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Adopt A Pet (1)
...of animals that are in need of homes. So, we decided that we’d adopt a pet. Our local humane league was our ideal choice of where to adopt a pet. We had not a clue if we wanted a dog or another...

African Grey Parrot (2)
...a black beak. The Timeh African Grey is smaller with darker gray feathers, a maroon tail and a lighter colored beak. In the wild, the African Grey Parrot eats mostly fruit and nuts with some leafy...

All Creatures Great And Small (3)
...in this highly collectable series. The great thing about All Creatures Great and Small is that it is comprised of stories based on actual experiences that James Herriot had during his esteemed career...

Animal Control (4)
...funny, you should call animal control right away. They will know how to take care of an animal that might or might not have a problem. You should never try to deal with an animal on your own if you...

Animals For Sale (5)
...I had to look twice. I have seen many different kinds of animals for sale, but this was definitely the first for a monkey. At the time, I had been so struck by that I had to go in and look for myself....

Bark Control Collars (6)
...control What do you do if he she barks and barks and never stops I mean come on; there must be a simple way to control your pet. It’s probably just about knowing what that simple trick is. Could...

Bear Spray (7)
...with this form of defense. The most notable is the fact that carrying a firearm can result in serious harm to both you and the bear. When you run into a bear you will most likely panic. This is...

Build A Rabbit Cage (8)
...companion they are very affordable to keep. In fact, you can build a rabbit cage fairly inexpensively and generally all by yourself. The first thing you need to do is decide where in your yard...

Cat Collar (9)
...can find a simple cat collar or you can find one that is outrageous. This will of course be up to you. You can find them in simple colors, or you can get tie-dyed or studded collars. If you have...

Cat Door Mat (10)
...that we have placed in the dining area. My sister gave me a cat door mat that was shaped like a cat and was covered in paw prints. There is something about the cat door mat that attracts my Siamese...

Cat For Adoption (11)
...of adopting a new pet. Cats can be so outright hostile that you would not want one in your house who does not like you. Nevertheless, it is worth trying to get a cat for adoption. Unless you...

Cat Leash (12)
...about it, I do believe that it is a great idea. That is, if it actually works. There are many reasons that you might want to train your pet to use a cat leash. First of all, many felines love...

Cat Litter Box (13)
...it in there, but there is really nowhere else I can put it. I could put it under the dining room table, but that just doesn’t seem very healthy to me. So the cat little box stays in our bedroom....

Designer Cat Collars (14)
...can further be divided into two groups. Those that treat their pets as a member of the family, but still an animal, and those that treat their pet’s as if they were people. This last group...

Dog Houses (15)
...a whole pack. Even more important is the simplicity of the project. Building your own dog house couldn’t be any easier! Houses for dogs, of course, can get as elaborate as you want them...

Dog Obedience Training (16)
...away along with the dog that she had for twelve years. Two years ago she decided to get another dog. She bought a terrier that is very head strong. When it was a puppy she talked about enrolling him...

Dog Rescue Adoption (17)
...into it. I saw the dog rescue adoption commercials, and I couldn’t say no. How could you say no to such a cute puppy with such sad doe eyes on the television, sitting alone in a cage waiting...

Embroidered Dog Collars (18)
...never attempted it all of the stitches, threads and various fabrics can be a bit intimidating. However, with just a few minutes of instruction you can be on your way to making embroidered dog...

Fish Tank Supplies (19)
...tank supplies is a pet store. I have seen the aisles packed full of these items, and I have to admit I have looked at them many times even though I had no plans to have fish until now. There are a...

German Wirehaired Pointer (20)
...the dog out to my husband and asked what type of breed this was. The breed has the markings and build of German shorthairs, but they are covered in long hairs and also have curly beards and ears. The...

Guinea Pigs (21)
...cage to keep the males and females separate. By the end of the next year, she had had to get rid of all of her guinea pigs. My parents had to move, and they would not have the room for them...

Horse Rugs (22)
...found just about everywhere in the home but she put one of her favorite horse rugs at the front door. She says that people rarely use their front door and the rug would probably never be used. I decided...

Litter Box (23)
...in the meantime. If you’re serious about being a good pet parent, you must have not only a litter box, but one that’s clean and odor free. There are several tried and true methods...

Misquito Repellant (24)
...cabin. It has a loft and a wood stove. What else could a nature buff ask for Anyway, I made certain to bring a few cans of misquito repellant. I knew those little insects would be thick up there...

