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Heart Disease in Dogs

Whoever said that heart diseases are only for humans? Whoever it was, he was wrong – it’s not just exclusive for people but for dogs as well. Many pet owners know this to be true – there are countless innocent pooches that Canine Heart Disease has claimed. Basically there are two types of the ailment, the first one is involves a defect where the heart valves of your pet will fail to close properly. When that happens, the blood flow loses its rhythm and becomes irregular. The second type is where the walls of the entire heart get lanky/thin. When that happens, the heart tissues will stretch and increase in size.
Canine Heart Disease isn’t a …

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Pet Keeping – A Serious Responsibility – Pets Are Not Toys

Pets are remarkable creatures. They are:
• Masters of life in the moment and in the art of simplicity
• Reflections of a world forgotten, presynthetic, more complete
• Reminders of the quiet strength and dignity of creation not tinkered with
• Keepers of gifts we have lost or never had
• Ambassadors of loyalty, love, forgiveness, acceptance, fun, and truth that are neither measured nor withheld
• Recipients of our wonder, respect, love-and needful of the care that will bring them the fullness of health that comes only from nature obeyed.
Animals are not best served by imposing all the elements of modern life upon them. All the principles about genetic context, medical dangers, and preventive care apply equally well to …

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What Is In Pet Food?

A book entitled ” Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facsts About Pet Food.” by Ann Martin describes in detail what harm we are doing in feeding our pets conventional pet food.
The book is shocking, well researched, and very disturbing.
Her two dogs became very sick after eating a dry dog food. The food was analyzed by two independent labs, as well as a Ministry of Agriculture lab.
The independent labs determined there was a toxic level of zinc in the dog food. After nine months of waiting for the government lab to finish its testing, the results indicated there were no toxic mineral levels.
She took the pet food manufacturer to court to recover the costs of her …

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Photograph Your Pet

Cats and Dogs are smart – really smart!
Your cat or dog will happily pose for photos when its tiny – because everything is a game then.The best time to photograph a new puppy or kitten is when you first introduce them to your garden or home – that way EVERYTHING is exciting and new and its a voyage of exploration for them.
So for the best photos of your pet start early – and ALWAYS have your camera to hand for the best photos.
Make sure you have a spare memory card too – you will take LOTS of photos!
When kittens and puppies are really tiny, its fun to take pictures as they explore the world about …

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Hiring a Pet Sitter

Going on vacation without the dog? Need to leave your cat for the weekend? You might want to hire a pet sitter. If you have never done that before, this article can help you avoid mistakes. Knowing you have a competent, reliable person taking care of your pets will make your trip less stressful.
The best way to find a pet sitter is to ask your veterinarian or friends who have pets for recommendations. There may be people who do it occasionally, like I do, just not as a business. Some pet sitters will advertise in the yellow pages or newspapers. Most will leave flyers or business cards with veterinarians.
Many pet sitters belong to professional organizations, …

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Chinchillas as Pets

A popular exotic pet for many people today is the chinchilla. Chinchillas can be very good pets for some individuals, but less than optimum for others. Lets look a little more at the animal and the care of the chinchilla to see if it is the right exotic pet for you.
Chinchillas are small rabbit-sized crepuscular rodents who are native to the Andes in South America. The name literally means “little Chinca” and the animals are named after the Chinca who were known for wearing the soft dense fur of the rodent. In the Andes, chinchillas live in burrows or crevices in the rocky arid regions of the mountains. They live in colonies within this environment …

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