Tips For Pet Owners

  • Living with a Handicapped Pet

    Strokes, vision problems, arthritis and other conditions don't just affect people. Pets also develop serious health problems that change their lives. Fortunately, you can help your handicapped pet enjoy a comfortable, happy life by making a few modifications to your home. Make Your Home Accessible Many

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic

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  • Ready for a Rabbit? Think Again!

    Creating the Best Match Between Your New Bunny and Your Family Adding a cotton-tailed pet to your family? Make the match between your family and your new bunny the best possible. Always avoid animal pet store purchases. Check animal shelters in your area you first start your search. Continue

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  • Pigs as Family Pets

    Planning for Pigs as Pets Bringing a pig into your home as a pet takes planning and easy preparation to make the pig's transition successful. Remember to take the following steps before you bring your new pet home. Create a sleeping area for your pig that is safe and worry-free for you. Check

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  • Ferrets Can Be Furry Family Too

    Fragile Ferrets Entertain Families and Friends Your new family pet will provide you with entertainment and laughs as he or she climbs and crawls through tubes, hoses, boxes, clothing and pipes. Keeping your ferret safe and secure in your home is easy with a bit of advanced planning. Create or

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  • Family Friends Aren't Always Furry - Think of Feathery Friends!

    Transitioning a Bird into Your Home When including a bird of any size and species in your household, take time before the transition to prepare. Use these tips to welcome your new bird and create a happy experience for your family. Choose housing with bars or slats that are only half the width

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  • Ten Tips to Keep Kids and Pets Safe

    Parasitology and Your Veterinarian Veterinarians are well trained in parasitology and infectious disease.  Most people do not know that veterinarians, as a part of their training, study public health issues.   Zoonoses are those diseases that can be transmitted

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  • Take Preventative Measures When Sleeping With Pets

    Share Sleeping Space With Pets - Not Disease! Use easy to remember prevention methods to keep your sleeping area pest and parasite free when you share it with your pets.  All family members can be affected by bacteria or parasites, so prevention is critical - and

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  • What You Need to Know About Rabies

    What to Do If You Think You Might Have Rabies  If you think you may have been infected with rabies, take the following steps: Wash the wound with anti-bacterial soap and rinse it thoroughly. Washing will help remove some of the saliva; although you cannot rely on washing alone

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  • Pets With Benefits

    The Best Pets for the Job  Whether you prefer small animals over large animals or reptiles over rodents, any and all forms of pet ownership can be beneficial for your overall health. Here are just a few of the many animals who can keep you happy, healthy and stress-free. Dogs Research

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  • Pets Can Teach Children How to Nurture and Care

    Children Develop Caregiving Skills with Pets Children in homes with pets have great opportunities to develop critical caregiving abilities and social skills.  When children are encouraged to participate in caring for family pets at age appropriate levels they can

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  • New Pets Help Families in a Changing World

    Preventing Illness Your veterinarian will save you money and heartache by providing advice about vaccines and preventive care. Although internet sites and forums might seem like great places for education, many sites provide poor advice and even wrong information.

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  • New Pet? 7 Questions to Ask Your Family Veterinarian

    Questions Will Guide the Focus of Your Visit with the Vet As a new pet owner you'll want to get to know your new veterinarian quickly and easily.  Most importantly, you'll want your veterinarian to get to know your new pet. Include questions on your

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  • Preparing Your Pet for the Arrival of a New baby

    Helping your pet adjust to the arrival of a new baby is much like preparing a young child for a new sibling. An infant brings many changes to a household, however, you can help your pet adjust to the big changes with minimal time and effort by making gradual adjustments to your lifestyle before the baby

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  • Multiple Pets Benefit Families

    More Than One Pet Can Be Good For Whole Family A family that has more than one pet in their home could be providing more good for the family - and the pet - than they realize.  Multiple pet families may have multiple dogs, cats, rodents or a mix of several

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  • Pet Travel Tips

    Pet First Aid  You likely keep a first aid kit for your pets at home; it is just as important to have one with you when you travel. For the most part, you can bring the same first aid kit you use at home for your pets with you when you travel with them. Pet first aid kits should include

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