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Dogs View All

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Tips for Fostering Rescue and Shelter Dogs

Fostering is a great way to help your local shelter or rescue, this helps create more room in the shelter so they are able to save more dogs in need. It also gives the foster dog an opportunity to learn basic house rules before moving into their forever home.
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National Pet Month 2020, Hartz Loving Paws

In celebration of National Pet Month 2020, Hartz® partnered with two Texas-based animal shelters, Houston Pets Alive! and the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area (HSNBA) to donate Hartz Loving Paws™ Shelter Protection Packs to new dog owners.
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Introducing a Second Dog Into Your Home

With a little effort and the right preparation, adding a new best friend to your pack can be a rewarding experience for you and your original dog.

Cats View All

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3 Unusual Cat Behaviors Explained

When was the last time you could honestly say that you had a grip on your cat's body language?
An adult cat's coat will be shinier on a diet of high quality proteins and fat

A Cat’s Daily Diet

Cats need proteins, fats, carbs, water, vitamins and minerals to stay in shape.
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Adopting a Cat

Give a cat another chance at life and a loving home.

Small Animals View All

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A Small Animal’s Daily Diet

Small animal diets are just as diverse as the individual species are.
A white pet rabbit pausing on a table before an orange carrot health & nutrition

Fiber in Your Rabbit’s Diet

Fiber is an essential component of your rabbit’s diet.
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Little Pets in the Classroom

Caring for little pets teaches children about animal behavior and how to be a responsible pet owner.

Birds View All

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Bird Behavior Basics

Most changes in bird behavior are associated with growth development, environment, or bonding with humans.
A pet bird consuming a diet of seeds out of a cup health & nutrition

A Bird’s Daily Diet

Because of their high metabolism, birds are sensitive to nutritional deficiencies.
If eaten by a pet bird, chocolate can induce vomiting and diarrhea health & nutrition

Foods Birds Should Avoid

There are some foods that should be enjoyed in moderation and others your bird should avoid altogether.

Reptiles View All

An easy habitat for your pet reptile will affect their health habitat

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.
Sticking its tongue out, a yellow horned pet reptile tastes a dandelion health & nutrition

A Reptile’s Daily Diet

Inexpensive, readily available "people" foods are good for some but not all.
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Geckos as Pets

Geckos are a wonderfully interesting pet and come in all sizes and colors.

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Including Your Pet in Emergency and Disaster Plans

When making plans in case of an emergency or disaster, don’t forget your furry family members.
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Habitat Needs & Maintenance for Outdoor Koi and Pondfish

Although koi fish may appear to be large goldfish, the two are actually distant cousins, with koi being more closely related to carp.
After a cleaning of its freshwater aquarium, pet fish swims to tank's bottom. Learn how to clean an aquarium

Changing the Water – Cleaning the Tank

Regular maintenance of your tank will keep your aquarium looking sharp and your fish healthy.