Recent Blog Posts

  • Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Aquarium

    July 1, 2014
    It’s tough to choose between saltwater and freshwater aquariums. They both come with many advantages and disadvantages. There are also many differences in terms of setups, costs, maintenance, and types of fish.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    July 1, 2014
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • Why Cats Sleep So Much

    June 1, 2014
    There are times when I often wonder what it would be like to sleep as much as a cat.  Would I have more energy? Would I be less stressed out? Why is it that cats sleep so much? It seems to me that most cats sleep whenever they get a chance.
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  • Tips On What To Do If Your Dog Is An Aggressive Chewer

    June 1, 2014
    Have you ever come home and realize you’re missing a shoe? Chances are it was your best friend that took it. I’m not talking about your roommate. I am talking about your dog. We love our pups, but sometimes they chew on the wrong things to the point of complete destruction.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    May 1, 2014
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Caring For A Blind Dog

    May 1, 2014
    Caring for a blind dog can seem like a burdensome, time-consuming task at first. However, sharing a loving relationship with a blind dog can be a rewarding and fruitful experience for both parties.
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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    April 1, 2014
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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  • Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

    April 1, 2014
    Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.
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  • Tips For Catching Your Horse

    March 1, 2014
    While you can’t expect to be Zorro – whistling for your horse and expecting him to stay still while you jump onto him from two-story buildings – it’s not an unreasonable expectation to just want to catch it. Tell that to the horse.
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  • Calming Your Dog During A Thunderstorm

    March 1, 2014
    I once had a dog named Lightning that was so afraid of thunder he would dart behind our couch for cover. Ironic, I know. Dogs are often afraid of the booming noise and will sometimes be so nervous that they shake.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    February 1, 2014
    If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment. First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed. A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.
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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    February 1, 2014
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • Helping Your Pet Reptile Through Climate Changes

    January 1, 2014
    The increasing popularity of pet reptiles means one can find them all over the world—finding homes in environments they would never survive in naturally. As the owner of a reptile, it is your responsibility to construct a substitute environment that still meets all of your reptiles' needs.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    December 1, 2013
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    December 1, 2013
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • Health Benefits of Aquarium Fish

    December 1, 2013
    Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be good therapy for you. Studies going back as far as the late 80's have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure.
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  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    November 1, 2013
    Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it.
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  • Walking Your Dog: 4 Simple Ways to Keep it Interesting

    November 1, 2013
    Walking your dog is an essential activity but that doesn't mean you can't keep it interesting for both you and your dog. These tips below can help you achieve this while keeping safe, too: Go to new placesAs I’m sure you’ve witnessed, your dog loves to experience new sights and smells.
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  • Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Pet

    October 1, 2013
    Regular exercise is one of the main pre-requisites for health, longevity, and happiness for humans and house pets alike. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy quality time with your furry friend in the great outdoors while maximizing the accompanied health benefits.
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  • Four Snacks Your Bird Will Love

    September 1, 2013
    Unlike some pets like cats and dogs, feeding birds certain types of food usually reserved for humans can actually be healthy for them. Here are just a few suggestions according to Alyson Burgess of About.
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  • Tips For Feeding Your Hunting Dog

    September 1, 2013
    A large part of having a hunting dog that performs well rests with how much energy he has. Much of your hunting dog’s energy, and how long he has it for, involves the diet that you keep him on.
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  • Choosing The Right Type Of Dog For Your Home

    August 1, 2013
    So you’ve made the decision to bring a four footed friend into your home. Before you choose which breed, it is important to know that certain breeds have different needs and personalities. Do you have a yard and house with adequate space that a large, active dog will require?
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  • Treating Rabbits For Fleas

    July 1, 2013
    Rabbits, just like dogs or cats, can get fleas. However, if given some of the same treatment as a dog or cat might receive, it could be fatal.
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  • Essential Tips For Flying With Your Dog

    July 1, 2013
    There may be times when you are forced to fly with your dog in tow. While there are a few different options available to you, the most important thing should always be the dog’s comfort.
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  • Fanciful Finches

    June 1, 2013
    Did You Know? Finches are one of the smallest birds on the Earth and belong to the largest bird family. Finches range in length from about 4 to 11 inches.
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