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Turtle Care 101: How to Take Care of Pet Turtles By Geoff Williams

Turtles may not be cuddly, but they are awfully cute and generally easy to care for if you’re well researched and prepared. Although turtle-care isn’t too difficult, it’s essential that their environment be well maintained, said Dr. Stewart Colby, DVM and founder of Windward Animal Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia. “In general, turtles spend most […]

Guinea Pig 101

Guinea Pigs make great pets for beginners and those who just want a new furry little friend to love on. They will interact with you and “talk” by making sounds like purring and such. Guinea Pigs like their homes clean and are pretty easy to care for. Quick Facts LIFESPAN: Approximately 5-7 years SIZE: Up […]

Four Tricks to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween

This article was basically written for Cats and Dogs but I believe that it applies to many other kinds of pets safe too! Halloween is one of the spookiest nights of the year, especially for our pets. Many of the festivities that humans love – trick-or-treaters, costumes and decorations – can be scary, stressful or […]

Parakeet 101

Parakeet (Budgie) Facts average adult size: 7 inches long, head to end of tail average life span: 10 to 20 years with proper care diet: herbivores Bird pet parents should avoid non-stick cookware and appliances as they can release fumes hazardous to your bird’s health. Diet A well-balanced parakeet diet consists of: Specialized pellets should […]

5 Ways Pets Change Our Lives!

In this blog we give you 5 ways pets change our lives for the better and the healthy well being they give us. I will also include personal stories of how people’s pets changed their owner’s lives. 1. Pets change our Lives by Keeping Us Fit: Pets encourage physical activity, with research showing that people […]

7 Diseases Your Dog Can Get from Swimming

The temperature is getting higher and the lovely summer days arrive in just a few weeks. The majority of dogs love to beat the heat by getting into the water to refresh themselves while others would swim whenever they get the chance to. However, there are common recreational water sources that include some organisms which can […]

Pets Can Be a Prescription for Happier, Healthier Life by Teddi Dineley

We include them in our family portraits, make room for them on our beds, tell them our deepest secrets and miss work when they’re sick. And whether they paw, fly or swim their way into our hearts, pets are an important part of our lives. America is a nation of animal lovers. According to the […]

Why Does My Pet… Get So Lumpy as He Ages?

It’s not pretty, but it’s a fact of life: We all get older. For some of our pets, that means often unsightly, suspicious and definitely disconcerting growths that arise on, in or just beneath the skin. Though often benign, these unwanted lumps and bumps are never cosmetically pleasing and may well represent problems that are […]