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How To Setup A Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank


This is an 11 step guide to setting up a freshwater aquarium in your home. Equipment you will need: Aquarium Aquarium gravel Aquarium filter Replacement filter media Heater Other decorations (such as plants) Chemical test kits Fish food Aquarium vacuum Fish net Glass Scrubber 5-gallon bucket Pasta strainer STEP 1: Realize the responsibility involved.

West Highland White Terriers - Make Your Westie Famous


The West Highland White Terrier or Westie, has it's origin, as the name suggests, in the western Scottish Highlands. They were originally bred for controlling the population of rats, fox, otter and other verminThe West highland White Terrier (also known as the Westie) is a elegant looking dog with beautiful eyes (this is my favourite feature).

Clipper Experiments: A Tail in Two Parts


Poor Dog. Subjected to my most ambitious experiments, she still falls for the old line, "C'mon, Honey, it'll be FUN!" Grooming the Dog and Fun do not belong in the same sentence together.

Clicker Training For Dogs: Positive Reinforcement Training


There is nothing more adorable than a new puppy. Large adoring eyes, and unconditional love pave the way for a new attachment.

Approach: The Third of 6 Keys To Building A Life Long Partnership With Your Horse


In horse training or natural horsemanship, Approach is nothing more than a technique or method used in helping your horse to understand what it is you want him to do.I feel it's important to point out at this time that one of the major reasons people fail to achieve excellence with their horse is that they are not mentally, emotionally and physically fit.

How To Raise A Goldfish


Did you know that your goldfish can live for over 10 years? Under the right conditions he can live even longer but most never make it past the first year! If you want your goldfish to live long and healthy lives, you've got to provide the proper environment.It's a common misconception that a goldfish can live in a tiny bowl.

10 Questions Im Most Asked about Dogs in Heat


1. What is heat?Heat is more properly called the estrous cycle.

How Many Dogs Are Too Many?


I'm a pariah among the dog fanciers in my community. Why? Because I testified in support of a new regulation to limit pet ownership to no more than a total of three dogs and/or cats, older than six-months of age, in one household.

Dogs And Their Allergies


A former coworker has a dog that had begun itching and scratching incessantly. So much so, he had worn away a lot of his fur.

Clown Loaches


Scientific Name: Botia macracanthus Other Scientific Name(s): Cobitis macracanthus, Botia macrocanthus Common Name: Clown LoachClown loaches are very popular aquarium fish; however they are not always easy to keep successfully since they easily succumb to ick and are sensitive to poor water conditions. This article is intended to help new clown loach owners provide a good home for their loaches.

Keeping Gars - A Short Review


If you take a quick look at this species they don't seem like aquarium fishes. They are large and highly predatory.

The Cat Learned How to Work the WHAT?


When I carried him home, he was this tiny little bundle of fur, approximately three weeks old. He is mostly white, with some mutlicolored stripes, cute beyond belief, but he was being abused and starved at his current home, so I just couldn't leave him there.

Five Cat Food Factors That Discourage Feline UTD


One of the most common causes of Feline Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is what your cat eats. A feline diet that is too high in carbohydrates and magnesium, and low in protein can lead to FLUTD.

Buyer Beware: Purebred Dog Myths


Every month I am approached by dog owners of my breed who complain about how poorly behaved, how sickly, how untrainable, and generally my breed is and how deeply they resented spending money on this breed. I listen patiently, but time taught me not to defend 'good' breeders, or explain to the angry owners how their own ignorance cuased them to become victimized.

Cat Scratching Solutions


For a cat, scratching is a natural, necessary act. Besides keeping her claws in top shape, the stretching involved in a good scratch keeps her upper body strong and loose.

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Fuzzy statistics: How many of us have pets?  The Columbian

Americans' love for their pets is apparent in dog parks and grooming parlors, on cat videos and pet food price tags. But just how many pets we love is less clear.


Pets need toys to prevent destructive behavior  Newsday

Also, tips to calm cats who run and hide when guests arrive.


Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette could be one of the richest pets after inheritance  USA TODAY

Chanel's creative director had an estimated net worth between $195 and $300 million, and his beloved cat, Choupette, may inherit some of it.


La Salle University to allow dogs as pets in campus dorm  Philly.com

La Salle University announced this week it will allow students to have dogs as pets in one of its residence halls. It appears to be the first college in Philadelphia ...


Study says dog owners take more pics of their pets than their partners  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

A new study shows dog owners take more photos of their pets than their significant others. The Rover.com report called "The Truth About Dog People" surveyed ...


