31 July 2013

Tips to Take Care of Your Pets

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Today almost all of us have some sort of pet be it dogs, cats, birds, reptiles or even fish. We need to take good care of them if they're to remain healthy and happy and in order to do this we need to know how to accomplish this task.

30 July 2013

Information about The Xoloitzcuintli dog

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The name of this dog is pronounced show-low-eats-queent-lee. An easier way to spell and say the name of this unusual breed is Xolo (pronounced Show -lo). In common everyday terminology, the dog is known as the "Mexican Hairless". This name says it all. This is a breed that is born without hair. Consequently it is a breed that has particular difficulties with health which should be understood by anyone wishing to own one of these rare dogs.

29 July 2013

Oriental cat - information

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The name 'Oriental' does not refer to a specific breed of cat, but a group of cats originating from Southeast Asia. Siamese is the most familiar (specifically, a Siamese without points), but Oriental can also refer to Japanese Bobtail, Burmese, and Balinese to name a few. Oriental cats are either longhaired or shorthaired and come in nearly 300 varieties of colors and markings.

28 July 2013

Keeping pets Safe on Halloween

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Halloween is a fun time for most, but not necessarily so for animals. There are several things to consider for this holiday to keep your pets safe and healthy. I'm sure you've heard all the horror stories about the latest batch of Satanists or witches who find that Halloween is the perfect time to do a little sacrificial action. Unfortunately, this is all too true and every year some unsuspecting black cat is a victim of this kind of activity. Let's look at some guidelines to help keep Fluffy out of harm's way!

27 July 2013

All About Bichon Frise Dogs

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There is generally not a lot of people that would try to argue the fact the Bichon Frise Dogs are simply cute and very easy to fall in love with. But like with any other big decision that you make in life, you will really want to take the time to consider all of the pros and cons to bringing a Bichon Frise into your home, life and heart.

26 July 2013

American Shorthair Cat - Good information

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A shorthaired felid, American Shorthair is one of the commonest house cats in United States. It traces its origin to British Shorthairs who were brought over on ships with European settlers owing to their good hunting skills. With time these adept hunters moved into cities and started being bred for their good looks, health and temperament. Initially they were known as Domestic Shorthairs. However, with time as issues of pedigree and pure breeding started taking ground, they were given the name of American Shorthair to distinguish them from non-pedigreed alley cats.

25 July 2013

Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

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Every dog owner wants to know how they can prevent dog health problems and ensure their dog lives a long, happy life. If you are one such dog owner, I have some good news for you. Preventing canine health problems is easy once you understand what is good and what is bad for your dog's health. To make things easier for you, I have listed six factors that influence your dog's health and life expectancy to a great degree. By following the tips given below, you can keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and active for a long time.

24 July 2013

How to Ensure that Your Cat is Healthy

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Incredible advances in veterinary medicine are making it possible for cats to live longer, healthier lives than ever before. The quality of your cat's health is the result of a partnership between you and your veterinarian. You must be confident that the vet you have chosen will take good care of your cats.

23 July 2013

Treatments for Dog Depression

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Yes, even dogs can become depressed. It is not uncommon to see a dog start acting differently when certain things happen. For example if someone who cares for them goes away, you may find your dog sitting at the door at the time the person always comes home staring at the door. When the person returns the dog is likely to return to normal behavior.

22 July 2013

Symptoms And Possible Treatments For Cat Health

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With Cat health worm problems result from internal and external worms that cause many different health problems. Thinking internal worms, there is the heartworm, tapeworm, hookworm and roundworms. Usually you see no signs of worms unless you really know what to look for. Because these worms, except for heartworm, can infect people as well. Some common signs might include lack of the ability to gain weight, dull coats and in some cases diarrhea.

21 July 2013

Pet Care in Summertime

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The dog days of summer are upon us! This means lots of fun in the sun for humans, but what about for pets! As a Scottsdale pet sitter, I am out and about caring for pets all summer and I want to share some tips on how to keep your pets safe this summer!

20 July 2013

19 July 2013

Birman cat - Good information

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The Legend of the Birman
The Birman cat is a beautiful breed of cat that is believed to have come from the country of Burma, where it was kept as the pet of trusted priests. According to legend, the guardians of Burmese temples were actually cats that had long white hair and yellow eyes.

18 July 2013

Dog Health Questions and Answers

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Many dog owners have questions and can not afford to go to the veterinarian each time their dog has an itch or a food problem causing stomach upsets. We have compiled the most common dog health problems and provide real answers to every dog owner's questions.

17 July 2013

Cat Health - Questions and Answers

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Cats make wonderful pets, and can be a great addition to your family. If you are a cat owner, however, it is very important that you learn about the health of your feline friend and that you make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep your cat healthy. Cats need regular medical care, just like people do, and they can get sick just like people can.

16 July 2013

Use an Automatic Dog feeder

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An automatic dog feeder is a great way to utilize modern technology to feed your dog when you are not able to. Most people work a lot during the day and just don't have time to make a stop by the home to feed the dog. The automatic dog feeder will dispense the food on a timer so you don't have to go out of your way to do so and your dog will have a feeding schedule.

