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Dogs | December 30, 2012

The Origin of Dogs

[Excerpted from 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 […]

Dogs | November 26, 2012

The Shih Tsu – Tibet’s Gift to the World

Although the Shih Tzu is the youngest of the Tibetan breeds, it has become the most popular in many countries. In the United Kingdom the breed was long classified together […]

Dogs | November 18, 2012

Does Your Dog Have Fleas?

Dogs become infested with fleas when they live in an area that is conducive to the flea life cycle and appropriate flea preventative steps are not taken. Fleas thrive in […]

Cats | November 12, 2012

The Origin of the Domestic Cat

Cats have been a source of fascination for mankind throughout history. From the ancient days through contemporary times, cats are one of the world’s most popular pets, and they are […]

Cats | November 5, 2012

How Do I Know When My Cat is Ill?

Unfortunately, cats are notorious for trying to hide their illnesses. All too often, pet parents don’t realize that something is wrong with their feline friend’s health until it’s serious. Obviously, […]

Dogs | October 29, 2012

Important Tips When Shopping for a Dog Collar

When you go to the pet store to purchase a collar for your dog the selection can be overwhelming. Friends, family, and neighbors, as well as the clerk at the […]