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10 Common Household Items That Are Poisonous To Pets

Our homes are filled with danger for our pets.  I know any number of people who have left their kitchen cabinets open only to find that their puppy has eaten the bleach…

9 Common Myths of the Freshwater Shrimp Hobby

I have been a tropical fish enthusiast for decades, but just recently placed a tentative foot into the world of Freshwater Shrimp.  So far my experience has been less than…

How Can We Tell When Our Pets Are In Pain?

When in pain we humans can tell someone, or we can at least grimace, moan or walk funny.  Animals, however, aren’t quite as transparent, often hiding their pain until it’s…

Does My Dog Really, Really Love Me?

Do you think your pet really, really loves you, or as Bill Maher once remarked, they only love you when you feed them.  I was never a fan of Bill Maher,…

How Does a Betta Fish Know When Food is In the Water

Bettas have good eyes for short distances. They have pretty good color vision and see shapes really well. They are, however, a bit near-sighted.…

Goldfish and Tropicals Dead and Dying at Ravenna, Ohio Walmart Store

At Walmart you can find pretty much anything you need.  You can buy tires for your car, a television for your home, or a crib and mattress for your baby.  You…

Top 10 Signs Your Dog May Have Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease and your dog, early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference between life and death.  As a dog owner, you should be aware of the…

5 Deadly Winter Pet Hazards

Winter is full of wonderment and fun for people and pets alike, but there are also dangers associated with the most frigid of seasons — especially outdoors. Read on for the…

Why Are There So Many Fat Cats?

When talking about fat cats, I’m not talking about Wall Street Bankers or corporate kings.  No, although the same question could apply I suppose.  In this case I’m talking about real…

Study: Dogs Can Determine Emotions from Reading Facial Expressions

For those of us who love our dogs like our families, because they are part of our family, are not surprised by the slew of studies released over the last…

When a change in your pet’s voice could indicate a serious condition

Do you remember the last time you got a bad cold and lost most or all of your voice? It was annoying, but not a serious problem. Well, the same…

3 Pet Medications You Should Never Use Past the Expiration Date

Are you one of those people who have a drawer or cabinet full of half-used, perhaps expired pet medications? Of course you do, because we always think the day might…

5 foods to keep away from your pet on Super Bowl Sunday

It’s Super Bowl Sunday time, and once again, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family to pig out while watching football. Unfortunately, many of those same party…

5 Signs Your Dog is Stressed and 4 Ways to Help Him

Is your dog acting unusual? Perhaps he or she seems overly anxious or depressed. Stress is more common in dogs than you may think. Even worse, stress can negatively impact…

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