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April 19th 2014 20:45


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.

The video definitely melts your heart at how dogs rebound from bad situations. You should never give up on an abused dog. They aren't all susceptible to rehabilitation, but you would be surprised as to what a dog will overcome.

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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.

It's been reported that one squirrel can fetch up to 5,000 rubles ($144).

This is nuts (no pun intended)... During spring and summer months, you can collect orphaned squirrels and sell them to Russians. Well, not really, but there are worse pets that one could have.

Squirrels live about 3 to 6 years, which is about 3 years longer than a hamster- one of the most popular small, rodent pets.

Although, cute in their own way, it's not ideal to catch wild squirrels to keep as pets. They can contain diseases and illness that you or other pets could contract.


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.

Sago Palms are common outdoor ornamental plants in warm climates and indoor plants in cool climates. Once ingested, pets may suffer liver failure, seizures and death. The entire plant is toxic; the seeds are the most toxic part of the plant. Sago palms have a mortality rate of about 30%.

Cardiac Glycoside plants include oleander, foxglove and lily of the valley. Once ingested, the glycosides in the plant can slow down heartbeat and even stop it. Generally, these plants are outdoor plants, but lily of the valley is commonly used in bouquets.

Japanese Yews stay green year-round, which is why they’re commonly used as landscaping plants. Yews contain toxins that can cause irregular heartbeat or stop the heart. All parts of the plant are toxic except for the ripe berry. Death can occur within hours of ingesting the plant.

Castor Bean contains ricin which can be very toxic to pets. Ricin can cause multiple organ failure; there is about a 9% mortality rate once ingested. Ricin is found throughout the plant, but it is most concentrated in the seeds. If the seed is ingested, the dog may not die or experience ill-effects as long as the seed coating isn’t damaged.

Autumn Crocus contains chemo-like compounds that attack rapidly dividing cells. If ingested, pets may experience vomiting, diarrhea, weakness and even death. Autumn crocus looks similar to the spring crocus, but the spring crocus is not toxic.

Hops are used in brewing beer. If ingested by pets, the body temperature can skyrocket and within hours, dogs may become agitated and start painting. The body temperature can rise enough to cause death.

Lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Cats will vomit within hours of ingestion and may stop producing urine within 72 hours. Cats who receive treatment early typically have good prognosis.


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.

Sometimes you can't adopt a new pet or foster one until the animal finds a home, but you can donate. Donating to local animals shelters is ideal, but if you can spare any money to help the ASPCA, you will truly be helping thousands of animals.

The ASPCA fights animal cruelty, animal regulations, puppy mills, and pet health and safety concerns.


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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Winter is upon us, so it's important to ensure that your outside dog is kept warm and dry throughout these cold months.

• Create shelter that will keep your dog from wet, drafty and cold weather

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Not all cats like to play around and on the tree, but if you have a cat that does, you know that it can be a hard task keeping your cat away and off the tree during the holidays.

There are a few smells that cats generally avoid. Before trying to place anything around the tree, test your cat with the smell. You don't want to find out that your cat actually likes it

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Cat Shelf

October 20th 2013 23:14
How often do you find your beloved cat at the window spying on the birds, squirrels and bugs that are all around?

Well, instead of having to watch him carefully balance on a thin window sill, you can purchase a shelf to position on the sill where your cat can comfortable look out the window

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What is the Lifespan of a Bearded Dragon

September 11th 2013 19:58
Bearded dragons are popular pet lizards, and they're great for beginner reptile keepers because of their docile temperament.

A bearded dragon will generally live about five to ten years, but with proper housing and a varied diet, your bearded dragon can live over ten years

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