Mouse Trap (25)
...I do have a soft spot for animals. Like most people, I do not want mice in my house and after learning that there were some around, I had to find a more humane way to deal with them. The traditional...

Obedience Dog Training (26)
...their pesky pup into a sweet and well-tempered dog. This is when obedience dog training is a great idea. This will help any owner learn how manage their animal when they need to be well behaved....

Parrot Cage (27)
...happier with the parrot and also in the cage itself. In the past the cage was a nightmare to clean and was something that was a burden to move. You had to be constantly concerned with damaging...

Pet Food Storage (28)
...bags is that the food tends to go stale if the bag is left open for too long. If you think cats don’t know or care if their food is stale, you’ll have to come meet mine. They know....

Pet Jewelry (29)
...new this year. My sister and her adult daughter came to our house to attend the local arts and crafts fair. As we were walking across the parking area I noticed a woman with a small dog on a leash....

Pet Mouse (30)
...seemed to really like that. I began to expand on her home. I took cotton bedding and stretched it into a nest for her. She seemed to like to relocate the cotton. That was when I realized that...

Pet Stores (31)
...it was time to leave the store. Pet stores to have an advantage over your average department or discount store. If you want something special for your pet, pet stores are the best places to...

Rabbit Cages (32)
...to care for them properly. When choosing rabbit cages, remember to keep your climate in mind. If you want your pet to be outside, you have to have something that will protect them in the cold...

Remote Collar (33)
...is where things get serious. Once you take that dog outside of the home, you have to consider all situations and ramifications. How will you keep your sweet puppy from harming anyone on a whim Maybe...

Small Dog (34)
...is that I am pretty sure that he will want to get something like a gold retriever. Though I think they are great dogs, I will most likely want a small dog like the one that my mom has. I love...

Animal Books (35)
...at the different animals and talk about where they live and what they can do. Though her most favorite animal books were the ones about animals that she could see every day, I have found that she is...

Black Beauty (36)
...was written by Anna Sewell, a woman who was crippled since childhood and who had great compassion for both people and animals. Anna’s mother was a popular writer of many children’s books,...

Dog Training Books (37)
...a strong bond with his new pet and figured that using dog training books instead of obedience classes would allow him to spend more time with the puppy. In addition, our son would get a bigger sense...

Police Dog (38)
...can detain an offender, protect a cop, check for drugs or explosives, and provide a wide variety of other services. Trained police dogs are really spectacular, but if the job is not done right it...

African Grey Parrot (39)
...of research. I still wasn’t convinced. One evening, he dashed home with the evening paper and shoved it down in front of me. There was an ad for an African grey parrot that needed a home. He...

Animal Towels (40)
...for monkeys or polar bears. They are big, bright and colorful towels emblazoned with the image of an animal. Everything from lions, to tigers to giraffes can be found on the front of a towel....

Barking Collars (41)
...and startling pedestrians and children. Keeping neighbors awake at night is also a big no-no. The barking can be irritating, even for the dog’s loving owner. Barking collars are a great...

Pet Cages (42)
...each dog is a different size. Your dog should be able be able to stand up and do a complete circle in the cage, but it can’t be too big either. If the pet cages are too big, the dog or puppy will...

Petsafe Collar (43)
...is the perfect solution to the dilemma. Basically, my felines are outside most of the time. They were each originally strays so they are very found of the outdoors. The felines come inside...

Reflective Dog Collars (44)
...were goofy looking and unnecessary. I thought it was neat to see the reflective dog collars bouncing away ahead of us. It helped me to keep track of the dogs when I let them out in the woods in the...

Stuffed Cat (45)
...thing, floppy and with some missing whiskers, but to her - he’s a best friend. This stuffed cat has been part of her life since the day that we brought her home from the hospital. It used to...

Pet Health Insurance (46)
...a soft and comfortable pet bed and in some cases expensive clothing. When a person feels this strongly about a pet they might want to consider purchasing pet health insurance. This not only provides...

Dog Gift Baskets (47)
...a baby doll nightgown and cut the front open to the top panel. I sewed the edges so her feet were free. I also made an opening for her fluffy tail to curl up out of. Then I took doggie treats...

Barn Building Plans (48)
...did have some livestock just for fun. Okay, I think the real reason was that my father said we received a tax break from the state if we had livestock. Either way, it was a lot of fun as a kid. I especially...