Panther depredations cause concern for SWFL pet and livestock owners  Naples Daily News

A growing population of Florida panthers has been encroaching on residential lands, killing pets and livestock.


CBD oil and pets: Can it relieve anxiety and pain?  WRAL.com

Suddenly, it seems like CBD oil -- or Cannabidiol -- is everywhere. Now, people are even using it to help their pets.


National Love Your Pet Day: Register staffers share photos of their pets  DesMoinesRegister.com

Des Moines Register employees share photos of their pets on National Love Your Pet Day.


These are the 10 richest pets in the world  MarketWatch

Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette could be joining the elite pets on Compare the Market's 2018 Pet Rich List.


Lions, tigers, bears: Perfectly legal as pets in some parts of NC  WRAL.com

North Carolina is one of states without a law addressing private ownership of dangerous, wild animals.


Pets rescued, homeowner OK in early morning fire  PostBulletin.com

The Rochester Fire Department saved several pets from a house fire early Friday morning. Emergency crews were called around 5:25 a.m. to a residence in the ...


Winter weather safety tips for you, your home and your pets  NBC News

More winter weather is on its way. Here's how to keep you, your pets and your home safe.


Poll: Exotic animals as pets?  WRAL.com

North Carolina is one of only 4 states with no law banning private ownership of exotic, dangerous animals.


Adopt these pets: A rabbit, a Catahoula mix and a Lab  STLtoday.com

These pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Missouri. Hours and directions • hsmo.org. Because of the quick turnaround time of these ...


'Pets of the Week' | San Marcos Record  San Marcos Daily Record


Presidential pets | Columnists  Beatrice Daily Sun

Serving as President of the United States is a thankless job that comes with its own kind of stress and anxiety and frustration. It is fitting that we officially honor.


Study: Dog owners take more pictures of their pet than their spouses  Fox 35 Orlando

Come on, are you even surprised? A new study from Rover.com, an online network that connects dog owners with pet services, found that 65 percent of dog ...


PAWS: Tips For Living In Harmony With Pets  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Regardless of family type, young, elderly, married, families with or without children, the reason for having a pet are the same. Pets are unique companions.


15 super cute pets up for adoption this weekend on Staten Island: Feb. 23-24  SILive.com

Volunteer groups have dozens of animals in their care just waiting for forever families like you to rescue them.


Pets of the Week | Local News  Valdosta Daily Times

Adoption fee for dogs is $125 and for cats is $105. All animals are fully up to date on inoculations. Animals for adoption are available at Lowndes County Animal ...


Couple, pets safely escape house fire on NE Side  KSAT 12

San Antonio fire investigators are working to find out what caused a fire in a garage that ultimately spread to the Northeast Side home attached to it.


Family escapes harm from house fire; 'several' pets perish  The Daily Nonpareil

A family was able to escape harm from a house fire in Council Bluffs Thursday morning, while several pets died at the scene, according to fire officials.


Midtown Tucson house fire displaces mom, son and multiple pets  Arizona Daily Star

A midtown Tucson house fire displaced a mother, her toddler and multiple pets Thursday afternoon, officials say.


CBD for pets’ ailments? Many people swear by it, but there’s very little animal research.  Washington Post

The cannabis compound is thought to ease pain, anxiety. Many veterinarians, however, can't legally prescribe or even recommend it.


Pennies for Pets | News, Sports, Jobs  Nashua Telegraph

NASHUA – For many young students, writing a five-paragraph essay can be a daunting task. In fourth-grade teacher Brittany Mahany's class at Amherst Street.


Edinboro now taking applications for single rooms for students with pets  YourErie

Edinboro University students will have the option to bring their pets to campus this fall, when the NWPA campus introduces a new pet-friendly, living-learning ...


Ask the Vet's Pets: Vaccine without adjuvant lowers risk of tumor formation in cats  Reading Eagle

Very rarely, a cat will develop an aggressive cancerous tumor called a sarcoma at the site of an injection.


The dos and don’ts of feeding pets people food  Chron.com

When a pet is begging for food, it is sometimes hard to resist giving them a little taste of your meal. Before you do this, though, it is important to know which foods ...


Franklin County Humane Society and Adoption Center pets, staff left in dark for hours  WSLS 10

Pets and staff at the Franklin County Humane Society and Adoption Center spent most of Thursday in the dark. Personnel at the center say they were notified ...


