Schipperke Dog Breed
The Schipperke is a little sailor dog that originated in Belgium. This small dog has a sturdy and compact body, has no tail with a face that has a fox-like quality to it. He is an active, spirited, courageous breed that is an excellent guard dog, gets along well with children, and very affectionate with his owners, though he is suspicious of strangers and does not easily warm up to them...
Feb 20, 2006, 10:23
Shetland Sheepdog Breed
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, looks like a miniature rough collie. Some are bred to be slightly petite while others are bred much larger. He is a beautiful dog that has a trim and sturdy body and a face that resembles that of a fox. He has a shedding coat that is medium to long, straight, and hard with a softer undercoat...
Feb 20, 2006, 09:28
Manchester Terrier Dog Breed
The Manchester Terrier has a small, muscular body with erect ears and a short, glossy coat. He is the perfect dog for people who are looking for a small, hardy dog that also makes a wonderful sporting companion. This breed fits well to most types of family, although it tends to be a one-person dog...
Feb 20, 2006, 07:58
Japanese Chin Dog Breed
The Japanese Chin (also known as Japanese Spaniel) has a small and square body with a face that is pushed-in and puggish and protruding eyes. This breed can be easily mistaken for the Pekingese, and some believed that the 2 breeds may have evolved from a common stock...
Feb 20, 2006, 07:52
Keeping your Pit Bull away from fights with other dogs
Even if you feel confident that your Pit Bull and your other dogs are getting along well, it is still wise to separate them when you are not around to supervise. Little fights can and do happen, no matter how great they are getting along. Spats can occur over possession and control of toys or one dog can irritate the other, which can lead to a violent fight...
Feb 12, 2006, 14:12
Your Cat Can Make You Sick – How to Avoid Catching an Illness from your Furry Feline
From the most famous zoonotic disease—the Plague—to the most recent (Bird Flu), diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans have been a source of concern for hundreds of years. Known as zoonotic diseases, many potential illnesses still exist today. The most common are rabies, ringworm, and Lyme disease. Some of the more exotic or rare ones include the plague, tuberculosis, cat scratch fever, tick paralysis, and Hantavirus...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:19
What to Expect When Your Cat is expecting
Female cats can become pregnant as soon as six months. It is important to spay your female cat in order to prevent unwanted litters. If you wait too late to spay or you come across a pregnant cat, there are several steps you should take to ensure that your cat has a healthy pregnancy...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:18
What to Do when Your Cat Gets a Snake Bite
If you are a cat owner, it is always a good idea to be prepared for pet emergencies. A good way to prepare is to have a pet first aid kit on hand to treat your cat. Cats that go outdoors are always getting hurt and into trouble. One emergency to prepare for is snakebites. While snakebites are more common in dogs than cats, it is always good to be prepared for such problems...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:07
What Is Cat Scratch Disease, and How Do You Prevent It?
Cat scratch disease is a disease spread by cats, but that affects only humans; it's also called cat scratch fever. It is most commonly diagnosed in the colder winter and fall months of the year for reasons scientists don't understand; it's possible that cats are more likely to be indoors at this time, raising the chance of human exposure overall...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:05
What is a Hairball and How Can You Prevent Your Cat from Getting One?
Hairballs are no fun to have. Many animals are susceptible to it. Heck, even humans can get a hairball. However, it is our favorite feline, the housecat, which suffers the most. A hairball is exactly what it sounds like - a ball of hair! So you are probably wondering – why in the heck do cats get hairballs in the first place? The answer lies in their grooming practices. You’ve seen cats give themselves “baths” before, haven’t you? Where do you think all that hair they lap up with their tongues goes?...
Jan 14, 2006, 16:04
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