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.
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Cat Health: Tips On How To Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

In my opinion cats make some of the best pets to have. They are much cleaner then dogs, able to do more things on their own, and love to cuddle with you. But they won’t get in your face and try to jump all over you. When you have a cat you will want to make sure that you take care of them.
This includes keeping them up to date with their inoculations, feeding them the correct food, washing them, and even brushing their teeth. Not many people think that they should brush their teeth – but like with humans it assists to prevent gum disease and other things that can come about within the mouth. …

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Buyer Beware – The Truth About Indoor Guinea Pig Runs

If you’re thinking of getting or already have a guinea pig, here are some tips on creating an indoor run. Guinea pigs need to come out of their cage or house for exercise every day to prevent boredom, stress and becoming overweight, leading to severe health problems.
In guinea pig care, this daily exercise is known as Floor Time. Many owners are delighted at the sight of their guinea pig ‘popcorning’ when they have enough space to properly stretch their legs in- doing excited little flips and turns. This is one of the healthy signs of a contended ‘piggie’.
Size Matters
They key to it all is space. Imagine housing a mini-athlete – these little animals can really …

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How Can Parasites Put Your Pet’s Life In Danger?

Many of us have pets at home and these lovely creatures sometimes may get sick. People love to keep birds, fish, dogs, cats and other pets. Some even like to keep spiders and snakes.
In this article we are going to talk about pets that suffer from parasites although they may seem to be healthy. There is an undeniable fact that some parasites such as: giardiasis, amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, ectoparasite, endoparasite and so on put our pet’s life in danger. These parasites infect the gut epithelial cells and prolong their existence inside the intestines.
The cucumber tapeworm is a kind of parasite that is infective to the pet’s hosts. This type of parasite causes diarrhea and restiveness. How …

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The Ball Python – A Basic Snake

Ball pythons grow to about 4 feet in length and some may grow to about 5 feet in length. They become nicely rounded if properly fed. They have anal spurs. These are single claws that appear on either side of the vent. Males have longer spurs than females and males also have smaller heads than females. They have blotches on a brown or bluish-brown background color. Colors may vary but there will be shades of yellow found in all ball pythons.
Basic Care:
Glass tanks can be used for housing with a fixed glass top. Ball pythons are more cunning than other snakes when it comes to escaping from the cage. A ten gallon tank can be …

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Arabian Horse – 2000 Years Old And Still Here

The Arabian horse is an animal which has lived on the Arabian Peninsula for well over 2000 years. These horses were properly bred to demonstrate many traits which were attractive, such as strength, beauty, and endurance. Many experts on horses have concluded that Arabian horses are among the oldest breeds in the world.
The Bedouins were a nomadic people who are given credit for first taming the Arabian horse. The Bedouins made every effort to protect the purity of these horses, and many could trace back the lineage of the horses they owned. During this time, it was critical to have a horse which was strong, fast, and courageous. It also had to be capable of …

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