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The Humane Way to Keep Herons Out of Koi Ponds

For those with decorative ponds that contain Koi and other expensive fish, keeping large, long-billed birds from eating them can be a challenge—especially if you don’t want to harm these beautiful ani…

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The One Thing Even Vets Feel Nervous About Discussing With You

Weight control in dogs and cats is incredibly important, but it can often be awkward to talk about — even for your vet. And it's a big problem in the U.S. - according to Pet Obesity Prevention, an est…

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7 Surprising Ways to Use Pet Hair

Pet hair here, pet hair there, pet hair everywhere! Yep, if there's anything pet parents have plenty of, it's pet hair, so why not put some if it to good use? Read on for clever ways to reuse your ani…

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Fruits & Veggies You Should Never Feed Your Dogs

Fruits and veggies can be healthy and inexpensive treats or snacks for your dog, but some of these foods can be downright dangerous. The wrong snack can cause vomiting, stomach upset or worse for your…

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Which Will Improve Your Life More: a Cat or a Dog?

Pet lovers aren't surprised by research stating the emotional, physical and mental benefits of owning cats and dogs. WebMD.com wrote that there is now proof that pets enhance our social skills and d…

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8 Ways To Sneak Exercise Into Your Daily Life

Humans are built to move, but a lot of the trappings of contemporary life don't mesh well with that. Most people don't get the amount of exercise -- typically 2.5 hours per week -- that doctors recomm…

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The New Pet Gadget That Can Improve Your Dog’s Well Being

Yep, they’re here, and like Fitbit fitness monitors for people, these pooch monitors are designed to track the physical activity of your active or inactive dog. The new canine monitors will soon be as…

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The Worst Pet Advice (Video)

The Internet is full of awful pet advice. Here, we humbly present — in the style of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets — just a small sampling of actual bad advice found on the Web. If you…

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This Easter, Leave the Chicks and Ducklings on the Farm

Easter is here, and what do many of us think of when we hear about this holiday? Easter eggs, bonnets and, of course, baby animals, especially cute little fuzzy chicks and ducklings. But before you ru…

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5 Things I Wish Every Pet Owner Knew

I spend a lot of time with pet owners, and I love them and their animals. But there are a few simple secrets that will help them to have an even better relationship with me and with their pets. Her…

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