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Cats

Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe, Healthy and Happy

I got an email from My Hollywood Pets, offering up these top ten tips for keeping your pet safe, healthy and happy! Enjoy (and thanks, Hollywood Pets)!

Our pets are like parts of our family. No matter what’s going on in our lives, they’re always affectionate and happy to see us. Since they can’t tell us what they need, it’s our job to ensure they have long, happy lives

Cats

Make a Hanging Cat Scratching Post

by Robert Hampel

Some cat furniture can be intimidating. The shear size of some cat scratching posts can threaten to take over an entire room. For people with both cats and small spaces there is an answer – make your own high quality and compact cat furniture.

It’s easy and inexpensive to make a very nice scratching post that hangs on any door knob. It takes up no

Birds

How To Select The Perfect Bird Cage

by Joe Smith

Birds, just like any other pet, require housing that provides them safety and security. Bird cages are the normal means for this, but before you go out and buy the first bird cage you see, it’s important to know what to look for and how much to expect to spend.

Depending on the size of your birds, the size of a bird cage is extremely

Dogs

Essential Dog Training Tips

Kelly Marshall provides the following dog training tips every dog owner should know…

There are 6 basic commands: Heel, Come, Sit, Stand, Stay, and Down.

With a new dog, it does not matter where you actually begin. The main thing is to practice any old time daily and never to be in a hurry to move onto the next lesson. You don’t have to set the pace for

Dogs

A Simple Shortcut To Teach Your Dog To Walk On A Lead

by Dr. Mayra Alfonso

Teaching your dog to walk on a leash is crucial to his and your safety particularly if he’s a big dog. Even walking small dogs that have the propensity to pull their owners could be a jeopardy and an awkward occurrence.

A basic rule is that dogs should never be allowed to break away at will, they should be on a lead at all

Dogs

What To Do If Your Dog Is Choking

by Dr. Mayra Alfonso

We all recognize that dogs occasionally suffer from the bad habit of taking everything they get hold to in their mouths, that includes electric cords, parts of broken toys, tennis balls, etc. Additional things that they are inclined to pick up all form of stones or rocks, small-scale toys to clothes, in essence anything they view as fun to play with.

For some reason

Fish

How To Mix Saltwater

New seawater is going to be mixed many times in the future. Why not take a little extra trouble in the initial mix and save a lot of time later?

When purchasing the sea salt, obtain salt that is specifically designed for use with R/O water, as this should be used rather than tap water.

The net gallonage of the aquarium is known. Having purchased the dry sea

Cats

Get Rid Of Fleas Without Harming Your Pet Or Your Family

People are becoming more conscious of the products they use every day. Chemicals, toxic products, and insecticides are falling from favor as individuals search for more friendly methods of resolving issues. Flea treatments are one of these areas. Powders and sprays expose the household residents (your family and your pets) to poisonous products that are harmful to health. Not only that, you’re also dipping your animal in a toxic bath

Cats

Got Fleas? 7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Them

Fleas are pesky critters that can transmit a variety of diseases and illnesses and make life miserable for your pet as well. Getting rid of these pests is essential for a healthy, happy home for all of its two-legged and four-legged inhabitants. Here are seven easy ways to prevent and control the flea population around your house.

Prevention is Key

The best method in the fight against

Cats

Understand Your Pet’s Grooming Needs

Comb through the unseen healthy hair and get rid of the shedding hair; this is what most groomers do first before cutting your pets coat. A professional pet groomer will take their time when grooming each pet; they will make sure they do their best, because they understand that is what it takes to keep your business. You have to groom some animals all at once, while a lot of