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Some people have a hard time knowing the difference between spaying or neutering.  Here is the dictionary definition from the North America Encarta English Dictionary: Spaying: “to surgically remove a female animal’s ovaries and adjacent parts of the uterus” Neutering: “to remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal” Now that you know what it is, you have to decide if you wish your pet to undergo this procedure.  It is a big decision and can affect your pet significantly, in more ways than one. Not spaying or neutering your pet can mean that your pet can bear offspring, i.e. a litter...

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In getting your dog to exercise, you may have to take into consideration what the weather conditions are like in the area where you live. You may also need to consider the type of dog you have in your exercise plan when dealing with winter or summer exercise, or hot or cold climates.  For instance, your small Chihuahua may have trouble exercising outside on a very cold winter day because his short coat may not give adequate protection.  Alternately, a dog with a heavy coat, like a Newfoundland dog, may have trouble dealing with exercising in hotter weather.   Here are...

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Of all the cat breeds, the American Shorthair is considered one of the most popular type of cats to have as a family pet in the United States today. An extremely attractive cat, they originally were called the Domestic Shorthair, but the name was changed to American Shorthair by the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA) in 1965. The American Shorthair Cat was thought to have originated from cats brought over on the Mayflower, where it undoubtedly began as the ship’s ‘mouser’. Today in most households, these cats probably do not even disdain to try to catch a mouse.  They are more...

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It is essential in dealing with your pet’s health issues to have the right vet for your pet. Different veterinarians can specialize in certain types of pets, for example, there are distinct cat doctors or vets that specialize in snakes or other exotic creatures. There are also ones that are general practitioners that deal with all types of animals. Below are a few tips for you to find the right veterinarian for your pet.:• Look for a veterinarian as soon as you get your pet home. It is not a good idea to wait until your pet is ill before...

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