Mouse Trap (49)
...husband, not thrilled by this drama, said that he’d get some a mouse trap or two in the morning and we’d take care of the issue. He left me, alone, in the room when he went upstairs....

Personalized Dog Collars (50)
...dog collars as well. Many pet stores are now offering them to their customers and they are fast becoming one of the most popular puppy accessories. Dogs go missing, sometimes they wander away...

Auto Pet Feeders (51)
...looking. I remember the awe I felt when I saw a self cleaning cat box for the first time. It can’t take the litter to the garbage, but it does take some of the work, and the smell, out...

Barking Collars (52)
...to get a bark collar. I always thought that anti barking collars were inhumane. But that was before three months of sleepless nights. The neighbors have stopped complaining and started calling the police....

Gps Dog Collar (53)
...get lost forever. This security is brought to you by the “geographic Positioning System”, that is, GPS. It is an electronic system that can report the location of a GPS tracking...

Chew Toy (54)
...they choose. Many surprised dog owners have come home to find that expensive shoes have become the chew toy of choice for their beloved pup. In fact, it might be smart to have more than one...

Designer Dog Collars (55)
...people will judge you by what you have, and how those close to you act. Even your pets reflect upon you. That is why having the right designer dog collars is so important. Through a designer dog...

Pet Jewelry (56)
...pet jewelry starts where all dog jewelery starts – at the collar. Most dogs wear a collar, and if yours does not, you really should get it one. It would thank you if it could! But, while...

Chocolate Labrador (57)
...and a bunch of kids. Benny came from a long line of water loving dogs, rejoicing in a lake where he could practice his swimming and diving abilities. Benny’s ancestry bred an instinct...

Cat Flea Medicine (58)
...you have pets you know that fleas can really be a big annoyance. If you are allergic to fleas your self you may find that they are painfully irritating as well. A good cat flea medicine can help...

Cats For Adoption (59)
...adoption in your area is really easy and you have a lot of choices when it comes to breeds and ages. There are some guidelines to follow when considering cats for adoption and after making some consideration...

Dog Adoption (60)
...include food, bedding, toys and vet visits. There is usually a fee for dog adoption. If you decide to adopt a purebred dog the fees are significantly higher. Many people who choose purebred dog...

Natural Mosquito Repellent (61)
...do so in conjunction with light-colored clothing. This will make you less of a target for insect bites. You also might want to forgo the fabric softener that has fragrance. While this...

Pet Boarding (62)
...sitter to take care of them. Pet boarding is not just a consideration, it is an essential. Pets have been bred over generations to depend on human companionship, and it should be a two-way street. If...

Pet Franchises (63)
...number of vendors that are available online and local to you that is looking for people to sell their products. The easiest pet franchises are usually based around pet novelties such as toys,...

Pet Health Insurance (64)
...bills we already had. This was my way of thinking until one of my older dogs became very ill. We took him for his annual physical and found that he had developed a heart condition and was losing...

African Elephant (65)
...an African elephant can have a reach 11 feet higher then that of a giraffe. As you might expect, these giant animals need to consume large quantities of food to maintain their huge size. Traveling...

Baby Animals (66)
...by infant dinosaurs, Loch Ness Monsters and sharks. I guess sharks can be cuddly sometimes. Films have also capitalized on our sentimental streak. Who could forget the Disney tearjerkers...

Chocholate Lab (67)
...female and she tends to be more delicate with her belongings. Mocha is the male and he was definitely less concerned with the consequences for destroying his stuff. I bought both of my chocolate lab...

Chocolate Labrador (68)
...pet chocolate Labrador retriever, and it is by far the best pet that I’ve ever had. It is always in a good mood, always happy to see me, and always fun to play with. It is great with children and...

Chocolate Labs (69)
...so much easier. Chocolate labs are almost always great with kids, and provided you play with them enough, they will always be happy dogs until their dying day. I have always thought that chocolate...

Dog Birthday (70)
...in Frisbee games right along with the rest of the family. The indoor dog wakes you at the crack of dawn with “dog kisses” just to show how much they love you. Your dog asks so...

Pet Food Storage (71)
...shed provides protection from the elements and also is a convenient spot for us to store the dog food. After we had been storing the dog food for about two months my husband noticed that he would find...

Bird Clock (72)
...said that he loved the sounds. My grandmother, on the other hand, looked at me and rolled her eyes. Apparently the bird clock was beginning to annoy her to no end. I asked her later why she didn’t...

