Category Archives: Pet Care

Dog Barking Dog Barking


Some breeds such as Cocker Spaniels will bark repeatedly, and studies have revealed that this behavior is far more common in dogs than in their ancestor, the grey wolf. This is perhaps not surprising since from the earliest stages of domestication, dogs have been kept for guarding purposes. A bark alerts their owner to a…
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Dog Training Collar Dog Training Collar


Undoubtedly the easiest way of training is to start with a puppy, at about seven or eight weeks old. At this stage it will be feeding by itself, but bear in mind that it will not have completed the necessary course of inoculations. As a result, it will not be safe to allow it out…
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How to Care for Mice How to Care for Mice


Feeding Mice Mice are omnivorous, but their preferred foods are cereal, seeds and many stored foodstuffs. The mouse has a simple digestive tract. A heavy-lactating female may ingest her own body-weight of food and water in twenty-four hours. This places an enormous burden on the alimentary system. Mice are usually fed on pelleted diets which…
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Horse Care Horse Care


Horse Feeding It is most important to feed a horse a balanced diet adjusted to its exercise level. A balanced diet must include the following seven elements: proteins, fats, starches, water, fibrous roughage, salts and vitamins. Proteins replace muscular wastage and form muscle fiber. Fats and starches produce heat and energy. Water is essential so…
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Rabbit Care Rabbit Care


In many states and countries it is illegal to keep rabbits as pets. Potential pet rabbit owners should enquire from local government or Department of Agriculture offices whether any restrictions apply in their area. Rabbits have been pets and laboratory animals for many years. They can be playful and very tame, but only rarely can…
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Cat Breeding Cat Breeding


Breeding Systems A pedigree cat is one having both parents of the same breed. A breed is a group of cats with common characteristics which distinguish them from other groups. The following is a brief summary of some breeding systems (for further details, consult a book specializing in breeding systems). Inbreeding Inbreeding is the mating…
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Sick Bird Sick Bird


Sick Bird Symptoms A major problem with sick birds is that they all tend to show similar symptoms, no matter what the disease. The typical sign of a sick bird is that it is usually quiet, drowsy, rests with both feet on the perch, has its feathers ruffled and the head tucked under the wing…
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Dog Chewing Dog Chewing


When they are teething, at between four and six months of age, puppies become especially destructive. This is the period when the milk or deciduous teeth are being shed, to be replaced by permanent adult teeth. During this stage there is a considerable increase in the number of teeth in the mouth, from 28 to…
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How to Choose a Pet Bird How to Choose a Pet Bird


Decades ago, caged birds within the house were very popular pets. In years, many people have changed their ideas on confining birds to The discovery of the disease psittacosis (carried by birds through the air to cause pneumonia in humans) has also had effect on the decline in popularity of indoor birds. Nevertheless, many little…
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Dog Nutrition Dog Nutrition


The ideal diet is a mixture that supplies daily all the elements needed for the dog’s bodily development and functions. It should be balanced and palatable, in a form that is easy and pleasant to handle. The amount of water contained in the food can influence its keeping qualities. As a general rule, the higher…
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Dog Toilet Training Dog Toilet Training


While the general behavior of some dogs on the beach can be a cause for concern, the main reason why they are banned from some beaches and other public places is because of the danger of contamination by their excrement. This is linked with particular concern over toxocariasis, since this disease can cause blindness in…
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Reptile Health Problems Reptile Health Problems


Acute Stress Syndrome The signs are dilation of the pupil, tremor, loss of righting reflex, with terminal convulsions and death. This condition is more common in newly acquired animals or those placed in a new environment. Oral glucose at 3 grams per kilogram body-weight helps the condition, but the causative agent should be removed,whether it…
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How to Handle a Bird How to Handle a Bird


Catching and Handling Remove all obstacles from the cage (perches, drinking bowls, feeding bowls, etc. When catching a bird inside a cage the main point to remember is that they are all very frail, especially the smaller ones. It is important that your hand closes right around the body of the bird, including the wings….
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Dogs Teeth Dogs Teeth


A puppy is born without teeth, but by five to eight weeks it will have twenty-eight puppy or ‘milk’ teeth, which seldom give trouble while being cut. At about four months—sometimes a little sooner—puppies other than toy dogs begin to change their teeth. The forty-two or forty-four permanent teeth are usually through by five months….
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Dog Breed Information Dog Breed Information


It is an undeniable fact that some breeds are easier to train than others, and this is essentially a reflection of their ancestry. Dogs have been kept for many different purposes since they were first domesticated from wolves about 12,000 years ago. Those which have a history of collaborating closely with people, such as the…
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