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Tips For Pet Portraits

Whenever there’s a special occasion that requires the giving of gifts, only a few people usually feel the need to spend more than a few moments on thinking about a gift that would really mean a lot to the recipient. When giving gifts, we should always remember that it’s truly the thought that counts so no matter the price tag attached to the gift, if it strikes the recipient as impersonal, the gift would then be not as special as you want it to be. ... ❯❯❯

What to Look for in a Professional Pet Care Provider

More and more people are jumping on the “pet-care bandwagon” which is a testament to the amount of money Americans are spending on their millions of pets. I’m committed to helping pet-lovers have great experiences with their pet-care providers – so, I’ll share some things that you should be aware of that differentiate professional pet-care providers from hobbyists. Hobbyists think that pet-care is an easy way to make a few bucks. Professionals... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Things to Consider in Choosing A Type of Pet

Pets are a wonderful addition to many households. Over 60 million dogs, 70 million cats, 6 million rabbits and 2 million birds call our houses “home”. This does not consider the millions of fish, reptiles, small mammals and other “exotic” animals we keep as pets. With this number of pets and the choices we have, it is important to choose the one that fits us and our lifestyle the best. Keep these 5 points in mind when considering adding a new or... ❯❯❯

The Eleventh Commandment: Care For Your Pets

Pets are an extension of one’s life and love. Caring for pets means one has the ability, skill and heart to give love and take good care of one of nature’s creations. The following are tips and advice to consider when caring for that furry feline, canine, tweety, crawly, etc. friend of yours. Clean, clean, clean and clean Sanitation is an all important aspect of a pet’s existence. It is important that pets must be washed and cleaned regularly.... ❯❯❯

Smoking and Your Pets

Looking for a reason to quit smoking? The effects of smoking are widely known. It is a fact that smoking causes heart disease, strokes and contributes to a number of cancers. One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Basically, smoking inevitably leads to death. It’s just that simple. What isn’t as widely known is that smoking can also harm your pets as well. In fact, people who smoke could be putting their pets as risk of getting cancer. ... ❯❯❯

Skin Cancer and Your Pets: It's More Common Than You Think

These days, skin cancer is a concern for everyone. It’s easy to go to the grocery store and find a large variety of sun block with all the different SPF levels. It’s not news that ultraviolet radiation is dangerous, but it might be news that it’s just as dangerous for your dog or cat as it is for us. No one wants to suffer the pain of watching their little one go through skin cancer, so it’s important to take the proper steps to avoid the disease.... ❯❯❯

Pet Ear Cleaning - Weekly Maintenance Can Save You Money

Otitis Externa -- smelly, itchy, dirty ears -- is the third most common reason we take our dogs to see the veterinarian. Pet owners generally do not include ear cleaning as part of their daily or weekly grooming routine, but veterinarians are finding that at-home general cleaning can help eliminate the problem of otisis externa. Spring and summer can be particularly hard on the ears. Walks, swimming and increased outdoor activity expose our pets to more... ❯❯❯

Pets are Human too!

As a young girl, I used to see a dog every day on my way home from school. There was something about him. He had a short coat and was tan in color. For my stories sake, we’ll name him Jake as I never did know his name. Jake was always tied to an apple tree that was a distance from his owner's home. There was an old dog house in the dirt by the tree. For whatever reason, I never saw Jake in it although it did appear to be too small for him. There was a... ❯❯❯

How To Make Your Pet Feel Special

If you had to make a list of the most important things in your life, would you include your pet? Many of us would and it's nothing to be shy about. Millions of people take special joy in caring for their pets. Pets give us proven health and emotional benefits. Even more, pets have their own personalities. When you really get to know a cat, dog, or other pet -- living with them day to day -- they almost seem like people. When you give your pet attention,... ❯❯❯