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Cat Depression – How to Detect, Treat and Prevent

By Emmy E Bill

People are not the only ones who get the blues. Cat depression is real and often the result of major changes in a cat’s routine, such as the death of an owner or animal friend, loneliness or a change in their living situation. Every cat with depression will behave differently, but you will likely notice a change in her behavior. If she is usually enthusiastic when she’s around you but suddenly stops paying attention to you, she could be depressed.

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Dog Yeast Infections: A Simple Guide

By Simon Tong

Yeast infections are a pretty common skin problem in dogs, just like us humans. Also similar is their manifestations as reddish inflamed skin, incredibly itchy that also produces an unpleasant odor. But while most instances of yeast infections are usually visible on your dog’s skin, the problem can also affect them internally.

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Cold Weather Pet Care

By Michele Elward

As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, it’s important to pay particular attention to our pets when they’re outside. When temperatures get into the twenties and below, with whipping winds, pets can suffer serious health problems. Besides not leaving your dog, cat or other animal outside for too long, there are several other precautionary measures you can take to care for your loving pet.

I generally don’t favor going nuts over buying every trinket imaginable for my pets, but there are a few that make a lot of sense when it’s cold and windy out. For dogs and horses, it’s a good idea to purchase a coat. I have an all weather coat for my dog that’s made of a nylon material on the outside and fleece on the inside. This provides warmth as well as protection from the snow and rain. It attaches via one Velcro strap that goes from one side to the other side of the dog around his or her belly. As for cats, they don’t often take kindly to coats, but do your best to keep them inside during winter storms. They can easily get disoriented under very bad conditions. I’d rather have more litter box duty to handle, than find myself driving around the neighborhood trying to track down a cold, wet cat!

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How to Care for a Guinea Pig

By Jade Jennison

Guinea pigs are extremely sociable creatures and tend to get lonely if you do not spend time with them every day. Many people believe that these pets are easy to care for and do not need a lot of attention but it is in fact the opposite and you will need to be dedicated when adopting such a fantastic animal. It is good to keep these excellent pets in same sex pairs as they could also become very lonely on their own. Although it used to be acceptable that you keep these pigs outdoors it is now recommended that they remain indoors due to interaction with the family and also weather problems. Continue reading

Considering A Pet Ferret? 5 Answers About Ferrets You Should Know

By Debbie Davis

My daughter asked if we could adopt a ferret yesterday. I was floored and hedged with my answer. So I thought I’d find out a lot more about this furry creature before I gave the thumbs up. Here are 5 answers that helped me, and I hope will help you too.

Do They Bite? With children of any age this is always a concern. As meat eaters these creatures have a set of teeth that are designed to rip and tear small animals. And mom always says, anything with teeth can bite. Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Pet Ferret

By Jade Jennison

It is becoming more popular to have a ferret as a pet as they are very playful and intelligent creatures who can entertain for hours. They can be litter trained and are generally clean and quiet animals that are easy to care for in comparison to other pets. Although they are easier to care for they still require a lot of attention and you need to be responsible when looking after them. As they are extremely sociable it is best to keep them in pairs or more but they will still need attention from their owners or may become lonely and feel rejected. Continue reading

5 Top Tips for Settling in Your New Pet

By Tracey Munn

First of all, remember that like us, pets have unique personalities.

Sure, each animal species has characteristics typical to them. However, your pet will also have their own personality so be prepared for that to be the case.

If you have adopted an older pet, please be aware that there may be a longer adjustment time. You really don’t know what your pet’s journey was like before you took them in. As an owner of an adopted cat, 2 years down the track he is a completely different pet than when he was first introduced. Be patient, love and time will do wonders.

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All About the African Grey: Training

By Margaret Scroob

Ask any parent the question, when does your child get up to mischief? They will answer when the child is bored. The same applies to your parrot; therefore keeping him entertained whether through toys or training is only beneficial to both you and your parrot. Continue reading

10 Simple Rules To Keep Your Goldfish Healthy

By Grant Lord

Most disasters with goldfish start the moment they are purchased. If you think you can purchase a goldfish, throw it into a new aquarium or pond, and expect it to thrive, you are sadly mistaken, or very lucky. Most of the basics such as setting up the aquarium and quarantine tank should have been done prior to the purchase of your new pet. Continue reading

How to Keep Your Fish Tank Clean

By J W Chase

Aquarium freshwater fish are picky with the cleanliness of their environment. If you allow it to get dirty, you may stress out your fish leading to sickness and even death. Here are some ways I keep my 75-gallon aquarium clean and my fish happy. Continue reading