Fish Articles New Products

Automatic Feeders for Fish

Fish generally need to be fed once a day. They should not be overfed and shouldn’t miss meals either. If you are on vacation and away from your aquarium, one solution is to use an automatic feeder. An automatic feeder should not be used to feed your fish on a regular basis, since it can’t […]

Dog Health New

Acral Lick Granuloma in Dogs

An acral (affecting a limb) lick granuloma is an open sore. Constant licking or grooming one area of the skin prevents healing. While it can affect any breed of dog, large breeds such as German Shepherds, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Dobermans seem more prone to lick granulomas. Once thought to be psychogenic […]

Bird Behavior New

Pet Birds That Bite

Each pet bird has his/her own personality and may react differently to the same situations. Some birds will bite the person nearest them or even another bird when someone new approaches. Called displacement, your pet is protecting itself from the newcomer. Sometimes birds will nip their mates to encourage them to fly away from the […]

Diseases Affecting Multiple Species New

Incontinence in Pets

Incontinence in pets can be caused in a number of ways. Young animals may have a birth defect with one or both ureters which carry urine from kidneys to the bladder. Dog breeds prone to this defect are Siberian Huskies, Miniature Poodles, Collies, Labrador Retrievers, West Highland White Terriers, Welsh Corgis, Wire-haired Fox Terriers. It […]

Horse Health New

Caring for Horses Hooves

Horses spend most of their lives standing on their feet and hooves which is why it is so important to keep them in the best shape possible. The ancestor of the horse, eohippus, had 4 toes. As horses evolved, they developed into one-toed animals, but evidence remains of the other toes. A horse’s hoof is […]

Horse Care New

Choosing the Right Place to Stable Your Horse

The ideal place for your horse is close to home, but that’s not always possible. Here are some ideas of what to look for when stabling your horse. Cleanliness is very important to your horse’s health. Are the stable stalls cleaned out daily? Does the stable smell relatively fresh? Is is bright and airy without […]

New Pet Professions

Animal Whisperers

Since the release of the movie “The Horse Whisperer” in 1998 and its re-release in 2007, there has been much interest generated in communicating with animals. There are people who claim to be whisperers for all types of animals, from pets to those in the wild. Cesar Milan, who calls himself “the Dog Whisperer” uses […]

Ferret Articles New Products

Feeding Your Ferret

Ferrets are carnivores and don’t get any nutritional benefits from eating plants. Their diet must be high in animal protein, high in fat, and low in fiber. Ferrets have a short digestive system and a quick metabolism. Food should always be available to them. Obesity is not a concern, since ferrets only eat as much […]

Cancer Ferret Articles New

Cancer in Ferrets

Lymphosarcoma is a common cancer in ferrets. Signs can be lethargy and loss of appetite. Diagnosis is difficult because signs of cancer often don’t appear until the disease is well-advanced. If you suspect your ferret is ill, an immediate trip to the veterinarian is necessary. Your vet will administer several tests such as a complete […]

Dog Breeds New

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Denmark/Sweden Group: Herding/Companion Height: 12-14 in. Weight: 15-25 lbs. Life span: 10-15 yrs. Trainability: medium Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes with other dogs, may see small pets as prey The Danish-Swedish Farmdog originated in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark and Sweden. The breed was officially recognized […]