Animal Welfare Bird Breeds New

Bald Eagle – National U.S. Emblem

The Bald Eagle, a most majestic bird, is native to North America. Its habitat ranges in areas of rivers, lakes and seacoasts. The American Bald Eagle was removed from the Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants list of the Interior Department in June of 2007. The Bald Eagle is still protected by the Migratory Bird […]

New Pet Health

Pain Signs in Pets

Believe it or not, up until a number of years ago, the belief was that pets don’t feel pain. Since pets don’t speak humans’ language and body language was not observed, the belief persisted. Animals tend to try to mask their pain, a holdover from living in the wild when any indication of weakness meant […]

Cat Behavior New

Fraidy Cats

Most cats easily adjust to their families’ routines and even strangers who come for a visit. They’ve been socialized early to understand human behavior and take it all in stride. But some cats can be fearful and there are a number of reasons – lack of socialization, traumatic experiences, being weaned too early, taught to […]

Dog Diseases New

Dog Flu (Canine Influenza)

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) explains that Dog Flu (Canine Influenza) is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs. It is cause by a Type A influenza virus labeled H3N8. It is not a human flu virus, but originally infected horses. H3N8 is highly contagious and has spread to dogs and between dogs. […]

Exotic Rodents New Pet Rodents


Capybaras are the largest existing rodent in the world. They are related to guinea pigs, chinchillas, agoutis. Native to Venezuela, Capybaras inhabit much of South America, living in densely forested areas near water – lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, marshes, swamps. They stand about 20-25 inches tall and weigh from 75-150 lbs. although larger specimens have […]

New Pet Health

Treating Torn Toenails

A torn toenail, while not life-threatening, can be extremely painful. Pets can catch their nails in fabric, carpeting and more. When they attempt to pull the nail free, it can be torn and bleed. Before attending to the nail, you might want to muzzle your dog or wrap your cat in a towel to prevent […]

Dog Health New

Excessive Panting in Dogs

Dogs normally pant, especially when they are excited, after exercise, during hot weather. Panting helps a dog cool down. But if there is a change in your dog’s normal panting – it becomes heavy or prolonged – it could be an indication of something serious. Obesity can play a role in a dog’s heavy panting. […]

Dog Behavior New

Dog Barking

Neighbors who object to a dog’s barking can make life pretty unpleasant for both you and your pet, and understandably so – much as any person loves dogs, listening to a barking dog at all hours of the day can be extremely annoying. When your dog barks it can be for many reasons, to warn […]

American Breeds Companion Dogs Dog Breeds New

Alaskan Klee Kai

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Group: Companion, Toy Height: toy-up to 13 in.; miniature-13-15 in.; standard-15-17 in. Weight: toy-less than 10 lbs.; miniature-13 lbs.; standard-23 lbs. Life span: 10-13 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: when socialized early Good with other pets: when trained and socialized early Dog of the month for March […]

Bird Care New

Quiet Noisy Parrots

Parrots have loud voices as anyone acquainted with them can attest to. They usually decide to use them at the most inopportune times – when we are on the telephone, trying to have a conversation with a visitor, etc. Usually there’s a good reason when they are especially noisy. The first thing to do is […]