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  • Handling and Restraint

    Improper handling may cause serious, life-threatening injuries. Fractures and dislocations of the back, most often resulting in paralysis of both rear legs, are the most common injuries. These injuries occur when rabbits are suddenly frightened and attempt to escape from a small enclosure. A rabbit's

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  • Food and Housing

    Food Feeding pet rabbits is easy because nutritionally complete and balanced commercial pelleted diets are readily available. One of these pelleted diets and fresh water are all a pet rabbit requires. The pellets should be offered at all times unless overeating and obesity have become problems. The pellets

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  • Food and Housing

    Food Ferrets are exceptionally playful, so expect your ferret to tip over his food and water bowls. Check on them often, tape them down, or use an unspillable bowl. Rodent water bottles are not recommended as a ferret may damage his teeth on the spout. Because ferrets have such rapid metabolism, they

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  • Behavior and Training

    Behavior Ferrets have powerful, distinct and engaging personalities, and a playful and fastidious nature. Ferrets are diurnal creatures with their periods of greatest activity just before sunrise and shortly after sunset. They sleep about eighteen to twenty hours of the day, waking up twice a day for

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  • Printable Games & Puzzles

    Mac's Pet Word Search Pets in Space Scramble Cosmic Pets Crossword Puzzle

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  • What is an Emergency?

    Signs That Usually Do Not Need ER Care Symptoms that should be seen by a doctor, but not necessarily in an emergency setting include: Itchiness is a common problem, but does not usually need immediate care.  The pet should be seen soon though

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  • The Canine Genome and DNA Testing

    Have you ever looked at your adopted dog with its short legs, shaggy hair and brown spot encircling one eye, and wondered what dog breeds are in there? Now that science has decoded the DNA of dogs, science can tell us many things. Harvard and MIT programs unraveled the canine DNA sequence in 2006,

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    Ask Your Vet About Vaccinations An educated pet owner is a good pet owner. Learn about the various types of vaccinations and discuss them with your veterinarian. Tell the doctor how much time your pet spends outside, whether you travel anywhere together, and about

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  • What Is a Spay?

    Questions to Ask Regarding a Surgery 1. Will the doctor do a physical exam the day of the surgery? 2. Will a technician be monitoring anesthesia for the entire period, including recovery? 3. Will electronic monitors for heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation

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  • Veterinary Laser Therapy Eases A Pet’s Pain

    Is your pet a good candidate for laser therapy? If your pet suffers from arthritis, your pet may be a good candidate for laser therapy. Symptoms of arthritis include limping, or a general “slowing down” in movement; your pet may be unable to jump as

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  • Vaccine Reactions in Pets

    Maintain Records for Pet health Just as in human medicine, it is important to have all medical records available to your veterinarian. However, there are times when obtaining those records can be difficult; such as weekends or during the holidays.  Be sure to ask your veterinarian for

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  • Saving On Pet Costs Doesn't Mean Reducing Care

    Maintain Pet Care While Reducing Costs The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reported that spending on annual veterinary care for dogs and cats rose from $11 billion to $23.2 billion during a 10-year period.  You can maintain your pet's care and well

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  • Pet Care During Tough Times

    Studies have repeatedly shown that a large majority of pet owners consider their pets as a family member. We spoil them with birthday parties, presents, and all manner of toys and treats to keep them happy. But, when money is tight, extra expenses need to go. Sadly, some pet owners choose to avoid veterinary

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  • Preparing Your Pet for the Winter

    This winter, while you curl up next to the fire with a cozy blanket, a good book and some hot chocolate, don't forget about your pet! Winter can play it rough with your pet and you have to look out for his health and well-being. Here are some preparations you should make to help your pet prepare for

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  • Preparing for Your Next Vet Visit

    Pet Insurance  A pet insurance policy can make it much easier to afford veterinary bills, but policies may offer substantially different levels of coverage. Before you buy a policy, compare: Coverage It's important to determine what services are covered by the policy. Some policies

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  • Questions to Ask When Considering Which Pet Health Insurance to Buy

    Pet Health Insurance Companies: Embrace Trupanion VPI Pet's Best Hartville Petfirst Healthcare Petplan USA AKC 24PetWatch PurinaCare ASPCA

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