Complete Guide to Caring for your Hamster
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
4d ago
Small, stocky rodents called hamsters can make wonderful pets if given the right care and medical attention. Although they can live up to five years, hamsters often survive only one to two years. Animals that prefer to burrow and store food at night include hamsters. The Syrian hamster, commonly called the golden hamster, is the most prevalent species of hamster. Short or long hair can be found on Syrian hamsters (known as the teddy bear variety). Another prevalent kind of hamster kept as pets is the dwarf.   Size of Hamster Housing Larger housing is always preferable, but hamster housing ..read more
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Where to Find the Best Food for a Nutritious Dog Diet
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
2w ago
You want your furry friend to eat, right? You are very aware of the numerous benefits of a healthy and nutritious dog diet, but where can you find the best food for your pet? So many excellent types of dog food are out on the market today. You can always purchase bags or cans of dog food simply and conveniently from your local grocery or discount store. Furthermore, store chains are now beginning to offer varieties of dog food that are higher in quality and lower in cost. Purchasing Dog Food from Feed Companies If you don’t want to risk purchasing dog food from the grocery store however, consi ..read more
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Introducing A New Kitten To Your Existing Cat
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by Erika Godwin
3w ago
Cats and kittens in the same household can be the best of friends, or the worst of enemies, and occasionally, both at various times of the day! One of the main problems is that cats are very territorial and if one cat thinks that a particular part of the room is his alone, he will soon show his displeasure if the kitten should dare to walk anywhere near it. On the other hand, a kitten will sometimes do just that in order to get the older cat’s attention. In some ways, kittens are not unlike small children! Allow a Slow Introduction To ensure that your cat and new kitty get off to the best poss ..read more
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7 Common Myths About Your Dog
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
1M ago
Even though dogs are our best friends, how much do we really know about them? Since dogs and humans don’t speak the same language, there will obviously be misunderstandings between what we think we know about our dogs and what is actually true. Some of the most common myths about dogs are: MYTH 1 – DOGS EAT GRASS WHEN THEY ARE SICK While it is true that dogs may eat grass for an upset stomach, many times though, dogs will eat grass due to boredom or the fact that they think it tastes good. So while it may very well ease your dog’s upset stomach, eating grass is very common and completely natur ..read more
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9 Holiday Pet Hazards
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
1M ago
With the increase of holiday fun and festivities also comes an increase in the level of pet mischief. The cat’s curious nature plus a dog’s strong sense of smell causes both animals to be interested in holiday decorations, food and drinks that may very well lead to a trip to a veterinarian emergency room. By creating a pet-safe environment, you’ll be ensured that both humans and pets can enjoy a worry-free holiday. Here’s a list of common holiday and winter household dangers for pets: Holiday Guests Holiday visitors and household parties can be especially stressful for some pets. Try to keep y ..read more
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Traveling With Pets Over The Holidays
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
1M ago
Since the holiday season is fast approaching, now is the time for pet owners to consider whether or not to allow their pets to join them during holiday travel. With the increasing availability of pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, traveling with pets is now much more convenient than ever before. If you do decide to travel with your pets, it’s important to know what to do to help ensure your trip is as safe and relaxing as possible for them.   Before The Trip If you plan to travel by vehicle, make sure your dog or cat enjoys riding in the car. Many times, pets associate “going for a car ..read more
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Pulling Off The Perfect Holiday Party (With Pet In Tow)
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
2M ago
Let’s face it – not everybody enjoys attending a holiday party with pets running throughout the house. Even though some would spend the entirety of the holiday gathering petting and playing with the homeowner’s pooch, others may not find this appealing. If you want to celebrate the holidays by organizing a fun holiday party, and you still want your pets in attendance, as well as on their best behavior, here are some tips to successfully pull it off.   Planning In Advance Of The Party Your pet’s normal schedule can be thrown off by party planning, which can cause pet anxiety. As much as po ..read more
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Teaching Your Dog Not To Chew
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
2M ago
Chewing is something that comes naturally to every dog.  Every dog feels the instinctual need to sharpen its teeth and hone his biting skills.  Chewing on the right things, like specially designed chew toys for instance, can even help the dog clean his teeth and remove plaque.   Set Limits on Chewing Even though chewing is natural and healthy, that does not mean that the dog should be given carte blanche and allowed to chew everything in sight.  It is vital for every dog to learn the difference between the things it is OK to chew on, like toys and ropes, and the things that ..read more
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Being Thankful For Our Pets
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
2M ago
Since November is the month of gratitude, many of us stop to reflect on how thankful we are for our family and friends. This is all great – but don’t forget about how thankful we should also be for our pet companions and be sure to include our four-legged friends in our blessings.  Research shows that regularly giving thanks makes all of us happier, so let’s talk about the reasons we’re thankful for our pets!   Unconditional Love Your cat or dog doesn’t care about what you’re wearing, how you look when you wake up in the morning, or how you look after a “ruff” night! They see us at o ..read more
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The Importance of Understanding Your Cat
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by 2 Paws Up Inc
2M ago
Are you a new cat owner?  If so, there will come a point in time when your cat becomes “just like one of the kids.”  However, until that time arrives, it is up to you to understand your cat and the small signals that he or she may be sharing with you.   Why Should You Understand Your Cat? You may be wondering why it’s so important to understand your cat and decipher the signals he or she may be sending you?  Many pet owners often respond with something like “what the heck?”  If you are a new pet owner or a first-time pet owner, you may not understand just how much your ..read more
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