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Safety Tips to Keep in Mind With Dogs and Babies

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind With Dogs and Babies

As your dog and baby get to know one another, these safety tips will keep them both safe and they will grow up together. Set up your baby's nursery as soon as you can. By setting up the nursery sooner than later, you give our dog time to adjust and explore this new...

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Are Lilacs Poisonous To Cats?

Are Lilacs Poisonous To Cats?

While the common lilac plant (Syringa vulgaris), is safe for all animals, the Persian lilac of the Melia genus is very toxic for cats. The Persian lilac can cause gastrointestinal distress, muscle weakness, tremors, and seizures if ingested.  But the common lilac is...

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Is Rawhide Bad For Dogs?

Is Rawhide Bad For Dogs?

Consuming rawhide risks choking and digestive problems, so talk with your veterinarian about whether it's OK for your dog to have.  Rawhide for dogs certainly seems like a clever concept, but dogs can find themselves sick and in pain if they eat too much of the...

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When Do Kittens Start Eating Food?

When Do Kittens Start Eating Food?

Anytime within four to six weeks is when kittens start eating food because it's easy for them to consume and digest. If their mom hasn't done so already, lead them to the dish and gently put a smidgen of food on their mouths a couple of times.  Actually, it's OK to...

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Tick Control in Dogs

Tick Control in Dogs

Ticks are parasitic organisms that attach themselves by mouth to the skin of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites feed on the blood of their hosts and can cause toxicosis or hypersensitivity, and in some cases blood loss anemia. Ticks can also be...

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Benefits Of Owning A Pet

Benefits Of Owning A Pet

Pets have always been known as man's best friend (dogs in particular), and while that may be true, it is also true that they are much more than a good companion. Owning a pet is a big responsibility, it puts a person in charge of another life, and the benefits are...

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Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Yogurt. Add fresh yogurt to your dog’s meal or make it a cool summer treat by following these directions: Cut eight thin slices from a banana and place one into each reservoir in an ice cube tray. Mix 1/4 cup yogurt with 1/4 cup water, and spoon over the banana...

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Why You Should Microchip Your Pets

Why You Should Microchip Your Pets

The best way to be sure you're reunited with your pet if it is lost or stolen is to be sure there is a way to identify your pet when it is found. Collars are a great start but unfortunately they are easily removed by people, and they can fall off or break. It is also...

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Foods That Your Dog Can Eat With You

Foods That Your Dog Can Eat With You

Apples, salmon, pumpkin, beans, yogurt... people foods that are safe for your dog to eat. As a responsible and informed dog lover, you probably know that too much “people food” can make your dog ill or overweight, but there are some foods that can be safely added to...

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What You Need To Know About Your Senior Dog

What You Need To Know About Your Senior Dog

As your dog ages, you may notice differences in their behavior and health. Noticing these changes can help you make their golden years more comfortable and happier. Age Understanding your dog's age is the first step to helping them live happy lives into their senior...

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