Pet food maker facing lawsuits over dog deaths  WKYC.com

Hill's Pet Nutrition is facing three class action lawsuits after reports of pet deaths after eating dog food with elevated levels of vitamin D. At least one of the ...


UNM dorms to become pet-friendly  KRQE News 13

It's no surprise that being around pets can have many benefits on a person's well-being; from reducing stress to increased happiness. Now, one New Mexico ...


Pet recovery specialist reunites lost pets with owners through nonprofit -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Millions of dogs are lost or stolen across the country every year, but there's one woman in town using her gift to make sure every missing pet ...


Service Known as the AMBER Alert for Pets Has Reunited Over 350,000 Animals With Their Families  PEOPLE.com

PawBoost helps reunite animals with their families thanks to a community of more than 3 million pet lovers.


TMZ Best In Show Challenge: Carl + Lily Crowned Prize-Winning Pets  TMZ

TMZ's Best in Show challenge has a winner, actually two ... Carl and Lily!


Pet owners turning to CBD to help with hyperactivity, anxiety  KXXV News Channel 25

Many people are turning to CBD oils for everything from a sleep aid to muscle pain relief.


Florida pet detective has a gift for finding lost animals  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FOX 13) - When it comes to finding lost pets, Jamie Katz is what you might call an ace. She's a licensed pet detective, but her job is not ...


What 'no-kill' really means for homeless pets in Utah  KUTV 2News

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — On its website, No-Kill Utah says its plan is “straight forward.” The initiative, led by Best Friends Animal Society, is working to end the ...


Simple Tips For Enjoyable Hotel Stays With Your Pet  Madison.com

If you're like most pet parents, you prefer to bring your furkids along when you travel. This often leads to booking a pet friendly hotel, where you and your pets.


Queen Victoria’s pets and animals  BBC History Magazine

Queen Victoria kept pets since childhood. What were her dogs' names? How many animals did she have? BBC History Magazine explains.


Can We Love Our Pets?  National Catholic Register

It really irks my husband when I tell our Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix that I love her. Regarding creatures of the earth, he believes that we can't love animals, but only ...


Animal transport: Shawnee vet takes pets for a ride  Shawnee News Star

They pulled up to the house and ran inside. He was laying on the floor, unable to move. Carefully they picked him up and led him to the ambulance. Once inside ...


Pets killed in Council Bluffs fire | News  KMAland

(Council Bluffs) -- Fire swept through a Council Bluffs house early Thursday morning.


The Secret Life Of Pets and The Philosophy Of Deadpool in Titan Comics May 2019 Solicits  Bleeding Cool News

Secret Life Of Pets was a successful movie in 2016. Now it's getting a sequel. And, in May 2019, it's also getting a comic book, from Titan Comics, written by the ...


Batesville vet concerned about pets sold with possible diseases  KAIT

Dr. Donna Cook says after treating animals purchased at The Complete Pet East in Batesville, she's worried the animals could have diseases.


Pets of the week for Feb. 19, 2019  Duluth News Tribune

Junior is a 10-month-old tan and white American shelter dog who is available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Junior is a bouncy ball of energy who ...


Oregon lawmaker wants tax deduction for those who adopt shelter cats, dogs  Statesman Journal

A bill would allow individuals to subtract up to $200 per year for costs to adopt a shelter pet.


Life Lessons: Pet insurance  69News WFMZ-TV

They're cute, cuddly and expensive! But is pet insurance worth it?


Consumer Reports: Should your pet try CBD?  KGUN

Seems like CBD is everywhere these days, and apparently, it's not just for humans. Consumer Reports has the highs and lows of CBD for your pet.


Furry Friends of the Week: Ripple and Willa  Carlisle Sentinel

Meet Ripple and Willa. Ripple and her sister, Fudge, were trapped with their mother in a TNR clinic, but were taken into foster care since they were so young.


Some Pet Owners Turn to CBD for Animals' Ailments  NBC4 Washington

CBD is a budding industry with many hailing its health benefits, and it isn't just for people: Some are using it to help their pets.


Area pets available for adoption February 20, 2019 (PHOTOS)  OregonLive

Just a little over a year old, gray-and-white Noel is cautious and shy of her surroundings. However, if you spend a little time with her you will realize she's actually ...


Pets of the week: Playful Mighty, snuggly Ellie Mae need homes  MLive.com

JACKSON, MI – The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Here are two of them. There's a mighty lot ...


Tesla's 'dog mode' keeps pets cool and other tech news  BBC News

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.


