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Cat Bites Tip
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Cat Bites Tip

Pet bites to people are a common presenting problem to emergency rooms around the country. Bites are dangerous for two reasons. First, the bites are often loaded with tons of bacteria that are essentially "injected" into your flesh increasing the risk of infection. Secondly, bites can cause substantial tearing and bruising of flesh, muscles and nerves.

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Tip on How Often to Bathe a Dog

That all depends on your pet. Factors include: his hair coat, hair length, how often he gets dirty, where he lives (if he is indoor or outdoors most of the time), shedding cycle, and any underlying skin problem (please see our related article, "Top Medical Reasons for Grooming Your Dog"). Some dogs need baths only a couple times year while others need weekly grooming.
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Top Dog Breeds by City in 2008

The American Kennel Club (AKC) released their registration numbers for 2008 numbers allowing us to determine the top 10 breeds for the year. For the 18th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is once again America's favorite purebred dog, according to registration numbers tallied by the American Kennel Club.
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Tips on Dogs Licking People

Have you ever heard the old wives taleā€¦If you have a wound, let your dog lick it to help it heal. It is an old wife's tale! Dogs have a lot of bacteria in their mouths - think of all the things they eat and lick! Do NOT let your pet lick your wounds! P.S. I love learning from pet owners. I'm looking for some great pet tips from you.
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Tip on Dealing with Hair Mats in Your Dog

Removing hair mats is fraught with potential complications. Many mats are firmly attached to the skin, so you must be extremely careful not to cut the skin as you cut off the mat. Many small mats can be removed with a thorough brushing. If mats remain, try to make the mat smaller by brushing the hair near the mat.
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Tip on Finding a Pet Food Recall Food List

The food recall covers over 130 different brands with many varieties of many of the brands. It affects both canned and dry formulas. There are many individual press releases with separate foods being recalled. Here is one list that is complete and is very good. For a complete list of all foods on the recall, call Menufoods at 1-866-895-2708 or go to http://www.
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Tip on When to Start Grooming Your Dog

Start regular grooming when you first bring your dog home and make it a part of his routine. Purchase a good-quality brush and comb and get your dog used to being handled. Praise your dog when he holds still and soon he will come to enjoy the extra attention. Some breeds have special grooming needs, so ask your vet or a professional groomer for advice on particular equipment necessary for your pet.
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Tip on Dealing with Cats that Hunt Birds and Other Prey

If you have an indoor-outdoor or an outdoor cat that you are trying to discourage from hunting birds and other prey, place a collar on him that has a bell. When he starts to move quickly, it will ring and can help alert prey. When you choose a collar, make sure it has a quick release in the case your cats gets caught on something.
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Tip on if You have Recalled Pet Food at Home

If your pet is eating or was eating one of the recalled foods and is experiencing any symptoms, please call your veterinarian immediately. We recommend testing and treating all affected pets! If caught early, kidney failure can be treated successfully in some pets. If you have not fed the recalled food and have some at home, you should return it to the establishment at which you purchased it.
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Your Dog to Give

Happy Mother's Day! To all women who have raised, nurtured, and loved a fur baby, you are a mother too, and site wishes you a special day. To all the canine readers out there (or the humans who do the reading for you!), don't forget about that special lady who has comforted you when you're sad, rejoiced with you when you're happy, and brightened your life with her love.
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Chihuahua Dog Names: Cool Names for Chihuahua Breed Dogs

Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your Chihuahua? Naming a dog can be difficult. We have gotten several emails from wonderful and dedicated Chihuahua owners over the years asking for their own article on Chihuahua name suggestions! Here are some suggestions from them! We hope this list of Chihuahua names gives you an idea on naming your pup.
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Tips on Choosing Music to Calm Your Pooch

Some music made for pets claims to actually have healing and stress-relieving powers. The company Healing Touch for Animals produces and sells a music CD, "Healing Music for Animals & Their People" According to the company. "The sound travels through the body promoting a movement of expansion and contraction that helps release blockages held within the body.
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Tips on Dangers of Holistic Medicine for Dogs

The past several years has seen the growing popularity of the "holistic" health movement. That trend is growing in the world of veterinary care as well. Many pet owners seek to complement or even replace traditional medical therapy with holistic treatments. Holistic medicine, including alternatives such as herbal/organic supplements, aromatherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and massage, are believed to support the body's ability to heal itself.
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Tips on Choosing Music to Calm Your Kitty

Some music made for pets claims to actually have healing and stress-relieving powers. The company Healing Touch for Animals produces and sells a music CD, "Healing Music for Animals & Their People" According to the company. "The sound travels through the body promoting a movement of expansion and contraction that helps release blockages held within the body.
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Maltese Dog Names: Cool Names for Maltese Breed Dogs

Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your Maltese? Naming a dog can be difficult. We have gotten several emails from wonderful and dedicated Maltese owners over the years asking for their own article on Maltese names suggestions! Here are some suggestions from them! We hope this list of Maltese names gives you an idea on naming your pup.
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Tip on Choosing a Pet Charity for Dogs

You've decided to make a charitable donation to help animals, but you are unsure how to choose a reputable organization. How do you know where your money will go? Which pet charities can you trust? Websites such as Charitynavigator.org and the Better Business Bureau's Give.org can help you select a charity to which you feel comfortable donating your funds.
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Tip on Fireworks Safety for Your Dog

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) wants to remind animal lovers and pet parents to use caution during the summer. Here is their tip: Fireworks aren't very petriotic. Never use fireworks around pets, and keep them stored in an area inaccessible to pets. Says Dr.
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Tips on Understanding How Much Your Dog Drinks

How much does a dog drink? As a general rule, dogs drink 20 to 40 ml of water per pound of body weight per day. This comes out to about 3 to 4 cups of water for a 20-pound dog. Some dogs may drink less if they are eating canned food as canned foods contain a high percentage of water compared to dry food.
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Tips for Encouraging Your Cat to Drink

Proper hydration is crucial in the healing process; however, the ill or painful cat may not be interested in drinking. It is important NOT to force water into your cat, as it could lead to aspiration pneumonia if your cat is not swallowing appropriately. Listed below are several options to encourage water intake.
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Tip on What to Do if You Fed Recalled Food

If you suspect that your pet has been affected by a recalled food, do the following three steps to help your veterinarian with your pet's diagnosis: Retain food samples for analysis. Document product name, type of product and manufacturing information. - Retain all packaging. - Identify date codes or production lot numbers.
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Tip for Treats for Diabetic Cats

Here is a tip from one of our users. She wrote the tip for dogs but it is also great for cat! About 6 weeks ago we found out that our miniature schnauzer, Fritz is diabetic. Fritz is 6 years old and loves his treats. We had to change his diet and give him 2 shots a day. I still wanted him to have some treats so I take his Hills w/d canned food and place it by the teaspoon on a cookie sheet and bake it at 400 degrees for 30 min.
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