Category Archives: Pet Care

Budgerigar Care Budgerigar Care


Tinge of different colors has been produced in budgerigars by captivity. The cere, which is the rectangular, fleshy area above the bill, varies in color with the bird’s sex: the male’s is yellow green or flesh color, and the female’s is chocolate brown. In the adult male, the cere is pale watery blue. There are…
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Dog Worming Dog Worming


The four main categories of worms that affect the intestinal tract are hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm. In the tropical climates heartworm is also a problem (it lives in the right ventricle of the heart). Breeding bitches should be wormed three or four times a year, including a treatment midway through pregnancy, with a safe…
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Dog Health Dog Health


Abscesses An abscess is a localized collection of pus and may occur in any part of the body as a result of infection by a pus-producing organism. It usually results from a penetrating wound such as those caused by the teeth of another dog or by a foreign body such as a stick, thorn or…
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Commercial Dog Food Commercial Dog Food


Commercially prepared dog foods are very commonly used (feeding at eight of every ten dogs). These fall into two main categories: complete diets(the bulk of the dog food sold on the market), and incomplete diets that require meat added to them. Pet foods are also divided into three la groups, depending on their moisture content….
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Why to Train Your Dog Why to Train Your Dog


Many people do get bitten, some even fatally, by dogs which have not been taught to behave properly. Children are particularly at risk, and can be scarred for life from a serious encounter. In Britain alone, it has been calculated that about 200,000 people may be bitten by dogs each year. Even more alarming is…
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Dog Obedience Training Dog Obedience Training


Lying down A variation of the ‘sit and stay’ routine is to encourage your dog to lie down, and remain in this position until called. It is usually learnt quite quickly once the initial response has been mastered. At first, though, you may well have to encourage your dog to alter its posture from a…
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Dog Vaccination Dog Vaccination


The six major infectious diseases of dogs are distemper, hepatitis, parvo disease, rabies, para influenza (kennel cough), bordatella and leptospirosis. Distemper. hepatitis, parvo disease and rabies are all caused by viruses, and all four can kill. Canine distemper can affect dogs of any age. It produces a range of symptoms varying from loss of appetite…
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Dog Exercise Dog Exercise


Under normal circumstances when they are being exercised together, the dogs will probably remain quite close to each other, especially if they are naturally pack hounds. It can sometimes be difficult to train the newcomer without threatening the established routine which you have built up with your first dog. In the early stages therefore, you…
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Horse Pregnancy Horse Pregnancy


The period of pregnancy in the mare is about eleven months. Determination of pregnancy can be made in three ways: Conformation. The conformation of a horse is the key to its progression. Conformation is basically the way the horse has been put together. The body should be in pleasing balance with the limbs and should…
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Hamster Care Hamster Care


Like the guinea pig, the hamster is a small rodent. Their care and problems are similar but here are some differences. The hamster is a nocturnal and solitary animal with a life-span of 1-2 years. Two or more will always fight, regardless of sex. The most common is the golden hamster originating in Syria. The…
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Pet Safety Pet Safety


Pets can give a lot of pleasure. They make good companions for all ages and are an excellent way for children to learn about responsibility and caring for others. Being a deterrent to burglars and an intruder alarm, a family dog also helps to safeguard the home. Keeping pets involves a lot of responsibility, however,…
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Dog Potty Training Dog Potty Training


Feeding stimulates the intestinal tract, and it is usual for a puppy to want to defecate soon after a meal. Toilet training is one of the very earliest lessons which needs to be taught. Puppies are naturally clean by nature, so this should not prove a particularly difficult task. The basics are usually mastered within…
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Cat Grooming Cat Grooming


Cats are fastidious and hygienic animals; they keep themselves clean. At times, however, they need some help particularly the long-haired types. Grooming makes the animal feel better as it stimulates the circulation and removes any debris and loose hair. Grooming can be pleasurable for the cat if it is done on a regular basis and…
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Cat Care Cat Care


Most of the nutritional diseases seen in cats result from reliance on a single food or type of diet, which usually occurs for reasons of convenience, economy or because the cat refuses any other food. When cats are restricted to a single diet it magnifies marginal deficiencies and may result in nutritional disease. Cats are…
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Dog Veterinary Dog Veterinary


When you are giving tablets to your dog, it may be possible simply to disguise them in food, such as a piece of meat, which can then be added to the dog’s meal. You must check that the tablet is actually consumed, rather than simply being left in the bottom of the bowl. Should this…
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Pet Fish Pet Fish


There are three categories of fish suitable for the home aquarium: tropical, coldwater and marine. The marine fish require varying temperatures, from very cold to warm, depending on their natural geographical origin; because of the problems of keeping fish in saline water, they are not as popular as other fish. Tropical and coldwater fish are…
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Raising Guineas Raising Guineas


Popular homestead birds, gums provide eggs as well as a delicious, gamey meat. They are excellent  if allowed to run wild, and don’t scratch for feed, so they are less destructive in the gardens than chickens. They can also be raised in hen house. Guinea Fowl Breeds and Varieties There are three varieties of guinea…
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