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Does Your Older Female Rat Have A Tumor? When To Consider Peaceful Euthanasia

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Fancy rats have an average life expectancy of 2 to 3 years, so by the time they are nearly two years old, getting extensive medical care for them may just be too much for them to handle. Female rats that have been spayed have a significantly lower chance of getting tumors. But, without spaying, almost half of all female rats will end up developing benign mammary tumors at some point in their life. If your rat has started developing a visible tumor in the past month or two, you may notice it continuing to grow. Eventually, if it becomes...

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Want To Buy Bulldog Puppies? What To Know About Price

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If you have been looking for American Bulldog puppies for sale but you only want a dog that is pure bred, and you want to make sure that you are getting a good dog before you pay any money, there are a few things to consider. Many breeders will have you put down a deposit when you pick out your puppy, then you’ll pay the full amount before you pick the puppy up to take home. Here are some questions you want to ask before you give the breeder any money, and these questions will help you understand what’s included in the cost....

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Four Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your New Pet Tortoise

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Tortoises can be fascinating, affectionate, and intelligent pets, but they also have very specific care requirements and can require daily attention for decades. Many pet tortoises have been abandoned in the wild after a cute hatchling grows to be the size of a dog, which is why it is your responsibility as a pet owner to ensure that you have both the time and resources to care for your new friend adequately. Before you begin searching through different reptile pets at places like Snakes at Sunset, you should have an answer for each of these...

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4 Best Dog Breeds For Apartments

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If you’re living in an urban environment, space is at a premium. Chances are, if you’re a dog lover, you won’t exactly have the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing which dog breeds you can have in your apartment. However, there are plenty of dog breeds that make wonderful pets and can fit well into an urban environment. Listed here are just a few of the best breeds for apartment living. Yorkshire Terrier The small stature of a Yorkshire terrier make them a great breed choice for an apartment. They won’t be...

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3 Key Features To Look For In A Kitty Daycare Facility

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Even though cats can fend for themselves for a few days at home with a litter pan and someone to stop by and feed them, if you have to be gone for longer than a few days, it is always best if you seek out a good boarding facility. Even though cats may not be as finicky as dogs when it comes to staying in a strange place, it can still be overwhelming for your feline friend. To make sure that any time your kitty spends in daycare is no more stressful than it has to be, there are three key features you should be looking for in any facility you...

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What To Do If Your Turtle Stops Eating

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If your turtle has stopped eating all of a sudden, then it should raise some concerns. Though turtles can go without food for long periods and minor changes in appetite and food preferences are normal, it’s not normal for a turtle to suddenly stop eating and refuse all food. If this happens, there are a few things you can try at home to try to get them eating again. Check the temperature and lighting in your turtle’s environment: Since turtles are reptiles, they need an external heat source to keep their metabolism running...

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What To Do If You Encounter Pepe Le Pew: Removing Skunk Odor

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Skunks can be found in many regions of the United States, and for those living in wooded or rural areas, an encounter with one is much more likely. When these small mammals feel threatened, they release a noxious odor that emits oil from a gland. The smell is not only horrible, but it can also linger on clothing and in hair for quite a long time. If you’ve been sprayed by a skunk or want to know how to minimize the effects of skunk smells in the future, here are some ways you can get rid of that horrible odor quickly and safely....

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3 Treatment Options For Cats With Arthritis

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Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that leads to pain in the affected joints. It occurs when the cartilage that lines the joints wears away, and it can be debilitating for sufferers. You probably already know that people can get arthritis as they age, but your elderly cats are also at risk. In fact, 90% of cats who are 12 years of age or older show evidence of arthritis! Fortunately, treatments are available to make your cat more comfortable. Here are three treatment options for cats with arthritis. Glucosamine and Chondroitin...

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Spare Her Toes: Redirecting Natural Scratching Needs Instead Of Declawing Your Cat

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Onychectomy, or declaw, procedures have been banned in several countries around the world. Although the procedure remains legal in the United States, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are all strongly opposed to declawing cats in all but rare extenuating circumstances. Whether you have just welcomed a new kitten into your home or are feeling exasperated by your adult cat’s persistent attempts to shred your rugs and...

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Modifications To Make To Your Home If You Have A Cat

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Preparing for a new cat can be a little extra work, but the rewards will be worth the time spent. Many hours of affection and fun begin with you having the cat’s space ready and your home cat-proofed. The adjustment time is normal, but if the new fur ball is comfortable, the process will move along at a fast pace. Picking The Right Room For The Cat Choose a quiet room away from the main rooms for your cat’s belongings. The first few days the cat will probably hide under a bed or similar object. It is best to confine your pet in a...

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