Pet Obesity

Obesity isn’t just a human problem. It’s becoming an issue for household pets, too. A chunky pet can be a cute thing—until you realize the medical hazards for pets that are overweight. Obesity in dogs and obesity in cats can lead to arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers. Obesity can also shorten your […]

Clipping Claws

Time for a trim! Do you know when or how to trim your pet’s nails? Here are some helpful tricks to make clipping claws easier. Speaking on behalf of those who appreciate good grooming, we all know the pain of a broken nail. Now, imagine having four paws to deal with instead of just two hands. That makes […]

The Chinese Hamster

HISTORY The Chinese Hamster, which originated in northern China and Mongolia, belongs to the group of hamsters with rat-like characteristics. This breed was first reported and sold as a pet in Beijing in 1900. Used primarily as lab animals, they were later used at the Peking Union Medical College in 1919 and soon exported to […]

Clicker Training A Dog

No matter what breed your dog is, basic obedience training is very important in helping to mold him into a loving, obedient, happy member of your family. It’s best to start training your dog as early as possible, preferably while he is still a young puppy. One method of training that is gaining in popularity, […]