How to Take Care of Your Pet During a Hurricane

14 Hurricane Safety Tips for Pets | PetMD

 

Several years ago, three major hurricanes grazed North Florida by either crossing the state or riding the coast up from South Florida. These hurricanes were Florence, Jeanne, and Ivan. Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area, felt hurricane strength winds on two of the storms and wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour on the third. Many homes were evacuated in the area during all three storms. People felt their pets were safe at home, but later found out they had made a poor choice. Some homes were flooded and heavily damaged. There were reports of a few pets being hurt. So the North Florida area started a campaign to make sure people learned how to protect their pets …

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How to Promote Your Pet Day Care Business

How to Promote Your Pet Day Care BusinessIt is quite easy to promote your pet day care business. You just have to remember which audience you desire to advertise towards. You can turn promotion into profits when it is done successfully. Here are 3 ways on how to promote your pet day care business.

The Vet’s Office

This is an excellent place to advertise your business locally is at each veterinarian office. This is where you will get the attention of most people who would like your services. You will want to advertise yourself in all veterinarian offices in your area. Try to expand yourself to advertise in smaller towns around the area in order to generate more profit too.

Dog Parks

A large city usually has …

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Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Lizards: An Optimal Pet Choice for Allergy Sufferers

Owning a pet can have many benefits, from therapeutic to teaching responsibility and lessons about death. While 70 percent of American homes have a dog or a cat, many people have allergic reactions to these lovable creatures. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 10% of the population may be allergic to animals. Along with dogs and cats, the list of pets that trigger allergies include most of the common household pets: hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. Large fish tanks can increase the humidity in a home which can also bother asthma sufferers.

If you have a household member with animal allergies, a reptile may be the pet for you. As you look into …

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How to Care for Your Pet Chinchilla

How to Care for Your Pet Chinchilla

Chinchillas make great low maintenance pets. They can be given lots of attention or very little and seem to do equally well. You can recognize a chinchilla because they have a rodent shaped face with a squirrel-type tail and are incredible soft to touch. The chinchilla grows its fur so thickly that no parasites like mites and fleas can survive on them. So, one less worry to have about the pet. If kept healthy, you can expect to have your chinchilla for 20 years.

Chinchillas are vegetarian and really won’t bite you at all. If one seems to be biting you, it is just using its tongue to learn more about you. Once the chinchilla becomes acquainted with you and …

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Pet Care Forever

Pet Care Forever

When you decide to offer your home to a Pet, not only should you think of their daily care … but their care at the hands of others should someting happen to you.

Many times our family or close friends do not have the same capacity of love for our “loyal companions” as we have. However, there are many ways to remedy that.

I’m going to break this down into categories of:
Person, you
Loyal Companion, your Pet(s)
Caregivers, Trustee, Beneficiary etc.
Funding Source

 

1.) You – as the Guardian of your Pet(s) you can determine who can look after them and the capacity of
care you want them to receive … right down to the smallest …

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Pet Rat Care FAQ: Echinacea to Prevent Respiratory Illness

Pet Rat Care FAQ: Echinacea to Prevent Respiratory IllnessPet rats are prone to respiratory infections. Many tend to relapse after being ill just once. Giving pet rats the herb Echinacea may help prevent respiratory infections. It is an herbal remedy and a lot of research has gone into its uses. Based on personal experience, Echinacea has helped pet rats that were once severely ill remain healthy after initial antibiotic treatment for respiratory illness.

What is Echinacea?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Echinacea comes from the coneflower. The plant and its roots are used to make the herb. It comes in many forms, including a liquid form that can be used for rats. It is used to treat and prevent the common cold and …

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The Best of Care & Feeding for Your Pet Dachshund

The Best of Care & Feeding for Your Pet Dachshund

Dachshunds, German for badger dog, were bred long and low in order to crawl down holes to flush out badgers. They are muscular, with short legs, long bodies and most of them have shiny coats although there are also long-coated and wire-haired Dachshund varieties. Dachshunds come in three sizes, standard, miniature, and “rabbit”. They were tenacious hunters, and, naturally, still have the hunter’s instinct, which sometimes makes training them a challenge.

Like all pets, your pet Dachshund will need regular visits to the veterinarian, fresh water, grooming (coat and nails), affection, and discipline. The sleek coated dogs are very easy to groom and keep clean. About all they need is the occasional bath, cleaning of the ears, and brushing with …

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