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  • Grooming

    Cats Cats do a good job of grooming themselves, but regular brushing to prevent matting of hair is important. Cats rarely need a bath, but one can be given if necessary. Cats object to bathing in slippery tubs, so give your kitten something to cling to, such as a wood platform or a wire screen. Use

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  • Exams and Vaccinations

    Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Pets, like people, can be protected from some diseases by vaccination. Although this resource provides basic information about vaccinations for your dog or cat, your veterinarian

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  • Rescue Agency

    Rescue agency animals are often already housebroken and know some basic obedience. Rescuing an animal is a wonderful option for some families. Animals find their way into rescue agencies for a variety of reasons. Some may have been accidentally lost or abandoned. Others may have been given up due to

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  • Pet Shop

    Critics of pet stores argue that there are numerous problems with the way most stores acquire, care for, and sell animals. A pet shop is a place where dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, fish, and other animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the

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  • Breeder

    Buying from a reputable breeder gives you the opportunity to interact with the pets family, siblings, dam, also possibly the sire. You can, therefore, form a general impression of what the future holds for the pet you take home. A responsible breeder is a good source for a well-bred, healthy pet.

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  • Animal Shelter

    Resources are seldom adequate to support the large number of animals taken in by shelters. As a result many animals are euthanized. Animal shelters, or what used to be known as pounds, are either governmental or private organizations that provide temporary homes for stray, surrendered, or abandoned

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  • Printable Games & Puzzles

    Mac's Pet Word Search Pets in Space Scramble Cosmic Pets Crossword Puzzle

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  • You & Your Vet

    Your veterinarian will rely on your awareness of small changes in your pet's behavior or habits. As the pet owner you must communicate your pet's health care needs to your veterinarian. Nobody knows your pet like you. Many signs of illness are subtle. Your veterinarian will rely on your awareness

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  • What We Learn

    Continuing education is important, even after veterinarians have completed their college studies and acquired the appropriate licenses. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine should begin their preparation by doing well in general science and biology in junior high school. They need

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  • What We Do

    Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgeons are medical professionals whose primary responsibility is protecting the health and welfare of animals and people. The term "veterinarian" comes from veterinae, which means "working animals." Every veterinarian has gone through extensive medical

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  • Vetopedia

    Vetopedia is a glossary of terms used by vets in treating animals. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AAFCO Association of American Feed Control Officials; an organization which sets standards for pet food ingredients and minimum daily requirements. Abdomen A region of the body between

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  • The Veterinary Approach

    Veterinarians employ state of the art technology that is very similar to technology used in the treatment of humans. Veterinarians in private clinical practice work to prevent disease and other health problems in their patients. They examine animal patients, vaccinate them against diseases, prevent

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  • Lovebirds

    Lovebirds are very social and form deep bonds with their owners. If you are short on time to spend with your lovebird, then it is best to get him or her a companion. Species: There are several species of lovebirds, such as the genus Agapornis. But the most commonly found species in the pet trade include

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  • Managing Food Allergies with an Elimination Diet

    “Does my pet have food allergies?” If your pet has the following symptoms, he or she may have food allergies: •Itching, scratching, biting the skin •Licking feet •Scratching rear •Chronic vomiting •Chronic soft stool •Excess gas If you suspect that your pet has a food allergy,

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  • Protect Your Pet from Painful Paw Pad Burns

    Have you ever tried to walk across the beach barefoot on a very hot day? After the first few steps, you probably set a new speed record as you sprinted to the water, or maybe you gave in and put on your sandals before taking another step. Your pet experiences the same reaction during summer walks on

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  • Xylitol Food Additive Harmful to Household Pets

    Xylitol Poisoning in Pets Xylitol is not safe for dogs or ferrets.  Cats are typically more sensitive than dogs so you'll want to safety-proof your home for your cats also.   The American Medical Veterinary Association advises that symptoms and signs may be present

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