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How Much Do Dogs Really Sleep?

  It’s a question that has been asked for years: how much do dogs sleep? There are many different opinions on the recommended amount of sleep, but there is one thing to keep in mind: your dog needs more than just enough. Dogs need adequate rest and sleep so they can maintain their health and live long lives with you at their side. In this blog post, we will explore facts about dog sleeping habits that might surprise you! How Much Do Dogs Really Sleep? First, let’s get the most common question out of the way: how much do dogs sleep? The answer is that it varies from dog

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The Best Toys for Your Dogs

Dogs is a major status symbol in American pet-keeping. Every year, over 12 billion dollars have been spent on dog food and veterinary care alone. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association’s 2003-2004 Pet Owners’ Survey, more than half of dog owners purchase toys for their dogs. Playing with toys is not the monopoly of little kids but also pets of different kind. Dogs have their own sets of toys to enjoy during their playing time. Dogs benefit from these toys, health and training wise. There are dog toys that can strengthen their teeth or build their intelligence especially if they also attend a series of training classes

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Aquarium Plants

Adding live plants to an aquarium does more than just improve aesthetics – plants provide shelter, food for vegetarian fish, and prevent green water. Plants also soak up carbon dioxide, waste products, contribute oxygen to the water, and promote the growth of algae, tiny worms, rotifers, and protozoa, providing live food for the fish. Lighting is important if you want your plants to grow successfully. They need 12-14 hours of light each day, just like in nature. Opinions vary concerning how much light live plants need, but generally 3-5 watts per gallon works well. Compact fluorescent bulbs and par 20, 50-watt halogen bulbs both do the job right, so

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Crisis Checklist: Saving Your Pet’s Life When Disaster Strikes

Help could not come soon enough for the residents of New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf areas. But for devoted animal owners rescue came at a price leave your pet behind. Having a plan in place before disaster strikes can save both you and your pet’s lives. Here’s what to do now. General Helpful Hints 1 If you live in an apartment, consider putting an animals inside sign on your


Caring for a Goldfish Aquarium

Keeping Goldfish can be a fun and rewarding hobby. As with any new hobby, especially one that involves living creatures, always consider the maintenance that will be involved. If you care for your aquarium properly, you will be sure to have happy and healthy Goldfish for many years. Goldfish have a life expectancy of five to ten years. If you do a good job maintaining their fish tank, you should

Dogs Care

Your Pet’s Health – Protect Your Children

If we had to name two things children want, it could be easily covered under the titles, pets and toys. We all loved toys as children and still love our pets even as adults. Pets play an important role in their owners’ lives. Some pets have even been known to save lives and learn to dial 911 in an emergency. As companions, they provide us with warmth and friendship, as

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“Hybrid” dog – Isn’t that just another word for Mutt?

Every day we hear more about the new “hybrid” dogs, or “designer” dogs. Each feature is accompanied by pictures of adorable puppies that are examples of this new “breed.” Of course they’re cute! All puppies are! Should you pay hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of dollars for one? Certainly not! The offspring of a mating between two purebred dogs of different breeds is a mongrel, a mutt. And if

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How to Get Rid of Dog Pee Smell on the Carpet

  No one likes to come home and smell that unmistakable odor of dog pee. It’s even worse when it’s on the carpet! There are a number of ways to get rid of this terrible smell, but we’re going to focus on three easy ones: vinegar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. These ingredients should be found in every household and work well for getting rid of all sorts of odors

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Can Dogs Eat Bones, and Why Would You Want To?

  Dogs have been eating bones since they were domesticated by humans. Bones are a natural part of the normal canine diet and can provide many benefits to your dog. Many people wonder if dogs can eat bones, but it’s a big misconception that they cannot. Because all mammals need calcium in order to maintain health. In this blog post we will go over some tips on how to choose

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