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.

Is Your Cat Killing You? 5 Diseases You Can Get From Your Cat And How To Prevent Them

23 October 2015
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You love your cat. It cuddles with you (when it's in the mood), purrs as you scratch its head, and is always there after you've had a long day at work. There are so many ways your cat adds to your life, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), owning a pet can decrease your blood pressure, and cholesterol and triglyceride levels. But, there are some health woes that can be caused by your cat. Read More …

How To Handle Your Pregnant Dog

22 October 2015
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If your dog is expecting puppies, then it is up to you to make sure you take care of her needs and provide her with a comfortable place for her to have her puppies. While it's true that dogs have been having puppies without human intervention for many years, it's also true that domesticated dogs aren't quite as self-reliant and as much of survivalists as their predecessors. This means your dog may need some help from you, and this article will offer you tips on caring for them through the pregnancy and helping with the birth. Read More …

Canine Dog Dysfunction Syndrome: Similar To Alzheimer’s Disease In People

20 October 2015
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Physical changes can occur in a dog's brain similar to those that take place in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. Like people, as dogs age, changes occur in the brain and nervous system that can lead to dementia. While changes in your pet's behavior can be distressing, by recognizing the symptoms of canine dog dysfunction syndrome, there are things you can do to improve your aging dog's quality of life. Read More …

Pet Safety: 4 Tips For Keeping Pets Safe On Hallows Eve

19 October 2015
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Halloween night is often a fun night filled with candy, friends, and fun costumes. While the night may be fun for you and your family, it might not be so fun for your pet. In fact, Halloween is one of the more dangerous holidays of the year for pets because it takes place at night. So no matter your plans, make sure your pet is safe for the night by following these four tips: Read More …

Constipation In Your Pet Rat: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

16 October 2015
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Although rats have hearty digestive tracts, they too can be plagued by common intestinal maladies, including constipation. While short-term constipation isn't usually anything to worry about, constipation can quickly become a problem in small animals. Causes of Constipation in Rats Constipation can occur for a variety of reasons, and knowing the cause can go a long way in treatment and prevention. A common cause of constipation in pet rats is diet related. Read More …

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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.