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Dog articles

Benefits of a dog bed

Dog owners have a wide range of pet products to choose from and one of the most important is the dog bed. There are many benefits of a dog bed for pets and pet owners.

Benefits of a dog bed

Benefits of a dog bed

Weaning Puppies: When and How?

Weaning describes the process in which puppies are gradually introduced to other foods than their motherís milk. There are no strict rules to follow for weaning puppies, but there some tips worth considering.

Weaning Puppies: When and How?

Weaning Puppies: When and How?

Socializing your puppy or dog

The most important part of the socialization process is the positive experience. Positive early experiences are the best way to prevent future anxiety and aggression problems.

Socializing your puppy or dog

Socializing your puppy or dog

Sunglasses for dogs

One of the most useful aspects of doggie sunglasses is the protection they provide from flying dust and debris that can potentially end up in your dog's eyes and cause problems.

Sunglasses for dogs

Sunglasses for dogs

Cat articles

How to prevent those nasty hairballs

A hairball is just what it sounds like: a ball of hair. The bad news is hair canít be digested. Normally thatís not a problem either. The hair can still pass through the digestive tract and come out as part of the waste.

How to prevent those nasty hairballs

How to prevent those nasty hairballs

Living with a disabled cat

Some cats are born disabled, other have suffered accidents or the degenerative effects of old age. A disabled cat can still lead a full and enjoyable life, given a chance and an understanding owner.

Living with a disabled cat

Living with a disabled cat

The Manx cat myth

The breed is very unique, it has no tail, hind legs longer than it's front, sort of hops when it runs, is very affectionate and has a high intelligence level. The breed interests you so you set out to find out more about it, perhaps get one of your own.

The Manx cat myth

The Manx cat myth

Origin of Manx cats

Manx cats originated on the Isle of Man from a population of cats whose common ancestry sprang from the same roots as the British Shorthair. A spontaneous mutated gene which carried a dominant trait occurred at some point several hundred years ago.

Origin of Manx cats

Origin of Manx cats

Bird articles

Budgie healthy diet

It's best to provide parakeet with variety food: pellets, fresh vegetables, small amounts of fruit, table food (cooked beans, whole wheat bread, cooked rice, pasta, eggs) and seeds.

Budgie healthy diet

Budgie healthy diet

Toys, toys, and more toys

The following topics are covered in this article. Why Do Parrots Need Toys?, What Are the Types of Toys?, Important Toy Safety Issues, What Makes a Toy a Good Toy?, Where Can I Get Toys?, How Can I Save Money on Toys, How to Get Your Parrot

Toys, toys, and more toys

Toys, toys, and more toys

The Red-Vented Cockatoo

The Red-Vented Cockatoo, (Cacatua haematuropygia) One of the most threatened cockatoo species (C.I.T.E.S. Appendix One). This is an example of a beautiful exotic bird that mustnīt be bought as pet bird because is a threatened specie.

The Red-Vented Cockatoo

The Red-Vented Cockatoo

 

Fish and aquarium articles

Setting up a saltwater fish tank

A well decorated salt water aquarium will be an asset for years to come, so it's worth it to spend time and energy looking for the right dťcor and ornaments for the tank.

Setting up a saltwater fish tank

Setting up a saltwater fish tank

General Care of Angelfish

Angelfish have a tolerance to a wide range of aquarium temperatures, but immune system response is best at higher temperatures.

General Care of Angelfish

General Care of Angelfish

The Peacock Gudgeon - Tateurndina ocellicauda

An extremely colorful species. The pictures don't begin to show the true coloration. Males and females are colorful, males have a distinguishing hump on their head and most females have a black line accross the bottom of their lower fin.

The Peacock Gudgeon - Tateurndina ocellicauda

The Peacock Gudgeon - Tateurndina ocellicauda

River tank

A river tank is a tank having a primarily unidirectional water flow. Intakes for the filtration system are at one end of the tank, and outputs at the other, directing the water down the long side of the tank.

River tank

River tank

Ferret articles

Adopting a Ferret!

If you adopt a mature ferret FROM a shelter, you can take home a trained pet (with a fully developed personality) whose owner probably wasn't prepared for the responsibility of caring for a ferret.

Adopting a Ferret!

Adopting a Ferret!

 
 
 

Small pet articles

Hamster diseases - Cuterebra fly

Julie with a story about her mouse Archie and a parasitic insect known as the Cuterebra fly. At the time I'd never heard of this parasite. Recently I've received information about another mouse that was infected ...

Hamster diseases - Cuterebra fly

Hamster diseases - Cuterebra fly

Housing a hamster, cage furnishings

You may opt for a basic cage which is sold in pet shops whose design consists of a plastic base and rigid wire top. These cages come in a lot of shapes and sizes and are easy to clean. Cedar Shavings can cause the hamster allergic reactions.

Housing a hamster, cage furnishings

Housing a hamster, cage furnishings

Caring for Your Guinea Pig

Today's domesticated guinea pig is viewed by many as an "easy" pet for children. Many parents select a guinea pig as a first pet for their child, believing a small pet needs only a small amount of care.

Caring for Your Guinea Pig

Caring for Your Guinea Pig

Hamster Babies

One canít just take his eyes off hamster pups, as these tiny cute little creatures will sure have your attention. The small fragile babies are born without any fur and are closely attached to their mother.

Hamster Babies

Hamster Babies