Meet Hollywood's most pampered pets (that have personal trainers, masseurs and only fly first-class)  Telegraph.co.uk

Nobody uses the phrase 'It's a dog's life' in Los Angeles any more.


Veterinarians: More pets ingesting potentially lethal marijuana edibles  Boston Herald

Pets are paying the price for the growing prevalence of pot-laced edibles when they're carelessly stored, according to veterinarians.


6 Non-Toxic House Plants that Won’t Harm Your Pets  Care2.com

We praise plants for their indoor air pollution-busting benefits, but not all house plants are pet-friendly. These six non-toxic house plants are pet safe, too.


Tesla introduces 'Dog Mode' to keep pets cool inside the car  Automotive News

With the latest over-the-air update, Tesla has rolled out a couple of very useful features, some we're surprised took automakers until 2019 to develop.


5 ridiculous ways NJ treats pets better than people  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

We all know that there are people in New Jersey who do not understand the difference between their kids and their pets. And we usually give a pass to people ...


How to take care of your pet's teeth  NBC News

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and veterinarians have a message for pet parents: Good oral health is just as important for your dogs and cats as it ...


Adopt Chiquita on Paws for Pets  KIIITV.com

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Kristin Diaz visited Peewee's Pet Adoption for this week's Paws for Pets. Peewee's adopts their animals through their shelter 7 days ...


Pixar’s beautiful new short will have you hugging your pets tighter than usual  The A.V. Club

Pixar's animators have a talent for culling tears from even the rustiest ducts, none of which will be immune to the studio's latest short. Set in San Francisco's ...


Local market serves food therapy for pets  69News WFMZ-TV

Althea Seeds works hard in the kitchen, whipping up full-course meals for pets and their owners.


What you need to know about CBD oil and your pets  NBC News

Wondering if it's safe to give your dog or cat CBD oil? The popularity and marketing is outpacing the research and regulation, says veterinarian Jerry Klein.


This raccoon influencer says they actually make good pets (but maybe stick to dogs)  Mashable

Tito the raccoon has a modest following on social media, but do trash pandas actually make good pets?


Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (2/20/19)  ABC15 Arizona

Want to save the life of a shelter pet and bring a new best friend into your home? There are hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a new home. Here are ...


Harrison Ford Is Rooster In New Secret Life of Pets 2 Trailer  Screen Rant

Harrison Ford voices an animated dog named Rooster in the latest trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2. Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first animated movie ...


Pets of the week, Feb. 20 | News  Hickory Daily Record

Check out local, adoptable pets from Catawba County Humane Society, Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue and NC Paws Rescue.


Fund set up to help couple who lost home, pets in Allegheny Township fire  Tribune-Review

A fund has been set up to help a couple who lost their home in a house fire in Allegheny Township last week. Mike and Suzanne Donnelly lost their home along ...


VIDEO: Family warning others to watch out for pets after small dog was snatched by large bird  WTVD-TV

The owner of a small dog in Nevada is warning others to watch the skies when they take their pets out to play. That's after her dog was almost grabbed by what ...


Bill would protect people who break into hot cars to save pets  WSB Atlanta

A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather.


Celebrate Love Your Pet Day By Obsessing Over Dogs With Chris Evans  PEOPLE.com

Chris Evans is narrating the upcoming IMAX documentary Superpower Dogs.


Peninsula pet of the week: Ginger  The Mercury News

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Pet of the Week is Ginger. February is Senior Sweetheart month at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and we ...


Pets with Potential: Meet Spike  WCAX

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Last week's Pet with Potential, Sally, has found her forever home! And she wasn't the only nature lover at the Humane ...


There's a new way to adopt pets at Nassau Humane Society  WJXT News4JAX

The Nassau Humane Society is rolling out a new approach to pet adoptions in the hopes of making things easier on dogs waiting for new homes.


Pet project: Dog devotee Steve Cohen is investing in what he knows and loves  The Washington Post

One of the most difficult things I have done in life was putting to sleep my yellow Labrador retriever. He was my friend and companion for 11 years. A decade on ...


KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Red  KCBD

Meet Red, KCBD NewsChannel 11′s Pet of the Day in the Lubbock Animal Shelter. Red is a 4-year-old hound mix who was found as a stray.


Cover your plants and bring in your pets! Freeze warning in effect through Wednesday morning  AZFamily

Arizona's Family meteorologists Royal Norman and Paul Horton say this is looking like a major winter storm and are forecasting snowfall in the double digits in ...


