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Common Causes of Pet Heat Stroke


As outdoor temperatures increase, the risk of pet heat stroke increases. Just like humans, your dog, cat, or small pet can succumb to heat stroke when his/her body temperature rises excessively. The normal body temperature for a dog or cat

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Rabbit dietary needs and dental care requirements


Rabbits make wonderful pets. Once you and your family learn about the basic care and dietary requirements, you can enjoy many years with your furry friend. There are several breeds to choose from, and they all have the same general

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Veterinary care advice for your pet Guinea pig


Continuing with our series about guinea pig care, perhaps now you are a proud owner of one or more of these little cavies.  Here are some things you should know about maintaining your guinea pig’s health and well-being: Always seek

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When to take your rabbit to the veterinarian


You have a pet rabbit. You are feeding it the recommended diet, and you take care to clean the cage daily.  What other things should you look out for? Trim your rabbit’s nails It’s important to keep your bunny’s nails

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Rabbit care – tips for new pet owners


If you are considering taking a pet rabbit into your home, here are a few things you need to know: Rabbits are not rodents, they are Lagamorphs.  There are many breeds to choose from, and their typical life span is

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Guinea Pig facts and basic husbandry


Thinking about adding a Guinea pig (or two) as a member of your family?  Guinea pigs make great pets. However, a basic understanding about their care and feeding requirements will go a long way in managing your pet’s health and

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How to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disease in your pet


Musculoskeletal disease (disease that affects your pet’s bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains just like we do. But, because of their survival instincts, they try to hide it. In the

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Happy World Rat Day!


Did you know that pet rats make such wonderful companions that they even have their own holiday? World Rat Day occurs every year in April, and we want to take this moment today to introduce to you one of the

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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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