Warren’s Articles

  • PET POISON
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    Pet Poisons
    TOP TEN PET POISONS OF 2008Is your pooch cuckoo for chocolate? Does your kitty...
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    Putting a Leash on Veterinary Costs
    Owners can ease pain of pet medical bills, which totaled $10 billion in '07By...
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    Teaching your dog a trick or two
    Want to train your dog to do a new trick or two? Agility is...
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    The Case Against Crate Training.
    When you were growing up, did your friends have dogs? Were these dogs housebroken...
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    The Case of the Undersocialized Doberman...
    Sally and John obtained their Doberman pup, Jessie, from a breeder at the age...
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    Tige's Column
    Tige was Warren's American Staffordshire Terrier. Retired from his role as "Buster Brown's Dog"...
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    When It's Time to Say Goodbye
    One of the most difficult moments for anyone who's ever been owned by a...
  • CHOOSING A PET
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    Choosing a Pet
    Every year, thousands of families purchase or adopt a new pet. Every relationship that...
  • BEAUTIFUL YORKIE
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    Dog Bite Prevention
    It is estimated that 4.7 million people, most of them children, are bitten annually...
  • PREVENTING FLEAS
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    Fleas - Taming the Creepy Critters
    Advice on how to curb a flea and tick problem on your petsFlea Facts: Flea...
  • BATHING BIRDS
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    Fun Things To Do With Birds
    Did you know that one in three American Families feed the birds? More...
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    Seat-Belt Laws For Dogs
    I was recently driving from Arizona to Los Angeles and when I pulled into...
  • SIDEWALK CAFE
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    Dinner With Your Pet
    I recently read an article in The Charlotte Observer titled “Revised Rule Lets More...
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    Rising From The Ashes
    The question that has been haunting me for years is, “How can people be...
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    It's About Time
    Suffolk County NY has voted unanimously to create the first animal abuse registry...
  • OLDER DOG
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    Adopting An Older Pet
    Older pets require the same sense of belonging and need for love that all...
  • SCOOP ON POOP
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    The Scoop (On Poop)
    via Beverly Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) Top Ten Reasons to Pick Up After...
  • PET MISCONCEPTIONS
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    Perceptions and Misconceptions about our Pets
    There is nothing more detrimental to the human-animal relationship than misconception. Too many...
  • PET PERFECTION
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    Imperfect Humans Expect Perfection From Their Pets
    When I first began my professional career over 30 years ago, I studied...
  • RAWHIDE CHEW
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    Dangerous Pet Toys
    The Holidays are here, and the pet shops are crammed with toys. Many of...
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    Signs of Senior Pets
    The American Veterinary (AVMA) estimates more than 40 percent of all pet owners have...
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    Pet Depression and Neurosis
    Neurosis is defined as an emotional state of fixation—one in which there are no...
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    The Creative Cat
    They also love to play with their human companions; some cats develop way of...
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    A NEW PET----THE ENERGY BOOST FOR THE OLDER PET
    There's nothing more valuable for a lonely spaniel than a new puppy or kitten...
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    Beware Of Your Pet's Midlife Crisis!
    Years ago, when I first starting talking about the concept of our pets suffering...
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    National Pet Dental Health Month - GUEST ARTICLE
    Dogs and cats can't brush their teeth. But foul breath and yellow-brown teeth...
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    Pets Teach Kids Many Valuable Lessons - GUEST ARTICLE
    Parents often bring a pet into the family to teach kids a sense of...
  • shelter pet
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    Humane Heroes
    Who deserves my dollars? - by Warren EcksteinAmong the hundreds of letters I receive...
  • pets in heaven
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    Coping with the loss of a pet
    How to manage your grief when a pet diesOne of the most difficult times...
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    Declawing ...the Hot Debate
    Call me a naturalist or an old-fashioned guy but I don't like to tamper...
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    Introducing Your Pet to Nature
    If you live in the country, your pet is already adjusted to the...
