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Cats
Avoiding Common Household Poisons, Part One – Cleaning Products

by Sandra Yvonne Duke
Keep an eye on your clean products for your pets sake.

Cleaning products, foods, plants, and other common household chemicals can be poisonous to your dog.

Cleaning products.
All cleaning products should be kept out of reach of pets, but some can be accessed in ways you might not think about. Few people know it, but dish soap is poisonous to people and pets

Cats
Feline Leukemia Virus and the Importance of Vaccinations

by Mya Blake
catFeline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a deadly disease that can be prevented through regular vaccinations. Unfortunately, however, one out of every 10 cats die, every year, from this supposedly preventable disease. While the majority of these animals are strays, the risk of infection is serious enough that you should want to get your own pet vaccinated. It is also important that

Dogs
Diagnosing Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysphasia (CHD) can effect dogs of any size, breed or age. Commonly a contributing factor to canine osteoarthritis and other conditions, it?s important that all dog owners familarize themselves with CHD and its symptoms. So what is Canine Hip Dysplasia? Read on, to learn more about this condition and how it is diagnosed.

Quite often, research for CHD seems contradictory and confusing. Known to be a genetic

Birds
The ABC’s of Bird Beaks

Beaks, Bills, Face Knives, Beakers – whatever we want to call them, they are an integral part of our Hookbills! So, let’s break the beak down into some understandable lessons:

A. Anatomy – What is a beak?
It is not “dead” material, like hair or fingernails – rather, it is a living organ, the tip of which contains a bundle of sensitive nerves. The beak itself consists of keratin

Health & Safety
Probiotics – The Good Bacteria

by Deena Caruso

Does your pet have digestion problems, diarrhea, skin problems, food intolerances, or other chronic health problems? Supplement with a high quality pet probiotic to restore your pet’s healthy gut, and chances are you’ll improve your pet’s health.

A probiotic, sometimes referred to as good or friendly bacteria, is a microorganism necessary for a healthy and balanced intestinal tract. There are two types of bacteria found

Fish
Tank Requirement for Discus Fish

For Discus fish, there are 2 consideration in tanks – tank depth and volume. Because of their size and swimming habits, a minimum of 18″ is needed for tank depth, the deeper the better. Regarding volume, a good rule of thumb is that each adult discus will need 10 gallons of water. Larger tanks will also give more stable water conditions, and taking into account other considerations the minimum size

Health & Safety
Case AGAINST Raw Frozen Pet Foods

For some 25 years I have alerted the public to the dangers of exclusively feeding heat processed foods. Companion animal feeding has progressed – actually digressed – from table scraps and real foods the family could spare to today’s “100% complete” processed foods in primarily kibble form, with some canned and semi-moist also available. The foods appear to be scientific and improved, but they’re far worse for the animals. Not

Dogs
Protecting your dog from sunburn

OK I’m not sure about where you live, but here in Ontario Canada, the weather has been record breaking hot. So with that theme in mind, I found a great article on protecting your pet from the damaging sun 🙂

You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved on spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be

Health & Safety
How to Manage a Horse Pasture

A major part of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that is the only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly

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