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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, […]

Cats: Litterbox Training

February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

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 […]

Cats: Scratching Furniture

February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

Responsible Pet Giving During the Holidays

February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

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 […]

Review: The Dyson Groom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

I’ve been a devout Dyson owner for about 5 years and a dog owner for much, much longer. When I heard that Dyson developed a cool new tool to help […]

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 […]

Salt Dough Dog Bone Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

click here for a larger view Make this cute dog bone manget to hang on your fridge. Use it to display a photo, hang reminders about the vet and the […]

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, […]


February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs: Chewing Behavior

February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fish – Good Choices for Beginners

February 12th, 2013 posted by

Many of the smaller schooling fish make ideal first fish. These include White Cloud Mountain Minnows, the several commonly available species of Danios and Rasboras, and most available species of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween & Your Hound

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Halloween is “fright night” for humans, not dogs. Screaming, running, spooky children in masks make many dogs uncomfortable, nervous and frightened. Halloween costumes are fun and are meant to disguise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Visiting Children and Your Dog

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

by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC Kevin came over to play today. For the past two hours, he and my 6-year-old son Brandon have been running through the house playing hide […]

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 […]

Litter, Bedding and Nesting Material for Your Small Pet

February 12th, 2013 posted by

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 […]

Volunteer! Lend a Hand for Animals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Humane Society of the United States

Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help animals. Whether you walk dogs at your shelter, stuff envelopes for an educational mailing, or assist with a fund-raising […]

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 […]

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