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Preventing heartworm in cats

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Heartworms can be killers and according to the American Heartworm Society, a study conducted by the North Carolina State University showed that one in four heartworm infected cats were indoor cats. Mosquitoes carry the heartworm larvae, so unless you can be 100 percent sure a mosquito will never bite your cat you need to adopt a heartworm preventative program. The alternative could be costly veterinary supportive treatment and surgery or even the loss of your cat.

Training Hunting Dogs

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There are so many factors to consider. Breed, sex, quarry, type of hunting, the individual temperament of the dog and whether the dog will be working alone or with others, will all have an effect on the relationship and how the animal needs to be managed. However, the secret to bringing up a good hunting dog can actually be summed up in a single word: trust.

Tips on Choosing the Right Food for your Pet

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Selecting the proper diet for your companion pet can help ensure a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat. But did you know that your pet’s health and well being can be tarnished by improper handling and storage once you bring the pet food home?

Choosing The Right Pet For Your Family

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So your family wants a new pet? Picking out the right dog, cat or other pet is an important decision and requires research from folks who know. Start by making sure that your family is involved in the decision from the beginning.

Keep Your Pets Safe When Traveling

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If your dog isn’t accustomed to traveling distances in a car, start with short rides and gradually lengthened them. If it turns out your dog doesn’t enjoy riding in the car, don’t ruin your vacation. Find a reputable kennel to board him or hire a dog sitter. If leaving the dog behind isn’t an option, ask your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications.

Choosing the Proper Kennel or Crate for Your Dog

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Just like humans, dogs like their own space. Dog crates, kennels, and exercise pens are widely available. But which option is right for your dog?

How To Make Your Own Catnip Toy

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Catnip toys are very popular with cats of all ages. Did you know that you can make your own catnip toy for your precious pet? You will need just a few supplies.

House Train Your Dog

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Bringing a new puppy or rescue dog home is a thrill. After careful consideration, you finally found the perfect dog to match your family’s lifestyle and energy level. As exciting as this time is, your work isn’t done. You must now begin the process of house training your new family member.

Ways to cat-proof your home

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Cats are delightful companions, highly intelligent, and very inquisitive. Over time your cat should adopt and adapt to its new surroundings. However, the first few weeks of introduction could instill dangerous and destructive habits that may be hard to break. Evaluate your home from a cat’s point of view and take away the hazards to your cat and to your home. Curiosity needn’t kill the cat.

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