General Pet Care

General pet care information can help you with the various mishaps, illnesses and behavior issues that can arise with any pet. Learn about general pet care.

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Although it may seem like there is no shortage of pets available for adoption, competition can be fierce for the more desired ones. Here are some ways to increase your chances of getting the pet you really want.

By Alia Hoyt

These wee and fluffy creatures have a bad rap for biting, but you can nip that behavior in the bud with a little training.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Are they sick? Hungry? Thirsty? Or do they just like the way the stuff tastes?

By John Perritano

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The country's first statewide ban on the retail sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from commercial breeders is in effect.

By Laurie L. Dove

A new study found that owners of sick pets cope with many of the same burdens as caregivers of sick family members.

By John Perritano

Declining pet sales are affecting the pet store industry, as more pet lovers turn to pet adoption and rescue.

By Sarah Gleim

What's up doc? Besides spawning a famous catchphrase, Bugs Bunny may also be behind the well-known bunny-carrot connection! Do rabbits really love carrots?

By Bambi Turner

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Just like humans, a dog's dietary needs change throughout life. What should you feed a puppy that you wouldn't feed an older dog?

By Jane McGrath

Don't think that dumping a bowl of dry kibble means your dog feeding chores are done. Dogs need fruits and vegetables too! We'll let you know which ones are best and why.

By Sarah Winkler

What in the world are omega fatty acids -- and should they be in your dog's food? Read on to learn more.

By Chris Warren

Rumors still float around about protein causing joint and liver problems in dogs. But is there any truth to them?

By Jane McGrath

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So you're dog's considered a senior. What nutrients should you be sure he's getting in his dog food?

By Chris Warren

When you know how to keep your pet off the furniture, your sofas and chairs will be free of fur. Learn about how to keep your pet off the furniture in this article.

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Your life will be easier if you know how to train your ferret to use a litter box. Learn about how to train your ferret in this article.

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If your pet keeps scratching and nipping at its fur, chances are it's time for you to learn how to remove ticks from pets. Read this article to learn how to remove ticks from pets.

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You have nobody at home who can take care of your pet dog and you're wondering how to sell it. In this article you will find out how to sell your pet.

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If you'd like a pet snake you'll have to learn how to set up a snake tank. Learn about how to set up a snake tank in this article.

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You're going to a farm for a week and would like to learn how to milk a cow before you leave. This article will tell you how to milk a cow.

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You'd like to buy a family pet, but first you want to learn how to have your kids be responsible for your pet. This article shows you how to have your kids be responsible for your pet.

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You'd like to have a classroom pet, but don't know how to take care of it. This article will tell you how to take care of a classroom pet.

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You'll need the right food, tank, and other supplies to care of a turtle. Learn about how to take care of a turtle in this article.

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You need to get rid of mites on snakes, but don't know how to do it. Learn about how to get rid of mites on snakes in this article.

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Learn how to feed a snake and help it enjoy healthy and nutritious meals. Learn about how to feed a snake in this article.

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Part having a pet ferret is knowing how to feed it. Learn about how to feed your ferret in this article.

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Although ferrets can be fun and playful pets, owning one means knowing how to clean your ferret. Learn how to clean your ferret in this article.

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