Pets

Are you ready for a family pet? Do you have a dog that needs training? Find out what pet is best for your family.

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

September 16th, 2013 posted by Diane Cantrell

The loss of a family pet can be a traumatic time for everyone, but the grief can be especially difficult for children. Death is a tough topic for many parents […]

Walking the Dog: Pairing Up for Exercise

July 16th, 2013 posted by Mike Anders

Here’s yet another health benefit of pet ownership — physical fitness! Actually, unless you count waving your arms and running full tilt to chase the cat from the bird feeder, […]

Responsible Pet Giving During the Holidays

February 12th, 2013 posted by PETsMART.com

A perfect Christmas morning: little children diving into a big pile of packages. It is ultimate chaos. What could possibly make it better? A new Christmas pet? Each year, begging […]

First Aid for Cat & Dog Injuries

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

As we ease into the warmer months, even our backyards can be a hazard to our dear animal friends. Whenever a cat or dog is injured it should be taken […]

Used Dog – Free To Good Home

February 12th, 2013 posted by Shari Coxford

We often hesitate to adopt a dog from the Humane Society because we figure we don’t know what we’re getting into adopting somebody else’s used dog. We assume that if […]

A Goldfish for Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Stephanie Olsen

by Stephanie Olsen Goldfish are popular starter pets for children and a good parental choice when it comes to budget and time considerations, although you should take note that goldfish […]

Removing Pet Urine Smells

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Whew, Do We Need Help How can I get cat urine odor out of my carpet? I have a kitty who decided to “tinkle” in the same spot for a […]

Dogs: Chewing Behavior

February 12th, 2013 posted by VirtualVet.com

Why does my dog chew everything in the house? Chewing is a normal behavior for dogs. Your dog’s mouth is equivalent to our hands; it is used to explore the […]

Traveling With Pets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Traveling with a pet can be one of life’s great joys (think John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley). If you don’t plan well, however, it can also mean misery and […]

A Dog’s Diary (humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by W. Bruce Cameron

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter What if your dog were a better writer than W. Bruce? Not too hard to imagine, is it? Maybe while you’re out […]

Proper Kitten Nutrition

February 12th, 2013 posted by VirtualVet.com

Providing your kitten with a complete, well-balanced diet is a simple thing you can do to help protect its health. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a commercial diet that is […]

Dog Bites: Prevention is Key

February 12th, 2013 posted by the American Humane Association

by the American Humane Association Summer is the time when most dog bites occur, and children under age 15 are the most likely victims. According to the Centers for Disease […]

The Family Dog & Your New Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

Bringing that first child into the home is a joyous occasion for any parent, but it may give your “other baby” a serious case of sibling rivalry. The presence of […]

Pets on a Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Getting a family pet can be one of the most rewarding things for a child. The pet provides companionship, entertainment and exercise. But sometimes the wrong pet for the family […]

Decorating + Pets = Fish Tanks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sheffield School of Design

To say that kids love animals is a bit simplistic: yes, they love cuddling them, playing with them, showing them off to their friends. They do not love feeding them, […]

Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee

February 12th, 2013 posted by Peter Bloeme

Teaching your dog to play frisbee isn’t hard, just takes some patience and love. Head out to the park or your backyard, as long as you have lots of space, […]

Pet Adoption Guidelines: Choosing a Pet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

The decision has been made to adopt a pet for you and your family. Before heading to the shelter, be sure to consider the following guidelines for choosing your new […]

Choosing the Right Bird For You

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nikki Moustaki

by Nikki Moustaki When you look into choosing the right bird for your lifestyle, first consider housing, noise level, temperament, time commitment, and price range. Consider, also, that a bird […]

Pampering Your Older Dog

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Warren

As my dogs get older, I notice that they are less and less energetic. They don’t have that spring in their step any longer and it is harder for them […]

Choosing a Reptile for a Pet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jane Warren

Kids seem naturally drawn to snakes, turtles, lizards and frogs, although adults vary in their affinity for these cold-blooded critters. Sooner or later, one of your children will likely express […]

Stupid Pets For Sale (humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by Bruce Cameron

  For Sale: All Cameron pets, including two rabbits – – oops, make that six rabbits. These rabbits consume several pounds of pellets a week in order to produce several […]

Litter, Bedding and Nesting Material for Your Small Pet

February 12th, 2013 posted by PETsMART.com

Litter is the material that is used on the floor of a cage to absorb and collect waste. Some manufacturers refer to this as “bedding.” Some material that is used […]

Cats: Scratching Furniture

February 12th, 2013 posted by VirtualVet.com

Your cat needs to scratch and climb. Scratching conditions your cat’s claws by removing the old layers of the nails. Scratching and climbing are highly enjoyable feline activities and are […]

STOP! Don’t Buy That Bunny!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Bruce Atchison

It’s a common scene each Easter. Parents take their kids to look at the bunnies in the pet shop and end up buying one on a whim. Then the problems […]

Kids and Dogs: When Your Baby Learns to Crawl

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC

by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC You’ve read all the books about introducing your new baby to the family dog. You’ve played a CD of noises to help Scooter become accustomed […]

Cats: Litterbox Training

February 12th, 2013 posted by VirtualVet.com

The most common reason a cat stops using its litterbox is because the box is dirty – from the cat’s viewpoint, not yours. Cats often react to any type of […]

Shedding

February 12th, 2013 posted by PETsMART.com

Shedding is like the weather — you can talk and talk about it, but no one can really do anything about it. Particularly if your decor favors plush carpets and […]

How To Setup A Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mike Brickner

by Mike Brickner Fish are great pets and can provide hours of viewing entertainment. Fish, like any other pet, do carry a responsibility and depend on you for their care. […]

What type of pet should we get for our kids?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Q: “We have three children, ages 8, 5 and 3. We would like to get a pet but am not sure if we should get a cat or a dog. […]

Cats Provide Cheap Entertainment

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lisa Barker

by Lisa Barker Do you remember those Saturday mornings when you were a kid and watched Bugs Bunny cartoons until noon? Do you remember the really, really large pink bunny […]

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