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Indoor Cats – How To Keep Them Happy

  We all know that indoor cats that spend most of their time indoors are healthier. Studies show that indoor cats live nearly twice as long as outdoor cats. The risk of accidents and disease are reduced, or eliminated. Your cat doesn’t know this, however, so how do you keep them happy about staying inside and not roaming the neighborhood.   Let's dive right in.   How To Keep Indoor Cats Happy   First of all, spending time playing with indoor cats will make them feel loved. It will give them exercise and help work off any excess energy they may be experiencing.   Cats like to eat green things. Plant some cat grass in pots around the house and...

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Obedience Training For Dogs – The Importance of Rewards

  When it comes to obedience training for dogs, rewards just may be the single most important motivator in dog training. Obedience training through the use of rewards and other positive reinforcements has long been recognized as the most effective method of reaching most dogs and getting the best possible results.   Let's dive right in.   Obedience Training For Dogs Using Rewards   Making obedience training for dogs fun, and even making it a bit of a game, can be very important. This will keep both the dog and the handler motivated and willing to learn. Incorporating a period of playtime at the beginning and end of every training session will make sure that every session begins and ends...

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Heartworm in Dogs – Some Questions & Answers

  The common questions about heartworm in dogs are often related to the other species affected by heartworms in addition to dogs. One should know that in addition to dogs, cats, foxes, wolfs, horses, sea lions etc. are also affected. Can this be cured or not? Yes. This can be treated.   Let's dive right in.   Questions & Answers About Heartworm in Dogs   What drug is used most often to prevent heartworm in dogs?   Ivermectin is the drug used most often to provide a preventive action against this disease. Infected dogs exhibit constant coughing, panting and dullness in their eyes.   What is the size of the worms?   In the case of females, they are about...

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Degus – An Exotic Pet You Can Fall in Love With

  Degus belongs to the rodent family. They are very friendly and intelligent pets when compared to other rodents. They are hassle free and demand less maintenance. Some people compare the degu to chinchillas, squirrels and even gerbils. But they are very different.   Let's dive right in.   Taking a Look at Having Degus as Pets   Degus have a tweed brown color and have a long tail with brush like hair at the end. The tail is nearly one to two third of the body’s length. They use it to maintain balance while climbing and while walking they keep it in the upright position.   Their belly is cream color and there are circles around their eyes. Their...

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Golden Retriever Crate Training

  Golden retriever crate training is something that some owners are reluctant to do. That is because a lot of people have the wrong idea when it comes to crates. This conception leads people to believe that crates are a punishment for dogs, and therefore they won’t use them. Much to the contrary, crates are actually one of the safest places you can put your Golden Retriever. Which also gratifies their natural instincts to situate themselves within a den.   Let's dive right in.   Looking at Golden Retriever Crate Training   If you have a crate and leave it open, your Golden will start to go to it when they get sleepy. Or when they get confused. Although Golden's...

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