AuthorAnthony Jorgensen

Why Cats Bring in Dead Animals

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Cats are extraordinary creatures and many of us make the mistake of thinking they are like dogs when it comes to owning them as pets. Cats have instincts that cause them to be the way they are and do the things they do. While dogs are trainable in most cases this is not so much the case with cats. They cannot have specific traits trained out of them. From the time they are born they are taught by...

Hand Feeding Baby Parrots

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Usually, baby parrots that are going to be placed in homes are taken from their nests quite early, in fact as early as a few days old and then hand fed. Most of the time, they are not place with new owners until they are eating on their own but there are some exceptions. In some cases a person just wants to hand feed his/her own bird. In other cases there may be one or two baby parrots in the...

Oral Hygiene for Dogs

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Many dog owners take for granted that their dogs need help when it comes to oral hygiene. You would never allow your child to go through life without caring for his/her teeth so why would you not care for your dog’s teeth as well? Having a pet means seeing to all of his/her needs and this includes making sure that his/her teeth are kept clean and free of decay. Tooth decay is a very serious...

What You Need to Know About Feline AIDS

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Feline AIDS is a disease that affects about 3% of all cats living in the US. The key to keeping your cat healthy is gathering as much information you can about the disease. You should understand how it is transmitted as well as what you can do to protect your cat from being infected with it. If your cat should be sick with Feline AIDS then you will want to know how to treat your cat in the best...

Do Older Dogs Need to Be Vaccinated for Parvovirus?

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Canine Parvovirus is a virus that attacks the intestinal tract in dogs. Usually the dogs that are most susceptible to Parvo are very young puppies. However, older dogs can get Parvo if they have not been properly protected from it. As the dog ages the chances of becoming ill with Parvo decrease greatly and the level of severity also goes down significantly. For this reason many pet owners are of...

Choking Hazards for Dogs

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There are all sorts of things that could become potential choking hazards for dogs. This is especially true for dogs that seem unable to keep anything and everything out of their mouths! Unfortunately, there is no way to completely remove all choking hazards as even a piece of furniture could be a culprit. However, there are some very clear cut dangers that your dog should be kept away from at...

Fatty Liver Disease in Birds

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Fatty liver disease often referred to FLD that is found in birds is an illness that causes excessive amounts of fat to be deposited into the liver. It is most prevalent in Quaker Parrots, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, Budgies and Amazon Parrots. Unfortunately, this disease happens to be quite serious and could be fatal if the bird is not diagnosed and treated very early on. This disease is quite common...

Raw Chicken for Dogs

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There are more and more pet owners today turning to a raw diet for their dogs. Why is this? Generally it is because they would like to see their dog eat something that is more like what he would typically eat in the wild. It is also because more people are becoming aware of the poor nutritional value of many of the commercial dog food brands today. Unless you buy a high end dog food that has no...

Is My Shih Tzu Pregnant?

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Shih Tzus are some of the most sought after dogs and for this reason many people like to breed their dog at least one time during its lifespan. If you have a Shih Tzu that you have been considering breeding or even a breeding pair that you purchased just for this reason, you will want to get as much information as possible so that you will be able to detect your Shih Tzus pregnancy early on. Dogs...

Dog Kennel Flooring Options

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If you have been toying with the idea of building your dog/dogs a nice kennel outside then you may want to think about a few options before starting out. One of the most important considerations when building a dog kennel is the material you use for flooring. Of course there will be many other things to think about such as the type of shelter you are going to provide from the elements and things...

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