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Tips on Getting Sick Cats to Eat
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Tips on Getting Sick Cats to Eat

If your cat is acting sick and not wanting to eat, the safest thing is to take your cat to your veterinarian and allow them to evaluate your pet for an underlying cause. It is important not to overlook this important symptom of a problem. There are cats with diagnosed problems that just don't feel well and want to eat.

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Covered Litter Box - A Vet's Advice on a Covered Litter Boxes

Covered Litter Box - A Vet's Advice on Covered Litter Boxes A covered litter box is any type of litter box with a top shell as well as a bottom one. These are typically “hoods” or “lids” which clip onto the lower pan. Many owners choose a covered litter box to reduce odors or prevent their cat from kicking out litter.
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How Dog’s got Their Names - Cute Dog Name Stories

We have many stories on on how to name your dog, the meaning behind dogs names, common names and even uncommon names. This has inspired many dog lovers to send us stories about HOW their dog got their names. We liked the stories so much that we wanted to share them with you. Here are some of our favorites: Squirt My Cairn/LH Chihuahua X is named Squirt because she was so small when I got her at 5 weeks of age, she easily fit in the palm of my hand.
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How to Trim Your Dogs Nails with a Nail Grinder or Dremel Tool

Dog's nails continue to grow and trimming them can be a challenge for some dog owners. This depends on the dog, his personality and the dog owner's ability to trim the nails. There are various styles of nail trimmers available on the market. For details on how to trim your dog's nails using the traditional trimmers such as the Guillotine style, Miller forge trimmers or the Large Dog nail trimmers - go to How to Trim Your Dog's Toenails.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Perfect Litter™ Alert

Transitioning your cat's brand of litter can be challenging. We are here to help make this an easier process for you and your cats. Here are some suggestions to the most common cat litter transition problems, as well as some answers to the most frequently asked questions we have received about Perfect Litter™ Alert.
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Vet Tested and Approved - Top Pet Products We LOVE!

There are thousands of pet products on the market today. Estimated to be a $40 billion a year industry, pet products are big business with manufacturers trying to grab on to as much of the pie as possible. Interestingly, it seems that the pet industry has not been affected by the recession as severely as businesses in other sectors.
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Most Unusual Dog Names Revealed

Rover, Rex, Max, Molly, Sadie - move over. Americans are now picking their pet names with more thought and creativity. Some pet owners spend a lot of time picking out their dog's name. The thought and creativity owners put in to naming their pets is fascinating. We love hearing stories about how pets are named.
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Tip on Giving Topical Medications to Cats that Hate It

Here is a pet tip submitted by a cat lover that we thought might be useful to you. Steph wrote: "My cat bunny rabbit hates getting her topical flea protection drops (drops I put on her skin). She hates the smell and goes crazy when she knows I'm going to give it to her. It's hard to get it on her skin because she has long hair.
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What to Do If Your Cat Urinates Outside of Your Litter Box

What to Do If Your Cat Urinates Outside of Your Litter Box Inappropriate urination is a VERY common problem in cats. It can be caused by litter box issues (that is you have a situation in your home that is not ideal for your cat), behavioral problems (they are marking territory), or medical problems (such as stones, infections, urethral obstructions as well as a condition called feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC).
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How Big Should Your Litter box Be?

What to Do If Your Cat Urinates Outside of Your Litter Box Inappropriate urination is a VERY common problem in cats. It can be caused by litter box issues (that is you have a situation in your home that is not ideal for your cat), behavioral problems (they are marking territory), or medical problems (such as stones, infections, urethral obstructions as well as a condition called feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC).
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Great Names for Cavapoo Dogs!

Thinking about naming your cavapoo? Cavapoos are fun loving dogs and becoming very popular. As you know - a Cavapoo is a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle. We hope this list of cavapoo names gives you an idea on naming your cavapoo. Baci Cali Drew Gidget Ginger Josie Koby Lexi Macy Penny Quincy Rocky Romeo Scarlett Steffi Teddy Toula WrigleyDo you have a cool dog name?
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Fun Pet Products for the Dog in Your Life

Is Fido an important member of your family; is he like a child to you? Do you spoil him with lots of playtime, love, and even gifts? Would you do anything to ensure your dog's well-being? The pet industry is working hard to help out dedicated, pet-crazy people like you with products such as these: Pet-Entertainment Movies These movies are designed to keep Fido company while you're not home, to keep him occupied when you're busy with other things, or to entertain YOU by watching him watch TV!
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Vet Tested and Approved - Top Cat Products We LOVE!

There are thousands of pet products on the market today. Estimated to be a $40 billion a year industry, pet products are big business with manufacturers who are trying to grab on to as much of the pie as possible. Interestingly, it seems that the pet industry has not been affected by the recession as severely as businesses in other sectors.
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New 2010 SUV Created to be Dog-friendly

The Honda Element lineup expands for the 2010 model year with an all-new "Dog Friendly™" pet accommodation system designed to improve safety, comfort and convenience for dogs and their owners alike, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The 2010 Honda Element arrives at dealerships nationwide by mid-October.
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Vet Tested and Approved - Top Dog Products We LOVE!

There are thousands of pet products on the market today. Estimated to be a $40 billion a year industry, pet products are big business with manufacturers trying to grab on to as much of the pie as possible. Interestingly, it seems that the pet industry has not been affected by the recession as severely as businesses in other sectors.
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Advice for Allergy Sufferers Wanting a Dog

Do you suffer from allergies but have kids that are just begging for a dog? If so then rest assured, you can still have a dog! May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and in recognition of the month, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) wants you to know that there are breeds that have consistent, predictable coats that do not shed and produce less dander.
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Tip on Making a Bland Diet for Dogs that Have been Vomiting

Many veterinarians recommend a "bland" diet for dogs that have been vomiting or had vomiting and diarrhea. The general approach is as follows when resuming food. First, start with water. After the small increments of water are offered, gradually offer a bland diet. Small frequent feedings of a bland digestible diet such as: Hill's prescription diet i/d, Iams Recovery Diet, Provision EN or Waltham Low Fat, are usually recommended.
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Tip on Pets and Pesticides

Pesticides can hurt your pets, too. Commonly-used insecticides (flea and tick products), rodenticides (mouse and rat baits), and herbicides (weed killers) can be deadly to cats and dogs if ingested, so keep them away from these chemicals. Additionally, some flea products that can be used safely on dogs can be deadly to cats, because of the presence of the chemical permethrin.
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The Name Game - Great Names for Female Dogs

Many dog lovers try to name their dogs based on their color, sex, personality, and other physical characteristics. We have some great articles on name ideas by breed, hair color, and personality. Here are some ideas for female dog names. For the most common female dog names - Go to Most Popular Female Dog Names.
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Tip on Dealing with Loose Litter

Tips on Dealing with Loose Litter When cats leave the litterbox they often have small remnants of litter on their paws. The cat litter is then spread to the nearby carpet, tile, vinyl, hardwood or whatever type of floor that you have. Litter can be extremely nasty on hardwood floors acting as an abrasive to scratch floors and remove the finish.
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Finding the Right Shelter Dog: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Sometimes the one of the hardest thing we experience in life is the loss of our pets. Perhaps it is because their love is so unconditional. Or may be it is that there is a part of us that believes they will be a piece of our lives forever. Losing one dog is hard, but losing two can be devastating. I just read a story from a woman that lost two dogs in one year, but found away to bounce back.
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