How Long Does a Dog Live

The life expectancy of adult dogs is said to be about thirteen years.That is an average, as many die on the highways and, at a young age, by other unnatural causes. In our experience, most properly cared for canines live to fourteen or fifteen years. The giant breeds and Boxers are exceptions, with an average […]

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Getting A Cat

If you have decided that you can afford the time and money for getting a cat at home, where can you go to select the new member of your family? If specific breed appeals to you, ask your veterinarian for a list of reputable breeders in the area. The Cat Fanciers’ Association lists more than […]

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Dog Teeth

There is no doubt that in many cases good and bad teeth are genetic. Some kinds of dogs, particularly the small breeds, lose many teeth by the time they are two years old. Others have healthy teeth all their lives. Frequently the owners of a two-year-old show dog with loose teeth that need to be […]

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Variety in Dog Diets

The average one – dog owner whose pet is fed canned or dried foods or table scraps with some meat added, will scarcely credit some of the diets” on which dogs have been maintained in good health. Here are a few, showing simply the diversity of foods that dogs can digest. In Scandinavia a dog […]

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What Type of Dog Food Should I Feed My Dogs

There are hundreds of conscientious manufacturers of dog foods earnestly working to turn out products that, when fed exclusively, will nourish dogs from weaning throughout the rest of their lives. There are also charlatans turning out foods that have no other qualification than that dogs like them. We have tested scores of these foods. Some […]

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Dog Surgery

In general, we can divide surgery into three categories: necessary, elective, and vanity. Necessary surgery is surgery to save life or improve the quality of life. Automobile injuries to the soft tissue and fractures are examples. The surgical approach to eliminate cancer is also necessary and successful more often than not. In days gone by […]

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What You Should Know About Dog Feeding

A balanced diet should contain not less than zoo percent fat. An dog living on prey often eats 3o percent or more fat. The amount of fat dog can utilize depends on the amount of exercise they are getting. Sled dogs can eat pemmican consisting of 70 percent fat which would sicken a house dog. […]

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Why Breed Dog

A few words concerning the desirability of breeding a female are in order because too many owners breed their dog for the wrong reasons. Some say it is natural and healthy for a female to have pups. No doubt it is natural but healthy it is not. The females spayed at a young age outlive […]

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Dog Grooming Stripping or Plucking

Should wirehaired breeds be plucked or clipped? Wirehaired Terri en-breeders who show their dogs express dismay at the mentions of clipping. A clipped terrier does not have a typical show appearance. But those who are not interested in showing their dogs will find that the dogs like clipping better than plucking. The clipped coat is […]

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Dog Growths

In a study once made of neoplasms in dogs, about 8 percent were in the testicles. This occurs in a high percentage of old dogs. When a growth occurs in one testicle, the other generally atrophies. When the testicle with the growth is removed, the shrunken testicle usually increases to normal size again, and there […]

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How to Choose a Cat

One of the greatest pleasures human beings can experience is to share their homes a pet. Having a cat or dog can keep you closer to nature. It should also kindle your spirit of reverence for all life on earth, from the ant on your picnic table tosow brothers and sisters in every country. Cats […]

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Dog Whelping

If a nest is not provided as the whelping time approaches, an dog will make her own. If she is a house pet, she may fix it in a closet, on a bed, or out in the garden. As time of birth draws near, she will settle in her nest and appear to strain. The […]

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Cat Nursing

Usually, this is pleasant for all concerned mother, kittens, and you. Remember not to disturb your new cat family any more than necessary for about three days after cat maternity. But you do have a few important responsibilities of cat nursing during and after cat delivery: cleaning the maternity box and the mother’s breasts, watching […]

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Is Electric Dog Fence Essential for Your Backyard?

When you are looking for a device that can provide protection for your property and for your dog, then you can have an electric dog fence that is designed to provide only the best when it comes to security needs. You can guarantee the security of the place and let your dog know the area […]

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Treatment of Cat Ear Mites

Old-fashioned ways of treating ear mites could be very tedious. Every day, for one month, the pet owner has to hold the poor cat, clean out the ears using cotton swab and mineral oil, and then put a few drops of insecticidal ear solution. This often causes the cat to be anxious and hide every […]

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What Can You Catch From Your Dog

“Can I catch it from my dog?” is a question asked every day of every veterinarian in practice and the answer is almost always negative. Almost but not always. Depending on the authority quoted, there are165 to 30o diseases transmissible Irons lower animals to man. Why the discrepancy in numbers? Many years ago, a study […]

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Cat Travel Tips

Cats travel well if you plan ahead. If you start them traveling while they are still kittens, they’ll grow into well-adjusted adult travelers. First, get your pet accustomed to the carrier beforehand. (Sturdy carriers can be purchased at your veterinarian’s office or at pet stores.) At home, play with your kitten and feed it in […]

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Symptoms of Cat Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny parasites that live in your cat’s ear. Although mites also live in other pets, infection in cats is more rampant. Cat ear mites are relatively easy to spot. Does your cat habitually scratch his ears, shake his head, or rub his ears against your furniture? When you take a look at […]

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How to Choose Vet

The failure to understand the simple processes of life and the basic body functions is to blame, we think, for the many people who take a dog to the veterinarian and say, “Kidneys out of order, Doc, fix her up.” Or, “He’s got kind of wobbly in the back end, sort of paralyzed.He’s the only […]

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Causes of Cat Ear Mites

It is important to understand what ear mites are and what causes them. Ear mites are small parasites that infect cats, dogs, and other animals. In some extraordinary cases, ear mites can also infect humans. Ear mites use cats as hosts, thriving due to the moist wax around your cat’s ears. They take the form […]

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