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When you exercise your dog, it is always helpful to have the right equipment in order to make the task more fun for you and your dog, as well as safer. In most cases you only need a leash for your dog and a good pair of walking shoes for you. It is also good pet etiquette to take along scoopers and requisite waste elimination equipment to clean up those ‘accidents’ that may occur along the way. Another thing to consider when exercising your dog is water. You do not want your dog to become dehydrated so you may wish...

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Dog health, insurance, Veterinarian -

In today’s world it isn’t only human medical treatments that command high prices.  Medical fees for your pet’s health can lead into the thousand’s quite easily.  An average cost if your dog is involved in a motor vehicle accident is approximately $4,890.00, or if your dog requires cancer treatments the cost can run about $3,600.00.  No one likes to think of what may happen if your pet gets sick and possibly needs treatment.  And no one likes to think about what may happen if you can’t afford those expensive treatments to make your pet well again. Pet insurance helps you...

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The Golden Retriever is one of those dogs that are popular in the world today as a family pet.  It has a gentle, amiable disposition and is known for its non-aggressive tendencies. The Golden Retriever was originally bred to retrieve water-fowl and game while hunting. They have a ‘soft’ mouth that can hold onto the game they are retrieving without damaging it. They have also been bred to have an instinctive love of the water.  They are intelligent and very trainable, all of which makes them excellent in the hunting-retrieving area. This breed originated in England in the early 1800’s...

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When the weather is cold outside, you need to use extra caution to protect your pets.  Just because your pet has a furry winter coat does not mean that he can stand all that the cold weather has to throw at him.  A little extra thinking and care on your part can help save your pets, not only in their comfort level, but also perhaps their lives. The cold temperatures can be extremely hard on some pets.  Cats can easily freeze outside in frigid temperatures so allowing them to stay outdoors for short periods is best.  Do not leave them...

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fish, pet parenting -

Keeping fish as pets can be a very soothing experience. Watching fish swimming in an aquarium can be very relaxing.  There are so many varieties of fish to choose from that it boggles the mind.  Guppies, Catfish, Angelfish, Tetras, Swordfish, and Mollies are just a few popular types, as well as the all-important Goldfish.  Those are all fresh water fish, but you can also become a salt-water fish keeper.  Salt-water fish, however, do tend to need more care. If you do decide to keep fish for pets, you do have to be careful what type of fish you put together...

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