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Why You Should Adopt A Rabbit

Rabbits are pets that are most commonly bought from pet shops. Large pet shops have them running around in pens in the middle of the store where children can’t help but notice them, and it’s easy enough to see them as a low-maintenance and cheap pet.   They do make lovely first pets for children who are ready to take care of a pet and depending on the character of the individual rabbit you have chosen ...

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Why You Should Choose Acrylic Aquariums Over Glass Aquariums

Still confused about whether you should get an acrylic or a glass aquarium?  Many factors are involved when selecting an aquarium for your office or home and more and more aquarium owners are opting for acrylic over glass aquariums.  However, before you make a final decision, make sure the space you plan to put your aquarium has been measured and is in a location with minimal traffic. Take note of the size ...

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Moving Home With Your Cats

Keeping Your Cat Safe When Moving Home Moving home is a very stressful experience for everyone and this includes your cats! It is well known that cats not only form an emotional bond with their owners (I believe that cats prefer to use the term slaves) but they also form and attachment to the homes they live in. Following the steps below will make the whole experience far easier for both you and your cats. ...

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Are You Liable If Your Dog Bites Someone?

Dogs may be unbearably cute, but they're also powerful animals with the ability to wound people. Every year, it is estimated that 4.7 million dog bites occur in the US. Last year there were 15 fatal dog attacks, down from the previous year's 33. But are you legally responsible if your dog is one the one doing the biting?   Most states will hold an owner liable if their dog bites someone, even if the do ...

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Teaching Your Pup Good Behavior

After your family has chosen the perfect pup and you bring them home the real work begins, such as house breaking them.  When a pup discovers they can get their way by whining or barking they will continue this behavior.   It is up to you to teach pups, the human is leader of the pack from the beginning.  The longer you wait the harder it will be to break a bad habit; pups are so cute we tend to let th ...

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Tips For Raising Dogs On The Cheap

Even a “free” dog comes with his share of bills and living expenses, but we have the tips and tricks to help manage your dog’s allowance and raise that pup cheap! Dogs can be expensive to have. Much of the cost depends on the needs of your selected dog breed and on your decisions as a dog owner. Adopt You can save right from the start by adopting a pet versus paying a lot of money for a purebred dog from a ...

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Tips For Medicating Your Dog

When your veterinarian gives your dog a prescription for medication, does your heart sink? Is your dog difficult to medicate? Here are some tips that may make it easier for you.   1. Ask for a liquid alternative. Some medications are available in a liquid formulation and this can make it much easier to give them to your dog. Gently pull your dog's bottom lip to the side, making a pouch. Use a syringe o ...

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Training A Blind Dog

While some puppies are born blind, other dogs will need to learn to cope as an adult with loss of eyesight due to age, illness or injury. Teaching a blind puppy the basic obedience commands will help keep him safe and instill confidence. Likewise, an adult dog with lost or worsening vision will need to relearn certain skills. Create a safe and consistent living and training environment Your dog cannot see t ...

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Five Ways To Know Your Child Is Ready For A Puppy

If you have been contemplating about adding a dog to part of your family for your child; you have probably thought about all the wonderful things a puppy can provide for your family. Teachings of unconditional love, empathy and responsibility as well as plenty of laughter, fun and exercise! While we know all the wonderful benefits that come with dogs, you need to make sure your child understands all the req ...

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How To Cool Your Hot Dog In The Summer

We know the power of water and shade in the summer and what a commodity these treats can be especially to our furry friends. As you are working to keep those water bowls full, we have a few more ideas you can incorporate when looking for fun and fast ways to cool off your panting pooch this summer. #1: Be sure your dog is drinking plenty of water This sounds simple enough. Just refresh the water bowl a coup ...

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