Teach Your Kids Responsibility With a Pet

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Looking for a way to teach your kids responsibility in a challenging yet enjoyable way? Get them a pet! Taking care of a pet is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. You essentially add another member to your family that will fill the years with extra fun.

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Whether you’re starting with a goldfish or bringing a furry friend into the home, kids will need some help grasping the responsibility and using it to grow. Here’s how you can help them become the best pet parents they can be:

Set a Feeding Schedule

The most

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America’s tiger problem | The Humane Society of the United States

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When Loki first arrived at the sanctuary, he was skittish and timid, likely because he was kept in a cage with little stimulation. He was scared of sounds like the wind blowing and the rustling of leaves. He didn’t know how to climb and was afraid to go into his pool. Now, more than two years after his rescue, he has become a confident and independent tiger. The pool is one of his favorite spots and he can often be found lounging on his platform. 

When India arrived at the sanctuary, he played in the grass and pool for over

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What You Need to Know About Small-Animal Foraging Behaviors | Blogs

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This story originally appeared in the SuperZoo Show Daily, which is created by Pet Product News


The concept of foraging is gaining popularity and interest among pet owners, and for good reason. When supported in healthy and meaningful ways, foraging is a beneficial and instinctual activity for all small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters and so on. With “foraging” becoming a popular marketing term attached to small-animal products ranging from daily diets to habitat accessories, however, it’s become clear that not all foraging products are created equal. Furthermore, research has shown that some of these products,

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PDSA says overweight pets risk long term health problems after more than a million piled on the pounds in lockdown

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A desire by pet owners to let their animals enjoy ‘human treats’ during lockdown is partly to blame for a dramatic rise in the numbers of overweight pets.

More than a million pets have piled on the pounds in lockdown, says animal charity the PDSA, which suggests people’s love for their pets was partly to blame.

The PDSA has expressed its concern at the number of pets putting on weight over lockdown
The PDSA has expressed its concern at the number of pets putting on weight over lockdown

It seems it is not just humans noticing the health implications of the pandemic 18 months on – with dogs, cats and rabbits among those to have often

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Your food allergy questions answered

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1. Is an elimination diet trial (food trial) indicated for the patient?

The patient’s signalment and clinical signs must be taken into consideration to determine how likely a diagnosis of a food allergy is.

Age

The age of onset for clinical signs can vary, but the classic time points are less than 6 months old or greater than 6 years old. Approximately 40% of dogs develop skin signs before they are 1 year old, but cats may be older.2

Breed

Any breed is potentially food allergic, but the suspicion may increase for some, like Labrador retrievers and German shepherds.

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