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Choosing a Pet at Reptile Show

June 8th 2014 15:45
When going to a reptile show, you will encounter many types of pets, ranging from reptiles, arachnids to even furry critters.

Most likely, if you're going to a reptile show, you have an idea of what you're looking for, whether it be a specific species or morph.

So, before you go, I highly recommend checking out the list of vendors so that you can do research. Not all vendors will have a good reputation, so it's a good idea to know which vendors are prone to having sick animals or not providing aid when you need it.

When you get to the show, keep in mind that unless you've reserved an animal, it is first come first serve. And, cash is king. Not all vendors will have the ability to take credit card, although it is becoming more readily available these days.


The earlier you get the the less people you will generally find. The crowd tends to grow just before lunch and again in the early afternoon hours. At the end of the show, especially if you're going on the last day (if it's a multiple day event), the selection will be quite limited.

Know how much you want to spend, and browse carefully.

Look for animals that are healthy. Avoid animals with sunken eyes, visible backbones, dry skin (even desert animals shouldn't appear overly dry), etc.

Ask the vendor plenty of questions. Did the vendor breed the animals or reselling them? How does he/she house the animals? What does he/she feed the animals? If you're looking for a specific species, you'll know if the vendor is providing good care. If you're looking at an older juvenile or an adult animal, ask if he/she has taken the animal to the vet to check for parasites.

If you're not sure what species you're looking, ask the vendor if he/she has a caresheet that you can go home and read and do more research. Generally, you should really research before you get a new pet, but the sooner you are educated the better.


Always ask for a card, especially if you end up purchasing from the vendor. You want to be able to call or email the vendor if you have any questions or problems once you get home. Remember to refer to the animals ID, if the deli cup was marked.


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Healthy Summer Fruits for Dogs

June 1st 2014 19:34
When buying fruits for yourself during the hot, summer months, don't forget about your dog. Dogs can't eat all fruits, but there are some fruits that are safe for your dog.

Keep in mind that fruits are only a treat. Only offer a little bit. Too many fruits can cause diarrhea.

Apples – Apples are a great source of vitamins A and C, and fiber. DO not let your dog eat any apple seeds because they contain cyanide.

Apricots – Apricots are a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, iron and fiber.

Bananas – Bananas contain a lot of amino acids, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins B6 and C, potassium, fiber and manganese. They are best for active and working dogs that need to keep their energy up throughout the day.

Blueberries – Blueberries can help fight canine cancer and heart disease. They also contain tannins, which can help prevent urinary tract infections.

Strawberries – Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. Just don’t feed him too many because they are high in sugar.

Cantaloupe – Cantaloupe contains vitamins that can help maintain eye sight. Cantaloupe also contains vitamin A and beta carotene, which can reduce the chances of cancer by helping to prevent cell damage.

Oranges – Oranges are rich in folate, thiamine, potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as flavonoids, which can strengthen your dog’s immune system and connective tissues. Oranges can potentially protect against cancer and fight off viral infections.

Pineapple – Pineapple can potentially stop your dog from eating his poo.

Watermelon – Watermelon is packed with lycopene.

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Old Dog Gets a Home

May 26th 2014 19:45
Delbert was a mangy, mature dog without a home. It took some coaxing and patience, before shelter volunteers could finally capture him.

He was untrusting, and it only makes sense with the condition the poor dog was found.

But, now, Delbert is Dillon and a healthy dog waiting out his retirement years.

Read More about Dillion and Diane

There are plenty of mature dogs that are homeless and are in need of a good place to lay their head at night.

Older dogs are great to adopt because they're already full grown, so you don't have to worry about how big they'll get. Their personalities are already easy to identify, so you don't have to worry if that calm puppy you met at the shelter will stay that way.

And, you may even find a mature adult dog that's already house trained and has obedience training knowledge. Sometimes it only takes a little reminding to put them back into a routine.

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Top Five Cat Blogs

April 26th 2014 20:47
There's non doubt that cats are popular. They're cute and do crazy things. If you want to check out a few popular cat blogs, I suggest these top five blogs.

These cat blogs have health and care information, cute cat pictures and loads of funny stories.

The Cat Scoop

Blogging Cat

Daily Kitten

Cat Blogosphere

Way of Cats



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Video of Cute Cats

April 19th 2014 20:45
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Gideon - Rescued Pit Bull

April 3rd 2014 20:41
Have you seen the viral YouTube video about Gideon? He's a rescued Pit Bull who was left abandoned by his owners.


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Pet Squirrels in Moscow

February 7th 2014 00:30
The squirrels in Moscow's parks are slowly disappearing as people are poaching them. In most cases, the animals are being poached for pets, but some people will eat the meat and use the fur.

The city official has received multiple reports of poaching and has ordered fines up to 20,000 rubles ($573) for those caught poaching


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Dangerous Plants for Cats and Dogs

January 26th 2014 00:56
Avoid having any of the following plants near your pets.

Grayanotoxin plants include rhododendrons, azaleas, laurels and Japanese pieris. These plants can cause vomiting, seizures and cardiac arrest


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Donate to the ASPCA

January 15th 2014 00:08
It doesn't take much to help an animal in need. You can donate to the ASPCA or purchase merchandise from the online store.

What's neat about making a donation is that you can either make a one time sum or you can make small, monthly donations


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Fireworks Scare Dogs

December 30th 2013 00:07
One of the scariest times for your dog is when fireworks are displayed.

So, come New Year's Eve, make sure to have your dog inside the house or properly penned outside


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