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How to Set up an Attractive, Healthy Aquarium in your Home

Fish are excellent pets to keep, and this is because they are low maintenance but beautiful and interesting to watch. As a fish owner will find yourself simply watching them swimming around, and this can be very peaceful and even hypnotic at times. A fish tank is also part of the décor of your home and can really brighten up any room. So, as you can see there are many benefits to keeping fish. The setting up of the tank will be the hardest part,... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Tips for Training Difficult Dog Breeds

There is an old saying that goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” But what if you can’t teach a dog any tricks – no matter what age it is? What happens if a dog doesn’t even want to learn how to sit or stay? Some dogs are smarter than others – that’s just the way it goes. And some dogs have a hard time responding to the whole treat and command response method of training. If this is the case, you... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Backyard Fence

Your dog loves spending time in the backyard playing, chasing squirrels, or just lounging in the grass. Dogs love being able to run around and explore outdoors, however if the space isn’t prepared properly, you could risk your dog running away or causing serious damage to a fence. While it is important for your dog to have a space to enjoy being outside, you also want your dog to be safe in the yard and you want your backyard fence to be able to... [Continue Reading]

5 Benefits of Having Your Dog Neutered

Some people feel that spaying and neutering animals is barbaric or against natural law. But because humans have domesticated these animals and taken responsibility for them by turning them into house pets (making them unable to care for themselves in the wild), it is our duty to ensure that any puppies produced by our dogs are cared for. So if you want to call yourself a responsible pet parent, you probably need to admit that you really can’t... [Continue Reading]

3 Common Myths About Pit Bull Puppies

It is hard to think of any other breed of dog that attracts as much media attention as the pit bull. The vast majority of responsible owners who have owned a pit bull argue that they are safe and loving dogs whilst there is a strong voice of public opinion that considers them as dangerous and should be banned. How you treat and care for your dog will certainly have an impact on how any breed will behave, so is the bad press justified when it comes to... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Consider Before Boarding Your Dog

Many concerned pet owners are worried about what might happen when they travel and leave their furry friends behind. Even if you happen to find a grade-A kennel, your pal will still be relegated to spending most of his time in a cage while you’re gone, and the rest of it with unfamiliar people and other animals, some of whom may be less than friendly. So it’s no wonder you’re hesitant to board your dog. But you can’t exactly let... [Continue Reading]

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy in Dogs

In some circumstances, dogs may accidentally breed in an unplanned manner. In other cases, however, an owner may purposely breed dogs in hopes of a new puppy litter. No matter the situation, it is important that you are able to notice and identify the signs that your dog is pregnant so that you can take proper medical action. Here are some of the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy in dogs. Change in appetite can happen on both ends of the... [Continue Reading]

How to Lower the Cost of Owning a Sick Pet

Anyone who owns a pet like a dog or a cat often thinks that their furry or feline friend is part of the family and will do what they can to look after them and keep them healthy. Pets are just like any other member of the family, they sometimes get sick and need either short-term care or sometimes longer term medication and rehabilitation to keep them as well as possible. This can quickly add up to a big bill for pet owners, so it makes sense to try... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Dog Obedience Training Tips

If you don’t train puppies to behave at an early age, it can be harder to as they get older. While you can certainly teach an old dog new tricks, it is much easier to do when they are young. There are a number of methods to train puppies to be more obedient. When it comes down to it, you could be living in a pig pen if you don’t do things like train your new dog to go to the bathroom outside and not chew on the furniture. Also, training... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Teaching Children to Play Nice With Animals

It’s only natural that children would be drawn to animals. Whether they’re soft, fluffy, and adorable or scaly and immersed in water, animals can provide hours of amusement for curious kids who are trying to understand the myriad ways in which the world works. And yet, their natural penchant for adventure and exploration doesn’t necessarily bode well for the health and safety of pets in your home. Kids are prone to pull, poke, and... [Continue Reading]

