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Dental Disease in Dogs & Cats

Many pet parents may be surprised to learn that dental disease is considered the most common medical condition in dogs and cats. Dental disease is known more accurately as periodontal disease because it affects the gums in addition to the teeth. There is growing scientific evidence that indicates that periodontal disease is a risk factor […]

Dog Toys to Keep Your Dog’s Winter Blues Away

Not every pup enjoys plunging temperatures, which can really cut into their recreational time. Whether it’s you or your dog who hates being outside when the air gets frosty, your dog needs playtime. “Dogs like to play in different ways. There are four primary play patterns,” says Dr. Georgette Wilson, DVM, the Director of Scientific […]

Tips & Treats for Your Pets Safe Halloween

Halloween may be the scariest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky.   The ASPCA recommends the following precautions to keep your pets happy and healthy: Ditch the (Human) Treats Don’t expose your pets to the candy bowl as several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. “Chocolate […]

Little Pets in the Classroom

Caring for little pets teaches children about animal behavior and how to be a responsible pet owner. Teachers deciding whether to add a bunny, hamster or other small animal into the classroom environment should consider the benefits that having a class pet may instill with the students:   Building Responsibility – While the teacher has […]

Bringing Fish into the Classroom

When choosing a pet for the classroom, many teachers will choose fish. An aquarium provides a tranquil and soothing visual oasis for children. While children will not be able to hold and cuddle their fish, there are still many ways to bond with them while learning responsibility.   Caring for fish teaches children about fish […]

Changing the Water – Cleaning the Tank

Regular maintenance of your tank will keep your aquarium looking sharp and your fish healthy. Bright colorful fish swimming vigorously in a tank can be a great addition to any home and is usually the reason many of us choose fish as pets. Unfortunately, fish tanks accumulate grime and need some attention to keep clean. […]

Know How to use Dog Treats Properly in Training

Using treats in dog training can be difficult. It’s tempting to either hand them out too freely or to refrain from using them too much. The key is to find a balance. Dog training can be a difficult process to get right. Delicate balances need to be struck between expectation and reward, incentive and instinct. […]

Troubleshooting Litterbox Problems

At some point, almost every cat owner experiences this common problem: your perfectly litter-trained cat suddenly stops using the litterbox. He may decide to eliminate in the clothes hamper, the bathtub or even right next to the litterbox. Either way, this presents a problem. Generally, cats that suddenly change their litterbox habits usually do it […]

The Three Most Common Places Fleas Are Found

Adult fleas are parasites that tend to live on the back, neck and underside regions of cats and dogs, with the eggs, larvae and pupae living off the host. But where are fleas before they latch onto an unsuspecting cat or dog?   The Yard – Fleas thrive in many climates but prefer moist, humid […]

Climate Changes and Flea & Tick Infestation

“Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,” reports NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. While we could traditionally count on the late spring and summer months as being “flea and tick season,” the effects of global warming are extending the season dramatically. When the weather gets warm […]

Safe Usage is Crucial with Flea & Tick Products

There are dozens of different types of flea and tick products for pets, including powders, collars, dips, sprays, shampoos, topical spot-on liquid products, pills given by mouth, and more. Some products are only available from a veterinarian while others can be purchased at retail. These products include ingredients that kill adult and immature stages of […]

Preventing Versus Treating Your Flea and Tick Problems

We’ve all heard the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nothing could be truer in the context of a potential flea or tick infestation of your dog and home. Be proactive and prevent a problem Fleas and ticks expose your dog to numerous parasite-borne diseases. Of course, the […]

Time Outside the Tank: Interacting With Your Pet Reptiles Outside of Their Habitats

It can be fun to spend some time with reptiles outside of their normal environment. Here’s a guide on how to do so. Reptiles aren’t commonly thought of as pets that can be handled and played with, but like their furrier counterparts, they often make for great companions, in or out of their enclosure. Remember […]

Acclimating Your Pet Reptile to its New Habitat

Bringing a reptile home can be stressful for both you and your pet. It’s important to know the proper way to introduce your reptile to its new reptile habitat. Bringing a pet reptile into your home isn’t just difficult for the people who will be taking care of it. It’s also a stressful adjustment for your […]

Reptiles in the Classroom

Raising a reptile in the classroom can be a fun and educational for students. Pop quiz! What environment is best suited for reptiles and amphibians? There is not just one correct answer; there are three: aquatic – a semi-moist environment terrestrial – a dry arid or humid environment arboreal – a tree dwelling environment By […]