UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF DOGS

There is no incongruity in the idea that in the very earliest period of man’s habitation of this world he made a friend and companion of some sort of aboriginal representative of our modern dog, and that in return for its aid in protecting him from wilder animals, and in guarding his sheep and goats, he gave it a share of his food, a corner in his dwelling, and grew to trust it and care for it. Probably the animal was originally little else than an unusually gentle jackal, or an ailing wolf driven by its companions from the wild marauding pack to seek shelter in alien surroundings. One can well conceive the possibility of …

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Guide to Choosing a Pet Sitter for Your Pet

Far from just making sure your pet is adequately fed and watered in your absence, a good pet sitter should be a foster parent to your pet. They should provide quality time, exercise and all the home comforts your pet is used to.
Of course, the more you are willing to spend, the more comfort and attention your pet will get. In-home services typically also offer services such as watering plants and general house-care in your absence. Do not mistake a pet sitter, however, for a house-keeper – or you may soon need to get a new one!
People can become a pet sitter without any qualifications and it may be hard to gauge the experience any …

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Avoiding Cat Bladder Infection

Cats are prone to bladder infections. Other names for this disease are feline lower urinary tract disease and feline urological syndrome. The result is bloody urine and microscopic crystals. Other signs are your cat urinating elsewhere than the litter box, drinking excessive amounts of water, vomiting, depression, and loud meowing when it pees. These symptoms are created by the inflammation in the cat’s bladder. Detecting this illness promptly can save your friend from suffering serious illness. A male cat’s urethra can be blocked, which can make his bladder expand too much and rupture because of toxins and he will die.
Treatments
There are several treatments for this disease, but antibiotics is the most used treatment. The vet …

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Make Sure You Are Prepared To Care For Your Exotic Pets

Before considering taking up the new hobby of collecting exotic pets, make sure you are prepared for the commitment. Caring for animals requires dedication of both time and money. The definition of what an exotic pet is can vary so for the purposes of this writing, it can mean anything other than a common Labrador. Because there are so many varieties and mixes of dogs, there are certainly some that are rarer than others. Because most dogs can interbreed, it is often difficult to know if the dog is a mix or pure breed. In such instances where proper lineage cannot be determined, dog DNA testing is available to provide you with definitive data.
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Do You Have Kids That Are Grieving The Death Of A Pet?

If you have children that are grieving the death of a pet it is important to help them understand what they are experiencing. The first time anyone experiences grieving the death of a pet the feelings may be confusing. Of course the depth of emotions and feelings will be driven by the age of the child and their connection with the pet.
To help your child know it is alright grieving the death of a pet start with showing your own grief. It is okay to cry and express your own emotions when grieving the death of a pet in front of your child. This will teach them a healthy way to express their own emotions.
Having …

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