Cat Stroller (73)
...not go in the stroller. I have two cats. They are both indoor cats, but they love to go outside. I thought this would be a fun way for them to be outside with me and still be safe. The cat stroller...

Dog Gift Baskets (74)
...cutest people on this planet. She loves anything cutesy, fluffy, frilly, or adorable. We are as different as night and day. When I asked her for suggestions for her birthday present, she told me to...

Lighted Dog Collar (75)
...night. There are too many dangers associated with taking pets out during or after sunset. Fortunately, the lighted dog collar has emerged on the scene. There are many of us who love the idea...

Adopt A Pet (76)
...kinds of behavioral troubles. Adopting a dog or a cat, they say, is the surest way to have unnecessary trouble. Although this is true about some adoption rescue pets, it is not true about all of them....

Advantage Flea Medicine (77)
...used to get fleas every summer season like clockwork. As soon as the weather started warming up, she’d start scratching. The scratching got so bad at times that her hair would fall out in certain...

Animal Feed (78)
...have the best feed for animals and to pay careful attention to your pets. The wrong animal feeders can make them sick, miserable, and depressed. I had never really thought about feeding animals...

Animals For Adoption (79)
...As a child I didn’t know a lot of things, but I did know that if someone didn’t adopt her soon, she may have been put to sleep. That was a thought I couldn’t bear to think. Most...

Reflective Dog Collars (80)
...we forget how hard it is to see at night. Even the best and most alert drivers can miss things, and shadows seem to blend into shadows, especially at twilight. You may think a driver can see you,...

Build A Rabbit Cage (81)
...will often get grumpy and unhappy. The owners will then respond by taking them out even less, causing a vicious circle that makes everyone unhappy. This is why it can be so helpful to build...

Butterfly Garden (82)
...of pleasure from helping with this conservation. The plants themselves will add beauty and scent. Watching the butterflies and taking photographs will be very worthwhile. It’s a good idea to use...

Cat Door Mat (83)
...you see, but lately – since I started my public health degree studies – I have had a change of heart. The cat door mat was a part of a strategy to live in a more healthy, more positive...

Cat Flea Medicine (84)
...cat, you have to worry about cat flea medicine. You may think because your cat does not go outdoors, you have nothing to worry about. Take it from me, you do. If one flea manages to find your cat through...

Cat Hair Loss (85)
...her tail and around her neck. When I took her in to see the vet I was told that her cat hair loss was because she was allergic to fleas, and that the scratching and dry skin was a result. She got...

Dog Advice (86)
...These sites are often run by dog owners, though there are some that are run by veterinarians and other qualified professionals. The dog advice you can find ranges from behavioral issues to health...

Electric Fly Swatter (87)
...have become splattered all over your window Whenever a fly is inside a house it seems to migrate right to the window. This is probably because of the light but if you are the one responsible for killing...

Feline Hair Loss (88)
...issues, but she has been healthy for the most part, but her age is starting to show now. She’s dealing with feline hair loss, and I think it all started with a run in with some of those pesky...

Flea Collars (89)
...wear flea collars. Obviously it’s best to take a more proactive approach then a reactive approach. This means that you should prevent fleas by stopping them before they start. Be sure to...

Great Danes (90)
...Some people date them back over four centuries or so and they are mainly thought to have originated in Denmark or Germany. The breed were hunting dogs, bred to hunt wolf, deer and wild boar....

Heartgard For Dogs (91)
...millions of dollars on pets. We do love our animals in this country. Unfortunately there are also pet owners that are not responsible in the care of their animals. They do not monitor where they are...

Horse Trailer Accessories (92)
...of it. Don’t you owe it every horse trailer accessory that you can use to make life a little easier What is such a shame about it is that people spend so much money on other kinds of horse...

Mosquito Barrier (93)
...We all want those back as soon as possible. Not to say that summer is perfect. Every season has its downfalls. With summer it’s all the insects. Namely millions of mosquitoes. And you’d...

Mosquito Bites (94)
...Anyway, I did find a reasonable way to avoid those nasty mosquito bites. It’s all about the contemporary bug sprays. Does the word DEET mean anything to you I have dreaded mosquito bites...

Natural Mosquito Repellent (95)
...and it’s proven to be very effective at warding off these insects. Placing several candles around the perimeter of a seating area usually keeps the mosquitoes away. One delicious...