15 July 2013

Automatic Cat Feeder - Why ?

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Automatic cat feeders tend to fall into two main categories. The word "automatic" usually refers to a gravity type of system, while "electronic" is used to mean the type of feeder that offers portion and frequency control.

14 July 2013

Cats and Dogs as Pets - Comparison

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Cats are probably the most common house pet in the Western world - far more common than dogs - but are they the best choice for your family - here are is a quick check list to help you choose!

13 July 2013

Chow Chow Dog Breed

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The Chow Chow is most recognizable for its full, bear-like coat. This breed is medium-large with a height range of 18 to 22 inches and weights between 45 and 70 pounds. The double coat of the Chow Chow is extremely dense and is found in smooth and rough varieties.

12 July 2013

Ragdoll Cat - information

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Ragdoll cats are a specific breed of cat that originated in the 1960's. The name comes from the fact that many ragdoll cats will go limp when you pick them up, similar to what a doll feels like. Unlike most breeds of "independent" cats, the ragdoll is much more social, often following its owner around craving more attention.

11 July 2013

Dog Suffering From Asthma

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Dogs that have asthma are less frequent than feline that have it. Some studies have shown that the asthma is more frequent in small and middle age dogs. Asthma can change the life of the pet, just like in humans.

10 July 2013

Asthma in Cats

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It is quite common for cats to present to veterinary clinics with a chronic cough or wheeze. The problem may be constant or just recur from time to time, and can range from mild to severe. Clinically the disease may resemble human asthma, but the term feline asthma can be misleading as there are a number of different possible causes. Here we look at what those underlying causes can be, and the different forms of treatment available to affected cats.

9 July 2013

Hypoallergenic Dog Food Diet

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There are many benefits to a hypoallergenic dog food diet. Food allergies in our canine friends are just like food allergies in us. A food allergy is simply an adverse reaction of one's body to a particular food or even a particular ingredient in a food. When this particular food or ingredient is ingested it will cause an itchiness on certain places of the body or even all over the body.

8 July 2013

Hypoallergenic Cat

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If ones nose starts running, eyes water, throat feels like it is closing or hives develop when a cat is near, an allergy to it is the problem. Immunotherapy, a series of injections is one solution. Another is purchasing a hypoallergenic cat.

7 July 2013

Dogs and Cats - common Problems

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There are many dogs and cats with joint problems, like arthritis, bursitis, osteochondrosis (OCD), hip dysplasia and other generative problems with shoulders, elbows and stiff joints. There about 60 million dogs in American and even more number of cats suffering from one of those debilitating conditions. One out of five dogs show symptoms of arthritis by the time they reach middle age and most dogs after the 5th year.

6 July 2013

The Pharaoh Hound Dog

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Many people believe that the Pharaoh Hound is called by that name because it is exclusively found in Egyptian history, but this is not in fact the case. The Pharaoh Hound was originally bred in Malta 3000 years before Christ and transported to Egypt by Phoenician tradesmen. In Malta the dog was used for hunting rabbits and only the most successful were used in the breeding program. It is still being used for its original purpose in its country of origin and in 1979 the breed was declared to be the "National Dog of Malta". The Egyptians favored this breed for hunting gazelle.

5 July 2013

Abyssinian cat - Good information

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The Abyssinian cat is commonly believed to date back to the 1860s, originating in Ethiopia, yet some people claim that the breed can be traced back to the ancient cats of Abyssinia, now called Egypt.
It is one of the oldest known breeds, the first one being brought to England in 1868. The Abyssinian was officially recognized as a distinct breed in 1882.

4 July 2013

Dog Separation Anxiety

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Dog separation anxiety is also referred to as home alone syndrome or canine separation anxiety, and is one of the most common behavioral problems to affect shelter dogs (and their owners). Adopting a shelter dog is a wonderful way to gain a new, loyal family member and change the life of a special animal. However, many shelter dogs suffer from separation anxiety either simply because of their personality or because of abandonment issues and will need extra loving care and plenty of patience.

3 July 2013

Cat Stress and Anxiety

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Cats want to do today what they did yesterday and plan to do tomorrow what they did today. Cats in particular, it seems do not want to have anything to do with change in their environment or even any type of confusion. When their normal surroundings are piled high with everything that was once in another room, they sometimes decide to spray on those things to lower their sweet little feline anxiety/anxiety levels.

2 July 2013

Hyperthyroidism - Dogs

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Thyroxine is a hormone which is secreted by the thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism in dogs is a condition that occurs when the gland overproduces thyroxine. It is a rare condition for dogs. When it does occur, it normally affected middle-aged and old dogs.

1 July 2013

Hyperthyroidism - Cats

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A serious disease called "feline hyperthyroidism" has risen to epidemic proportions since the first cases were diagnosed in 1979. It is a worldwide phenomenon, though worse in the U.S. than other countries. Hyperthyroidism (hyper = too much, thyroid = a hormone-making gland), is seen mostly in older cats age 10 or more. Thyroid hormone regulates the body's basic metabolic rate. Too much of it is like drinking too much coffee-it speeds up every reaction in the body.