N.J. pets in need: Feb. 18, 2019  NJ.com

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption.


Botswana mulls turning elephants into pet food  ABC17News.com

Botswana should lift its four-year ban on big game hunting and also allow the canning of elephant meat for pet food, Cabinet ministers in the southern African ...


New SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Trailer Introduces Us To Harrison Ford's Character Rooster  GeekTyrant

We've got a new trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2 for you to watch today and this one introduces us to Harrison Ford's character Rooster. This is Ford's first time ...


Latest on pets stolen from St. Lawrence store  69News WFMZ-TV

A day after two pets were stolen from a pet shop in St. Lawrence, the owner of the store received some good news.


Pot for pets? Companies are making it but here’s what you need to know  WTKR News 3

Watch News 3 at 6 Monday to learn what Dr. Salkind says needs to happen before he feels comfortable prescribing hemp oil and how it worked for Alto's pet.


Pot For Pets: Treating Dogs With Therapeutic CBD Products A Growing Trend  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A growing trend is to treat animals with potentially therapeutic components found in marijuana.


This stray beagle's back legs and paws were completely frozen. Follow tips to keep your pet safe  USA TODAY

With much of the nation in the grips of an Arctic blast that's dropping temperatures well below freezing, experts offer tips on keeping pets safe.


SCRAPS seeing big increase in calls for unsheltered pets left in the cold  KXLY Spokane

If you've looked outside in the last week or so, you may have noticed almost two feet of added snow and if you've checked a thermometer, you might have ...


Encino residents allege backup beeps are hurting pets, will ask councilmember to investigate  LA Daily News

Loud beeping noises emitted by larger vehicles when they go into reverse serve as a prudent safety warning for other drivers and pedestrians. But for pets ...


Fake pet delivery service claims it has an Erie address  YourErie

The Better Business Bureau of Western PA is warning consumers about a pet transportation and delivery *service* claiming a bogus Erie address. The company ...


Starting this fall, UNM to allow pets in certain dorms  KOB

The University of New Mexico announced that starting this fall, students will be able to have their pets as their college roommates.


Karl Lagerfeld’s cat: the reality of pet inheritance  Financial Times

Bequeathing a fortune to a beloved pet can be a planning minefield.


Don’t be fooled by social media—wild animals make terrible pets  National Geographic

Exotic pets might seem appealing, but the reality is often smelly, difficult, and sometimes dangerous.


Are 'Pet-Friendly' Ice Melts Really Safe for Pets?  Lifehacker

The rock salt that's sprinkled on sidewalks to melt snow is bad for your pet's paws. Rubber booties can help, but if you're salting your own walkways you can buy ...


Kids learn importance of caring for pets at Discovery Center  WBNG-TV

There's something new at the Discovery Center in Binghamton to teach kids the importance of taking care of animals.


Star Wars' porgs can be your virtual pets on Magic Leap One  Engadget

Back in October, we got a chance to play with some adorable (some may say annoying) porgs of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fame in mixed reality at Magic Leap's ...


Meet Trudy - Friday's Pet Pal  WILX-TV

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Meet Trudy - Friday's Pet Pal. She is just 4 months old. She is a mixed breed weighing 26 pounds. She was transferred from another ...


3 Financial Planning Tips For Pets Owners  Forbes

Are you a pet lover? Should you buy pet insurance? What will happen to your dogs when you pass away? We share 3 financial tips for pet owners and ...


New store opening in York County hopes to become pet favorite with celebrations set  Rock Hill Herald

Pet Supplies Plus is opening on Len Patterson Road in Fort Mill, South Carolina, next to Earth Fare, with grand opening celebration prizes and events.


Is CBD oil a good fit for your pet?  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

You've probably seen CBD oil on store shelves or even advertised on TV. It's a cannabis-based product derived from hemp, not from a marijuana plant.


Tesla introduces 'Dog Mode' to keep your pets from getting too hot  CNBC

Tesla officially introduced a new feature on Thursday called "Dog Mode" that aims to keep owners' pets comfortable while left unattended in the vehicle.


The Adoptables: Pets of the week (02/20/19) | News  Fredericksburg.com

A weekly look at cats and dogs available for adoption at the Fredericksburg SPCA and the county animal shelters in Spotsylvania and Stafford.


Family pets lost in log home fire  Hornell Evening Tribune

GROVE — A family lost three beloved dogs in an afternoon blaze that consumed its log cabin home. On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., firefighters were toned out ...


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