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Why Is My Cat Drooling?

I always thought cat drooling was a way a cat showed love and affection.  When our cat drooled, I believed that sloppy saliva drooling out of her mouth was just her way of showing contentment. After all, she was in a home where she received lots of love and...

Tired of Pesky Fleas?

If you have pets, you probably know all too well how difficult it is to control a flea problem. Those pesky fleas cause discomfort for your pet and ‘camp out’ in different areas of your home. How do you get rid of these pests? Since commercial flea killers are...

Ways to Keep Dogs Cool

Summer is such a great time of year! Outdoor fun, vacations, camping, etc.  But it’s important to keep dogs cool during these hot months. The heat and high temperatures can lead to health issues for your dog since he can easily become overheated. This is due to canines releasing heat...

How to Stop Dogs From Eating Poop

How to Stop Dogs From Eating Poop Poop eating, or “copraphagia”, is due to a lack of nutrients an dmost likely involves behavior and taste. Every time a dog eats the poop, an owner will probably show  dislike: a bad face, a yell, body language that says, “Oh, no,no,no!”, etc. This...

What Makes a Good Pet Friendly Backyard?

What Makes a Good Pet Friendly Backyard?   There is no greater joy for a pet owner than to see its dog running happily throughout the backyard or his fluffy cat snuggling in some warm corner outside. Still, sending a pet into a backyard is a responsible decision, although many people...

Why Do Dogs have Fleas ?

There are many reasons dogs have fleas.  But knowing how and why these pesky creatures bother your precious pup may help you to prevent it from happening in the first place. Photo Credit: Ikayama via Compfight cc Encounters with other animals: Dogs often become infested with fleas when they come in touch...

Your Pets Best Defense Against Disease May Surprise You

Your pet’s best defense against disease may surprise you. Probiotics, which aid digestion and regulate the immune system, can help greatly in keeping your pet healthy.  And if your pet has digestion problems, diarrhea, skin problems, food intolerances, or other chronic health problems, giving a high quality pet probiotic supplement can greatly...

Why Does My Cat Throw Up So Much?

Why Does My Cat Throw Up So Much? There are many reasons cats throw up.  So there may not be a quick and easy answer to the question, “Why does my cat throw up?”   Below are various reasons for cats’ vomiting. Diet: Eating a rendered, poor quality diet could be a contributor. ...

What are BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin?

What are BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin? Foods will usually spoil without some form of temperature control or preservatives. BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are chemical antioxidants designed to extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage (rancidity) of pet foods and pet treats. Chemical additives and artificial preservatives such as BHA,...

Pet Waste Nuisance

It is a warm spring day, so you decide to indulge yourself by taking a walk barefoot in the grass.  As you stroll along you feel like your in “heaven” and then you step in a pile of dog feces.  The problem with dog waste goes well beyond the...

A Pet’s Ten Commandments

A Pet’s Ten Commandments 1.  My life is likely to last 10-15 years.  Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2.  Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3.  Place your trust in me.  It is crucial for my well-being. 4.  Don’t be angry with me for long and...

Agility: a Popular and Enjoyable Dog Sport

Agility: a Popular and Enjoyable Dog Sport One of the fastest-growing sports today is Agility for Dogs. It is both an exciting spectator sport, attracting a lot of nationwide attention, as well as a challenging and very enjoyable activity for dogs and their humans. It is an excellent activity for...

Allergies – They’re Not Just for Humans Anymore

  Introduction To Dog Allergies Whether in human or companion animals, recent research (Rastall, 2004) has shown that allergies are the result of both genetics and environment.  Genetics (DeBoer, 2004) predisposes a human or pet to suffer from allergies, but the deal is clinched if they are raised in a modern...

Why Dogs Bark ?

Why Dogs Bark Dog Barking at Night The simple answer is to ignore the dog. By barking, it is training you to respond. You might have a few noisy nights but you will be showing it that barking is not productive. Certainly do not respond by shouting or scolding.   If you...

Before You Buy That Puppy

Before You Buy That Puppy “How much is that doggy in the window, the one with the waggly tail…?” Familiar words to an old tune suggests that many people at one time or another consider having a dog as a pet. They might have fond memories of the old Boxer...

Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

Can Your Pet Make You Sick? 5 Tips to Prevent Your Family & Pets From Diseases Zoonotic diseases are those that people can get from animals. Some examples of zoonoses are: rabies, ringworm, cat-scratch, and salmonellosis.  Salmonellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium salmonella. While Salmonella is present in cats...

Caring For Your Pets After You Die

Caring For Your Pets After You Die While you may be planning to outlive your pets, what if something were to happen to you? Would Fido and Fluffy be provided for in the event of your untimely death or if you became incapacitated?  Here’s how you can insure that your...

Cat Anxiety and Cat Litter Box Problems

Cat Anxiety and Cat Litter Box Problems Frazzled felines will sometimes relieve their anxiety by urinating, or marking (spraying) outside the cat litter box. Here are a few of the causes and the solutions to calm your kitty down. Like humans, cats like their routines and daily habits. When something changes...

Cat Barriers

Cat Barriers Like dogs, letting your kitties roam in the neighborhood unattended could cause some disturbances, damages and troubles. To avoid these problems, a cat barrier is the best solution to let your kitty enjoy the great outdoors safely. Depending on what type of cat barrier you choose, you and your...

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