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Everyday Pet Care

5 Signs of a Responsible Dog Owner

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Being a responsible pet parent may have many different definitions. But, it is more than just loving your dog and meeting his basic needs. Being responsib…

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10 Things Your Pet Won’t Tell You

Think you know your pet's every unspoken wish? Think again. Your pet is unlikely to be capable of communicating her wants and needs in ways you might assume she would. Even tho…

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5 Reasons NOT to Get a Puppy!

They say the only cure for wanting a puppy is getting a puppy. Well, the other cure for wanting a puppy could be thinking about what the puppy requires when he is grown up. While it may be cute that a…

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Poodle’s Scary Bath Sends a Lesson to All Pet Owners

Poor little poodle. Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her dog, Morita, a bath when the poodle's paw became lodged in the tub drain, reports local Albuquerque news site krqe.com. The dog screamed, and t…

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How to Keep Your Cat Out of the Washing Machine & Dryer

Cats don't jump into front-loading washers and dryers every day. In fact, nobody keeps statistics on cat injuries sustained when going though a spin cycle. But, it happens. And it nearly happened t…

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Exercising With Dogs: DOs & DONTs

Turns out your best workout buddy might have four legs instead of two. Dedicated to routine, canines won’t let you skip your morning workout as long as they are included. As a result, you’ll both get …

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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Pet Meds: The Latest Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

After spending $56 billion on their pets last year, Americans are predicted to increase that to $60 billion this year. About half of that spending was divided between veterinary care and pet medicatio…

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Are Your Carpet Cleaners Poisoning Your Pets?

My cat suffered for many years from an over-active thyroid and excessive shedding. Her vet could never exactly figure out what caused her condition. She was an indoor cat, so there was no way she woul…

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Your Pet’s Last Breath in the Luxury of Your Home

When I had my 13-year-old Golden Retriever euthanized in 2003, I was blessed to be surrounded by loving friends in my backyard. As difficult as it was, I was very comforted having my veterinarian come…

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Everyone needs to help just a little bit - If everyone who sees this gave just $5 to Mark for creati…

I read that drones are becoming a threat-----apparently we can use hawks to take them out.

AT least they were rescued and will not be two of the 5,500.

I get very annoyed at Lysol commercials depicting women (always women, of course, and conveniently n…