Why Having Pets will make your Kids more Responsible

If you’re looking to allow your children to be more responsible, you should consider giving them a pet.  Pets – whether mice or horses – will equip you children with key skills related to becoming more responsible. Here are 3 main reasons why giving your children a pet could make them more responsible. Having a Pet is like having a Job Pet ownership is, to a large extend, a long-term job in which you need to learn time... [Continue Reading]

The Top Unexpected Costs of Owning a Family Pet

Despite your pet bringing you and your family a great number of benefits, there are a lot of hidden costs to having a pet. If you haven’t done enough research, you could end up in serious trouble because you can’t afford something that’s vital to your pet’s wellbeing.  Here are three of the most unexpected costs related to owning a family pet. Maintaining Your Fish Tank Although most fish themselves are relatively... [Continue Reading]

The Top Unexpected Costs of Owning a Family Pet

Despite your pet bringing you and your family a great number of benefits, there are a lot of hidden costs to having a pet. If you haven’t done enough research, you could end up in serious trouble because you can’t afford something that’s vital to your pet’s wellbeing.  Here are three of the most unexpected costs related to owning a family pet. Maintaining Your Fish Tank Although most fish themselves are relatively... [Continue Reading]

How to Introduce Your New Dog to Your Existing Pets

Welcoming a new dog into the home can be a daunting experience, especially if there are other pets waiting to meet the new arrival. Thus, it is important to first understand the best way to introduce a new dog to existing pets within the home. Such consideration will bring minimum disruption to the animals within the home and will help to socialise the new addition to the family. Introducing a New Dog to an Existing Dog We have to understand that... [Continue Reading]

Teaching Kids to Protect and Care for Their Animals

As most adults are well aware, bringing a pet home is a huge responsibility. And there’s a lot more to it than making sure an animal is fed, sheltered, and groomed. Taking on a pet means providing not just a house, but a home, one in which the animal can lead a healthy and happy life. It means committing more than time and money – you have to commit your heart when you make an animal a member of your family. But kids don’t necessarily... [Continue Reading]

How to Find Safe and Comfortable Accomodations for Your Pet When You Leave Town

For many of us, our pets are a lot more than a furry animal that keeps us company. They are like a second member of the family. So, when we have to go out of town and we’re unable to take out cat or dog along with us, it’s important that they have safe and comfortable accommodations until we return. If you’re preparing to leave for a few days (or couple of weeks) and you’re looking for a few tips on what you can do to make sure... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Children and Families

Bringing pets into a family home is a major decision, and one that can impact not only the household, but the lives of everyone in it. Before you consider purchasing a pet, there are a few issues you’ll want to address. First and foremost, you should make sure that your kids aren’t allergic to dander, and you can accomplish this by having them spend time around a friend’s dog or cat, for example. In truth, studies have shown that kids... [Continue Reading]

Man’s Best Friend: Treating Your Pets

The public love animals, whether it’s exotic creatures from around the world only seen on the television in documentaries or the ones we see in zoo’s, we all stand in amazement at how majestic they are. That affection for animals goes up a notch when it comes to our own pets, with dog’s renowned for being “man’s best friend”. A lot of people treat their pets like one of the family, giving them their own places at... [Continue Reading]

Number of Fatal Dog Attacks on the Rise

We all love the idea of having a pet; they unite a family and teach children how to be responsible for another living creature. Dogs, in particular a popular choice of pet to have as they bring loyalty, love and warmth and there are so many activities that you can include your pet in. there is nothing nicer than owning a dog and enjoying all of the benefits that they bring to a home. One of the biggest reasons people own a dog is for security and... [Continue Reading]

Types of Food that Your Dog Should Avoid

Just because it's your much-loved tea-time treat, it doesn't mean that you should feed it to your dog. There are certain types of food that are not only difficult to digest by dogs, but that can seriously damage their health. By ensuring that you're aware of these foods not only means that you'll be serving meals that your dog will surely love, but also make certain that you're not causing severe, or even fatal, consequences for your dog. Make... [Continue Reading]