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How Healthy is Your Dog Tip

There are several signs that may indicate a problem with your dog. It is important to recognize what they are and have your pet evaluated. Problem signs include a lack of appetite, decreased activity, weakness, changes in water consumption, not grooming, bad breath, sleeping more, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, trouble breathing, frequent urinations or bloody urinations.
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Vet qa parent

Do you like to use a lid lifter style can opener to open pet food?

Our question this week was: Doctor - a friend was telling me about a new type of can opener they call a lid lifter and says it works well on canned dog and cat food. Do you know what this is and do you think it works well? Sarah Manning - Detroit Answer Hi - thanks for your email. A lid lifter is style of can opener that essentially cuts around the top of the can essentially creating a "lid".
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First aid for cats

Poisonous Plants and Your Cat

Plants are attractive to cats. Though they're strict carnivores, cats seem to like the texture of certain plants, especially those that have grass-like leaves or fine texture, such as baby's breath, fine ferns and dried flowers. Some plants, such as the Easter lily, are serious poisons. Most will at least act as an emetic, which means your cat will vomit soon after eating.
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Animal Volunteer Says Nothing is new on Cats Going to Shelters

We received this email that we want to share with you as a response to our foreclosure article about pets being left behind . I read with interest the title 'Abandoned pets causing crisis at Area Shelters' and my first thought was yeah, NOTHING NEW about that. I have volunteered at a local no-kill shelter for more than 20 years and I always know when the local Humane Society is 'full' - boxes of cats are left on our doorstep.
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Pet care

Tips for Training Your Dog Various Commands

According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, vary the commands during an individual training session - keep the training sessions short and frequent. Dogs will learn much more from regular, short sessions than from longer, less frequent ones. Once the dog has learned several useful commands on the continuous reward schedule, that is, the dog is rewarded for each successful performance of the behavior, the schedule should be changed to one of intermittent reward.
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Housing Your Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are small, agile creatures that love to climb trees. To keep your sugar glider happy, you should provide a tall cage with nest boxes and branches to climb. The cage should measure at least 24 inches by 24 inches by 36 inches. Also, it is very important to have more than one glider housed together - they thrive on companionship.
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