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    Spirituality In Pets
    Among the groups that believed in humane treatment of animals were the Egyptians, the...
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    DISASTER PLANNING FOR YOUR PET
    Your household should include a disaster kit for your animals as part of...
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    VETERINARY PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
    VETERINARY PHYSICAL REHABILITATION What is physical rehabilitation therapy? Veterinary physical rehabilitation therapy, similar to what is...
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    Your Pet as a Pleasure, Not a Burden
    When all of the problems are solved, what remains is pure pleasure, the...
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    Celebrity Pet Psychic Melissa Bacelar and Healer Gabriela Castillo
    Celebrity Pet Psychic Melissa Bacelar and Healer Gabriela Castillo have always been passionate about...
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    OUR PETS KNOW WHAT WE NEED MORE THAN WE DO!
    Having personally worked with over 40,000 pets and their owners, it finally hit me...
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    Who gets the dog and cat?
    The statistics tell it all - half the marriages in the U.S. today end...
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    Pet Massage
    Massage is as wonderful and therapeutic for an animal as it is for a...
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    How to Build the Perfect Cathouse
    Entertain Your CatSet up some Kitty entertainment! People need to get out of the...
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    Fundamentals of Proper Dog Training
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPER DOG TRAINING BY WARREN ECKSTEIN The first and most important lesson in dog...
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    Why Eye Contact is so Important
    WHY EYE CONTACT IS SO IMPORTANT By Warren Eckstein Most dogs (with...
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    What to Expect From Your Pet When You're Expecting
    Change means adjustment. Just by being with new and different people, a pet's personality...
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    The Overly Inquisitive Pet
    THE OVERLY INQUISITIVE PET BY WARREN ECKSTEIN Pets that go through the wastebasket, open drawers,...
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    A Gentle Goodbye
    As a veterinarian, I am always grateful that we have the option of ending...
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    Keeping Your Pet's Skin and Coat Healthy in the Cold Weather
    During the winter months, dry skin & excessive shedding are major concerns for pet...
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    New Year's Resolutions
    According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology about half of American's...
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    Bringing a second pet into your home
    Tips on how to keep the peace in your householdEven the most mild mannered...
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    Does Your Cat Own You?
    • Do you select your friends based on how well your cats like them?•...
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    The Importance of Touch
    The Importance of Touch By Warren Eckstein Scientific studies have shown that touch can do amazing...
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    Dog Intelligence
    Dog Intelligence By Warren Eckstein Ever wonder why some dogs are so intelligent that they can...
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    Picking Healthy Pet Foods
    Picking Healthy Pet foods By WARREN ECKSTEIN An animal's diet can contribute to the behavior...
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    The Pet Parent's Guide to Rattlesnake Bites
    Tis' the Ssssseason for SnakesWith sunny skies on the horizon, it's no wonder people...
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    Tips to Protect Your Pet Against Theft
    (Aug. 10, 2012)—In response to reports of a possible increase in thefts of pets...
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    Litter Box Lapses
    What if your perfectly trained Kitty suddenly stops using the litter box? Every cat...
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    The Well-Dressed Pet
    At this time of year one of the questions I'm most frequently asked is,...
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    LYME DISEASE - IN CATS, TOO?
    Although Lyme Disease is not yet a problem in cats, pet owners should nevertheless...
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    SAFEGUARDING YOUR PET
    Residents of the New York metropolitan area became aware of "Willie" -...
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    SEPARATION ANXIETY NOT SPITE
    Does this scenario sound familiar? You leave your home and return several hours later...
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    WHO DESERVES MY DOLLARS?
    Among the hundreds of letters, emails, and facebook messages I receive each week, there...
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    NO FAT CATS!!! THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR OUR FELINE FRIENDS
    It always burns me up when one of those supermarket tabloids runs a "Do...
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    THE INITIAL VETERINARY EXAM - WHAT TO EXPECT
    Caveat emptor! This Latin phrase means "Let the buyer be ware." Whether we get...
