Household Dangers to your Pet

by Tony on June 3, 2011

in Cats, Dogs

When you have a baby, one of the first things you do is childproof your home. You have to identify the potential dangers to your child, and take steps to address these dangers.

It’s no different for pets. Your home holds many possible dangers for your pet, and they’re not all as obvious as you might think.

Take a few minutes to read this site: Pet Dangers At Home. It discusses many of the possible threats to your pet, including toxic plants, fertilizer, Christmas decorations, and cleaning agents.

TheLove4Pets-Valuable information on pet care and pet training for your beloved pets. Links to pet forums, pet products and pet services to help your furry friend or sneaky snake…. from cats to dogs, hamsters to gerbils, birds, fish, horses, you name it, this site has it!

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Just How Smart is Your Dog?

by Tony on May 31, 2011

in Dogs

Some dogs come across as highly intelligent, while others can seem lovable but dopey. But how do you measure intelligence? After all, you can’t give your dog an IQ test.

You can measure problem-solving ability, obedience, recall, or ability to learn quickly. But what does it all mean?

In 1994, a professor of psychology named Stanley Coren published a book titled “The Intelligence of Dogs”. He covers several theories, and also ranks many breeds of dogs.

The top ten brightest dogs, according to Mr Coren: [click to continue…]

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Does Wing Clipping Ruffle Your Feathers?

by Tony on May 27, 2011

in Birds

Wing-clipping is intended to prevent your bird from flying away. Some veterinarians approve, while some oppose it. Some people see it as part of the proper care for a pet bird, while others see it as a form of animal cruelty.

There are several different techniques that can be used, which have different effects on your bird’s ability to fly. They all come down to reducing the bird’s ability to fly. [click to continue…]

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Will Chocolate Really Kill Your Dog?

by Tony on May 21, 2011

in Dogs

When I was little, my mother taught me to share with my friends. When I was a little older, I was told that doesn’t apply when it comes to chocolate and dogs.

I’ve heard it many times since – it seems to be common knowledge that dogs are allergic to chocolate, and that it can kill them. But is that really true?

Well firstly, its not an allergy. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, which in sufficient quantities, is toxic to dogs. [click to continue…]

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