticed that they are itching and scratching, they could be dealing with fleas or ticks. If you aren't sure what the problem is or how bad it is, take your pet to the veterinarian to confirm any suspicions that you have. There are a lot of issues that could be causing the itching and scratching, but you want to make sure you don't have this problem in your home, and that your dog gets the treatment they needed. Read More …

3 Reasons You Should Adopt A Senior Pit Bull

12 July 2016
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If you love dogs and would like to become a pet parent, but dread the idea of house training a puppy, it is a good idea to consider adopting a senior pit bull. Unfortunately, pit bulls are often dropped off at an animal shelter when their owners find out that pit bulls are not allowed in a new living situation, and senior pit bulls will frequently be relinquished to shelters when they are no longer as energetic as they once were. Read More …

Doggy Dribbling? 3 Things To Do If Your Dog Suffers From Incontinence

10 June 2016
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If you have an older dog – especially a Cocker Spaniel, Doberman or Old English Sheepdog – that was spayed when it was younger, it may develop urinary incontinence now that it's aging. The decrease in estrogen levels can cause the sphincter muscles to relax. When that happens, your dog will lose bladder control. Here are four steps to take if your dog loses control of its bladder. Reduce Water Intake Read More …

About Me
Pet Options: Choosing an Exotic Pet

When I was a kid, everyone wanted a dog or a cat for a pet. Me? I wanted something a little out of the box. That's how I came to have a pet octopus. The process was more complicated than getting gold fish. There was the need to invest in a salt water tank and to get some toys for the new pet. I also had to learn how to feed and take care of the pet. Once everything was in place, it did not take long until life with an octopus around the house became part of the routine. If your kids like the idea of some type of marine life as a pet, let me tell you about my experiences. Once you learn more about the care of this type of pet, you'll be ready to give it a try.