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    GET A JUMP ON FLEAS BEFORE THEY GET A JUMP ON YOUR PETS
    Oh, no! Fido and Fluffy have fleas and now the whole family is scratching!If...
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    PICKING A PUPPY OR CHOOSING A KITTEN
    So you want to add a little bundle of love to your household?...
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    SPCA to hold seminar on planning pet's future when you're gone
    Shelter cat...
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    Bionic Dog! Mutt Makes History As First Canine To Get Four Bionic Paws
    He was abandoned in a foreclosed house in the middle of a Nebraska...
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    The heartbreaking stories behind 5 adorable bionic dogs
    Tortured, shot at, or left to die, these brave pups each got a new...
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    Kabang the hero dog heals, heads home
    Veterinarian Anton Lim of the Philippines plays with Kabang, whom he will escort home...
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    Best Pets for Seniors
    The companionship and unconditional love that pets offer can help older adults reduce...
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    Preventing Bloat
    Some episodes of bloat can be prevented by following these practices: Divide the day's ration...
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    The Advantages of Pet Aerobics
    swimming dog The best thing about pet aerobics is that you and your dog or...
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    What every dog owner needs to know about parvovirus
    What every dog owner needs to know about parvovirus Outbreaks of parvovirus among dogs in...
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    Dog blood transfusion saves cat's life
    MARATHON, Fla. -- Veterinarians in Florida said an orange tabby cat has its...
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    Pets Really Are Like People's Children, Brain Scans Suggest
    The bond between pet and owner may be more similar to the relationship between...
  • dog makeover
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    Is Your Pet Due For A Makeover?
    Is your dog looking disheveled? Does your cat look less than cuddly? If so,...
  • older adults and pets
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    Older Adults Face Barriers to Pet Ownership
    A review of the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health...
  • planning for pet
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    How can I make sure my dogs would be looked after if I passed away?
    I am a pensioner and live alone with my two lovely dogs. Recently I...
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    Building Your Cat’s Self-Confidence
    The easiest way to create a confident cat that behaves well is to spend...
  • alpha myth
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    The Alpha Myth in Today's Society
    There are situations in the wild where there is an Alpha, the dog who...
  • scared doggy
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    Phobias
    There is hardly a cat or dog who isn’t afraid of something. Phobias develop...
  • dog and cat friends
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    FIRST PET PSYCHOLOGY: HOW TO INTRODUCE A SECOND PET TO YOUR PET
    How would you feel if one day someone suddenly appeared in your home...
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    CATS: DEVILS OR ANGELS? YOU DECIDE
    CATS: DEVILS OR ANGELS? YOU DECIDE A PACT WITH THE DEVIL Cats are nocturnal in...
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    10 Reasons its Great to be a Dog
    1. If it itches, you can reach it. And no matter where it itches,...
  • pets for seniors
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    Best Pets for Seniors
    Are you looking for a new companion that suits your retirement lifestyle? We’ve got...
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    Why Does My Pet Do That?
    Why does Fluffy jerk her legs while she's sleeping? Many an owner has glanced over...
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    Best Pet Insurance for 2015 - ConsumerAffairs
    When it comes to pet insurance, many pet owners aren't sure if they really...
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    Cheering Up Charley
    No one could figure out what was the matter with little Charley. There was...
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    Housebreaking Regression
    What if suddenly, for no apparent reason, perfectly housebroken Fido starts having "accidents" in...
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    FEEDING WINTER BIRDS
    HOW TO TURN YOUR YARD INTO A DINER One of my family's biggest pleasures during...
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    The Nondemanding Relationship
    Ever since man first decided to take a wild animal into his cave, he’s...
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    Don't Treat Your Pet Like An Animal
    Does your Burmese cat or your German Shepherd have one little behavior pattern, one...
  • talking cat
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    Is Your Pet Talking To You and What Are They Saying?
    IS YOUR PET TALKING TO YOU AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING By Warren Eckstein Vocalizations are...
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    Teaching Kitty To Come When Called
    Dogs come when they're called. So of course Kitty can be taught the same...
