Chihuahua Training is Easy!

Chihuahua Training is Easy! You may be wondering if Chihuahua training is easy or hard. Well, from my experience it is very easy! If you've already managed to raise a dog with behavioral problems (this is easy too!) you can correct them in a very natural way by following a... Read More

Picking Up A Horses Hoof

The idea of picking up a horse's hooves can intimidate some owners since a well-placed horse kick would really hurt! Such caution is good, but in reality if you pick up a horse's hoof properly you provide him with no leverage or ability to kick you. This is a situation... Read More

You Cant Fool A Horse

By Jeffrey Rolocopyright 2004 AlphaHorseIn the dating world many men and women put their potential partners to a "dog test," whereby they introduce their date to their dog and see how the dog reacts to the stranger. If the dog reacts badly towards their date then a red flag is... Read More

With Understanding Comes Success

One of the reasons I strongly encourage horse owners to train their own horses rather than ship them away to a professional trainer is familiarity. Quite simply, an unfamiliar party will not understand your horse nearly as well as you, and this understanding of a horse is the backbone of... Read More

Nutrition and Your Dogs Behavior

Nutrition and Your Dog's Behavior Proper nutrition is the fundamental basis for every aspect of your dog's life. It affects their health and longevity by offering an essential balance of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates and the trace nutrients and minerals their bodies need for growth, repair and the mantainance of... Read More

Probiotics - The Good Bacteria

PROBIOTICS - The Good Bacteria - Does your pet have digestion problems, diarrhea, skin problems, food intolerances, or other chronic health problems? Supplement with a high quality pet probiotic to restore your pet's healthy gut, and chances are you'll improve your pet's health.A probiotic, sometimes referred to as good or... Read More

Natural Approaches to Dealing With Pesky Fleas

Problems with Commercial Flea Killers & TraditionalFlea Bite Treatments***Chemicals that act as poisons are strong enough tokill fleas, but the long term effects on pets areunknown, although they are probably not safe touse. (Employees manufacturing these products mustwear protective clothing and use respirators.Plus, the product labels warn against skin contact.So,if... Read More

Pet Ear Infections

Is your dog or cat tormented by ear infections? Do you spend time and money at the veterinarian's office trying to bring relief to your beloved pet, only to find that another infection appears over time? If so, you may want to try some more natural approaches to preventing and... Read More

Pilling a Cat

Pilling a cat can be a "nightmarish" experience. Cats don't want something pushed down their throats, and they'll fight with all their might to prevent it. In fact, it's amazing how powerful their small bodies can be. Here are some ways to make the pilling process easier and less stressful... Read More

Seizures in Pets

Witnessing your precious dog or cat having a seizure can be a most frightening experience. During seizures pets often lose control, fall over, chomp their teeth, salivate or drool, whine, paddle with their feet, and begin to urinate or deficate on themselves. Their eyes become large (dilated) and unresponsive. A... Read More

In The News:


Pets can improve retirees' physical, emotional health
Research shows there are physical and emotional benefits to owning a pet, especially for older people, says Alan Beck, 72, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine and co-author of Between ...
5 Tips for Getting to Know Your Partner's PetsParade
Talk to the Animals: The problem with pets in schoolsNew Zealand Herald

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A luxe hotel manager learns the difference between people and pets — not much
Washington Post
It is a typical day at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Springfield, Va., where more than 100 dogs and cats are in stages of grooming, exercise and day camp. Eng, 56, oversees the 240-room resort after three decades of managing Washington properties such as ...

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City Considers Charging To Surrender Pets At Shelter
CBS Local
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Most animal shelters charge a fee when you adopt a pet. But the City of Arlington is discussing charging a fee to anyone surrendering an animal. The city council is considering charging $25 to anyone who voluntarily ...

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Pets behaving badly? Olmsted Falls vet zeroes in on solutions: Faces of the Suns
The Plain Dealer -
While working on behavior issues can make for a better-adjusted member of the household, Feltes says that far fewer pets would be euthanized each year if their problems were resolved, particularly aggression in dogs and cats that don't use their litter ...

Make a disaster plan for your pets today
Lima Ohio
A tornado strikes your town. A fire or flood destroys your home. In light of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the California Napa Valley, how prepared are you for your family if a disaster strikes? Does your emergency plan include protecting ...

Dog parks give pets, their owners a place to exercise, socialize
It's all part of the fun and frolicking at The Dog Park at Centennial Park in Munster, one of more than dozen dog parks or dog-friendly spaces from Chicago to Porter County where canines and their “pet parents” can gather to enjoy each other's company.

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Animal Update: Pets And High-Blood Pressure
CBS Local
The causes aren't really the same as in humans and are usually due to a secondary disease process. “Usually kidney disease, heart disease or endocrine or hyperthyroid diseases,” are the main culprits for why pets develop this condition according to ...

Fire takes home and pets; family to rebuild
Muncie Star Press
The Gerstorffs lost everything when heavy rainfall sparked a massive fire, destroying their home, their pets and their auto repair and towing business. Kathy Gerstorff was upstairs reading when the fire started. Earl Gerstorff was outside moving ...

Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Ellwood City Ledger
But did you know that preventive health is important not only for you but also for the lifelong health of your pets? Instituting preventive health measures for your pets helps keep them in top physical shape and live healthier, happier lives. Here are ...

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Daily Mail

Photographer's stylish shots of pets make animal lovers swoon
New York Post
A Russian photographer's stylish modeling shots of furry and fabulous pets posing in everyday situations has animal-lovers completely smitten over the adorable images. The extraordinary photos show cats, dogs and even a hamster in commonplace scenes ...
Russian photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya captures animals in human ...Daily Mail

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The Grave of Gelert

Just south of Snowdon, in the grey-stoned village of Beddgelert... Read More

Westie Merchandise that Benefits your Dog

There are many places to find Westie merchandise, but before... Read More

Starting a Home-Based Pet Related Business

If you're contemplating the idea of starting a home-based business... Read More

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Some people have horses they don't dare tie. Why? Because... Read More

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Love of Horses

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Training Your Dog to Sit

Training your dog to "sit" is probably the first thing... Read More

How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank For Tropical Fish

Do I Need A Quarantine Tank?Ah, yes, the often dismissed... Read More

How to Train Your Puppy to Sit

Bringing home a new puppy, ushers in a wave of... Read More

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)

What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a... Read More

The Optimum Cichlid Aquarium Set Up

The groups of fishes commonly referred to as Cichlids, comprise... Read More

The Cure To Stop A Horse From Kicking

I get a lot of horse training questions about stopping... Read More

Dog Health Conditions and Terms You Should Know, Part 3...

Continued from part two.Epilepsy/seizure disorderWhen your Boxer is between 2... Read More

Responsible Dog Ownership

With all the companionship and love that our dogs give... Read More

Pet Loss: Should You Clone Your Cat?

Clone a Cat, Go To Jail ...or at least... Read More

How to Raise a Healthy Kitten

Selecting a Kitten It is best to choose your... Read More

First Aid for Parrots

Unfortunately, accidents can - and DO happen, so it's always... Read More

Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

"Doggy breath" ? that unpleasant odor emanating from the mouths... Read More

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Do you really know all there is to know about... Read More

Dog Grooming and Dog Care

Dog grooming is relatively simple for most dogs. I have... Read More

Pets: The Wild Kind

Just because we moved out to the country a couple... Read More

Picking Up A Horses Hoof

The idea of picking up a horse's hooves can intimidate... Read More

Ensure a Good Relationship Between Your Cat and Your Kids

Many parents know that the best way for children to... Read More

Mind Over Matter

Understanding where horses come from has been a long road... Read More