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Cats | February 4, 2013

The Persian Cat

The Persian cat is probably the most popular of all cat breeds. Purebred Persians are common all over the world as pets, and are prominent participants in every cat show. In […]

Dogs | January 28, 2013

What to Look for When Researching a Dog Groomer

Do Your Research Finding a dog groomer is not much different from choosing a preschool teacher. You want someone who is kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to communicate with. But […]

Dogs | January 21, 2013

The Dignified Chow Chow

History The Chow Chow is a member of the spitz family; it has been native to China for thousands of years. The two most distinctive features of the Chow dogs […]

Dogs | January 14, 2013

America’s Darling: The Yorkshire Terrier

History and Origin As Scottish weavers migrated from Scotland to England in the mid 19th century, they brought along various terriers used to hunt rats. Over time, these terriers were […]

Dogs | December 30, 2012

The Origin of Dogs

[Excerpted from About.com Science Corner] As far as paleontologists can tell, the very first carnivorous mammals evolved during the late Cretaceous period, about 75 million years ago. However, it’s more likely […]

Dogs | December 24, 2012

The History of the Rottweiler

The exact ancestry of the Rottweiler is not well known. Most ipistorians believe that this breed descends from drover dogs used by the Romans to move livestock many centuries ago. […]

Dogs | December 17, 2012

Caring for Your Pregnant Dog

Just like humans, dogs need proper care and nutrition when they are pregnant. They also need check-ups and regular exercise. Always remember that a healthy dog produces healthy puppies. Once […]

Cats | December 10, 2012

Nursing and Weaning Kittens

Kittens are born blind and deaf, yet can find their mother and start nursing just after birth. Practically helpless, the first days of life are precarious for newborn kittens. They […]

Cats | December 3, 2012

What is Mange?

Mange mites are microscopic bugs that live in the skin of your pet. Demodex mange mites live in the hair follicles of your pet. They can be present in small […]