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3 Steps to Beating Cat Allergies

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

3 Steps to Beating Cat Allergies

It’s no mystery that allergies are a troublesome thing. For some people, they are down-right debilitating, keeping away a good night’s sleep and shrouding days in a constant migraine. However, their misery is justified as a sacrifice made in the name of love. For some, cats are a source of constant companionship and their company is worth every single sneeze. Sneezing is just of the many allergy symptoms. Shortness of breath, a runny nose, itchy eyes and an itchy throat are also common sources of suffering. This is because cat dander is a...

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Bloody Animal Abuse Exposed

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

Bloody Animal Abuse Exposed

Farming and the industrial age do not mix well. They never have. The industrial age ushered in a new way of doing things. It introduced a method for producing food faster and more efficiently. More importantly, it lowered concern for the animals involved. This is a distinct difference between farms and factories. Farms provide an environment tailored for the animals living there. Factory environments are designed around efficient production. It’s no mystery that animals are being moved from pastures and into cages. It allows for easier...

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Top 3 Indicators of a Healthy Pet

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

Top 3 Indicators of a Healthy Pet

Pets are not that different from people and the top three things that keep them healthy prove it. Gum disease is the number one reason why dogs and people alike lose their teeth. A good owner knows brushing is the best way to help their pet keep their teeth. Good owners also know the value of good diet with quality nutrition.     Weight Just like humans, obese pets lack normal amounts of energy and are at a greater risk for heart disease. Obesity also coincides with certain behavioral issues. Overweight pets are far more likely to...

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4 Ways Dogs Pay for Themselves

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

4 Ways Dogs Pay for Themselves

Dogs are the gift of a longer and happier life. Potentially saving you thousands of dollars in therapy sessions and doctor’s bills, the expense of a family dog definitely seems to be worth the price. Chill-Out Proof that more and more owners are viewing their pets as children is in the science. Pets are proven to lower one’s blood pressure better and faster than the presence of a significant other. Much like being in the presence of a baby, pets are known to release a surge of oxytocin in owners. This hormone is famous for making people...

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Top 5 Pet Names of 2012

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

Top 5 Pet Names of 2012

The most popular pet names of 2012 are from a survey of over 400,000 insured pets. Using naming trends, the survey discovered that pets are being treated more and more like a four-legged family member. Owners are leaning more and more toward choosing human names for their pets. In fact, the top five chosen names for dogs and cats are on another list. They are found among the top 100 chosen baby names of 2012. Traditional pet names have been steadily declining over the years. This year, out of 485,000 names, revealed only 11 Fidos and 65...

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Top 5 Pets of 2012

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Pet News | 0 comments

Top 5 Pets of 2012

Thanks to the web, pets everywhere have the chance to shine like never before, resulting in Instagram models, YouTube stars and even political campaigns: 1. Chengdu Panda Cubs The seven cubs were born sometime during the hot summer months. However, they remained a well kept secret until a picture went viral in October. Born in a Panda breeding center, the cubs are China’s most adorable contribution to the past year. 2. Hedgehogs These days anyone can run for president. That’s exactly what 25 prickly hedgehogs were thinking in November. In...

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Family Pets vs. Christmas Decorations: The Owner’s Battlefield Guide

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Pet News | 0 comments

Family Pets vs. Christmas Decorations: The Owner’s Battlefield Guide

For your amusement and benefit, this pet holiday hazard guide doubles as a war fable. The one fought every year between family pets and family decorations. It is sometimes fought for the sake of attention and acknowledgement. Other times, battle is risked for the sake of innocent instinct. Arranged according to individual battle scenarios, this tale of victories and loses is a guide to results that have proven themselves true with time-tested consistency.   Dog vs. Tree When it comes to a real Christmas tree verses the family dog, the...

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Popular Holiday Pet Gifts

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Pet News | 0 comments

Popular Holiday Pet Gifts

Owners won’t be stiffing their pets this holiday season. According to a recent survey, almost 90 percent of American pets will have at least two gifts waiting for them under the tree on Christmas morning. Almost a quarter of them will have their name on five or more packages. Of course, the most popular holiday gifts for pets are treats and toys, but owners are not forgetting about the necessities. Blankets, beds and clothing items are also among the most popular gifts this year. Below are some suggestions, offered by PetSmart and consumers,...

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Holiday Traveling Tips for Your Pet

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Pet News | 0 comments

Holiday Traveling Tips for Your Pet

Traveling over the holidays is a stressful process anyway with all the packing, planning and worrying over forgotten things. This holiday season make sure your pets are not among the things left behind. Pets are family. A little extra planning is definitely worth the comfort of having your best friend beside you. Below are some travel tips for making sure your pet travels in comfort. On the Road Not allowed on trains or buses, the most popular way for pets to travel is by car. Pets are part of the family and should be treated as such. Children...

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Preparing Pets for Winter: Indoors & in the Snow

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Pet News | 0 comments

Preparing Pets for Winter: Indoors & in the Snow

Pets and their owners share many things in common, including susceptibility to cold weather consequences. Dry skin and frostbite are two things owners should be aware of, for both themselves and their pets. These, along with most winter time aliments, can be prevented with a little extra attention and good nutrition. For dogs and humans alike, foods rich in omega fatty acids are the best way to prevent flaky skin and brittle hair. Below are more seasonal facts and nutritional tips that will help in keeping pets comfortable and safe in the snow...

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