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    Guest Post on Harambe the Gorilla
    CINCINNATI — Tragic news as Harambe the gorilla was shot dead after he was seemingly protecting...
  • beach doggy
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    Warning - Heatstroke Can Be Hazardous to Your Pet's Health!
    Although it may occur at any time of the year, heatstroke is particularly prevalent...
  • traveling doggy
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    TRAVELING WITH YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
    If Fluffy and Fido refuse to be left behind on your vacation, have no...
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    SWIMMING WITH YOUR PETS CAN BE FUN, BUT CAN ALSO BE VERY DANGEROUS
    The constant exposure to water and sun is very drying to any pet's coat...
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    Hot Weather Alert
    Summer is here! Enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor activities with your pets but...
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    Stepping Out with Kitty
    Years ago, owners would let their cats wander outdoors.  Today, as far as I'm...
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    The Dangers of Cabin Fever
    Are Your Pets Suffering When You Leave The House?   Many studies have shown that rats...
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    199 Plants Poisonous to Your Pets
    Courtesy of ProFlowers.com.   Explanation of toxicity levels Keep in mind toxicity levels can vary based on...
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    Keeping your dog safe & happy when moving house
    Moving house is as stressful for your dog as it is for you, but...
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    Causes of Bad Behavior in Dogs
    The maxim "a sound mind in a sound body" is extremely relevant when it...
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    When Fido Isn't Kissable - The Causes and Cures for Stool-Eating
    One of the most embarrassing and unpleasant problems dog owners can encounter is the...
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    Chewing Problems... Don't Confuse Your Canines!
    "You don't know how many times I've heard, "Warren, my dog keeps chewing my...
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    Picking a pet from the pound - Tips for future animal owners on what to look for.
    There are 15 million pets put to sleep each year, most of which could...
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    The Well-Manicured Pet ... taking matters into your own hands!
    You may be harming your pet and don't even know it. Take a look at...
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    Finding the right dog trainer
    Tips to find a dog trainer who can also fit your needs One of the...
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    Life in a Fish Bowl - Tips on how to set-up a home aquarium
    Goldfish have always been popular, ever since the Chinese first kept them 5,000 years...
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    The Best Pet Food to Woof Down
    Americans currently spend a whopping 16 billion dollars on pet food a year and...
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    You have a new puppy, now what?
    Tips on how to turn the lovable beast into a lovable pet Hundreds of thousands...
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    Keeping Pet Birds
    Warren Eckstein chats with MSNBC.com about the joys and challenges of keeping birds as...
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    Dogs: Does size really matter?
    Tips to judge what breeds will fit best into your life James Herriot wrote about...
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    Is your Fluffy getting too fat?
    Fat cats may be welcome at political fundraisers, but on your sofa, it's another...
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    Choosing a Bird
    With over 300 species in the parrot family, there is quite a large selection...
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    How to Make the Perfect Fish Tank
    Warren Eckstein chats with MSNBC.com about keeping pet fish. Chat questions were answered on...
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    Guide to a Healthy Happy Parrot
    Ideas contributed by members of the Parrot Fanciers' Club - Dennis Cleary, Dennis & Lisa Umstead,...
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    AA-CHEW! Allergies & Pets
    If you suffer from allergies and are considering a first-time pet, there are some...
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    The Dog In A Man’s World
    Although dogs have been living with man for thousands of years, always remember that...
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    Pet Care Options for Hospitalized Seniors
    As an elderly adult, there might be occasions when you get sick or may...
  • mosquito protection for pets
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    Protecting Your Pets from Dangerous Mosquito Bites
    How to Protect Your Pets from Mosquito Bites Mosquitoes aren't only drawn to humans, they...
  • pet cardio
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    Pet Cardio - The Frisbee
    Playing Frisbee is the logical extension of playing catch. But there are some important...
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    NOISE PHOBIAS - Stop the Suffering!
    If your pet suffers from noise phobia, you probably cringe every time thunder­storms are...