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1 The Great American Pet

Everyone loves a good pet, and dogs and cats are the most commonly owned household pets. However, they aren’t the only animals that can be called a pet, but there are a few other animals that are almost as popular as canines and felines:

Reptiles — Did you know that American’s own about 13.4 million reptiles? This includes snakes, lizards, and even turtles. Most reptiles are fairly low maintenance, so they don’t require too much work to care for. Just keep them fed, give them enough room to move around in, and they’ll be awesome exotic pets that will be a companion for life! They can live a long time — Iguanas can live up to 20 years — and they won’t be too much work for you to keep.

1 Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall

Natura Pet Products has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related…

1 5 Reasons to Check a Breeder’s Reputation Before Buying a Pet

by Sandi Lilly

If you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a furry friend, be sure to do your due diligence. Purchasing an animal from a disreputable breeder may mean that you end up with a puppy or kitten that isn’t the breed you’ve paid for. Worse, you may end up with an animal that is ill-tempered or carrying a disease.

For these reasons, it’s incredibly important that you do your research before purchasing a pet. Check the reputation of potential breeders online before handing over your hard-earned cash.

Avoid Puppy Mills

When you take the time to research breeders online before making a purchase, you can avoid puppy mills. These disreputable breeders run breeding operations that are unclean, dangerous, and can potentially spread disease. When you’re learning about breeders in your area, avoid prices or turnaround times that seem too good to be true. Instead, opt to purchase from a reputable dealer with good references.

0 Things to Know Before Living with your Pets

by Kate Wilson

Every person has his best moments that will last forever. Meeting your pet for the first time may be one among those. You might be dreaming of buying a pet ever since you were a kid. Though pets don’t go to the extent of saving you from a burning building or from the bottom of the well, they can be quite helpful and entertaining too. Owning a pet can be an amazing experience if you are careful enough to choose wisely. However you need to consider some things before bringing your pet home. Here are a few tips which might help you.

1 My Pet’s Music

We recently received a complimentary copy of “Classic Cuts” by Music My Pet. The CD is classical music that is specifically for animals to provide comfort and relieve anxiety. When we were asked to review the CD our first question was “What makes this CD better than a classical music CD we can pick up anywhere?” We were politely informed that this CD did not include the dramatic content that may occur in everyday classical music. That alone peaked our interest enough to want the opportunity to hear the CD!

Tom Nazziola, the president and creator of Music My Pet, is the talent and brains behind this remarkable CD. He personally edits, produces and performs all the music so that the dramatic sections are removed. The instruments used are known to calm pets such as the harp, piano, classical guitar, etc. Brass commonly used in classical music does not have a calming effect on your pets.

5 Does Furniture Fabric Matter to Your Pets?

by Dave Thomas

It’s safe to say that if you have a pet, you love him or her with your entire heart.

For the pet owner that is trying to get their new dog, cat, or other animal to feel more comfortable around their new home, there are some tricks they can try.

Did you know that certain kinds of furniture fabric will help your pet better accommodate themselves?

Some fabrics are what you would consider “pet-friendly,” so you may want to look to them when making a furniture purchase and/or getting a new covering for your chairs, sofa, and bed.

Among the options:

2 How to Help Your Child Cope With the Death of a Pet

Growing up I had several pets, and while the experience was filled with fond memories, there was an inevitable pain to pet ownership: death. Memories of taking my burly Golden Retriever to the vet to be euthanized, the experience of my parents telling me a car hit my cat, and sending my rabbit to the vet knowing her disease couldn’t be treated taught me about the tragedy of loss. In turn, the death of my pets taught me at a very young age the value of life.

Though experiencing the death of a pet is a sad and oftentimes confusing time for a child, if handled appropriately, the child can learn from the experience, appreciating the time spent with their pet and the precious gift of life.

The following ways can help your child cope with their pet’s death:

2 What Do You Call A Group Of Turkeys? How ’bout Baboons?

The English language has some wonderful collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We have: Herd of cows, Flock of chickens, School of fish, Gaggle of geese, Pride of lions, Murder of crows, Exaltation of doves and Parliament of owls. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not ……. a Congress!

For some unknown reason I found this to be quite entertaining and wondered what group of people or society came up with the the names for the various groups of animals. I did an extensive search for several days around the internet with no success in finding the answer. However I did find it interesting that some of the things we say like “memory of an elephant” perhaps came from the names given to animal groups. Have a look through the list and see how many you can find.

3 Having a Pet Instead of a Child

by Sandy Sterling

Some people just have this urge inside of them to take care of something throughout its life. In many cases this void can either be filled by having a child or through obtaining a pet. Now there are going to be hundreds of websites detailing the joys of parenthood, but there are numerous reasons why having a pet could be far better for you than having a child.

  1. Kids Take Up A Lot of Time

    If there is one definitive thing that you can say about children, is that from their birth to when they leave the nest, they are going to take up a lot of time. Most people do not have nannies or means of having someone watch their children all the time so that they can maintain their active social life. With this in mind, pets are ideal for this scenario once you have gotten them past the stage of relieving themselves inside your house. Once they are housebroken, you can literally leave a pet for hours without a need to have someone sit with them.

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