animal oral hygiene

Pet Smile or Importance of Animal Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene for animals is extremely important, as most pets end up having some kind of oral infection. Your animal’s oral hygiene is vital for their general health, so make sure you take it seriously. Unfortunately, there are way too many pet owners who don’t know how to properly take care of their pet’s teeth. Moreover, they usually only take their animals to the vet for the annual inoculation or serious health issues. Periodical checkups are just as important for your friend as for yourself. The major problem is that even in case of poor animal oral hygiene, it has no real symptoms. Untreated oral issues, however, can lead to loss of teeth, painful infections. Furthermore, they can also cause […]

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Don’t Buy Pets for Christmas

Christmas is coming and we are all thinking what kind of presents we should give for Christmas. From all the great gifts we can think about – books, gadgets, holidays, clothes and all the other surprises – there is a really small step to pets. Getting a puppy or kitten seems like the best idea ever, doesn’t it? Still, you should think it through before making what should be a life changing decision. The first few days are like heaven with your new friend but you have to think about the rest of its life, as well. You must consider the responsibility you are taking once you get a pet. Your new friend is going to need a proper diet, […]

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easiest pets to take care of

Top 5 Pets Easy to Take Care Of

Most people would really like to have a pet but they are afraid they won’t have enough time to take properly care of their new friend. Specialists have made a list of 5 pets easy to take care of. 5. Birds Birds are quite easy to take care of since they don’t need too much space and are really friendly. However, they might get a bit loud when they want to show affection towards you. You can choose from species such as budgerigars, parrots or even canaries. Canaries are the easiest to handle and they don’t necessarily need to be in couple, so you can buy only one. Make sure your birds are in a well lit room, far away […]

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strange dog behaviors

3 Strange Dog Behaviors and the Explanation

Observing different animals will definitely lead to discovering some rather awkward acts. Although we are quite often amused by them, it is extremely important that we understand the reason of these patterns. They could indicate a wide range of serious issues such as health or behavioral problems. The moment we know about these, we can start thinking of a solution instead of simply staring  and enjoying the show. Here are three common strange dog behaviors and their likely explanations. Why do dogs dig? One of the most annoying dog behavior as far as the owner is concerned is definitely digging. Most of us who have ever had dogs in the yard had to deal with this problem. This is kind […]

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fish care

4 Aspects of Fish Care

It is common knowledge that fish have a wide range of positive effects on us. Watching an aquarium full of playful fish is not only entertaining but also a great way to calm down. As in case of any other pet, you have to pay attention to a few fish care steps and aspects. Let’s see what are these. Keeping the water clean When it comes to the health of your fish, water quality is really close to the top of the list. In general, you don’t need to change the water, you just have to refill from time to time (let’s say every couple of weeks). The pH level of the water is determined by the species you have […]

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pets and child development

The Connection Between Pets and Child Development

The connection between pets and child development has always been and will probably always be a question of utmost importance. Is it good for my child to be raised together with pets? This is the question every parent asks before getting a pet. Or every pet owner asks when they are about to have a baby. The answer to this question is very simple and extremely complicated in the same time. On the one hand, a pet can and will play a huge role in your child’s life. A pet can teach them the need to share and will definitely give them one of the greatest friends they will ever have. They will also learn what responsibility means. Helping you […]

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gerbils

Small Pets? Take Gerbils!

Gerbils are said to be one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ as they, alongside with hamsters, mice, Guinea Pig, squirrels, rabbit and weasels, can be an excellent buddy for any kid. Moreover, being social and easy to handle and tame, they are more and more popular as pets. Whether you are old or young, it doesn’t really matter, you’ll just love them. I used to have to Mongolian gerbils and I must tell you, I’d choose to get some more any time. However, it was quite sad when they died but hey, they can’t live forever, can they? Anyway, gerbils are rodents that very easily adapt as long as you fulfil all their needs. They don’t bite, are really curious and […]

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iguana care

Take Good Care of Your Iguana

Iguanas, these pretty awkward pets, are not that easy to take care of. Furthermore, unfortunately there isn’t too much information on this topic, as these reptiles are rather rarely kept as pets. Still, if you decide to get one or you are already past that point, you definitely need to know how to properly take care of your iguana. Let’s see some vital aspects, shall we? Keep the terrarium of your iguana clean. So that you have a healthy and happy iguana, you need to keep its place clean. You should do this by washing the glass with vinegar. You ought to do this like three times a week. Additionally, change the bedding periodically. This way you’ll take its stool […]

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longnose hawkfish

Longnose Hawkfish – the Fish for Newbies

Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) is one of the most spectacular marine fish. The good news is they are not pretentious at all, so they are the ideal pet fish for newbies. These agile, easily adapting, resistant longnose hawkfish are quite robust taking their size into consideration (they are only 3.5-6 in long). They tend to be aggressive but you can avoid problems by paying attention to a few aspects. Keep them together with some peaceful fish that are larger than you longnose hawkfish and make sure you don’t have any  peppermint shrimp (Lysmata wundermani) in your aquarium. These are the guys you want to avoid or they’ll all get eaten in no time: Make sure you only have one species […]

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Favourite Pet Parrot: the Budgerigar

My very first pet was a happy budgerigar couple. I will remember their livid feathers and sweet chirping for ever.  As any parrot, they were one of the best pets possible. Why are budgerigars and most parrot species such great companions? Well, they don’t smell, don’t need too much space and they can be kept in the house. A few words about parrot keeping If you’d like to have a parrot and it is going to be your family’s very first pet, you should probably start with a less sensitive species. You could get a budgerigar or a nymph parrot, for instance.  They are both endemic to Australia but are more and more widely spread as pets all around the […]

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