Pets

Pets

Cat Bites Are More Dangerous Than They Look

When I say "animal bite," I bet you think of dogs (or maybe sharks, if you never quite recovered from…

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You Could Get Gum Disease…From Your Dog!

If you’ve ever had a dog, you know all about the tail-wagging, tongue-licking greetings you get in exchange for providing…

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Is it Safe to Have Pets in Your Bed?

My mother often warned me that "if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas." Of course, she…

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Aquariums Harbor Dangerous Bacteria That Cause Severe Skin Infections

Aquariums can be mesmerizingly beautiful…and healthful, too. Watching the colorful fish and rippling water can reduce blood pressure, heart rate,…

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Protect Your Dog’s Paws from the Snow

Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night should keep you from walking your dog! But chemicals such as rock…

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A Proper Cleanup of Cat Barf

One thing cats do well is throw up, which is always a lovely thing to clean. If you licked the…

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The New Threat from BPA… and How to Keep This Toxic Chemical Out of Your Food

Were you relieved by the FDA’s recent (and long overdue, in my opinion) about-face on bisphenol-A (BPA), the toxic chemical…

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Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

It works for arthritis, diabetes, incontinence, more The acupuncture treatments that millions of Americans depend on for pain relief also…

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Natural Fish-Tank Cleaner

That green goo on the side of your fish tank is keeping you from enjoying the view! Put your fish…

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How to Travel Safely with Your Pet

“Boomer, car ride!” Those were magic words to my bearded collie, who loved nothing better than taking a car trip…

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How to Name a Dog

Getting a puppy? Congratulations! But note—it’s best to stay away from one-syllable names, which can sound like a command. For…

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Is Fido a Legal Liability?

Don’t Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Your Assets If you own a dog, your assets might be…

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Clean and Soothe Your Dog’s Messy Paws

If your dog went out in the snow without paw protection, as soon as you get home, wash his paws…

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If You Love Your Pet, You Must Read This

What happens to your pet if something happens to you? Without proper planning, there is a very real chance that…

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If Your Dog or Cat Gets a Cut

Sooner or later, just about every dog or cat gets a wicked-looking cut—or, more often, a bite from another dog…