Protecting Your Pets

Reasons Why You Should Consider Acupuncture For Your Dog

Posted by on Feb 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reasons Why You Should Consider Acupuncture For Your Dog

If you own a dog, there is a good chance that you want him or her to be as comfortable and as healthy as possible. This will allow your pet to lead a good, full life. However, there are some ailments that modern medication can’t fully treat. You might not know where to go if your dog seems to be experiencing chronic pain. One option that you might not have yet explored is acupuncture. Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles into the  pressure points of your dog’s body to help improve the movement of critical fluids...

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Three Reasons NOT To Cross-Breed Different Labrador Dogs

Posted by on Feb 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Reasons NOT To Cross-Breed Different Labrador Dogs

Purebred dogs are bred to keep certain desirable characteristics of a breed within the same line and breed of dog. When you cross-breed dogs, you are never quite certain what you will get. Even cross-breeding closely-related breeds, such as the golden Labrador, black Labrador, and chocolate Labrador can have some unexpected and unwanted results. If you enter the world of lab puppy breeders, make sure the breeder is not cross-breeding willy-nilly. The following reasons exist for not cross-breeding different Labrador dogs. Golden Labs Are Prone...

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Three Tips For Ferret Owners

Posted by on Feb 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Tips For Ferret Owners

Ferrets are adorable, playful mammals widely popular as pets. They have long, lithe bodies and necks, short legs, and keen, black eyes. If you are familiar weasels or mink, ferrets look much like those animals since they are biological relatives. There are many color varieties, but in general a ferret has a light-colored body with darker feet, tail-tip, and “mask” around the eyes. Ferrets are beloved pets because of they are playful, active, trainable, fairly easy to care for, and compared to many small pets, they live longer...

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Going Away? Tips To Calm Anxious Cats When You Go Away

Posted by on Jan 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Going Away? Tips To Calm Anxious Cats When You Go Away

Boarding your cat is something that you may find helpful when planning a trip or when you need to be away from your home. Cats can be creatures of habit, and when they are out of their familiar surroundings, they may show signs of stress. Some ways to tell if your cat is stressed include: A change or decrease in appetite. Aggressive behavior toward other animals or humans. Hiding or isolative behavior. Excessive licking or grooming. Increased ‘accidents’ or urinating on the floor. Cats may become particularly anxious when...

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Possible Reasons For Your Dog’s Apparent Stomach Tenderness

Posted by on Jan 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Possible Reasons For Your Dog’s Apparent Stomach Tenderness

When you adopt a dog and bring him or her into your home, you likely automatically feel a sense of parental protectiveness over that dog. Just like a parent, you want to always keep your dog healthy and safe and feel concerned and unhappy anytime they seem to be uncomfortable or in pain. As such, when your dog begins to exhibit signs that their stomach or abdominal area is tender, either by crying or yelping when it is touched or being unable or unwilling to lie down on their stomach, you may wonder what you should do to help them feel...

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Is Your Cat Sleeping Too Much? Looking for These Signs

Posted by on Jan 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Cat Sleeping Too Much? Looking for These Signs

Cats are notorious for their sleeping habits. On average, cats tend to sleep around 15 hours a day, which means most pet parents may not even notice if a cat is sleeping more than that. However, a cat that’s sleeping too much may indicate that there’s a serious health problem. If you’re wondering if your cats are sleeping too much, here are some additional signs that something may be wrong. Weight Changes Cats who sleep too much may also experience weight changes, either by losing or gaining weight. Excessive sleeping can...

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Important Tips On Boarding Your Cat

Posted by on Jan 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Tips On Boarding Your Cat

If you are planning to go on vacation for an extended period of time, you may have to plan on boarding your cat for the time you will be away. While boarding facilities can offer your cat a comfy home, they may also be a source of immense stress for the animal. This article will focus on simple tips you can use to make sure your cat is comfortable and relaxed during his time in a boarding facility.  Visit the facility Inspecting the boarding facility where your cat will be staying is the first priority. You typically want a place that is...

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Care Tips For A Ball Python

Posted by on Dec 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Care Tips For A Ball Python

Reptiles are very popular as pets, as they aren’t required to be let outside, can be kept at most types of homes (including rentals), and aren’t loud pets. Snakes are a popular reptile pet, in particular the ball python, as they can live very long lives. Reptiles (including the ball python), like most pets, still require care and commitment in order to give them a long and healthy life. See below for tips to help you care for your ball python. Housing  Ball pythons can get up to five feet long, so a small enclosure is...

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Important Tips for Recovering Lost Pets

Posted by on Dec 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Tips for Recovering Lost Pets

Do you own a dog or a cat who likes to try to slip away? Do they get so excited by the prospect of going outside that they often ignore your calls as they gleefully run down the street? In an ideal world, you would be able to keep your pet from getting away. Unfortunately, this isn’t an ideal world and so you may end up spending hours or days searching for your pet to bring him or her back home. In order to increase your chances of bringing your pet home safely every time, here are some tips. Update your pet’s ID tags: ...

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You Have To Stay Home: 3 Tips To Ensure Your Dog Has A Good Time With The Sitter

Posted by on Dec 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You Have To Stay Home: 3 Tips To Ensure Your Dog Has A Good Time With The Sitter

If your holiday travels aren’t going to include your dog this year, you’ll want to hire a pet sitter. Pet sitters provide your dog with loving care, right in the comfort of your own home. One of the benefits of hiring a pet sitter is that you won’t have to leave your dog at the kennel. This is important, especially if your dog hasn’t been vaccinated against kennel cough yet. There are some things you should do before you leave though. Here are three simple steps you’ll need to take to ensure that your pet has a...

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